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PIXmania

PIXmania is an online market which offers a wide range of products in consumer electronics, home and garden, toys and more. You can offer your new but also your used items there and in doing so, extend your reach and generate new customers.

1. Registering with PIXmania

First register with PIXmania in order to set up the interface to PIXmania in your plentymarkets system. You will then receive the access data that you need for the setup in plentymarkets.

2. Setting up PIXmania in plentymarkets

Requirements for using PIXmania in your plentymarkets system:

  • Items for PIXmania need to have the manufacturer and at least one item image saved for them.

  • You need your PIXmania seller key, which you received from PIXmania after registering for this market.

Country platforms become available for selection after you have saved your seller key.

Setting up PIXmania in plentymarkets:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » PIXmania » Settings.

  2. Expand the Basic settings section ().

  3. Carry out the settings. Pay attention to the explanations given in Table 1.

  4. Save () the settings.

Table 1. Basic settings for the market PIXmania
Setting Explanation

Activate the automatic data exchange

Activate in order to automatically exchange data with PIXmania.
The data exchange includes the daily item export, the stock synchronisation every 15 minutes and the order import every 15 minutes.

PIXmania seller key

Enter the seller key that you received from PIXmania.

Countries sold to

Activate the country platforms that you want to sell your items on. The list of countries is not visible until you have entered and saved your seller key.

Incoming payment

Select whether the orders should be listed with an open or booked incoming payment when they are transferred into your plentymarkets system. The payments that you receive from PIXmania are grouped together. If you choose to import the payments as booked, then the orders that are still awaiting payment from PIXmania are already marked as paid when they are imported into your system.

Referrer

Select PIXmania.

Delivery period in full days

Standard

Enter the delivery time in days. The number of days you enter here is the standard delivery time that most of your shipments require.

Availability 1 - 5

Enter the delivery time in days for each option into the Domestic and Foreign country fields. Only the days that are entered here are transferred to PIXmania as a delivery period. 0 is not allowed as a number of days. You have to enter a natural number. Set up the options for item availability in the Setup » Item » Availability menu.

Connecting to this market allows for the following automatic functions to take place:

  • Daily item export

  • Stock synchronisation every 15 minutes

  • Price synchronisation every 15 minutes

  • Order import every 15 minutes

3. Activating the order referrer

In order to link items, properties etc. with PIXmania, you have to activate the order referrer PIXmania in the Setup » Orders » Order referrer menu.

Activating the order referrer PIXmania:

  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Order referrer.

  2. Place a check mark next to PIXmania.

  3. Save () the settings.

4. Setting the item availability

Items have to be available for PIXmania. This is done in the Availability tab of an item within the Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variation ID menu. Items for PIXmania also need to have the manufacturer and at least one item image saved for them.

Setting the item availability for PIXmania:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variation ID » Tab: Settings.

  2. Activate the main variation in the Availability section.

  3. Click on the Availability tab.

  4. Click in the selection field in the Markets section.
    → A list with all available markets is displayed.

  5. Place a check mark next to the option PIXmania.

  6. Place a check mark next to the option Web API.

  7. Click on Add ().
    → The market is added.

  8. Save () the settings.
    → The item is available on PIXmania.

The availability for variations can be edited in the Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variations » Open variation » Tab: Variation ID » Tab: Availability menu.

5. Defining a sales price

Proceed as described below to define a sales price for the order referrer PIXmania. This price is displayed on PIXmania.

Defining a sales price for PIXmania:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Sales prices » Open sales price » Tab: Settings.

  2. Place a check mark next to the referrer PIXmania.

  3. Save () the settings.

6. Importing brand IDs

The brand IDs from PIXmania are required. You receive them by following the procedure described below.

Exporting the data format:

  1. Go to Data » Dynamic export » Tab: New data format.

  2. Select the setting Producer under Data format type.

  3. Enter a name.

  4. Activate the fields ProducerID, ProducerName, and ProducerPixmaniaID.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The Edit data format tab opens.

  6. Expand the data format ().

  7. Click on Export data.

  8. Save the CSV file on your computer.

Send the CSV file to the PIXmania customer service. You will then receive an Excel file from PIXmania. Generate a CSV file from this Excel file which corresponds to the Producer data format.

Importing the data format:

  1. Go to Data » Dynamic import.

  2. Select the field separator.

  3. Select your data format under Format.

  4. Click on Select file.

  5. Open the CSV file.

  6. Click on Import.
    → After having imported the brand IDs, you can find the PIXmania ID of a manufacturer in the Setup » Item » Manufacturers menu.

7. Linking categories

In order to link your categories with PIXmania categories, download the PIXmania category list first. Then link your own categories with the most appropriate PIXmania categories.

Importing PIXmania categories:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » PIXmania » Category link.

  2. Click on Select file.

  3. Select the field separator.

  4. Save () the settings.
    → The category list is imported.

Proceed as described below to link your categories with PIXmania categories.

Linking categories:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » PIXmania » Category link.

  2. In the PIXmania link section, click on the gear-wheel icon.
    → The PIXmania categories are displayed under Categories.

  3. Expand the category.

  4. Select the subcategory.
    → The linked category is displayed in the Selection section.

  5. Click on Reload.
    → The links are displayed under PIXmania link.

Deleting category links

You can delete category links in the Selection area.

After you have linked your categories with PIXmania’s categories, export the data to PIXmania.

Exporting category links:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » PIXmania » Category link.

  2. Click on the Export link button.
    → A CSV file is created.

  3. Save the CSV file on your computer.

  4. Send the CSV file to PIXmania.

8. Linking attributes

If you have created attributes in your plentymarkets system, you have to link these attributes with PIXmania. Proceed as described below to link the attribute Colour with PIXmania. Link further attributes in the same way.

Linking attributes:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Attributes.
    → An overview of all existing attributes opens.

  2. Expand the attribute colour.

  3. Click on the Market variation tab.

  4. Select PIXmania from the Market drop-down list.
    → A second drop-down list PIXmania is displayed.

  5. Select the attribute Colour from the PIXmania drop-down list.

  6. Save () the settings.

9. Activating the payment method

Activate the payment method PIXmania Payment as described below.

Activating the PIXmania payment method:

  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Payment » Methods.

  2. Place a check mark next to the setting Also show inactive.

  3. Open the folder International.

  4. Click on PIXmania Payment.
    → The Settings tab opens.

  5. Carry out the settings. Pay attention to the explanations given in Table 2.

  6. Place a check mark next to the option Active.

  7. Save () the settings.

Table 2. Settings for the payment method
Setting Explanation

Language

The following options are saved for the language selected: Name, Info page, Info page (internal), Logo, and Upload logo. This enables you to enter values for these options in various languages. The values for a language are activated as soon as a buyer selects the language in the online store.

Name

Enter the name that should be displayed in the online store and on invoices etc.

Info page

Select a category page of the type content or enter the URL of a website to provide information about the payment method.

Info page (external)

If you selected the Info page (external) option under Info page, then enter the URL of the info page here.

Countries of delivery

Do not select a country of delivery.
You cannot use the payment method in your online store. Therefore, this payment method is only activated in plentymarkets. It is not completely set up.

Logo

Select one of the following options for displaying the logo:
Show standard logo = The logo that is saved in plentymarkets for this payment method is displayed.
Do not show a logo = The logo that is saved in plentymarkets for this payment method is not displayed.
Show upload logo = The options Logo view and Upload logo are displayed.

Logo view

If Show upload logo was selected from the Logo drop-down list, then the logo that was uploaded is displayed here.

Upload logo

If Show upload logo was selected from the Logo drop-down list, then upload an external logo here.
Click on Upload files and select the logo that you want to upload for the payment method. Permitted data formats: GIF, PNG, and JPG.

Priority

Select the priority for displaying the payment method in the online store.

Costs: Flat rate or percentage

If the payment method results in additional costs, enter the percentage value or flat rate value. The choice depends on the conditions of your contract. Important: Do not enter a value into both fields.
For further information, refer to the Managing statistics page. For an example of flat rate and percentage costs, refer to the Managing payment methods page.

Permitting the payment method in customer classes

Go to Setup » CRM » Classes to activate or deactivate permitted payment methods.
For further information, refer to the Permitting the payment method in a customer class chapter.

For further information, refer to the Managing payment methods page.

10. Viewing the export history

In the Setup » Markets » PIXmania » Export history menu, you can see an overview of the export history of your PIXmania items. Export histories in progress as well as completed export histories are displayed here.

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