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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 area ().

  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, characteristics 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. Activate the option PIXmania.

  3. Save () the settings.

4. Setting the variation 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.

Selling all variations of an item on PIXmania

To sell all variations of an item on PIXmania, carry out the settings described below for the main variation. The settings are then passed on to all variations of the item.

Setting the variation availability for PIXmania:

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

  2. Open the variation that you want to sell on PIXmania.

  3. In the Availability area, activate the option Active.

  4. Click on the Availability tab.

  5. In the Markets area, click in the selection field.
    → A list of all available markets is displayed.

  6. Activate the option PIXmania.

  7. Activate the option Web API.

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

  9. Save () the settings.

5. Defining a sales price

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

Defining a sales price for {referrer}:

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

  2. Activate the referrer {referrer}.

  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.

Import the brand IDs into your plentymarkets system using ElasticSync. To do so, create a sync of the type Manufacturer. After you have created the sync, you have to set the import options for the sync, set the matching, and create the mappings.

Creating a sync

First create a sync of the type Manufacturer.

Creating a sync:

  1. Go to Data » Data import: Import.
    → The sync overview opens.

  2. Click on Add sync ().
    → The editing area New sync is displayed.

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

  4. Save () the settings.
    → The sync is created.
    → The matching settings of the sync open.

Table 2. Creating a sync
Setting Explanation

Basic data

Name

Enter a name. This name is displayed in the overview and can be used for the search.

Interval

Select an interval for the import of syncs.
By choosing the option Schedule you can determine how often and at what time the import of syncs shall be started.

Type

Select the type Manufacturer from the drop-down list. This sync type is used to import manufacturer data.

Import

Data type

Select the file format of the import file.
Currently, CSV/TXT is the only available option, as only CSV or TXT files can be imported.

Character set

Select the character set of the file or the option Detect automatically.

Starting in line

Select a line starting from which the data should be imported.

Header is included

Select whether the import file contains a header.

Use global cache

Determine whether the global cache should be used for a file or not. If the setting is activated, only modified data rows will be imported. If the setting is not activated, you can import one and the same file again at any time.

Automatic mapping

Select whether the mapping should be done automatically. The columns in the CSV or TXT file can be mapped automatically to the plentymarkets data fields. To ensure that the mapping works properly, the names of the fields that you selected in the FormatDesigner must not be changed.

Separator

Separator

The separator of the CSV or TXT file is automatically detected. This setting is activated by default.
Alternatively, you can manually select the field separator that is set in the import file in order to separate the data fields (columns) of a data record from each other.
Possible separators are Semicolon, Comma, Tab and Pipe.

Delimiter

Select delimiters within the fields that may contain multiple values.
* " = individual values within one field are separated by double quotation marks. * ' = individual values within one field are separated by single quotation marks.

Source

Source

Select Manual upload, FTP, HTTPS or SFTP.
Depending on the selected option, the following settings are displayed:

Manual upload = Select and upload a local file.
After running a sync, the file is automatically deleted from the webspace. This is preset by default. In order to save the file you need to remove the check mark. Note: storing the file on the webspace is subject to a fee.

FTP = Host, port, user name, password and file name are displayed.

  • Host (mandatory field) = Enter the host of the FTP server.
    Tip: Use your plentymarkets FTP access.

  • Port = Enter the port of the FTP server. If no port is entered, the standard port (22) is used.

  • User name (mandatory field) = Enter the user name for the FTP access.

  • Password (mandatory field) = Enter the password for the FTP access.

  • File name = Enter the path and the name of the file from which the data is to be imported. The file name has to end with .csv or .txt.
    Note: You can use wildcard characters in the field File name by e.g. replacing a part of the file name with a *. Only use wildcard characters in combination with the option Move file to archive when import was successful.

  • Move file to archive when import was successful = If this option is activated, the import file is automatically moved to the new Archive folder in the FTP directory once the import was successful.

HTTPS = *Select External URL.

  • External URL = Enter the URL to access the import file.
    Tip: Save the file on your plentymarkets webspace.

  • Authentication: Select whether an authentication is required to access the file.

    • none = no authentication required

    • HTTP authentication = = an authentication is required for each user and password

SFTP = Host, port, user name, password and file name are displayed.

  • Host (mandatory field) = Enter the host of the FTP server.

  • Port (mandatory field) = Enter the port of the FTP server. If no port is entered, the standard port (22) is used.

  • User name (mandatory field) = Enter the user name for the FTP access.

  • Password (mandatory field) = Enter the password for the FTP access.

  • File name = Enter the path and the name of the file from which the data is to be imported. The file name has to end with .csv or .txt.
    Note: You can use wildcard characters in the field File name by e.g. replacing a part of the file name with a *. Only use wildcard characters in combination with the option Move file to archive when import was successful.

  • Move file to archive when import was successful = If this option is activated, the import file is automatically moved to the new Archive folder in the FTP directory once the import was successful.

Setting the import options

After you created a Manufacturer sync, you set the import options. To do so, carry out the settings as described in the Setting the import options chapter on the ElasticSync page.

Setting the matching

Next, set the matching for the sync. To do so, carry out the settings as described in the Setting the matching chapter on the ElasticSync page.

Creating a mapping

Last, you have to create the mappings for the data fields. To do so, carry out the settings as described in the Creating a mapping chapter on the ElasticSync page.

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 area, 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 area.

  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. Activate the option 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 3.

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

  7. Save () the settings.

Table 3. 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 Statistics page of the manual. 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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