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Netto Marken-Discount  offers various products from different product categories, such as food, toiletries, household items, gardening and leisure equipment.

1. Registering with Netto eStores

Before setting up Netto eStores in your plentymarkets system, you have to register with Netto eStores. Contacts for the registration:
florian.lang@netto-online.de
cedric.schauer@netto-online.de

2. Setting up the market in plentymarkets

To sell products on Netto Marken-Discount, start by setting up the market in plentymarkets.

Setting up Netto Marken-Discount in plentymarkets:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Netto eStores.
    → The Settings tab opens.

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

  3. Save () the settings.

Table 1. Settings for Netto Marken-Discount
Setting Explanation

Activate the automatic data exchange

Select Yes to activate the automatic data exchange or No to deactivate the data exchange.
If you select Yes, the stock synchronisation, the item export, and the order import are activated.

Activate test mode

Do you want to exchange test data or real data with Netto when the option Activate the automatic data exchange is active?

Recommendation: Only activate this option if Netto specifically asked you to activate the test mode.

No
(Standard)

  • Your products are published on the market Netto and stock is updated when the option Activate the automatic data exchange is active.

  • Real order data is imported to your plentymarkets system.

Yes

  • Exported product data is not published on the marketplace Netto. Instead, product and stock data is exported to a test folder on the Netto SFTP server.

  • Instead of real order data, test data is imported to plentymarkets. This data comes from a test folder on the Netto SFTP server.

Recommendation: Only activate this option if Netto specifically asked you to activate the test mode.

Activate item export

Select Yes to activate the automatic item export or No to deactivate it.

Activate stock update

Select Yes to activate the automatic stock update or No to deactivate it.

Sales partner information

Supplier number

Enter the supplier number that you received from Netto eStores.

Item settings

Item name

Select the item name that is transferred to Netto eStores.

Variation name

Select the variation name that is transferred to Netto eStores.

  • Variation name = The variation name is transferred.

  • Add attribute values of the variation = The attribute values are added to the variation name, separated by space (example: “T-Shirt red XL”).

Short item description

Select the short item description that is transferred to Netto eStores.

Item description

Select the item description that is transferred to Netto eStores.

Image position for energy label

Enter the image’s position number if the energy label was not uploaded to the energy label characteristic but saved as an item image instead. For further information about the energy label, refer to the Creating energy efficiency characteristics chapter.

Quantity for items that are not limited to the stock

For items with the setting no limitation, the maximum amount of the real stock and the quantity defined here is transferred.
Example: Setting 0, net stock 8\. plentymarkets transfers 8.
Items with the Limited to net stock setting are not taken into consideration.

Quantity for items not limited to stock, if stock is 0

Enter a number that you would like to transfer as the stock quantity for items that are not limited to stock, if the stock is 0.

Standard delivery time

Enter the average delivery time in days.

Item delivery time 1 - 10

Enter the average delivery time in days for the item availabilities 1-10.
Important: Note that you can only enter exact values (time periods, e.g. 2-3, are not possible).

Standard commission in percent

Enter the commission value that you agreed on with Netto eStores.
Note: This setting is overwritten by the percentage that you export to Netto Marken-Discount in the catalogue format.

Default shipping costs

Enter the shipping costs in Euro. The value entered is used as default shipping costs for all items.

Price for purchase price/sales price model

Select a price for the purchase price/sales price model. You can select all prices that are released for Plus.de. If the selected price is saved for all variations of an item, then the price is exported as purchase price for Netto eStores. Otherwise, the commission rate that is saved for the Standard commission in percent setting is exported.
Important: The price selected here must not be the sales price because in this case, no price will be exported for the purchase price/sales price model.
Important: Only change the settings for the price for purchase price/sales price model after contacting the sales channel.

Order settings

Minimum order quantity

Enter a number of items if you want to define a minimum order quantity.

Maximum order quantity

Enter a number of items if you want to define a maximum order quantity.

Item names in order items

Select whether the item name in the order items should be taken from Netto eStores or from your plentyShop.

SFTP settings

User name

Enter the user name that you received from Netto eStores.

2.1. Activating an order referrer

An order referrer tags an order with the sales channel on which the order was generated. You also need to activate the order referrer in order to link items, characteristics etc. with Netto Marken-Discount. Go to Setup » Orders » Order referrer to activate the order referrer.

Activating the order referrer for Netto Marken-Discount:

  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Order referrer.

  2. Activate the options Netto and plus.de.

  3. Save () the settings.

2.2. Defining a sales price

Proceed as described below to select a sales price for the order referrer Netto.

Defining a sales price for Netto Marken-Discount:

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

  2. Activate the order referrers Plus.de and Netto.

  3. Save () the settings.

2.3. Activating the referrer in shipping profiles

Now activate Netto Marken-Discount in the shipping profiles that you want to offer for this market.

Activating referrer bol.com in the shipping profile:

  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Shipping » Settings.

  2. Click on the Shipping profiles tab.

  3. Click on the shipping profile.
    Tip: No shipping profiles? Learn how to create shipping profiles here.

  4. For the setting Order referrer, activate the option bol.com.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The shipping profile is available for orders with the referrer bol.com.

  6. If necessary activate the referrer in additional shipping profiles.

2.4. Activating the payment method

As soon as an active account for Netto Marken-Discount exists, the payment method Netto is automatically available in your plentymarkets system. No separate configurations are needed for this. You just need to permit the payment method in one or more customer classes.

Permitting the payment method in a customer class:

  1. Go to Setup » CRM » Classes.

  2. Open the customer class for which you want to permit the payment method.

  3. For the setting Permitted payment methods, activate the option Netto.

  4. Save () the settings.

3. Preparing variations

3.1. Preparing variations

Check Netto’s product checklist prior to listing items on Netto. This list is provided by Netto eStores and refers to Netto’s product data terminology.

You can download the checklist as PDF file here: Checkliste Produktpflege  (Currently only available in German.)

3.2. Activating variations for the market

You need to activate the variations that you want to sell on Netto. This is done in the Availability tab of a variation within the Item » Edit item » [Open item] » [Open variation] menu.

Making a variation available for Netto:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item » [Open item] » [Open variation].
    → The tab Settings of the variation is shown.
    Tip: To sell all variations of an item on Netto, carry out the settings for the item’s main variation. This activates the availability of all variations of the item.

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

  3. Click on the Availability tab.

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

  5. Activate the option Netto.

  6. Activate the option Web API.

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

  8. Save () the settings.
    → The variation is available for Netto.

The variation group function allows you to edit several variations at once. You select the variations that you want to edit.

Making several variations available for Netto using the variation group function:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Set the filter Table type to Variations.

  3. Choose additional filters on the left if needed and click on Search ().

  4. Select () the variations to be edited from the overview on the right.

  5. Click on Variation group function.
    → The Variation group function window opens.

  6. Navigate to the area Market availability.

  7. Activate the checkbox to the left of the option Netto.

  8. Activate the checkbox to the right of the option Netto.

  9. Activate the checkbox to the left of the option Web API.

  10. Activate the checkbox to the right of the option Web API.

  11. Navigate to the area Availability.

  12. Activate the checkbox to the left of the option Active.

  13. Activate the checkbox to the right of the option Active.

  14. Click on Execute to apply the settings.

Batch processing allows you to edit several variations at once. You use filters to limit which variations are edited.

Making several variations available for Netto using batch processing:

  1. Go to Item » Batch processing.

  2. Click on the tab Variations in the upper left corner.

  3. Use the filters on the left to specify which variations should be processed.

  4. Navigate to the area Market availability.

  5. Activate the checkbox to the left of the option Netto.

  6. Activate the checkbox to the right of the option Netto.

  7. Activate the checkbox to the left of the option Web API.

  8. Activate the checkbox to the right of the option Web API.

  9. Navigate to the area Availability.

  10. Activate the checkbox to the left of the option Active.

  11. Activate the checkbox to the right of the option Active.

  12. Click on Apply to apply the settings to the variations.


3.3. Optional: Saving SKU

SKU are generated automatically when your variations are exported. However, you can also save market specific SKU for variations that you want to sell on this market instead.

  1. Go to Item » Edit item » [Open item] » [Open variation] » Tab: Settings.

  2. Click on the Availability tab.

  3. In the SKU area, click on Add ().
    → The New SKU window opens.

  4. Select the referrer Plus.de.
    Tip: The referrer Plus.de also covers the market Netto Marken-Discount when you add SKUs.

  5. Enter the SKU.

  6. Click on Add ().
    → The SKU is saved and displayed.

Only the most important settings for the import are described here. Is this your first time working with the import tool? Then get familiar with how data imports work in plentymarkets first.
  • Create a CSV file with at least the columns described in Table 2.

  • Create an import with the following settings:

    • Select the type Item.

    • Select the matching field Variation ID.

    • Map the plentymarkets data fields as described in Table 2.

Table 2. Recommended columns of the import file
Column in CSV file Explanation plentymarkets data field for mapping

Variation ID

Enter the variation ID in this column.

Variation ID

Market ID

Enter the referrer ID 131 in this column.

SKU > Marketplace ID

Account ID

This market does not require a marketplace account. As such, enter the number 0 in this column.

SKU > Marketplace ID

SKU

Enter the SKU that you want to save for the variation for this market in this column.

SKU > SKU


3.4. Activating the Show unit price-option

You need to specify if the variation has a unit price. Go to Item » Edit item » [Open item] » [Open variation] » Variation tab: Settings and activate the Show unit price option to indicate that a variation needs to have a unit price. If you do not activate the Show unit price *option, then *nein (no) is transferred. This indicates that the variation does not need an obligatory unit price.

Activating the Show unit price-option for a variation:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item » [Open item] » [Open variation] » Variation tab: Settings.

  2. In the Dimensions area, activate the option Show unit price.

  3. Save () the settings.
    → The filter attribute Mandatory unit price is set to yes in the export.

4. Exporting item data

4.1. Alternative 1: Old item data export

This chapter describes how to export your item data to Netto Marken-Discount using the old export.

4.1.1. Linking categories

You need to create category links in order for your items to be displayed on the market Netto Marken-Discount. Netto eStores will send you the necessary Netto Marken-Discount category IDs. Proceed as follows to create category links for your items to be displayed in the categories on Netto.

Linking categories:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Netto eStores.

  2. Click on the Activate categories tab.

  3. Enter the category ID that best matches your plentymarkets categories in the Netto category link column.
    Tip: The category IDs of the markets can be found in the category files that you have received from Netto eStores.

  4. Activate the categories.

  5. Save () the settings.

4.1.2. Creating characteristics

Use characteristics to link specific item details to your items which are required to set up Netto Marken-Discount. If needed, you can save commissions and category links that differ from the default settings saved for the items. Moreover, you transfer item information to the markets with the help of characteristic filters and determine criteria for the item search on the markets.

As described in the Linking categories chapter, go to Setup » Markets » Netto eStores and save the standard category links in the Activate categories tab. If you want to link specific items to a different category, use the characteristic Item category link for Netto.

Creating a characteristic:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the Text characteristic type.

  5. From the drop-down list Netto eStores property, select the property Item category link for Netto Marken-Discount.

  6. Save () the settings.

4.1.3. Setting commission rates saved for an item

Go to Setup » Markets » Netto eStores to save a standard commission rate for the market. You can save a different commission rate for each item because different commissions may apply to particular Netto eStores item classes. To do so, use the characteristic Commission in percent. This setting has a higher priority than the standard provision. Make sure to coordinate this percentage value with Netto eStores in advance.

Creating a characteristic:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the Text characteristic type.

  5. Select the Netto eStores ch Commission in percent from the drop-down list.

  6. Save () the settings.

Characteristics: Filter

Filters for Netto eStores have two functions: First, they are used to transfer item information to Netto eStores and second, items can be found with filters for Netto eStores. After having selected a filter, another drop-down list is displayed. Select the filter characteristic that you want to link to the item.
Note: The characteristic Energy efficiency is only available for the market Netto eStores.

4.1.4. Creating the characteristic energy efficiency

To comply with EU regulations on energy efficiency that came into force on 1 January2015, you have to provide information on the energy efficiency of certain items to sell them on Neckermann. In addition, you have to make product data sheets available to potential buyers of these items. To do so, create the following characteristics and link these characteristics to the items that you want to sell on Netto Marken-Discount:

  • Energy efficiency class
    Characteristic type: No
    Note: You need one characteristic for each energy efficiency class.

  • Energy label
    Characteristic type: File
    File format: e.g. JPG or PNG (image format)

  • Product data sheet
    Characteristic type: File
    File format: PDF

Creating and linking the characteristic Energy efficiency class

Creating the characteristic energy efficiency class:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the characteristic type No.

  5. From the drop-down list Netto eStores characteristic, select the option Energy efficiency.
    → A drop-down list opens.

  6. Select a energy efficiency class.

  7. Save () the settings.
    Note: You need one characteristic for each energy efficiency class.

Linking characteristic for energy efficiency class to an item:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Open the item.

  3. Click on the Characteristics tab.

  4. Activate the characteristic with the correct Energy efficiency class for the item.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The characteristic is shown in the list.

Creating and linking a characteristic for Energy label

Creating a characteristic for energy label:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the characteristic type File.

  5. From the drop-down list Netto eStores characteristic, select the option Energy label.

  6. Save () the settings.

Linking characteristic for energy label to an item:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Open the item.

  3. Click on the Characteristics tab.

  4. Activate the Energy label characteristic that you created.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The characteristic is shown in the list.

  6. Click on Upload files.

  7. Navigate to the folder where the energy label is saved.
    Tip: The energy label must be an image file (for example JPG or PNG).

  8. Double-click on the file of the energy label.
    → The energy label is uploaded.

  9. Save () the settings.

Or: Instead of saving the file to the characteristic, you can save the energy label in the Images tab of the item.

Saving the energy label as an image:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Open the item.

  3. Click on the Images tab.

  4. Add the image file of the energy label either via Select files or via the drag & drop function.

  5. Decide on a consistent image position for all energy labels.

  6. Enter this image position for the image.

  7. Save () the settings.

  8. Go to Setup » Markets » Netto eStores.

  9. In the Settings tab, enter the image’s position number into the Image position for energy label field.

  10. Save () the settings.

Creating and linking a characteristic for Product data sheet

Creating a characteristic for product data sheet:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the characteristic type File.

  5. From the drop-down list Neckermann.at EP characteristic, select the option Product data sheet.

  6. Save () the settings.

Linking characteristic for product data sheet to an item:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Open the item.

  3. Click on the Characteristics tab.

  4. Activate the Product data sheet characteristic that you created.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The characteristic is shown in the list.

  6. Click on Upload files.

  7. Navigate to the folder where the product data sheet is saved.
    Tip: Upload the product data sheet as a PDF file.

  8. Double-click on the file of the product data sheet.
    → The product data sheet is uploaded.

  9. Save () the settings.

4.1.5. Creating the characteristic electrical devices

As of 1 January 2022, sellers will be legally obliged to offer collection of old electrical devices if customers buy a new electrical device. Therefore, it is mandatory to specify whether an item is an electrical device.

Specification of electrical devices is mandatory

It is mandatory to specify whether an item is an electrical device or not. Items which are not specified cannot be sold on Netto eStores any loger, effective from 1 January 2022.

In plentymarkets, you can specify an item as an electrical device using a characteristic. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics to create a characteristic for electrical devices.

Creating the characteristic electrical devices:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the characteristic type File.

  5. Select Free text from the Netto eStores characteristic drop-down list.
    → An input field is shown.

  6. Enter Electrical device into the text box.

  7. Save () the settings.

  8. In the selection area, add the selection values yes and no one after another.

  9. Save () the settings.

Then link the Electrical device characteristic in the Characteristics tab of a Netto eStores item as described below.

Linking the electrical device haracteristic to a Netto eStores item:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Open the item.

  3. Click on the Characteristics tab.

  4. Activate the Electrical device characteristic that you created.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The characteristic is linked to the item and can be viewed in the Characteristics area.

  6. From the drop-down list Selection, select Yes or No, depending on whether or not the item is an electrical device.

  7. Save () the settings.

If you do not link items to the characteristic for electrical devices in plentymarkets, the value no will be transferred for those items.

4.1.6. Creating the characteristic Mandatory unit price

If you do not use the Show unit price option to indicate that items need a mandatory unit price (see the Setting the Show unit price-option chapter for further information), you can use a characteristic to indicate that items need to have a unit price. This characteristic overwrites the setting for the Show unit price option.

Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics to create a characteristic for mandatory unit prices.

Creating a characteristic for mandatory unit prices:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Click on the New characteristic tab.

  3. Enter the name into the Name (internal) field.

  4. Select the characteristic type File.

  5. Select Free text from the Netto eStores characteristic drop-down list.
    → An input field is shown.

  6. Enter Mandatory unit price into the text box.

  7. Save () the settings.

  8. In the selection area, add the selection values yes and no one after another and save () the settings.

Then link the Mandatory unit price characteristic in the Characteristics tab of a Netto eStores item as described below.

Linking the mandatory unit price-characteristic to a Netto eStores item:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Open the item.

  3. Click on the Characteristics tab.

  4. Activate the Mandatory unit price characteristic that you created.

  5. Save () the settings.
    → The characteristic is linked to the item and can be viewed in the Characteristics area.

  6. From the drop-down list Selection, select Yes or No, depending on whether or not the item needs a unit price.

  7. Save () the settings.

4.2. Alternative 2: Catalogue export (not yet active)

Item data can soon be exported to Netto Marken-Discount using catalogues. You can already create the necessary catalogue. However, the catalogue data is not currently exported to Netto.

4.2.1. Creating a catalogue

Item data is exported to Netto Marken-Discount using a marketplace format. To export your items to Netto Marken-Discount, create a catalogue in the Data » Catalogue menu. Link the Netto Marken-Discount data fields with item data saved in plentymarkets in the marketplace format afterwards. After you activate the catalogue, the catalogue data is automatically exported to Netto Marken-Discount in regular intervals.

Creating a catalogue:

  1. Go to Data » Catalogues.

  2. Click on Create catalogue.

  3. Enter a name for the catalogue.

  4. In the drop-down list Export type, select the option Netto.

  5. In the drop-down list Format type, select the option Item.

  6. In the drop-down list Format, select the option Netto.
    Tip: You can only create one catalogue for this market. Thus, the only format you can select is the name of the market.

  7. Save () the settings.
    → The catalogue is created.
    → The catalogue is opened for editing.

Other catalogue settings are optional

In addition to the basic settings, the catalogue settings also contain options for Format settings, Export settings and Download settings. These optional settings allow you to create a file with the item data that is exported to the market at regular intervals. If you do not want to create such a file, you can ignore the settings. These settings do not impact the export to the market.

4.2.2. Mapping data fields in the catalogue

After you have created a catalogue, map the market’s data fields to item data saved in plentymarkets. This chapter describes how you map data fields and what particularities apply for item exports to Netto Marken-Discount.

Using properties

Use properties to export values for marketplace data fields that have no corresponding field in plentymarkets.

Getting to know the catalogue menu
catalogue menu colours

Menu structure of a catalogue with marketplace format

  • Navigation When you open a catalogue, the view Mapping is shown by default. Use the navigation to switch to other views of the catalogue. Access the catalogue settings or set filters to only export specific data. You can also go back to the catalogues overview or create a new catalogue.

  • Toolbar The toolbar provides actions for the catalogue. For example, save your mappings, restore an older version of the catalogue or hide or show optional marketplace data fields.

  • Marketplace data fields To the right of the navigation, all data fields available for the market are listed. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (✱).
    Tip: Click on the further actions () in the toolbar to show or hide optional data fields.

  • plentymarkets data fields The left side of the catalogue is where you map the marketplace data fields with suitable plentymarkets data fields. In the screenshot, a few of the fields are already mapped.

Mapping catalogue fields:

  1. Go to Data » Catalogues.

  2. Click on the catalogue.
    → The Mapping tab opens.
    → In the left-hand column, the market’s data fields are listed.
    Tip: Mandatory fields are flagged with an asterisk (*).
    → In the right column, you map the plentymarkets data fields. Any plentymarkets data fields that are already assigned are also shown in the right column.

  3. Now, map suitable plentymarkets data fields to the market data fields.
    You can choose from the following mappings which are described in the info boxes below:

    • Simple 1:1 mapping

    • Complex 1:1 mapping

    • 1:1 mapping with fallback data fields

    • 1:n mapping

    • Own value mapping

  4. Save () the catalogue.
    → The mappings are saved.

Simple 1:1 mapping: 1 marketplace data field, 1 plentymarkets data field

In a simple 1:1 mapping, you map a plentymarkets data field to the marketplace data field. If no suitable setting exists in plentymarkets, you can map a property instead.

As such, simple 1:1 mappings allow you to:

  • I want to fill this marketplace data field with the data from this plentymarkets setting.

  • If the data field is empty for a variation, no value is exported for this variation.

Creating a simple 1:1 mapping:

  1. Next to the marketplace data field, click on + Add data field.
    → To the left, the list of available plentymarkets data fields are shown in groups.

  2. Click on a group to expand the associated plentymarkets data fields.
    → The plentymarkets data fields are shown.

  3. Click on the plus to the right of the plentymarkets data field you want to select.
    → The plentymarkets data field is added to the right.

  4. Click on Confirm.

Example: Sales price and RRP

This gif shows you how to map the marketplace data fields Sales price and RRP for Otto Market to suitable plentymarkets data fields:

gif catalogue mapping simple en
Complex 1:1 mapping: 1 marketplace data field, 1 plentymarkets data field

Like with the simple 1:1 mappings, you map a plentymarkets setting or property to a marketplace data field. Complex mappings are necessary if a marketplace data field has more than one possible value. Instead of mapping data fields, for complex mappings you instead map the values of these data fields. For example, you cannot simply map the plentymarkets data field Shipping profile to the marketplace data field Shipping method. This is because the market cannot know which of your shipping profiles in plentymarkets corresponds to which of their shipping methods.

Do not enter own values for complex mappings. All values that you enter must be saved for the variations, either in a setting or as a property value. This also applies if the value Comparative value is shown. You still need to enter exactly the value of the setting or property that you mapped.

Examples of complex 1:1 mappings are:

  • Categories

  • Brands

  • Shipping setting

You can recognize complex mappings from the field that is shown below the name of the marketplace data field. Click on the field to show the values available for the marketplace data field.

catalogue complex mappings
Do not map own values or properties of the type None for complex mappings.

Creating a complex 1:1:n mapping:

  1. Click on the field for the marketplace data field.
    → A list of the available values is shown.

  2. Select the value that you want to map a plentymarkets data field to.
    → The value is mapped.

  3. Next to the marketplace data field, click on + Add data field.
    → To the left, the available plentymarkets data fields are listed in groups.

  4. Click on a group.
    → The plentymarkets data fields are shown.

  5. Click on the plentymarkets data field for which you want to map values.
    Important: Do not map own values or properties of the type None.
    → Your next steps depend on the plentymarkets data field you selected:

    • Alternative 1: The available values for the plentymarkets data value are shown on the left.

      • Next to the value you want to select, click on the plus.
        → The value is added to the field on the right.

      • Click on Confirm.

    • Alternative 2: The plentymarkets data field is inserted and the field Comparative value is shown.

      • In the field Comparative value, enter a value that is saved in the setting or the property of the mapped plentymarkets data field.

      • Click on Confirm.

    • Alternative 3: The plentymarkets data field is inserted and a drop-down list is shown.

      • Select a value from the drop-down list.

      • Click on Confirm.

This gif shows you how to map suitable plentymarkets values to the values of the marketplace data fields Delivery time in days for Otto Market:

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1:1 mapping with fallback data fields 1 marketplace data field, 1 plentymarkets data field with alternatives

In a 1:1 mapping with fallback data fields, you map a plentymarkets data field to the marketplace data field. In addition, you specify one or more fallback data fields. This ensures that the system keeps looking if the first plentymarkets data field is empty or contains an invalid value.

So this mapping specifies:

  • I want to fill this marketplace data field with the data from this plentymarkets setting.

  • If the data field is empty or invalid for a variation, the first fallback data field is checked and the value of that fallback data field is exported instead.

  • If the first fallback data field also is empty or invalid for a variation, the value of the second fallback data field is exported and so on.

Creating a 1:1 mapping with fallback data fields:

  1. Next to the marketplace data field, click on + Add data field.
    → To the left, the list of available plentymarkets data fields are shown in groups.

  2. Click on a group to expand the associated plentymarkets data fields.
    → The plentymarkets data fields are shown.

  3. Click on the plus to the right of the plentymarkets data field you want to select.
    → The plentymarkets data field is added to the right.

  4. In the list of plentymarkets data fields, click on the plus icon next to the plentymarkets data field that you want to map.
    → The fallback data field is exported when the first data field does not exist or is empty.
    Note: Even if you assign one or more fallback data fields, the value of only one of those fields is exported. For each variation, the mapped plentymarkets data fields are checked in the order in which you mapped them. This means that if the first data field does not provide a value for a variation, the first fallback data field is exported etc.

  5. Click on Confirm.

This gif shows you how to map the plentymarkets data field SKU and the fallback data field Variation ID to the marketplace data field SKU for Otto Market:

gif catalogue mapping fallback en
1:n mapping: 1 marketplace data field, several plentymarkets data fields

In a 1:n mapping, you map several plentymarkets data fields to the marketplace data field. You can link these data fields with a separator.

So this mapping specifies:

  • I want to combine these plentymarkets data fields during export so that the marketplace data field is filled with the data of these two or more plentymarkets settings.

Creating a 1:n mapping:

  1. Next to the marketplace data field, click on + Add data field.
    → To the left, the list of available plentymarkets data fields are shown in groups.

  2. Click on a group to expand the associated plentymarkets data fields.
    → The plentymarkets data fields are shown.

  3. Click on the plus to the right of the plentymarkets data field you want to select.
    → The plentymarkets data field is added to the right.

  4. Click on Confirm.

  5. To the right of the mapped plentymarkets data field, click on Add data field ().
    → To the left, the list of available plentymarkets data fields again are shown in groups.

  6. Map one or several additional plentymarkets data fields to the marketplace data field as described above.

  7. Click on Confirm.

  8. To the very right of the row, click on Settings ().

  9. Select a separator from the drop-down list Separator or add a custom separator.

  10. Save the settings.

  11. Save () the catalogue.
    → The mappings are saved.
    → During the export, the content of the plentymarkets data fields is combined and exported as one field.

Own value mapping: 1 marketplace data field, the same value for all variations

You are sure that you want to export the same value for all variations of a catalogue for a marketplace data field? Then specify an own value. This own value is then exported for all variations.

So this mapping specifies:

  • For this marketplace data field, I want to export the value that I entered in the field Own value for all variations of this catalogue.

Creating an own value mapping:

  1. Next to the marketplace data field, click on + Add data field.
    → To the left, the list of available plentymarkets data fields are shown in groups.

  2. Click on the plus next to Own value at the top of the list.
    → The field for the own value is added to the view.

  3. Enter a value into the input field.
    → This value is exported for all variations.

Example: Diameter information

You want to export diameter information for some of your variations. The diameter is saved in centimetres for all your variations. Instead of creating a property for the unit and linking this property to the variations, you can enter the own value cm.

This is how you can map an own value for the diameter unit:

diameter

4.2.3. Recommendations for data field mappings

To help you with mapping your data fields for the catalogue, we have created a list of recommended data field mappings. Note that these mappings are recommendations only. Depending on how you manage your item data, other mappings may be more appropriate than the recommendation given here.

List of recommended data field mappings

4.2.4. Activating the catalogue export

You have set up Netto Marken-Discount and created a catalogue for exporting your item data? Then start the export of your item data.

Activating the catalogue export to Netto Marken-Discount:

  1. Go to Data » Catalogues.
    → The catalogues are listed.

  2. Scroll to the Netto Marken-Discount catalogue.

  3. In the Active/Inactive column, move the toggle button () to the right.
    → The catalogue is active.
    → Catalogue data is exported to Netto Marken-Discount once a day during the night.

5. Automating order processing

The following event procedures are available for automating order processing:

  • Send shipping confirmation to Netto eStores (How?)

  • Send cancellation to Netto eStores (How?)

  • Send return to Netto eStores (How?)

You can also use the Procedure Manager to cancel unpaid orders after 30 days. (How?)

5.1. Automatically sending shipping confirmations

Set up an event procedure to automatically send shipping confirmations to Netto eStores when the outgoing items have been booked. The shipping confirmation is automatically sent to Netto eStores when the order changes its status to [7] Outgoing items booked. After that, Netto eStores informs the buyer about the shipment of the item.

Event procedures for GartenXXL

The markets GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at closed 28 November 2019\. However, you can still set up event procedures with the order referrers GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at to send order status changes.

Setting up an event procedure
  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Events.

  2. Click on Add event procedure ().
    → The Create new event procedure window opens.

  3. Enter a distinct Name for the event procedure.

  4. Select the Event according to [event-procedure-shipping-confirmation].

  5. Save () the settings.

  6. Carry out the further settings according to [event-procedure-shipping-confirmation].

  7. Activate the option Active ().

  8. Save () the settings.

Table 3. Event procedure for automatically sending shipping confirmations to Netto eStores
Setting Option Selection

Event

Order change: Outgoing items booked

Filter 1

Order > Order type

Order

Filter 2

Order > Referrer

Netto, GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at

Procedure

Shipping > Send shipping confirmation to Netto eStores

5.2. Automatically sending cancellations

Set up an event procedure to automatically send cancellations to Netto eStores.

Event procedures for GartenXXL

The markets GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at closed 28 November 2019\. However, you can still set up event procedures with the order referrers GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at to send order status changes.

Setting up an event procedure
  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Events.

  2. Click on Add event procedure ().
    → The Create new event procedure window opens.

  3. Enter a distinct Name for the event procedure.

  4. Select the Event according to [event-procedure-cancellations].

  5. Save () the settings.

  6. Carry out the further settings according to [event-procedure-cancellations].

  7. Activate the option Active ().

  8. Save () the settings.

Table 4. Event procedure for automatically sending cancellations to Netto eStores
Setting Option Selection

Event

Order change: Status changew > [8] Cancelled

Filter 1

Order > Order type

Order

Filter 2

Order > Referrer

Netto, GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at

Procedure

Payment methods > Send cancellation to Netto eStores

5.3. Automatically sending returns

Set up an event procedure to automatically send returns to Netto eStores.

Event procedures for GartenXXL

The markets GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at closed 28 November 2019\. However, you can still set up event procedures with the order referrers GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at to send order status changes.

Setting up an event procedure
  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Events.

  2. Click on Add event procedure ().
    → The Create new event procedure window opens.

  3. Enter a distinct Name for the event procedure.

  4. Select the Event according to [event-procedure-return].

  5. Save () the settings.

  6. Carry out the further settings according to [event-procedure-return].

  7. Activate the option Active ().

  8. Save () the settings.

Table 5. Event procedure for autmatically sending returns to Netto eStores
Setting Option Selection

Event

Order generation: New return

Filter 1

Order > Order type

Return

Filter 2

Order > Referrer

Netto, GartenXXL.de and GartenXXL.at

Procedure

Return > Send return to Netto eStores

5.4. Automatically cancelling unpaid orders in plentymarkets after 30 days

Orders which have not been paid are automatically cancelled at Netto Marken-Discount after 30 days. Use the procedure manager to set up a procedure in order to automatically cancel unpaid Netto Marken-Discount orders in your plentymarkets system after 30 days. This way, reserved stock is released again.

Setting up a procedure:

  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Procedures » Tab: New procedure.

  2. Click on the Settings tab.

  3. Select the option Active.

  4. Select a time at which the procedure is to be carried out from the Execute every day at drop-down list.
    Tip: We recommend selecting 24:00 o’clock for this procedure.

  5. Enter a name.

  6. Click on the Filter tab.

  7. Select the filters according to Table 6.

  8. Click on the Procedure tab.

  9. Select a status from the Change order status drop-down list, for example [8.1] Cancelled by customer.
    Tip: Select a status for the Change order status procedure that you saved within Setup » Orders » Settings for the Status of cancelled orders (No reservation of stocks) option to cancel reservations. Neither select a status that triggers an event procedure which reports cancellations to Netto eStores.

  10. Save () the settings.
    → The procedure is created and displayed in the Procedures tab.

Table 6. Filters for the procedure for automatically cancelling unpaid orders after 30 days
Filter Selection

Status

[3] Waiting for payment

Order type

Order

Incoming order

30 days ago

Order referrer

Net

6. Setting up order documents

The following information only applies to delivery notes and return labels for Netto Marken-Discount. It does not apply to other markets.

  • Invoices are sent by Netto:

    • Netto Marken-Discount sends the invoice to the customer. You will receive the customer’s delivery address from Netto but not the customer’s invoice address. The delivery address supplied by Netto Marken-Discount is saved as the delivery and invoice address in plentymarkets. You send the items to this address.

  • External order number and external customer number are shown by default:

    • The external order number and the external customer number are mandatory on documents that belong to orders with the referrer Netto. You can normally hide these entries by selecting NO in the Template tab’s Optional elements in the stock unit table section of the Setup » Client » [Select client] » Locations » Germany (standard) » Documents » Delivery note and/or Return label menu.
      For Netto Marken-Discount, the external order number and the external customer number are not hidden, even if you select the option NO here.

  • Note will be hidden:

    • The text that you can save in the Note field in the Template tab’s Optional elements in the stock unit table area of the Setup » Client » [Select client] » Locations » Germany (standard) » Documents » Delivery note and/or Return label menu is hidden on documents that belong to the referrer Netto. This is required by Netto eStores.

You need specific delivery notes and return slips for Netto Marken-Discount. This chapter describes how you set up PDF templates for delivery notes and return slips. This information is structured as follows:

6.1. Preparing delivery notes

For delivery notes for Netto Marken-Discount orders, the PDF template that Netto Marken-Discount provides has to be used. How you create layout templates in plentymarkets is described in the Orders area of the manual. We only describe how you upload the PDF template here. Expand the screenshot to see what delivery notes for Netto Marken-Discount need to look like.

Screenshot of the delivery note layout
Delivery note

6.2. Uploading a PDF template for delivery notes

For delivery notes for Netto Marken-Discount orders, the PDF template that Netto Marken-Discount provides has to be used. Proceed as described below to upload a PDF template for delivery notes to plentymarkets.

Uploading a PDF template for delivery notes:

  1. Download the PDF template for Netto Marken-Discount delivery notes and save it on your computer:

  2. Go to Setup » Client » Select client » Locations » Location: Germany » Documents » Delivery note.

  3. Click on the tab PDF template.

  4. Click on Add template.
    → The editing window Upload new PDF template opens.

  5. From the drop-down list Payment method, select the option Netto.de.

  6. Optional: Can’t find the payment method Netto.de in the drop-down list?

    1. Go to Setup » Orders » Settings.

    2. For the setting Show inactive plugin payment methods, select the option Yes.

    3. Save () the setting.

  7. In the drop-down list Language, select the option de.

  8. In the line Template, click on Choose template file.

  9. Select the PDF template for Netto Marken-Discount delivery notes.

  10. Click on Upload template ().
    → The template is uploaded.

  11. Adjust the layout of the delivery notes based on Netto Marken-Discount’s requirements. You can find information on how to do this in the Orders area of the manual.

6.3. Preparing return slips

For return slips for Netto Marken-Discount orders, the PDF template that Netto Marken-Discount provides has to be used. In addition, the return instructions specified by Netto Marken-Discount must be present on the document.

How you create layout templates in plentymarkets is described in the Orders area of the manual. We only describe how you upload the PDF template and enter the return instructions here. Expand the screenshot to see what return slips for Netto Marken-Discount need to look like.

Screenshot of the return slip layout
Return slip

Prepare return slips in two steps:

The steps are described below.

6.4. Uploading a PDF template for return slips

For return slips for Netto Marken-Discount orders, the PDF template that Netto Marken-Discount provides has to be used. Proceed as described below to upload a PDF template for return slips to plentymarkets.

Uploading a PDF template for return slips:

  1. Download the PDF template for Netto Marken-Discount return slips and save it on your computer.

  2. Go to Setup » Client » Select client » Locations » Location: Germany » Documents » Return slip.

  3. Click on the tab PDF template.

  4. Click on Add template.
    → The editing window Upload new PDF template opens.

  5. From the drop-down list Payment method, select the option Netto.de.

  6. Optional: Can’t find the payment method Netto.de in the drop-down list?

    1. Go to Setup » Orders » Settings.

    2. For the setting Show inactive plugin payment methods, select the option Yes.

    3. Save () the setting.

  7. In the drop-down list Language, select the option de.

  8. In the line Template, click on Choose template file.

  9. Select the PDF template for Netto Marken-Discount return slips.

  10. Click on Upload template ().
    → The template is uploaded.

  11. Adjust the layout of the return slips based on Netto Marken-Discount’s requirements. You can find information on how to do this in the Orders area of the manual.

6.5. Inserting return instructions for return slips

Return instructions specified by Netto Marken-Discount must be present on all return slips. Proceed as described below to enter these return instructions.

Inserting return instructions for return slips:

  1. Expand the info box “Text: Return instructions for return slips” below.

  2. Copy the text to the clipboard.

  3. Go to Setup » Client » Standard » Locations » Germany » Documents » Return slip » Tab: Template.

  4. Scroll down to the area Optional elements below stock unit table, to the setting Payment instruction.

  5. Find a field that does not contain any payment instructions.

  6. From the drop-down list Payment method of this field, select the option Netto.de.

  7. Copy the return instructions to the field.

  8. Replace the example test for Rücksendeadresse with the address details of your company.

  9. If necessary, adjust the layout.

  10. Save () the settings.

Text: return instructions for return slips

Wenn Sie Ware an uns zurücksenden möchten, füllen Sie bitte diesen Rücksendeschein aus und legen ihn dem Paket bei. Senden Sie Ihre Retoure an die angegebene Rücksende-Adresse.

Retourengrund:

Sonstiges …​.09
Gefällt nicht …​.10
Falscher Artikel …​.11
Falsche Größe …​.12
Falsche Farbe …​.13
Zu spät geliefert …​.14
Artikel defekt …​.20
Qualitätsmangel …​.21

Kundenwunsch:

Neulieferung des Artikels …​.A
Widerruf: Ausgleich Kundenkonto …​.B
Reparatur erwünscht …​.C

Rücksende-Adresse:

NeS GmbH - Netto Digital Retouren
c/o Testlieferant für Testzwecke
Straße Hnr.
PLZ Ort

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