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Awin.com

Download Awin.com plugin

To export item data to Awin, you need the plugins Awin.com  and Elastic export. You can download the plugins in the plentyMarketplace .

1. Registering with Awin.com

Awin.com (formerly zanox.de) offers performance-based online and affiliate marketing.

2. Setting up the data format AwinCOM-Plugin in plentymarkets

By installing this plugin you will receive the export format AwinCOM-Plugin. Use this format to exchange data between plentymarkets and Awin.com using the elastic export. You also need to install the plugin Elastic export from the plentyMarketplace first before you can use the format in plentymarkets.

Once both plugins are installed in your plentymarkets system, you can create the export format AwinCOM-Plugin. For more information on export formats, see the elastic export page.

Awin.com retrieves item data via an URL. To make sure that your item data can be exported to Awin.com, you have to save the URL at Awin.com.

Creating a new export format:

  1. Go to Data » Elastic export.

  2. Click on New export ().

  3. Carry out the desired settings. Pay attention to the information given in Table 1.
    Note: There are no item filters set by default. If you do not add any item filters, all items are exported.

  4. Save () the settings.
    → The export format AwinCOM-Plugin is given an ID.
    → The export format is shown in the Exports overview.

  5. Save the URL displayed in the URL field at Awin.com.

Table 1 lists details for settings, format settings and recommended item filters for the format AwinCOM-Plugin.

Table 1. Format settings and recommended item filters for the format AwinCOM-Plugin
Setting Explanation

Settings

Name

Enter a name. The export format is listed under this name in the overview in the Exports tab.

Type

Select the type item from the drop-down list.

Format

Select AwinCOM-Plugin.

Limit

Enter a number. If you want to transfer more than 9,999 data records to the interface, the output file will not be generated again for another 24 hours. This is to save resources. If more than 9999 data records are necessary, activate the option Generate cache file.

Generate cache file

Activate this option if you want to transfer more than 9999 data records to the interface.
Note: We recommend that you do not activate this option for more than 20 export formats. This is to ensure a high performance of the elastic export.

Provisioning

Select URL. Use this option to generate a token for authentication in order to allow external access.

Token, URL

Click on Generate token.
→ The token is entered automatically.
→ A URL is created in the field URL.

File name

The file name must have the ending .csv oder .txt for Awin.com to be able to import the file successfully.

Item filters

Add item filters

Select the items you wish to export. Select one or more of the following item filters from the drop-down list and click on Add. There are no filters set by default. It is possible to add all of the item filters listed below from the drop-down list one after the other.

  • Variations = Select the variations to be transferred.

    • Transfer all = All variations are transferred.

    • Only transfer main variations = Only main variations are transferred.

    • Do not transfer main variations = Only the variations of an item are transferred. Main variations are not transferred.
      Tip: Use this filter option if the main variations are virtual and not for sale.

    • Only transfer single variations = Only the main variations of items are transferred that have only a main variation and no other variations.

  • Markets = Select one or more order referrers. The selected order referrer has to be active at the variation for the item to be exported.

  • Currency = Select a currency.

  • Category = Activate to transfer the item with its category link. Only items that belong to this category are exported.

  • Image = Activate to transfer the item with its image. Only items with images are transferred.

  • Client = Select a client.

  • Stock = Select which stocks should be exported.

  • Flag 1-2 = Select a flag.

  • Manufacturers = Select one, several or ALL manufacturers.

  • Active = Activate if you only want to export active variations.

Format settings

Product URL

Choose the URL that you wish to transfer to the interface. You can choose between the item’s URL and the variation’s URL.
Note: URLs of variations can only be transferred in combination with the Ceres online store.

Client

Select a client. This setting is used for the URL structure.

URL parameter

Enter a suffix for the product URL if this is required for the export.
→ This character string is added to the product URL if you have activated the transfer option for the product URL further up.

Order referrer

Select the order referrer that should be assigned during the order import from the drop-down list.
→ The selected referrer is added to the product URL so that sales can be analysed later.

Marketplace account

Select the marketplace account from the drop-down list.

Language

Select the language from the drop-down list.

Item name

Select Name 1, Name 2 or Name 3. The names are saved in the Texts tab of the item. Enter a number into the Maximum number of characters (def. text) field if desired. This specifies how many characters are exported for the item name.

Preview text

Select the text that you want to transfer as preview text. Enter a number into the Maximum number of characters (def. text) field if desired. This specifies how many characters are exported for the preview text.
Activate the Remove HTML tags option if you want HTML tags to be removed during the export.
If you only want to allow specific HTML tags to be exported, then enter these tags into the * Permitted HTML tags, separated by comma (def. text)* field. Use commas to separate multiple tags.

Description

Select the text that you want to transfer as description. Enter a number into the Maximum number of characters (def. text) field if desired. This specifies how many characters are exported for the description. Activate the option Remove HTML tags if you want HTML tags to be removed during the export. If you only want to allow specific HTML tags to be exported, then enter these tags into the field Permitted HTML tags, separated by comma (def. text) field. Use commas to separate multiple tags.

Target country

Select the target country from the drop-down list.

Barcode

Select the ASIN, ISBN or a GTIN from the drop-down list.
Note: The barcode has to be linked to the order referrer selected above. Otherwise, the barcode will not be exported.

Image

Select Position 0 or First image.

  • Position 0 = An image with position 0 is transferred.

  • First image = The first image is transferred.

Image position of the energy label

This option does not affect this format.

Stock buffer

The stock buffer for variations with limitation to the net stock.

Stock for variation without stock limitation

The stock for variations without stock limitation.

Stock for variations with no stock administration

The stock for variations without stock administration.

Live currency conversion

Activate this option to convert the price into the currency of the selected country of delivery. The price has to be released for the corresponding currency.

Sales price

Select gross price or net price from the drop-down list.

Offer price

This option does not affect this format.

RRP

Activate to transfer the RRP.

Shipping costs

Activate this option if you want to use the shipping costs that are saved in a configuration. If this option is activated, then you are able to select the configuration and the payment method from the drop-down lists. Activate the option Transfer flat rate shipping charge if you want to use a flat rate shipping charge. If this option is activated, a value has to be entered in the line underneath.

VAT note

This option does not affect this format.

Item availability

Activate the overwrite option and enter item availabilities into the fields 1 to 10. The fields represent the IDs of the availabilities. This overwrites the item availabilities that are saved in the Setup » Item » Availability menu.

3. Available columns for the export file

Open the export format AwinCOM-Plugin in the Data » Elastic export menu to download and edit the export file.

Downloading the export file:

  1. Go to Data » Elastic export.

  2. In the line of the format AwinCOM-Plugin, click on Download ().
    → The file is downloaded and saved on your computer.

  3. Open the export file with an appropriate program.

Table 2. Available columns of the export file for the export format AwinCOM-Plugin
Column header Explanation

prod_number

The variation ID of the variation.

prod_name

According to the format setting Item name.

prod_price

The sales price of the variation.

currency_symbol

The ISO3 code for the currency.

category

The category path of the default category for the Client configured in the format settings.

prod_description

According to the format setting Preview text.

prod_description_long

According to the format setting Description.

img_small

The image preview URL. Variation images are prioritised over item images.

img_medium

The image middle URL. Variation images are prioritised over item images.

img_large

URL of the image. Variation images are prioritised over item images.

manufacturer

The name of the manufacturer of the item. The external name saved in the Setup » Item » Manufacturers menu is preferred if existing.

prod_url

The URL path of the item depending on the chosen client in the format settings.

shipping_costs

According to the format setting Shipping costs.

base_price

The base price based on the base price unit.

base_price_amount

The content of the variation.

base_price_unit

The unit based on the base_price.

4. License

This project is licensed under the GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. Find further information in the file LICENSE.md .

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