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To export item data to shopping24.de, you need the following plugins:

You can download these plugins in the plentyMarketplace .

Adding and installing the plugin Elastic Export in your plentymarkets system

Adding plugin to the system:

  1. Go to Plugins » plentyMarketplace.
    → The marketplace opens in a new tab.

  2. Navigate to the plugin Elastic Export.
    Tip: Either use the search function or open the category Plugins » Sales » Marketplaces.

  3. Open the detail view of the plugin.

  4. In the column to the right, click on Go to checkout.
    → The Checkout window opens.

  5. Read and accept the General Terms and Conditions.

  6. Click on Order now.
    → Wait a few minutes before installing the plugin.

Installing plugins:

  1. Go to Plugins » Plugin set overview.

  2. Click on the plugin set in which you want to install the plugin.
    → The plugin set opens.

  3. Click on Add new plugin.

  4. Select Elastic Export from the plugin list.

  5. Click on Install.
    → The plugin is installed.
    → The plugin set is shown.

  6. Switch the plugin active ().

  7. Save () the plugin set.
    Tip: Problems saving the plugin set? Click on Open details to show additional information.

Adding and installing the plugin Shopping24 in your plentymarkets system

Adding plugin to the system:

  1. Go to Plugins » plentyMarketplace.
    → The marketplace opens in a new tab.

  2. Navigate to the plugin Shopping24.
    Tip: Either use the search function or open the category Plugins » Sales » Marketplaces.

  3. Open the detail view of the plugin.

  4. In the column to the right, click on Go to checkout.
    → The Checkout window opens.

  5. Read and accept the General Terms and Conditions.

  6. Click on Order now.
    → Wait a few minutes before installing the plugin.

Installing plugins:

  1. Go to Plugins » Plugin set overview.

  2. Click on the plugin set in which you want to install the plugin.
    → The plugin set opens.

  3. Click on Add new plugin.

  4. Select Shopping24 from the plugin list.

  5. Click on Install.
    → The plugin is installed.
    → The plugin set is shown.

  6. Switch the plugin active ().

  7. Save () the plugin set.
    Tip: Problems saving the plugin set? Click on Open details to show additional information.

1. Registering with Shopping24.de

shopping24.de is a subsidiary of the Otto Group and an online portal for price and product comparisons. In order to set up the billiger.de plugin in plentymarkets, you have to register with shopping24.de  first. Please note that this website is currently only available in German.

2. Alternative 1 (deprecated): Export format Shopping24DE-Plugin

No new features are planned for the Elastic Export and the export formats. As such, we recommend that you create catalogues instead.

2.1. Setting up the data format Shopping24DE-Plugin in plentymarkets

By installing this plugin you will receive the export format Shopping24DE-Plugin. Use this format to exchange data between plentymarkets and shopping24.de using the elastic export. You need to install the plugin Elastic export from the plentyMarketplace before you can use the format in plentymarkets.

Once both plugins are installed in your plentymarkets system, you can create the export format Shopping24DE-Plugin. For more information on export formats, see the elastic export page.

shopping24.de retrieves item data via an URL. To make sure that your item data can be exported to shopping24.de, you have to save the URL at shopping24.de.

Creating an export format:

  1. Go to Data » Elastic export.

  2. Click on New export.
    → The New export tab opens.

  3. Carry out the desired settings. Pay attention to the explanations 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 Shopping24DE-Plugin is given an ID.
    → The export format is shown in the Exports overview.

  5. Save the URL displayed in the URL field at shopping24.de.

Table 1 lists details for settings, format settings and recommended item filters for the format Shopping24DE-Plugin.

Table 1. Format settings and recommended item filters for the format Shopping24DE-Plugin
Setting Explanation

Settings

Name

Enter a name for the export. This is an internal name, i.e. it is not visible to customers. The export format is listed under this name in the overview.

Type

Select the type item from the drop-down list.

Format

Select Shopping24DE-Plugin.

Limit

Enter a number. This number determines how many items are exported at maximum.

Note: Do you want to transmit more than 9999 items?

  • Then the output file will only be generated every 24 hours. This is to save resources.

  • Then also select the option Generate cache file further below.

Generate cache file

Select this option () if you want to transmit more than 9999 items.
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. This option allows external access to the file. Third parties access the file with a URL and an authentication token.

Additional settings:

  1. Click on Generate token ().
    The token and URL will be entered automatically.

File name

The file name must have the ending .csv or .txt for shopping24.de to be able to import the file successfully.

Item filters

Add item filters

Select the items you wish to export. To do so, select one or more item filters from the drop-down list and click on Add. There are no filters set by default. You can add all item filters listed below from the drop-down list.

  • 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 item’s sub-variations 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 those main variations of items are transferred that only have 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 belonging 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.

  • Manufacturer = 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.

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

This option does not affect this format.

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

Enter the position of the energy label. Every image that should be transferred as an energy label has to have this position.

Stock buffer

This option does not affect this format.

Stock for variations without stock limitation

This option does not affect this format.

Stock for variations with no stock administration

This option does not affect this format.

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.

2.2. Available columns for the export format

Open the export format Shopping24DE-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 Shopping24DE-Plugin, click on Download ().
    → The file is downloaded and saved on your computer.

  3. Open the export file with an appropriate program.

Table 2. Columns of the export file for Shopping24.de
Column *Explanation*

art_name

The item name according to the format setting item name.

long_description

According to the format setting Description.

image_url

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

deep_link

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

price

The sales price.

old_price

The sales price of the variation. If the RRP is activated in the format setting and is higher than the sales price, the RRP is exported.

currency

The ISO3 Currency code of the price.

delivery_costs

According to the format setting Shipping costs.

category

The name of the category.

brand

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

gender_age

The potential group of buyers of the item.

ean

According to the format setting Barcode.

keywords

The keywords of the item.

art_number

The Variation number of the variation.

color

The value of an attribute with an attribute link for Amazon to Color.

clothing_size

The value of an attribute with an attribute link for Amazon to Size.

cut

Empty

link

Empty

unit_price

The base price information in the format "price / unit" (example: 10,00 EUR / kilogram)

3. Alternative 2 (recommended): Catalogue export

Catalogue formats provide you with a long-term and flexible way to export your item data to Shopping24.

3.1. Creating a catalogue

Item data is exported using a marketplace format. To export your items to a price search engine, create a catalogue in the Data » Catalogue menu. Link the data fields in the catalogue with item data saved in plentymarkets in the marketplace format afterwards.

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 shopping24.

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

  6. In the drop-down list Format, select the option shopping24.
    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.

3.2. Optional: Excluding items from the export

Now, set filters to only export specific items for the price search engine.

3.3. Mapping data fields in the catalogue

Now, map the data fields in the catalogue to the item data saved in plentymarkets.

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:

    • 1:1 mapping

    • 1:1 mapping with fallback data fields

    • 1:n mapping

    • Own value mapping

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

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

In a 1:1 mapping, you map a plentymarkets data field to the marketplace data field.

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 for a variation, no value is exported for this variation.

Creating a 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.

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

In a 1:1 mapping with a fallback data field, 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 a fallback data field:

  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 map one or more fallback data fields to a marketplace data field, only one value is exported for each variation. For each variation, the 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.

1:n mapping: 1 marketplace data field, several concatenated 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.

3.3.1. Activating the catalogue

You have set up Check24 and created a catalogue for exporting your item data? Then start the export of your item data.

Activating the catalogue export to Check24:

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

  2. Scroll to the Check24 catalogue.

  3. In the Active/Inactive column, move the toggle button to the right ().
    → The catalogue is active.
    → The catalogue data is exported to Check24 once a day during the night{if-active}.

3.4. Exporting catalogue data to Check24

Check24 retrieves item data via an URL. Save the URL at Check24 to export your item data to Check24.

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