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Download the Twenga plugin

In order to be able to export item data to Twenga, the plugins Twenga and Elastic export are required. You can download the plugins in the plentyMarketplace .

1. Registering with Twenga.com

Twenga.com is an international shopping platform that offers comprehensive price comparisons. In order to set up the Twenga.com plugin in plentymarkets, you have to register with Twenga  first.

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

By installing this plugin you will receive the export format TwengaCOM-Plugin. Use this format to exchange data between plentymarkets and Twenga 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 TwengaCOM-Plugin. For more information on export formats, see the elastic export page.

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

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.

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

  5. Save the URL displayed in the URL field at Twenga.

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

Table 1. Format settings and recommended item filters for the format TwengaCOM-Plugin

Setting

Explanation

Settings

Name

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

Type

Select the type item from the drop-down list.

Format

Select TwengaCOM-Plugin.

Limit

Enter a number. If you want to transfer more than 9999 data records, then the output file is not generated again for another 24 hours. This is to save resources. If more than 9999 data records are necessary, the setting Generate cache file has to be active.

Generate cache file

Place a check mark if you want to transfer more than 9999 data records to the price search engine. We recommend that you do not activate this setting 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

If you selected the option URL under Provisioning, then click on Generate token. The token is entered automatically. The URL is entered automatically if the token was generated under Token.

File name

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

Item filters

Add item filters

Select an item filter from the drop-down list and click on Add. There are no filters set by default. It is possible to add multiple item filters from the drop-down list one after the other.

  • Variations = Transfer all or Only transfer main variations.

  • Markets = Select one market, several or ALL. The availability for all markets selected here has to be saved for the item. Otherwise no data is exported.

  • Currency = Select a currency.

  • Category = Activate to transfer the item with its category link. Only items belonging to this category will be transmitted.

  • Image = Activate to transfer the item with its image. Only items with images will be exported.

  • Client = Select a client.

  • Stock = Select which stocks you want to export.

  • Flag 1 - 2 = Select a flag.

  • Manufacturer = Select one, several or ALL manufacturers.

  • Active = Only active variations are exported.

Format settings

Product URL

Choose the URL that you wish to transfer to the price search engine. You can choose between the item’s URL and the variation’s URL. URLs of variations can only be transferred in combination with the Ceres 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. If you activated the transfer option for the product URL further up, then this character string is added to the product URL.

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 a 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). Use commas to separate multiple tags.

Target country

Select the target country from the drop-down list.

Barcode

Select the ASIN, ISBN, or an EAN from the drop-down list. The barcode has to be linked to the order referrer selected above. If the barcode is not linked to the order referrer, it will not be exported.

Image

Select Position 0 or First image to export this 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 must have this position.

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 format

Open the export format TwengaCOM-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 TwengaCOM-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 for the export format

Column header

Explanation

product_url

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

designation

According to the format setting Item name.

price

Output: The sales price of the variation.

category

The name of the category.

image_url

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

description

According to the format setting Description.

regular_price

Output: 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.

shipping_cost

According to the format setting Shipping costs.

merchant_id

The Variation number of the variation.

manufacturer_id

The model of the variation.

in_stock

Indicates if the variation has stock, depending on stock_detail.

stock_detail

Output: The net stock of the variation. If a variation is not limited to its net stock, the stock is set to 999.

condition

Indicates the condition of the variation.

upc_ean

According to the format setting Barcode.

isbn

The ISBN of the variation.

brand

The name of the manufacturer of the item. If it exists, the external name saved in the Setup » Item » Manufacturers menu is preferred.

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