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CCP - Listing Products from your inventory on Amazon
CCP - Listing Products from your inventory on Amazon
Written by Cloud Commerce Pro
Updated over a week ago

As well as importing your product listings directly from Amazon to Cloud Commerce Pro, you can create new listings directly from your inventory onto your Amazon account. This guide covers listing products from the Selling screens.

Click the Selling button

To enter the sales channels section click the selling button.

Choose your Sales channel

Choose which sales channel you wish to use, in this case Amazon UK. You may have many channels to choose from depending on the number of accounts and different sales channels you operate.

Expand the Category

Choose the master category to locate the item you wish to list. You can also search for the item from the search buttons at the top of the screen.

Check if your item is excluded

If your item has not been added to the sales channel previously you may need to click the excluded slider to reveal currently excluded products.

Click the add button

Click the add button to start the listing process for the chosen product range. Please note if your product range has many variations you can list all of them at the same time using the multi list option or just individual variations as you choose.

The Price and Stock screen

Next you will be presented with the price and stock screen. The first column allows you to activate the Pseudo stock feature. This feature allows you to force a override stock level to the channel that is different to your actual stock level. You may use this feature to show stock on a channel that you don’t have in your inventory or you may use it to artificially lower the stock levels on the channel to create urgency from your buyers.

There are three types of Pseudo stock to choose from:

1. Static Regardless of real stock – Sets a static stock level on your channel and when you sell an item Cloud Commerce Pro will increase your Amazon listing back to the same level.

2. Decrementing Regardless of real stock – Will start at the level you set and go down to zero.

3. Decrementing Maintained by real stock – With this option your stock will decrement until it meets your real stock level then will follow that down to zero.

If you do not wish to use Pseudo stock but wish to use your real inventory figure, ignore steps 6 and 7.

Set the Pseudo Stock figure

Set your starting Pseudo stock figure after selecting the type of Pseudo stock you wish to use.

If you do not wish to use Pseudo stock but wish to use your real inventory figure, ignore steps 6 and 7.

Set all Prices

If you wish to set prices on all the products in the range tick the “price all items same” box.

The price that is there by default is called your base price. This is set on your product page. It is simply a guide price you set when you first add your products to your inventory. It can be overridden at any time.

Set Price

Then set the price you require by typing either into the net or gross price box or just leave the base price if you are happy with it.

Click Save

Click save to proceed to the next screen.

Barcode Match

The system will automatically try to match your barcodes to known barcodes in Amazon, and if it finds a match it will join the current Amazon listing automatically.

Sometimes you will also see partial matches denoted in brown. With partial matches the system hasn’t matched to an Amazon ASIN but brings back close matches or similar products matched on your product name and description and allows you to select to use any of the information from the matched listing to speed up your listing process.

Other variations

Once you close the matched listing screen you will see the main listing screen. You can also access the other variations in the range from the pop up menu at the side.

Unmatched listings

If you don’t get a direct ASIN match you will need to provide a few more details to complete your listing. Your default title and description will be automatically passed through.

Listing Category

Next choose your listing category. This may be preset if you are using the Cloud Commerce Pro profiles feature.

Choose Category

Choose the appropriate Amazon category.

Variation Theme

The variation theme lets you set the appropriate drop down boxes for multi listings on Amazon, for example a size drop down so your buyers can switch between sizes in your listing. Variation theme and Multi listings are not available in all categories, only certain ones that Amazon allow.

Option Mapping

Cloud Commerce Pro passes many options through from your product inventory to your listing page automatically. Known options such as size and colour will be mapped automatically to the size and color fields in Amazon.

If you believe you have product options in your inventory that are not showing in the listing page you may also find options have been passed through but have not been mapped by Cloud Commerce Pro. You can choose the option mapping to check this.

Select the correct mapping

The mapping screen shows the two correctly mapped options and one “ignored” option. Select the Map me button next to the ignored one.

Select the Amazon option

Then select the appropriate Amazon option to map your product options to.

Select extra options

If any extra options are required that have not been passed through you can click the “add new option” button.

Select Options

Select from the Amazon options for the category you previously chose.

Set the values

Set the option values for the Amazon option you selected.

Set for all variations in the range

When setting some options and as required the system will check if you want to set a new value you provided for just one variation or all of them. Depending on your requirements tick the appropriate variations or click select all. The system will try to decide the most likely selection depending on the changes you are making.

Check your values

The values you set will be shown in the main listing screen.

Browse nodes

Add your required browse nodes.

Search for the browse nodes

Search for the required browse nodes. Again if you are using the profiles feature these may be pre-set by CCP. Your can type just a few letters to start the search

Select from the choices

Select the required browse node from the choices presented after your search.

Add shipping services

Click the add shipping services to set shipping. These may be pre-set if you are using profiles. Also you may use shipping services configured on your Amazon account, if that is the case you can ignore the shipping section.

Choose the shipping services

Choose the shipping service from the pre-defined shipping services and select if you want it to apply to the variation (item) or the whole range of products.

Edit the services

Click the pen icon to edit the shipping service details.

Add new services

Click the add new services if the shipping services you require are not shown. This usually only needs to be done once.

Choose from the services

Choose from the available services available on Amazon.

Save the changes

Click close to save the changes.

Now create the listing

Click the multi listing button to complete the listing. If you are listing in a category that doesn’t allow multi listings you may have to select each listing and click single listing at this stage.

That’s it. There are a lot of steps involved in creating a listing however many of them will be pre-filled for you, especially if you are using the profiles feature.

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