You can use Inventory Template files to list Handmade items in bulk. Handmade has a unique listing process that differs from other Amazon categories, so there are some differences to keep in mind.
Once you have filled in the template and saved it to your computer locally, you are now ready to check your file and upload it.
Uploaded ASINs are available in Manage Your Inventory and the Handmade 1x1 listing tool. If the quantity for your ASINs is greater than or equal to “1”, they are immediately buyable once they display in Seller Central. If your intent is to offer customisations, you will set the quantity to “0”, which will enable you to set up the customizations first before it is available in the Handmade store.
You cannot add Customisations via inventory templates. Makers uploading ASINs with an inventory file template can add Customisations to specific ASINs after uploading the template by navigating to the Handmade 1x1 listing tool.
ASINs with a Quantity that is greater than 0 are buyable once they are processed within Seller Central. If you are adding Customisable ASINs via inventory templates, set the Quantity to “0” for the relevant SKU and add Customisations afterwards using the Handmade 1x1 listing tool.
Performing a full Update on an existing SKU will completely replace it with the updated SKU. This includes deleting all Customisation data associated with that SKU.
Due to required customisations built into the listing process for these categories, the Handmade Apparel and Shoes categories are not currently available in inventory templates.
You can edit your Handmade ASINs by using the Add Products via Upload tool. Follow the steps above to download a new Inventory File template, fill it out with the appropriate edits, and upload the new Inventory file to Seller Central.
Here, the update_delete attribute offers three options for Makers to update existing ASINs by SKU in inventory templates: Delete, PartialUpdate, or Update (full).
On the Handmade Inventory template, enter the relevant SKU for the product you want to update. Select the appropriate option under the previously mentioned update_delete attribute and enter the value you want to adjust. Once you have entered all relevant information, upload the template and allow the system up to 15 minutes for changes to display to your listings.
Downloading current Inventory information
To facilitate access to the current product information, you have the option to generate a Report with your Inventory details, which you can then copy and paste to the Handmade Inventory template you will be using to edit the listings. To generate this report:
You should use the Inventory File Upload when you want to create or edit Handmade listings in bulk instead of using the 1x1 Add a Product tool.
You can use the Inventory File Upload feature for all categories, except the Handmade Apparel and Shoes categories. These are currently unavailable.
This attribute should only be used in the following situations:
The attribute Product Type (feed_product_type) determines the category in which you are listing. Handmade Product Types are listed as guilds:
You can tell that the subcategory chosen is within Handmade if Valid Values under the Summary of your selected products in Add Products via Upload starts with ‘handmade’; for example – handmade-engagement-rings.
Once you have completed all the steps required, your items will be ready for purchase immediately once processed within Seller Central. If you do not want your products to be available immediately, set your Quantity to 0.
The Lite option contains “Required” attributes associated with the selected products. “Required” attributes are the minimum values necessary to create your product in the Amazon catalogue (for example, item_sku).
The Advanced option contains all attributes groups associated with the selected products. This option includes “Required”, “Preferred”, and “Optional” attribute groups.
The Custom option allows you to choose attribute groups associated with the selected products that you can add to your template. This option includes the “Required” attribute fields.
Yes. If you have products listed on Etsy, for example, you can transfer some product details onto your Amazon Inventory File Template. For more information, see Transfer Product Details from Etsy.