There are four different listing templates for Walmart. They allow you to save a majority of your channel-specific settings, to increase the efficiency of Walmart listing management.
The Category template allows you to select a category into which you commonly list on Walmart, and save the settings for that category so they don't need to be re-entered over and over again.
The first section of the Category templates requires the creation of a Template Name and the selection of the appropriate Tax Code. Make sure to set the proper category tax codes before applying the template to your listings.
Next, select a primary category from the options made available by Walmart. Walmart doesn't allow you to drill down to the lowest level sub-category so choose the category that's most appropriate for your products.
After selecting the category for this template, map the product conditions for that category based on the conditions in Sellbrite's catalog.
One of the Category template's most powerful features is the ability to map your category specifics in advance, and you can create as many templates per category as you like.
The Walmart-defined category specifics will be auto-populated for the Primary Category you chose.
If the products in this category include variations, make sure to map the Variation Attributes in the center drop-down to the variation Category Specific of your choice. This will tell Walmart what your listing varies on when you apply the category template to the listing.
For example, you can map the Variation Attribute option of "Color" to the Category Specific called "Color." You can locate all of your variation attributes toward the bottom of the drop-down in the "Variation Attributes" section.
If you forget to map the variation attribute, and attempt to list a variation product to Walmart, your products may be listed as individual listings and not a variation (family) listing.
Any Custom Attributes you've created for your products will be visible in the drop-down under the "Custom Attributes" section, and can be mapped to the category specific fields.
Title & Description Template
The Title & Description Template allows you to configure your Walmart Product Name and Short Description so they can be populated dynamically when you create or update your listings.
The Walmart Title field is populated by default with dynamic tag for Name, which pulls the name of the product into the field.
For example, you can build a dynamic formula for the listing title based on Product Tags from Inventory: "Name" - "Brand" "MPN". When applied to a product, this would result in a title like this:
"Bamboo 2-in-1 Fine & Flea Dog Combs with Travel Case - Bamboo 810191"
The Description field is a commonly customized field for Walmart. Sellbrite offers a few customization methods, depending on the level of sophistication you wish to achieve:
- You can maintain a simple text field (which is the default setting) by simply leaving the Description tag as-is. This will dynamically pull the product description into the listing description box when this template is applied to your listing.
- To add some styling and other product attribute information, click the "Basic HTML Editor" button to open the editor tool. It works similarly to Microsoft Word, in that you can add plain text and/or dynamic product attribute tags, formatting, bold, paragraph spacing, etc, and not worry about having to be able to "write code." Sellbrite will convert your layout to HTML for you.
- If you have an existing HTML template you wish to use, clicking 'Source' within the HTML Editor allows you to paste your HTML code, into which you can insert the Product Tags you wish to use (click the "insert tags" button on the top right of the editor).
The Options Template allows you to set the Fulfillment Time, Dimensions, Components Origin, and Assembly Locale of select groups of listings. In each of these sections, you can either choose a previously established product attribute or enter new values in days, inches, pounds, or from the country picklist, as appropriate.
The Pricing Template allows you to configure your price settings for all of your listings.
It includes the same Pricing Rules you can employ on your global Channel Settings pages, except that a Template gives you the flexibility to apply Pricing Rules to individual listings, rather than all of the listings within the channel.