This article will teach you how to import your existing listings from a sales channel.
Sellbrite can import your existing listings from any sales channel you connect. There are 2 goals when importing listings:
Import listing data
The first goal is to get your listings into Sellbrite so they can be managed moving forward.
Create products and/or link to products
The second goal is to link those listings to products in Sellbrite, so that inventory and order data can be synced between them. If there are no products in Sellbrite yet for your listings, you have the option to create them.
Creating products for your listings will also use the inventory quantities on those listings to build your initial inventory in Sellbrite.
How to import listings
To import your listings, go to Settings > Import Data, and choose the sales channel you wish to import within the Listings section.
The import page gives you two options when you run your import:
1) Import listings and automatically create new products
The most common option when importing listings is to automatically create products out of them. If you have SKUs on your listings, Sellbrite will use those SKUs to create your products.
If you do not have SKUs in your listings, Sellbrite will auto-generate SKUs for you.
Sellbrite will use the inventory quantity from each listing to create your inventory record for each product.
2) Import listings and let me find & match to products
The second option imports your listings but does not automatically create products from them. This option is generally only used if using option 1 would create duplicate products in your catalog.
The following two scenarios would lead to duplicate products in Sellbrite:
- You don't have SKUs on these listings, but you have already created products for them from other listings on other channels, so option 1 would create duplicate products using auto-generated SKUs.
- You have SKUs on these listings, but they do not match the SKUs used on other channels, which have already been used to create products for these listings, so option 1 would create duplicate products.
Any imported listing with a SKU that matches a product SKU will automatically link to that product.
Additionally, manually linked listing will never be unlinked during an import, so if you take the time to link listings with mis-matching SKUs, a new import will never undo that work.