How to List on Amazon using Single Edit Mode

In this article we will explore the process of creating and listing offers on Amazon using Single Edit mode.

If you are new to selling on Amazon, we recommend you read this article to better understand the difference between "Offers" and "Listings".

How to use Single Edit Mode

The Single Edit mode makes it easy to list or edit individual products on sales channels. 

To use Single-edit Mode, first navigate to the Listings View and select Single Edit.

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Then simply search and select the product you wish to list or edit.

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This will open a new window where you can view and edit all the Amazon Offer and Listing values for that individual product.

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Creating New Offers

If you are selling products on Amazon that are already for sale in Amazon’s catalog (being sold by someone else), you will need to create an Amazon 'Offer'.  An 'Offer' comprises Price, Quantity and Shipping terms (and Condition & Taxes) which is the necessary information for you to be selling the product on Amazon.

If you are selling products that are completely new to Amazon’s catalog you will need to create a new “listing” for that product. (See below)

To learn more about the difference between Amazon 'Offers' and 'Listings' see this guide to Amazon listings.

In Single Edit mode, Offer Details and Listing Details are grouped together, and you can switch between either group from the top left of the product window and scroll through and review or edit all Amazon fields for the selected product.

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1. Offer status & Identifiers

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a) Check the Amazon Seller Central SKU code being used is ok (this is automatically mapped to your Shopify SKU and most sellers leave it this way but if you have a specific code you want to use that is in another field in Shopify you can map to that field instead).

b) Check the GTIN code being used is ok (this is automatically mapped to your Shopify Barcode field and most sellers leave it this way but if you have GTINs in a different field you can change the mapping here).

c) If you know the ASIN that you want to upload your Offer on for what you are selling you can enter it in the ASIN field (tip: copying and pasting the whole Amazon product page URL in this field will automatically convert into the ASIN).  Note: knowing the ASIN isn't required but can be used if you don't have a GTIN for a product.

2. Set Price, Inventory & Shipping

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a) Set Price (the default value is 'Store price' which sync your Shopify price.  Other operators like Shopify price, plus 10%, rounded to the nearest dollar are available via the drop down).

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b) Set Inventory (the default value is 'Inventory level' which syncs your Shopify Inventory (assuming it's a Merchant Fulfilled item).  Other operators are available via the drop down).

c) Set Shipping.  If you are selling via FBA you will need to complete the Dangerous Goods Declaration).  Enter your Shipping Group that you use in Amazon Seller Central (note: Shipping Groups have to be set up in Amazon Seller Central because Amazon provides no API for us to have this functionality here).

Optional fields for Amazon Offers can be accessed via the link in the section below Shipping:

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3. Activate Your Offer

Once you have reviewed and edited the values for your Offer, set the Offer Status to “Active”

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then click on “Save” to publish your Offer to Amazon. (If you are also submitting Listing details, proceed to the steps below.)

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Creating New Listings

If you are selling products that are completely new to Amazon’s catalog you will need to create a new 'Listing' for that product which includes data such as Category, Title, Description, Brand, Manufacturer etc.

Select “Listing Details” from the top left of the product window to view and edit the available fields to create a new listing on Amazon.

Make sure "Publish Listing Details" field is on to send these fields.

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1. Select Category & Product Type (US site Amazon.com requires Item Type also)

Amazon Channel by Codisto will suggest a Product Type (and Item Type if applicable) for you but you can override if you wish.

Some additional required fields will be displayed (these depend on the Product Type selected).

Multi-variant Products

For multi-variant products you need to select the 'Variation Theme' (this is the Option for the product e.g. Size or Color) and set the values on the required fields.  Note: Fields like Brand must have a consistent value for them to be successfully created as a Multi-variant.  Also you aren't allowed duplicate SKUs inside a Multi-variant. 

2. Optional Product Details

Once you’ve completed the required Category and Product Type fields, you may choose to add values for optional fields (before heading to further required fields like Title):

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3. Title, Description, Brand (Required) 

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The default Title value is your Shopify product name but you can override if you wish.

The default Description is your Shopify product description but you can override if you wish.  You can override by entering your own text values, or mapping to fields stored in your Shopify catalog (Tip: entering a field name enclosed in curly brackets with use that field name content without you having to retype it - it will also keep it linked if your field content change, Amazon will automatically get the updated value).

In the below example, the “Brand” listing field has been mapped to the “Brand” field in Shopify by entering {Brand}.

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4. Search Terms, Bullet Points & Other Amazon SEO fields

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These fields are optional and can be used to help with Amazon SEO (to help with how well your new Listings appear when buyers search on Amazon).

Note: Battery information is required if you are using Amazon FBA.

 

5. Publish and Save

Once you have reviewed and edited the field values for your listing details and are ready to list your product on Amazon, set the Listing Status to “Publish Listing Details” and then press “Save” to publish both your Offer and Listing details to Amazon.

Note: Publishing Listing Details for a new product is effectively tell Amazon to 'create a new product in the Amazon Catalog'.  To sell on that product you also need to have an Offer (see Creating New Offers at the top of this article).

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If your product has been successfully published to Amazon, you will see this green “Active” status icon listed beside it.

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You can view your active listing on Amazon by clicking on the “See on Amazon” button in the product window for that product.

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If, after you press “Save”, there are any errors preventing your product from being successfully listed, you will see an error notification at the top of the product window, such as in the example below where the product was unable to be listed because a Product Type and Category have not yet been selected.

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If this happens, follow the instructions in the error notification and press “Save” again once finished. If you are unable to resolve an issue preventing you from successfully listing your product, please contact support at ascsupport@codisto.com.