Before you begin!
During initial catalog setup, it is common to re-import the entire catalog from scratch after initial review by our team.
Before configuring any kits, suppliers/supplier items, serials, POs, or other final aspects of your catalog, it's best to reach out and schedule an account review and onboarding configuration meeting where we can review your account with you to ensure your data is imported correctly, and provide our recommendations for setup.
The SKULabs Catalog
Your SKULabs catalog consists of Listings, Items, Kits, and the Links between them. Once catalog setup is completed, your items and kits will be linked to the Listings they represent on your sales channels.
Listings: Individual offers of your products for sale across your various sales channels. These are imported into SKULabs during listing sync and can be used to automatically build Items.
Listing Links: The relationship between a listing from your sales channel and the item or kit in SKULabs that represents its stock. A single SKULabs stock item or kit can be linked to as many listings for that product as you have across your sales channels.
Items: These are what you track inventory or put into orders. Items carry stock quantity, location, pricing, and historical order information and are the primary focus when managing inventory within SKULabs. Items are used to configure Kits.
Kits: Kits are one or more items in single or multiple units. e.g. 5-pack of SKU X, 10lbs of an item, or three different items in varying quantities that are fulfilled by one single line on an order. Kits can't be included inside kits, yet.
1. Connect all the stores or marketplace accounts from your current sales channels. Ideally, the first store you connect should have the most accurate product information, including unique and consistent SKU's, barcodes, and stock data.
2. Configure the listing import settings for your stores.
How to create your catalog
Completing your SKULabs catalog can be done in a few easy steps:
Create items manually or import a CSV for any products you don't sell individually or list on your stores but want to track inventory for.
Run listings sync on your primary sales channel. When product listing SKUs are unique and consistent across your sales channels, this process will automatically build new items and link listings with matching SKUs.
Run listings sync on your secondary sales channels to import items, we'll automatically match any SKUs together.
Review your catalog and link any unlinked listings or relink incorrectly linked listings to the correct item or kit that represents them. If you have any duplicate items or items with alternate SKUs, you can merge them together. The catalog setup wizard is a good way to help with unlinked listings at this step.
At this point, it would be best to reach out to schedule an onboarding configuration meeting. Our review and recommendations can help prevent needing to reconfigure kits from scratch twice in case a re-import of the catalog is required. Before configuring Kits, listings must also to be correctly linked to items and any duplicate SKUs must be merged.
If kits are created before review and approval by our team, we cannot ensure any premature progress creating kits can be preserved.
You can reach us through in-app chat, email at [email protected], or give us a call at 1-800-243-2986.
If you are confident, you can search your basic or advanced inventory page for any bundles, kits, or packs you might offer to select and recreate them as kits. Then configure the kits with their component items.
Once your catalog has been approved, you can put the finishing touches on your catalog by updating items details individually through the interface or in bulk via a CSV import.