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.
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.
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.
1. Connect all the stores or marketplace accounts from your current sales channels.
2. Configure the listing import settings for your primary and secondary stores.
How to create your catalog
Completing your SKULabs catalog can be done in a few easy steps:
Import or create items 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 to import items, we'll automatically match any SKUs together. Alternatively, you can import a CSV of your items if you want more control over this process.
Run listings sync on your secondary sales channels to import items, we'll automatically match any SKUs together.
Merge any duplicate items or alternate SKUs and adjust any incorrect or missing links. Note: As of this step, your kits should still be treated as regular item SKUs.
Search for "Bundle", "Kit", or "Pack", then select and convert any items that you know are kits or bundles using the actions menu on the item list.
Go to the kits tab and click the link under "# of items" to setup your kits. Alternatively you can import your kits by CSV as well.
Building items automatically using listings sync
Listings sync imports products from your sales channels into SKULabs and can be used to create catalog items and link those listings automatically.
Manually linking listings to items
By default, listing sync automatically links unlinked listings to items in SKULabs when their SKUs match. When your listings SKUs are unique and consistent across your sales channels, this process can be completed automatically.
You can also manually link listings from your sales channels to the correct item or kit that represents them in SKULabs. This is useful if you want to have a closer control on which items imported listings are linked to or if listings were unable to link to items automatically.
Recreating Items As Kits
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. If kits are created before review and approval by our team, we cannot ensure any premature progress creating kits can be preserved.
Before configuring Kits, listings must to be correctly linked to items and any duplicate SKUs must be merged.