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Create your inventory file template

Note: This feature is currently available for Professional sellers only.

An inventory file template enables you to add or edit product listings in bulk. It is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that contains multiple data columns for describing your products using various attributes or information fields. You can create a template to suit your specific requirements and list different types of products across multiple categories using one template. The templates include the correct Browse Node, removing the need to find them from the Browse Tree Guide.

To create your inventory file template:

  1. Go to Add Products via Upload Download an Inventory File tab.
  2. Select the card which best describes your intended template usage, which includes but not limited to list new products, update price and quantity, and update product detail. When you click the card, a pop-up window will guide the most suitable template for your need and the template’s feature highlights. Follow the guideline at the bottom of the pop-up window to download template.
  3. When you are listing products not currently in Amazon’s catalog, please follow the directions in Steps 4 to 7.
  4. Select the type of product you want to sell by using either one of the methods:
    1. Search tool:
      1. Type the name or key product descriptor words in the search box and click Search.
      2. Select the type of product you want to list. Click Clear Search to move to the next search.
    2. Product Classifier:
      1. Select the category in which your product belongs.
      2. Continue to narrow the classification options until the Select appears.
      3. Click Select to add the classification to your list.
      4. Repeat the above steps to classify all your products.
  5. Review your selected products. You can edit your product list by removing specific products that you no longer want to include in your template.
  6. Select the stores where you are intending to create or edit the listings; the rest can be unchecked.
  7. Select the type of template that you want to generate:
    • Advanced: It contains all the attributes (required, preferred, and optional) associated with the selected products.
    • Custom: You can choose attribute groups associated with the above selected products that you want to add to your template. It also includes the required attributes.

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