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Adding Inventory through the User Interface

Individual inventory items can be added through the All Products view. This page enables the user to add new items one at a time into the system. This method is preferred when only needing to add a few items to inventory. If you need to add more than a handful of items at once, it is recommended that you use the bulk upload spreadsheet import option instead.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing

 

Video


Adding Inventory via the User Interface – This video is for sellers who wish to learn how to add inventory into ChannelAdvisor via the User Interface. This method is suggested for users who wish to add or make edits to only a handful of items. It is suggested to learn how to add items via the user interface to understand how your inventory will look in the software when using alternative methods of upload. View Transcript


 

 

Tasks to Complete


Begin by navigating to your Inventory > Products > All Products view to accomplish any one of the following tasks.

  1. Creating New Inventory
    • Select the Create New button at the top left corner of the All Products Grid. 
      1. Select Item to create an actual inventory item.
      2. Select Parent if creating a parent item for a variation .
    • You will then be taken to the item details view where you will be able to enter the details of your item.
  2. Editing Existing Inventory
    • Select the SKU name for the product you wish to edit.
    • You will then be taken to the Edit Item page - the product details view - where you will be able to edit the details of your product. Please note, as of July 2014, only the New Edit Item page will be available to edit product details.
    • On the Edit Item page, there are three tabs:
      • Product: Use the orange navigation links on the left-hand side to jump from section to section of product data. The sections are:
        • Basic Info
        • Store: This section is used for all store-related data, including the Store Title field, which used to be separated from other store data on the old page.
        • Pricing
        • Quantity: In this section, quantity is tracked and displayed at the Distribution Center level. If you are taking advantage of our Multiple Distribution Center feature, you can easily track product quantity across all Distribution Centers from this section of the page.
        • Variation Relationship: This section is only visible if the product you are editing is a parent or child in a variation relationship.
        • Attributes: Here, you can either click into each field, or use your keyboard to tab through each of the Attributes fields to effectively update and manage this data.
      • Images:
        • Click Upload for any image placement tag to upload and assign an individual image in one step.
        • Click Choose Existing for any image placement tag to select an image from your image library, and assign the image to that tag.
        • Paste a URL in the field for any image placement tag to add an individual image that you have hosted elsewhere. HTTPS images are recommended.
        • Click Upload New to upload images in bulk, and assign image placements to each image that is uploaded.
        • Click Image Placements to add or edit image placement tags to your ChannelAdvisor posting account. You may also configure FTP settings to upload images in bulk from this page. If you would like to access this page directly, go to Inventory > Images > Image Hosting.
      • Shipping: Use the fields on this page to edit shipping values for the individual product.

Individual inventory items can be added through the All Products view. This page enables the user to add new items one at a time into the system. This method is preferred when only needing to add a few items to inventory. If you need to add more than a handful of items at once, it is recommended that you use the bulk upload spreadsheet import option instead.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing

 

Video


Adding Inventory via the User Interface – This video is for sellers who wish to learn how to add inventory into ChannelAdvisor via the User Interface. This method is suggested for users who wish to add or make edits to only a handful of items. It is suggested to learn how to add items via the user interface to understand how your inventory will look in the software when using alternative methods of upload. View Transcript


 

 

Tasks to Complete


Begin by navigating to your Inventory > Products > All Products view to accomplish any one of the following tasks.

  1. Creating New Inventory
    • Select the Create New button at the top left corner of the All Products Grid. 
      1. Select Item to create an actual inventory item.
      2. Select Parent if creating a parent item for a variation .
    • You will then be taken to the item details view where you will be able to enter the details of your item.
  2. Editing Existing Inventory
    • Select the SKU name for the product you wish to edit.
    • You will then be taken to the Edit Item page - the product details view - where you will be able to edit the details of your product. Please note, as of July 2014, only the New Edit Item page will be available to edit product details.
    • On the Edit Item page, there are three tabs:
      • Product: Use the orange navigation links on the left-hand side to jump from section to section of product data. The sections are:
        • Basic Info
        • Store: This section is used for all store-related data, including the Store Title field, which used to be separated from other store data on the old page.
        • Pricing
        • Quantity: In this section, quantity is tracked and displayed at the Distribution Center level. If you are taking advantage of our Multiple Distribution Center feature, you can easily track product quantity across all Distribution Centers from this section of the page.
        • Variation Relationship: This section is only visible if the product you are editing is a parent or child in a variation relationship.
        • Attributes: Here, you can either click into each field, or use your keyboard to tab through each of the Attributes fields to effectively update and manage this data.
      • Images:
        • Click Upload for any image placement tag to upload and assign an individual image in one step.
        • Click Choose Existing for any image placement tag to select an image from your image library, and assign the image to that tag.
        • Paste a URL in the field for any image placement tag to add an individual image that you have hosted elsewhere. HTTPS images are recommended.
        • Click Upload New to upload images in bulk, and assign image placements to each image that is uploaded.
        • Click Image Placements to add or edit image placement tags to your ChannelAdvisor posting account. You may also configure FTP settings to upload images in bulk from this page. If you would like to access this page directly, go to Inventory > Images > Image Hosting.
      • Shipping: Use the fields on this page to edit shipping values for the individual product.
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