This import allows you to mass update stock for items stored in your warehouses operating on the crossdock model.
This article will help you to ensure a successful import walking you through the template and a step by step guide along with best practices and tips.
The upload template
Here is a brief about all the columns you would need in your import file
|Field / Column||Important||Sample value||Description|
|Country_Code||Required||AE||The country for which you've exported. Your available products will be different depending on country selected|
|id_partner||Required||1455||Your unique partner id that identifies your account and your products|
|partner_sku||ashar2||The SKU you assign your self to each and single one of your product|
|Psku_Code||Required||a51578b667d96d04e0fb34d||This code is generated as soon as your product is linked to a noon product. It is a standardized alphanumeric code that will not change. When making subsequent imports you can either use this value or your partner_sku or both|
|x_noon_sku||Optional||N20174454A||The noon sku. This will only be available for linked products|
|x_noon_brand||Optional||Apple||The brand of your product as registered with Noon|
|noon_warehouse_code||Optional||W00000001A||The identifier of which noon warehouse where your products located|
|Partner_Warehouse_Code||Required||1805||Your warehouse code if you've chosen to assign one.|
|current_stock_gross||Optional||1||The old stock available before your import|
|current_processing_time||Optional||2_days||The old processing time available before your import|
|Stock_Gross||Required||90||The new stock available after your import|
|Processing_Time||Optional||same_day||The new processing time available after your import.|
Best practices and tips
Check formatting within columns
Some columns require certain formatting. For example, "Processing_Time" indicates duration in days as following (same_day,1_day,2_days,3_days,4_days)
For small updates use the paste feature
If you are only making a small update (less than 500 row) you can paste the values directly into the import and submit. That way you won't have to worry about file formats
Be sure to save your file in xlsx or csv format
Product Catalog doesn't import XLS files. If you create or edit your file in Excel, we recommend saving the file with Unicode Text encoding.or you can simply paste all the data in the Paste tab.
Check the file format and encoding
- Windows: Select Save As > Save as type > Unicode Text.
- Mac: Select Save As > Format > UTF-16 Unicode Text.
If you have set a default processing time value for your warehouse you do not need to update processing time in this import. For details on how to set a default read this article here
List each item on its own row Each row in your xlsx/csv file must represent a single product and a warehouse location, such as a mobile, a toy or a T-shirt etc.
If you need to make only minor changes or additions to the account, you might choose to export a xlsx file from Exports, edit it, then import it back into Imports.
The psku_code and the partner sku are not matching
This usually occurs when you partner sku contains all numbers or special characters. In order to solve this issue after you have prepared your import you can delete the partner sku column or just import against psku_code.
Alternatively not saving the file after download and just pasting in the values can prevent issues.
Step by step walkthrough
1- From your dashboard (Home) left menu, select Products
2- From your Catalog left menu, select Imports
3-In Select type drop down menu, please select Crossdock Stock Update
4- Press NEXT at the right bottom of the page
5- Now you can import your file through
-Drag & drop
- Browse your computer
- Copy and paste the data in the Paste tab
6-After you get a green loading bar, please press submit at the right bottom.
7- Then you can track the status of your import in the imports page, once it's processed, that means all your updates is in place.
If your file has so many updates, it may takes sometime in processing, you can refresh the page using our button at the top right until you get your file processed.