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Which sites are supported for pricing management ?

The following sites are supported :

  1. Amazon USA
  2. Amazon UK
  3. Amazon Germany
  4. Amazon France
  5. Amazon Canada
  6. Amazon Japan
  7. Amazon Italy
  8. Amazon Spain
  9. Amazon China
  10. Amazon India
  11. Buy.COM
  12. Play.COM
  13. Ebay US

AWS Credentials Required for Amazon repricing

Please read this Amazon notification with regards to re-pricing and take action immediately as outlined: Amazon API Update July 2010, because of Amazon policy change dated July 2010, you are required to input your Amazon AWS "Access Key ID" and "Secret Key" into ChannelMAX for Amazon repricing to continue. Amazon will be then tie these two values to your Amazon seller account and depending your sales volume in Amazon, your re-pricing frequency capability will change. Currently re-pricer is using ChannelMAX default AWS pair, Amazon will not allow this any more effective Oct 15 2010. Please read more detail at

Why do you receive email with subject line "_GET_FLAT_FILE_ALL_ORDERS_DATA_"

Under "Unified --> Inventory", we have a column named "Sales" .. This column displays total quantity sold for last 3 days. It's a step in our effort to tie pricing to inventory velocity and profit factor. We pull this report every 8 hours from Amazon and store order count by day. There is no other purpose of downloading this report. With next release you would be able to easily differentiate your slow moving SKUs from fast moving SKUs. There is absolutely no harm with us downloading the report and would not impact your account in any way.

You may refer the image below.

 

File:Selling qty update.jpg

 

Reprice Rule Specific questions

For all specifics regarding reprice rule, please view this link

Getting Started With Repricer

How MinimumSellingPrice or Floor is defined for Repricing ?

Please see FloorCalculation

How "RE-PRICE-CHGONLY" schedule works ?

  • When we process very large inventory file with thousands of SKUs, system would take time to complete it's task as it need to scan each and every ASIN present in the file from Amazon.
  • This process at times may take couple of hours to complete.
  • Unless the whole file is processed, repricer would not pick the changes from the new file in repricing.
  • Therefore, repricing based on new Cost/Min values may be delayed by couple of hours.
  • Hence, to come out of this problem we may schedule a new process "RE-PRICE-CHGONLY" under myReports --> Process Setups page.
  • RE-PRICE-CHGONLY schedule runs more frequently and picks new Cost/Min values with faster reaction time.
  • Any manual changes of Cost/Min updated in Unified --> Inventory, triggers are also recorded.
  • We hope that this new process would give relief for many of you who have millions of SKUs in inventory for repricing.
Below are the settings required in ChannelMAX:
Step-1
  • When you use FTP process [[1]] ""Create Cost Adjustment Record" need to be enabled under Legacy --> myAccount --> Setup DropShip --> My Own FTP --> Section 11. Please refer the image below.

File:Cost adjustment record.jpg

Step-2
  • Once you enable "Create Cost Adjustment Record", our admin team would create RE-PRICE-CHGONLY schedule under myReports --> Process Setups page for the desired Selling Venue.

File:Reprice chgonly.jpg

Step-3
  • All of these Cost/Min adjustments are captured under "myReports --> Cost Adjustment Report" as shown below.

File:Cost adj report.jpg

Invoking ChannelMAX Amazon or Buy.COM Reprice report

After a repricing is complete, the repricing report is available on the web. Please do the following steps to invoke the report

  1. Open either Google Chrome or FireFox, not IE
  2. Login to ChannelMAX Unified
  3. Click on the icon 'Repricer'
  4. A new window will open with the detailed report
  5. Please click on any of the black buttons to display the result
  6. or you can search any SKU or ASIN

PS: The direct invokation of the ChannelMAX reprice report link will no more work, you must login to ChannelMAX first.

File:WebTop-Repricer.png

Assign SKUs specific repricing model

Question

How can I have specific skus to apply to the new rule ? For example, I would like to have all my headphones $5 below other competition but other products, I would like to keep it 1c below. Is this something possible?

Answer

Yes .. You assign specific repricing model to the SKUs you desire. Here is how

(a) File Upload: In the file, add a column called "RepricingModelID" and put the ID value(numeric) from 'Repricing Model' in this column and upload. This is the preferred approach as you can do mass update.

(b) Or you can edit the SKU using "Unified -- Inventory" and change the repricing model assigned.

you may check the ChannelMAX file upload template Here

you may also download the ChannelMAX file upload template from this link

PS
If you need to create a new rule
  1. Click on "Settings'
  2. Navigate to 'Repricing Model'
  3. Click on 'Copy' to the left of 'Repricing Model List'
  4. Change the name and attributes as desired.

Connecting to Amazon Canada

Q) I have a seller central account in Canada. But exact same setting as for my US account in ChannelMAX results in connection failure. What should I do

Ans:

Please get new set of MWS Access Keys as instructed in this wiki link and then input the credentials under 'Settings--> Selling Venues ---> Amazon Canada'.
Then, tick mark option#2a and 2b and click on 'Save Repricer Settings.

How to schedule the repricer

Once your account is validated and inventory file is uploaded to ChannelMAX, you may create the schedule under "Process Setup". So that a comprehensive report is created for you to analyze. If you are okay with the report, you may choose to go live. Please follow these instructions to schedule your repricer in your ChannelMAX account.

  1. Open Google Chrome or Fire Fox
  2. Click on "Settings"
  3. Click on 'Process Setup'
  4. Click on 'Create New Schedule' at top right,
  5. Create a schedule that will look like as in the screen -shot.
  6. Once you schedule it, please give 3 to 5 mins for the schedule to kick off.
  7. Once schedule kicks off, in 'Process Setup', the "Last Run At" will be populated with time stamp.
 

File:Settings-ProcessSetup-Schedule.jpg

 

Special repricing model at Amzon category level(Deprecated)

Q) I just want to make all the SKUs in the Electronics and Wireless Category to match to the lowest Buybox seller price (+$0.01) - then I will adjust other categories as we go.

Answer: Currently, we don't have that this feature of assigning repricing model to the Amazon category as a whole. You will have to add a column called "RepricingModelID" to the file upload and input ID from 'myInventory --> AMZN Repricing Rule" and upload to ChannelMAX.

However, starting Aug 1st week 2010, you will be able to assign repricing model at category level using 'myInventory --> AMZN Category Setup'

Same Item: Multiple ASINs

Q) l have overcome a another problem on amazon. There seems to be more than one asin for the same product on amazon, is there a way l can reprice against that asin as well as my own asin?

For example: Chantelle Duvet Cover Set, Cream/Gold, Double

Ans: Sorry, we don't have a solution for this yet. However we believe that Amazon will eventually delete the duplicate ASIN and you will be fine.

Data feed to ChannelMAX using FTP

Q) I have an internal database system. I want to feed the data required for repricing to ChannelMAX via an FTP. How can I do that ?

Answer: Sure you can. First of all you will need to have an FTP of your own

Create a file called <channelmaxloginid>_ftp_channelmax.txt and put in the FTP
Say your login name is demo1000, then the file name will be demo1000_ftp_channelmax.txt
The file should contain the following columns and must be tab delimited text file
SKU
SellingVenue
ASIN
MaxSellingPrice
MinSellingPrice
please refer to the file layout as seen in this link
Then login to unified.channelmax.net
Click on "Settings"
Click on "Dropship"
Then click on "My Own FTP"
Input your FTP information under "Inventory Download Information" along with "File Name to Download".
Click on "Save"

File:Setup-OwnFTP.png

As a next step, ChannelMAX administrator will schedule the FTP pull.

Data feed to ChannelMAX with multiple files using FTP

We may now be able to process multiple files posted in your FTP and import Min/Max values to CMAX inventory as an alternate option to unified --> File Uploader.
Step-1
Please create a file containing following columns, save it in tab delimited text format with name "cmax[CMAX login name]-ftp-reprice-us[SellingVenue]-1.txt".
1. SKU
2. FBA
3. Sellingvenue
4. ASIN
5. MinSellingPrice
6. MaxSellingPrice
7. Quantity
8. Repricingmodel
9. MAP
10. Purchaseprice
11. Leadtimetoship
12. UPC
13. EAN
14. Weight
15. Productname
PS: Column headers should NOT be removed if values are blank.
Step-2
As a next step, please navigate to Section 5 of "DropShip --> My Own FTP" (in 'Settings') and input file names separated by a comma in the text box provided for "File Name To Download" along with FTP login credentials, click on "Save" at the bottom of the page.
You may refer the image below.

File:Ftp setup for multiple files.jpg

PS: In this page,"Purge and replace ChannelMAX with every FTP file feed" should NOT be checked in option#11 My Own FTP at the bottom of the page.

File:Ftp setup for multiple files setup.jpg

How to process unlimited number of files from FTP as (File Uploader - replacement)

ChannelMAX can process any number of files posted in your FTP and import the Min/Max values to ChannelMAX inventory. The files you post in your FTP should be in the following format.
channelmax_[CMAX login name]_ftp_[Date and time].txt.
If CMAX login name is demo001, then the file name should be with login name and current date that is, channelmax_demo001_ftp_20131026123400.txt
In 'Unified --> Legacy' under 'Dropship --> My Own FTP---> Section-5 Inventory Download Information ', we would need to modify the file name as channelmax_demo001_ftp*.txt. This would enable the system to process any number of files posted in your FTP.
Uploading file should contain the following columns. If there is no value to be updated, then corresponding columns should be kept empty and the column headers should not be deleted from the file.
1. SKU
2. FBA
3. Sellingvenue
4. ASIN
5. MinSellingPrice
6. MaxSellingPrice
7. Quantity
8. Repricingmodel
9. MAP
10. Purchaseprice
11. Leadtimetoship
12. UPC
13. EAN
14. Weight
15. Productname
 

File:Section5 setting for multiple file process.jpg

 

Repricing every 10 mins ?

Q) Would you offer a service capable of re-pricing about 20 of our top items every 10 minutes on Amazon ?

Ans: Yes.. with the help of new Amazon Subscription API, we can accomplish this requirement.

BuyBox Explanation: Amazon

File:BuyBox-Explanation.png

Can I download ChannelMAX reprice report to Excel  ?

After each repricer is complete, ChannelMAX creates a tab delimited report and keep it on the web server so that you can download any time. You may refer the following steps to download and open the report:

Open Google Chorme or Fire Fox (not IE)
Login to unified.channelmax.net
Click on 'Settings' icon
Click on 'Submitted Processes'
Click on the 'R' link, its the 1st column from right on the grid
Once clicked, it will download a file with extension .7z, save it to a location in your computer.
The file name will be something like nnnn-loginname-RepriceReport-Pnnnn-Snnnnnnn.7z

File:SubmittedJobs.png

Download and install 7-zip from www.7-zip.org (download the exe version)
Now right click on the 7-zip file that you downloaded from ChannelMAX
Choose 'Extract Here' or 'Extract To `folder-name`'
Once extracted, you can open the resultant text (.txt) file using Excel
Since the number of columns is much more than Excel supports, you will get a warning while opening, ignore the warning.
 

Once you install 7-zip, if you right click on the file, you will see the option to extract the file. Please see this screen shot File:7zip-Extract.png

I want the file with only those SKUs that had price changed (FTP)

If you want to download only the file with SKUs that went thru price change, you need to download the reprice file from ChannelMAX, myReports --> Process Setup. You may also have this file FTPed to you. The link will look like this -->

http://www.repricer.net/repricereport/[channelmaxid]/[userid]-[channelmaxid]-RepriceFile-P[psid].txt

File:Reprice-File-Link.png

Assigning different repricing model for different SKUs

Q) What about having specific repricing parameter for only one sku. Is it possible to customize the pricing of a sku within a repricing rule? So for example, sku #1 is part of a repricing model that drops the price by .01 for all products. But for this sku#1 I would like to set that it reprices at 5% below the competition. Is there a way that I can put custom parameters for a particular sku in the repricer?

Answer. Yes.
This can be done. Here is how
Click on 'Settings'
Navigate to 'Repricing Model'
Click on 'Copy' to the left of 'Repricing Model List'.
Once saved, this new rule will be displayed in the top left grid
Click on the new rule,
Change The name of the rule to something appropriate
Change other parameters as required
Now you can upload the repricing model ID using the file for specific SKU
Please look at this link for how to upload the file.

Can we get the changes only (SKU and Price) in a file FTPed to us ? =

Sure .. Please setup the FTP using 'myAcount --> Efficiency Setup', bottom section.


I want customized reprice report, can I ? Is FTP option available ?

Sure you can .. Please see these three demo custom report formats.

Demo Custom Report-1
Demo Custom Report-2
Demo Custom Report-3
Step-1

Create the file as tab delimited text file using the column headings and appropriate macros as in the demo files. If you want to download your already uploaded file, please see this link

Step-2
Give this text file a unique name, say "cmaxrepricereportmodel-demo-1.txt"
Step-3
Login to 'Unified.channelmax.net --> File Uploader '
Browse the file and click on 'Analyze this new file'
Please don't click on any of the upload button such (A) or (B) or (C) or (D) at the bottom
Step-4
a) Then, click on 'Settings'
b) Click on appropriate Amazon selling venue under 'Selling Venues'.
c) Input this file name in option#2F under heading "If you need specially formatted Repricer output file sent to you via FTP" and click on 'Save Repricer Settings'
Screen shot attached ..
 
File:Settings-SellingVenue-option2f.jpg
Step-5
After every repricer is complete, the report will be generated at this link (7-zip compressed)
http://www.repricer.net/repricereport/[ChannelMAXLoginName]/[CMaxUserID]-[ChannelMAXLoginName]-RepriceReport-P[nnnn]-Custom.7z

File:Repricer-CustomReport-Link.png

 
Step-6
We can only send the resultant file to your FTP account, please fill in your FTP login credentials in ChannelMAX under 'Settings--> DropShip-->My Own FTP-->Section 5'.
Please refer the following screenshot.

File:Settings-section 5.jpg

 

How to receive Customized file with only few columns

  • When you create a file as per Step -1 in the above link,[[2]] you would get an output file containing all columns in it like, SKU, ASIN, myTot, upto 10 competitor information like competitor prices, competitor shipping, Competitor merchant type etc.. which at times you may not require.
  • Hence, we have further customized this process which would provide you very limited columns like SKU, ASIN, myPrice, myShipping.
  • To receive output file with these few columns, you need to add an additional column SellerID1 with macro [#SELLERNAME1#] in the file created as per Step-1.


Step-7 (Macros)

These are the macros that are available ..(as on 2013-12-14)

  1. [#USERID#]
  2. [#LOGINNAME#]
  3. [#SITEID#]
  4. [#SKU#]
  5. [#ITEMID#]
  6. [#REPRICESEQUENCE#]
  7. [#MYRETAIL#]
  8. [#MAP#]
  9. [#UNITCOST#]
  10. [#ACTUALSHIPPINGCOST#]
  11. [#FLOOR#]
  12. [#CEILING#]
  13. [#TITLE#]
  14. [#CONDITION#]
  15. [#REPRICINGMODELID#]
  16. [#PRODUCTGROUP#]
  17. [#SALESRANK#]
  18. [#SMALLIMAGEURL#]
  19. [#UPC#]
  20. [#EAN#]
  21. [#MFG#]
  22. [#MPN#]
  23. [#MODEL#]
  24. [#BUYCOMSKU#]
  25. [#TOTALNOOFOFFERS#]
  26. [#ASIN#]
  27. [#WEIGHT#]
  28. [#REPRICEPRICE#]
  29. [#REPRICETIME#]
  30. [#CURRNOTCH#]
  31. [#NEWNOTCH#]
  32. [#BBOXPOSN#]
  33. [#TICK#]
  34. [#IAMFEATURED#]
  35. [#IAMFBA#]
  36. [#MYPRICE#]
  37. [#MYFBAPRICE#]
  38. [#MYSHIPPING#]
  39. [#MYTOTAL#]
  40. [#MYINFO#]
  41. [#BUYBOXMERCHANTS#]
  42. [#BUYBOXPRICE#]
  43. [#BUYBOXSHIPPING#]
  44. [#BUYBOXTOTAL#]
  45. [#AMAZONMINHRS#]
  46. [#AMAZONMAXHRS#]
  47. [#LOWESTFBAPRICE#]
  48. [#LOWESTNONFBAPRICE#]
  49. [#LOWESTNONFBASHIPPING#]
  50. [#AMAZONLKEPRICE#]
  51. [#TRACEROUTE#]
  52. [#TRACEROUTEDC#]

Terminology

Featured

Seller who is featured for the specific ASIN.

FeaturedFBA

Seller who is featured for the specific ASIN and also has the listing being sold FBA

FeaturedBuyBoxFBA

Seller who is featured for the specific ASIN, has the listing being sold FBA and sellers has BuyBox on that listing.

Regular

Non-Featured Seller

RegularFBA

Non-Featured Seller but has the listing as FBA.


  1. ASIN
  2. FBA
  3. SKU
  4. Featured/Regular
  5. BuyBox
  6. Sales Rank
  7. Product Review
  8. TotalPrice (Price + Shipping), which is what is sorted by
  9. UPC (Universal Product Code)
  10. EAN (UPC, european version)
  11. MAP, (definition)
  12. Add2Cart Price (why in Amazon), in a nutshell, if the offer price is less than the MAP (minimum advertized price) as suggested by Manufacturer, then the price is hidden, example ASIN
  13. Cost
  14. Floor
  15. Retail
  16. Ceiling
  17. PurchasePrice aka ProcurementPrice
  18. LeadTimeToShip (Once order is received by the seller, how much time the seller take to ship the item out of his/her warehouse)
  19. Amazon category
  20. StockLevel (quantity available sale)
  21. FeedbackRating (See Feedback Rating for a seller in Amazon)
  22. Amazon MWS (Read More Here)
  23. Amazon AWS Keys (Read More Here)
  24. Amazon PAA read more here

How can I check if my repricer is running

There are few steps you can take to check repricing:

1)

  1. Login to unified.channelmax.net
  2. Click on 'Settings'
  3. Click on 'Process Setup' and see whether the repricer schedule is in 'Active' status or not.(P:S: You should not change any schedule without prior discussion with ChannelMAX).
  4. Click on 'Submitted Processes'.. it will show you the log of when the scheduled processes started and ended and how many SKUs are impacted. Specifically look for 'RE-PRICE'. This confirms if repricer is running.

2)

Check the connection to Amazon under 'Settings--> Job Process Log'.
  1. If there are entries, the 'Status' column should say _DONE_.
  2. If there are no entries, it means that your repricer is running in report mode.
  3. The timestamp shows when the data was fed to the selling venue (such as Amazon) .. Please note that this time will be after the start time as found in 'Show Submitted Process'
  4. We feed to Amazon after every 5K SKUs are processed, so if you have 10K SKUs being processed, you will see two entries. Please see this link how to remove from report mode

Changing shipping to zero, what need to be done ? rule#12

Q) Currently we have shipping bands in amazon which we want to remove and offer free shipping to our customers. Please suggest that If I change the shipping as zero in all bands in Amazon, what changes do I need to make in the repricing rules.

Answer
When you start offering free shipping, you must increase your minimum selling price in ChannelMAX. For example, say before you offer free shipping your price is $10.00 and shipping is $5.00, total is $15.00 and your minimum selling price is $10. But now, since you offer zero shipping and still you need to get $15 from your buyer, your minimum selling price in ChannelMAX must be $15.00 to account for zero shipping.
So this what you should do
Change your minimum selling price and upload to ChannelMAX (three columns needed SKU,MinSellingPrice and SellingVenue).
Make sure your upload went thru using 'Unified --> File Uploader'
now navigate to 'Repricing Model' in 'Settings'.
Click on rule#12 (I have Zero Shipping) in the appropriate repricing model.
Click on 'Update shipping related rules'
Once repricer is complete and prices are updated in Amazon, please change shipping to zero in Amazon.

How to compete with featured sellers only ?

Navigate to 'Category Setup' in 'Settings'.
Then, check mark the categories you are featured and click on 'Save' at the bottom. Please note that the "Auto Detect Amazon Featured Status" does not work yet.
 

File:Settings-Category Setup.jpg

ChannelMAX Is feeding the price, status show _DONE_, but price is not updated in Amazon ?

Please make sure SKU in ChannelMAX, match back to that of Amazon.

Does ChannelMAX offer repricing for FBA items ?

Yes .. ChannelMAX supports FBA items. You need to upload the FBA inventory with 'FBA' column set to 'Y'.

You may check the ChannelMAX file upload template Here
You may also download the ChannelMAX file upload template from this link

FBA and merchant fulfilled for the same ASIN ? rule#1

Question

We sell both on FBA and regular merchant fulfilled items. We want two different sets of rules: one for our FBA items and one for our merchant fulfilled items. We want our FBA items to only match the other sellers' item price and not beat it. However, we still want our merchant fulfilled items to beat it. How this can be done ?

Answer

You will have to define two separate repricing models 'Repricing Model' in 'Settings', one for FBA and another for non-FBA. In the one for FBA, you set rule#1(a) as 0.00 and for the non-FBA, set the rule#1(a) to whatever value you may like (default is 1c lower).

How to force run the repricer manually?

You might have edited some repricing rules or adjusted Min Max values for couple of SKUs. To reflect the changes you made in ChannelMAX, it may take couple of more minutes or hours based on your repricer schedule configured under 'myReports -->Process Setups' page. Instead of waiting for the repricer to complete it's task, you have the ability to force run the repricer manually in ChannelMAX. To meet this requirement, you may click on 'Run Repricer Now' (running man image) in 'Unified --> Inventory' screen, choose the Selling Venue and then click on 'Submit Repricer Now'. Please may refer this image below.

 

File:Run repricer now settings-1.jpg

 

How do I find the files that I already uploaded to ChannelMAX ?

You can download the files that you already uploaded to ChannelMAX. Please do this

  • Login to unified.channelmax.net
  • Click on 'File Uploader'
  • Select the file that you want to download from the drop down list on the left and click on 'Analyze this already uploaded file'
  • Click on 'Download' link in the center top of the screen
You may refer to this attached screenshot
 

File:Settings-fileuploader-download.jpg

 

Amazon SKU Pattern requirement

For feeding to Amazon, SKU must not contain ampersand "&" in it.

Can ChannelMAX help me find Amazon categories for ASINs ?

Q

Do you know how we can find out the category for a list of ASIN's? We need to know the categories for all the ASIN's we sell so that we can produce the max/min prices.

Answer

Since Amazon charges different commission by different category, this is an excellent question. You can simply upload your SKU list (along with ASIN, Price and Quantity) in ChannelMAX and let ChannelMAX repricer process those SKUs. The resultant reprice report will show you the categories.

Amazon can be found at this page

How to add additional selling venues for repricing ?

Additional selling venues for repricing

If you are currently using ChannelMAX repricer for one of the selling venues: Amazon US or Amazon UK or Amazon DE or Amazon FR or Amazon CA or Amazon JP, and now you want to use ChannelMAX for additional Amazon accounts, what needs to be done ?

Answer

For pricing management, since the MaxSellingPrice and MinSellingPrice will vary by selling venue, you will need to maintain separate ChannelMAX accounts for each selling venue. To register separate ChannelMAX accounts, please email ChannelMAX with the following information:

  1. Selling Venue Name, such as Amazon UK, or Amazon FR etc.
  2. Your seller name in the selling venue
  3. An ASIN/Item that you are selling
  4. The email address that you want your new ChannelMAX account be associated with

Once received, your new ChannelMAX account will be created.

How to reprice very large inventory ? FTP

Question

I have a very large inventory that will easily grow more than 50K. How will ChannelMAX handle its repricing ?

Answer

If that is the case, then ChannelMAX offers special option whereby you can feed your data to ChannelMAX via FTP. You must break up your data in to tab delimited text files containing no more than 30K or 40K in each file. Then names the files should follow the pattern:

<channelmaxlogin>_ftp_channelmax-1.txt
<channelmaxlogin>_ftp_channelmax-2.txt
If your channelmax login id is demo001, then file name will be demo001_ftp_channelmax-1.txt and so on.

Then you need to upload your file to your FTP. Here is the file layout .. Please make sure that you delete no column, even if no values, all column must be intact in this order

  1. SKU (mandatory)
  2. ASIN (mandatory)
  3. MinimumSellingPrice (mandatory)
  4. RepricingModelID (optional)
  5. MaximumSellingPrice (mandatory)
  6. MAP (optional)
  7. Condition (optional)
  8. ActualShippingCost (optional)
  9. FBA (required Y or N)

File:Demo001_ftp_channelmax_1.png

SKU and ASIN is in ChannelMAX Inventory, but not repricing .. why ?

Just having the SKU/ASIN in ChannelMAX does not guarantee that the item will reprice. These are the some of the most common reason why the SKU/ASIN may not reprice

  1. The quantity in ChannelMAX is not greater than zero. ChannelMAX only picks SKUs with +ve qty for re-pricing
  2. The SKU may be in 'Trash' folder
  3. The repricing model ID associated has rule#44(a) is checked (meaning report mode)
  4. The repricing model ID associated has rule#35 is set to 100% of 'Item Unit Cost', whereas the 'Unit Cost' itself is missing

How to open text file without losing leading zeroes

If you have tab delimited text file and open using Excel directly clicking on it, you will lose the leading zeroes. You can avoid losing leading zeroes by opening the Excel file first (empty) and then use 'File --> Open'

File:Excel-Open-TextFile-WithLeadingZeroes.png

Do I have to update something if I change my shipping bands?

Question

Do I have to update something if I change my shipping bands?

Answer

Yes. You need to navigate to 'Selling Venues' in 'Settings' and update you shipping band as shown in the diagram below. File:Settings-SellingVenue-option2E.jpg

FBA SKUs and ChannelMAX

Question

If I now have a listing in the channelmax system, but I change my corresponding Amazon listing to FBA, does the repricer keep working normally for that listing? Or do I need to modify my channelmax listing in any way because my Amazon listing has changed to FBA?

Answer

Yes. All FBA SKUs must be marked as FBA in ChannelMAX.

This is how-1
Login to Unified --> Inventory
Search the SKU
Click on 'FN' below title to convert to FBA.. It will display as F in green color box
Click on 'Yes' in the confirmation panel opened
This is how-2
When you upload your file to ChannelMAX, please add a column called "FBA" to the file
Put Y in this column for all the SKUs that are FBA and upload to ChannelMAX

How to stop repricing an item ?

Question

How to block an SKU from re-pricing ?

Answer

There are many ways to block an SKU from re-pricing

a) You may make the quantity to zero. Repricer does not pick SKUs with zero quantity.
b) You may make MaxSellingPrice (aka Retail) and MinSellingPrice (UnitCost) same. Then re-pricer will keep the price at the same value.
c) The option that we recommend is that you create a new re-pricing model, set rule#44(a) and 44b checked and assign desired SKU to this new R model. Please see this link showing how you can assign an SKU to a specific re-pricing model.

Is there anyway to delete the reprice model I created?

Question:
Is there anyway to delete the reprice rule I created?

Answer:
Sorry no. Once you create a repricing model, for now, you cannot delete it. But if you have not assigned any SKU to that model, it will not have any issue.

How to create a new repricing model

Open Google Chrome
Login to unified.channelmax.net
Click on 'Settings'
  1. Click on 'Repricing Model'
  2. Click on 'Copy' icon to the left of 'Repricing Model List'
  3. Once saved, you will see a new model created and displayed on the grid at the top left
  4. Click on the new repricing model created, change the name and other attributes as desired.
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