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Classify your products with Product Classifier

The Amazon classification system uses values supplied by sellers to determine where products appear in the Amazon catalog. If this information is missing or incorrect, customers will have a difficult time finding, comparing, and purchasing your products. This could impact your sales on Amazon.

The Product Classifier tool can help you to identify the appropriate category and filter criteria for the product. The steps for using the Product Classifier tool to select the correct classification include:


The steps for using the Product Classifier tool to select the correct classification are:


  1. Select your product's classification using the browse or search options, and download files containing the values required to classify your products.
  2. Download the Inventory File Template identified in the Product Classifier file.
  3. Enter the values from the Product Classifier file and other related data into the Inventory File Template or the XML files.

To identify the appropriate classifications for your products, use the "Browse" or "Search" methods in the Product Classifier tool:


  1. Select the store in which your product belongs.
  2. Continue to narrow the classification options until the Select button appears.
  3. Click Select to add the classification to your list.
  4. Repeat the process to classify all of your products.
  5. Click Download List, and save the file.

Search


  1. Type a keyword into the Search box.
  2. Click the "+" (plus) sign to the left of the category name to select classifications for your products.
  3. Repeat the process to classify all of your products.
  4. Click Download List, and save the file.

To identify the correct Inventory File Template:


  1. Open the Product Classifier file and identify the inventory file template for your products by reviewing the suggestions in the Inventory Template Name column.
  2. Go to Inventory File Templates, and download and save the inventory file or files. You can use more than one inventory file.
Note: For sellers using XML feeds: you can use an XML upload.

Populate the classification and refinement fields

To add your selected classifications and refinements to your inventory file template files:


  1. Classification
    1. Open the Product Classifier file, and scroll to the Category column (which includes " Category " , " Node ID " and " Node Path ".
    2. Determine the product's category field.
    3. Identify these same fields in your Inventory File Template. Note: The "Node ID" in the product category files and the "Recommended Browse Node" in the Inventory File Template and the XML file are corresponding attributes.
    4. Copy the Valid Values from the Product Classifier file into the corresponding cell in the inventory file template for the product you are listing.
    5. Repeat this process for all of the products you are listing.
  2. Refinement
    1. Open the Product Classifier file, and scroll to the Refinements columns: Refinement Name, Refinement Field, Valid Values, and Modifier.
    2. Identify the Refinement Field for one of the products you are listing.
    3. Identify these same fields in your inventory file template.
    4. Copy the Valid Values from the Product Classifier file into the corresponding cell in the inventory file template for the product you are listing.
    5. Repeat this process for all of the products you are listing.
  3. Provide offers and other information in your inventory file.
  4. Save your inventory file template.
  5. Go to Inventory > Add Products via Upload on Seller Central.
  6. In the "Upload inventory files" drop-down menu, select the type of file to upload.
  7. Click "Browse" to locate your inventory file.
  8. Click " Upload Now" to upload your inventory file.
Note:

Sellers are required to provide a "Recommended Browse Node" for all your products in the Inventory File Template or XML file.

  • Inventory File Template: The "Node ID" obtained from the Product Classifier or Browse Tree Guides should be entered into the "Recommended Browse Node" column in the inventory file template.
  • XML Files: The "Node ID" obtained from the Product Classifier or Browse Tree Guides should be entered into the "Recommended Browse Node" attribute in the XML files.

Classify your products with Product Classifier


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