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Add your products in bulk using inventory files

You can use the inventory file templates for bulk listings if you want to create multiple product listings at the same time or update existing product details for multiple product listings. These templates include a list of details that you need to provide in order to list your products on Amazon.in.

Benefits of using inventory files for bulk listing

  • Create multiple listings at a time
  • Identify and fix errors in your listings by accessing the Feed Error report. For more details, please go to the Check Processing Reports for errors section below.
  • Update multiple listings at a time

Watch the video on the advantages of using bulk tools:

To learn about the advantages of using bulk tools, please watch this video.

What do I need to do before using inventory files?

  • Install a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel to enable you to access the inventory file formats.
  • Request for approval (if necessary) to list and sell specific product categories that require approval for listing on e-commerce marketplaces due to possible risks associated with the products and statutory requirements to be complied by you. For more information, please go to Classify Your Products Using the Product Classifier and Categories and Products Requiring Approval.
  • Request for approval for a GTIN exemption if you do not have a Product ID or identifiers, such as UPC code, GTIN, or barcode. You can list your product on Amazon by providing your brand name and product type. If you do not have a registered brand name, then you can list your product with “Generic” as your brand name

Tools to create Bulk Listing templates

Custom template

These are customisable templates available per product type, to which you can add groups of additional attributes besides the mandatory attributes specified in the template. You can provide details of multiple product categories in the same template. (Flat Files): Category Specific Templates are inventory files specific to one product category and include attributes necessary to list products relating to only that product category. To learn more, go to Create your inventory file template.

Prepare Your Listings (PYRL)

You can upload any spreadsheet in which you have catalogue details updated for the products that you intend to list on Amazon. The Prepare Your Listings tool maps the headers to our inventory templates and creates products as per the information provided.

Listing Loader

Use this tool to add offers to existing ASINs by providing mandatory product information, such as Product ID, SKU, condition type, price, quantity, and other additional attributes that you intend to add on the product page. To learn more, go to Upload inventory using the Listing Loader.

Step-by-step procedure for creating Bulk Listings

Please follow the steps below to add multiple products through bulk listing

Step 1

Create bulk listing

  1. In Seller Central, click the Inventory tab.
  2. Select Add a Product via Upload or Add a Product, and then click I am uploading a file to add multiple products in the search box to start bulk listing.
  3. Select the Download an Inventory File tab.

Step 2

Add offers to existing products in bulk or create new listings

There is a possibility that the product which you want to list and sell may already be listed on Amazon.in. In such a case, you can simply match your products to the existing product pages in the Amazon catalogue. You can also search the catalogue with product title, barcode, or other identifiers to verify if your products are already listed or sold by other sellers on Amazon.in. (Please refer to Option 1 below).

If you want to add offers to existing products in bulk or create new listings, then please click I am uploading a file to add multiple products to start bulk listing.

Prepare your bulk Excel file with attributes

Prepare Your Listing (PYRL) allows you to submit catalogue data in any format with attributes related to your product but not necessarily in the same format as in the inventory file templates available in Seller Central. Based on your understanding of your products, you can prepare your Excel file in the following ways:

Option 1: If your products are already listed with Amazon. Watch this video on adding offers in bulk to existing product pages.

  1. Complete Step 1
  2. Download the Listing Loader template.
  3. Use EAN/UPC/Barcodes of the products listed on Amazon.
  4. Add offer-related details, such as price, quantity and SKU
  5. Upload the file under Upload your Inventory File

Option 2: If your products are not listed with Amazon.

  1. Complete Step 1
  2. Select the product types that you want to list.
  3. Click the Advanced mode to generate a template for the chosen product types.
    Note: Click Custom mode if you have limited attributes and want to add specific information only.
  4. Click Generate Template and add additional attribute groups, such as Image and Variation. To learn more about it, please watch this video. You can alternatively use your own product catalogue. To learn more, watch this video.
  5. Ensure that you have provided all the required attributes for the product which you intend to list in the inventory file or in your product catalogue file. Download a sample product file for reference.

Step 3

Check processing report for errors

In Monitor Upload Status, please check for errors and warnings. If errors occur, then download processing report to troubleshoot issues and re-upload. To learn more, please go to Feed Processing reports.

Things to Remember

  • After successfully uploading your bulk file, you will be able to view all the listings in the Manage Inventory tab.
  • Check the Listing Quality Dashboard periodically to review important recommendations on product information to include in Product Details when listing your products. Some of the benefits of using LQD are increase in product discoverability, reduced customer returns owing to missing attribute information, and an enriched Product Detail Page.
  • Use the same procedure to partially update existing listings. Download a template and add an SKU or ASIN. Complete the attribute(s) column that you want to update or add, and select partial update from the drop-down in the Update/Delete column.
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