Please be aware:
The product lister is currently in closed beta and is only available for Etsy.
There are certain data fields that we cannot update during the listing process. These are the advanced listings details from the "Listing Details" page on Etsy, like Primary color, Style, Occasion, or Celebration just to name a few (we have plans for them in the future, but there is no exact date yet).
DO NOT: refresh your browser window while working on the products or you will lose your progress.
DO NOT: close down the browser while the lister is creating the products or it will fail halfway through.
Preparing to list.
Please take the time to read the initial how-to guide on how the lister works, what are the limitations, and its settings here.
Sending SIMPLE Products straight away to Etsy lister.
As per the guide here we select the products that we want to list, press on the Lister button, and select "Open selected products in lister".
You will then be re-directed into our listing tool.
In here the first thing you need to select the sales channel you are looking to list to (this sales channel must be connected to Multiorders).
Then select the shipping template. We pull in shipping template details from your Etsy account, if you want to change anything about the shipping template, it all needs to be done via Etsy.
Attention: Do not start editing the product details at the bottom until you finished filling in all settings in the above area. The options from the header will allow you to preset a lot of data in bulk.
After you've chosen your shipping template, you are now able to fill in the rest of the key listing information like:
- Renewal Options - you can choose either Automatic or Manually.
- Listing State - you can create both Draft and Live listings. We recommend using draft, especially for first-time listing.
- Select Category - the standard Etsy category choice.
- About this item - the standard who made and when questions from Etsy.
- Tags / Materials - just like the other options Tags & Materials can be applied in bulk to selected products, so it's a good idea to at least put some common information that will be used across all listings. Each unique item should be separated by a comma.
Once the information is filled you can select products individually or all at the same time, to apply these settings. On the left side, below the "Select shipping template" dropdown you will find the "Select All" checkbox.
After you selected the products you want to update, press the "Apply to selected products" button you can see on the far right of the screen.
And you will be able to see that all the products below have the info applied to them.
From here you can make any additional detailed changed to the Etsy listings.
You can update the products Tittle, SKU, Description, Price, and Qty if you don't like the one imported.
All other taxonomy, status, and category settings can also be adjusted individually.
One new addition to this field is the "images to Upload" section. These images are being pulled in directly from the link saved on Multiorders. If you notice any missing images, you can add them here via an image URL link.
Simply paste in the link and press add and the image will be added to the list. Because these work via URLs the images can be hosted anywhere online.
Once you have confirmed that the product information is correct, press "Submit selected products"
Once the process begins do not close the browser until it has finished creating the listings.
Once all listings have finished generating you can check your Etsy store.
And that's it. Your simple product listings are done.
Sending CONFIGURABLE Products straight away to Etsy lister.
Listing Configurable products is almost the same as with Simple products, with just a few small adjustments.
You must select configurable products from the Configurable tab. If you do not, then the Listings you create will always be Simple.
Once the listing tool opens, fill in the information just as before for your Simple product listings, select the products, and press "Apply to selected products".
The first notable change between Simple and Configurable listings is the basic info area. It will say Parent item, the SKU will be made inaccessible and at the bottom, you will see a "Show variations" button. Product variations are collapsed automatically to fit more information into a single screen.
Once you press on the button you will get a full list of variations for this product, like SKU, Quantity, and Price.
The rest of the new elements in this process that you need to take a closer look at, are "Map your aspects to available variations" & "Select Etsy variation for linking images".
We automatically map aspects to variations when importing the product into the listing tool. Please be aware that Etsy supports only 2 variation types per listing, that is why we have the checkboxes here.
In the event that your original product listing has more than two variation types, you will need to merge two or more of them into a single variation type. In the example below, we are merging a product with two variation types into a product with only one variation type in Etsy. The actual amount of individual products created from this will still be the same, as you will see in our later examples.
After your variations are set, you can move to linking images to Etsy variations. Etsy allows setting images on only one set of variation types. In this example, we chose to assign images to the "Size" variation type, and then assigned pictures to the Small & Medium variations. This part is done automatically, but you can make changes to it before you complete the listing process.
With all of the new settings applied, just like last time, mark the checkboxes of the products you want to list and press "Submit selected products".
Once the listing process is finished, you can check on your products on Etsy.
This is how the variations look after the import on the first configurable Etsy listing.
And this is how an Etsy listing looks with its variations merged.
Listing from collections.
We have covered how to create collections and what they are for in the guide here. Following that guide create a Collection if you haven't already and proceed to add several products into it.
Once the collection is created and filled with products go into the Settings -> Lister page and look at the Actions menu to the far right.
From here click on the arrow icon to open the collection inside the Etsy lister.
After your completed the previously explained process of using the lister to create products, you can come back to the same page in Settings -> Lister, and from the menu now choose the eye symbol.
This gives you a report for every product. Whether they have already been listed, if it failed what the cause was and which products still need listing.
Keep in mind that when you open a Collection that has both listed and unlisted products, they will all open in the lister.
This is a new feature that is still in beta, if anything seems out of place or some glaring features are missing that weren't covered in the list at the start, please get in touch with us over the live chat or email.