Let's cover one of the most complex topic, grouping products. It is complex because it is different on each marketplace, and small details matter very very much.
Variations and attributes on JET
Users can group together products. For example when they have a shirt in two different colors, they have it listed in our panel as two separate items, each with unique title and SKU. To link them together, so that they are listed on a marketplace as one item with an option to chose for users (a drop down menu with color) merchants must use grouping.
To make it look like this on JET:
Sellers needs to set up products in GeekSeller panel this way:
If added via a file, it will look like this (showing just a part of the file):
Common mistake: one important thing which I want to emphasize here is that each product from a group must have the same brand, same category and the same set of variations. You cannot submit variations in which for example one SKU has a color and another do not.
Walmart, JET and Amazon way of listing variations
To understand the example above, one must know how Walmart, Jet and Amazon requires merchants to link variations and create child / parent relationships between products.
Amazon expects to see a parent products to be an independent entry which is not seen to buyer, but which holds all children together
Jet needs to see only sellable products, and one of them must be selected as a parent product. Please note, a parent product cannot have anything provided in a parent column.
Walmart is asking for GroupID, which has to be a unique value of letters and numbers, not SKU. Please note Walmart also wants to see only SKUs which are sellable.
Variations and attributes on Walmart
Walmart attributes are a bit more tricky, please read more about that in this post, below just a quick overview.
To make it look like this on Walmart.com:
In GeekSeller panel on the list of products:
In GeekSeller panel when editing a single product:
CSV file structure (just a part of the file is shown):
JET multipack qty
Multi-pack Quantity: The number of items, based on the standard product code, that make up your merchant sku. This field must be a whole number.
It is important that Retailer Partners specify the correct multipack quantity based on the product UPC (or other unique identifier). If the UPC represents a 4-pack of and individual item, then the multi-pack quantity is 1. If the UPC represents a single item, but your merchant sku is a pack of 4, the multi-pack quantity is 4.
When you list multipacks as variations, you should not use multipack qty to indicate the amount of products in the pack, but use size attribute. Example (notice that the same ASIN is used):
Walmart multipack qty
You cannot really sell multipacks on Walmart as easily as on JET. Walmart links products strictly via UPC or EAN code, so if your UPC or EAN code is associated with a single SKU, you cannot list it under a different SKU with the same UPC or EAN and claim to be a multipack. You would need a new separate UPC or EAN which will represent multipack.