DropShip products through your Amazon account by following these steps
At present, Avasam does not have an inbuilt listings tool. To list your products on Amazon, you will need to export information about the products from Avasam, and then create a marketplace listing using this information.
After you have imported the relevant files successfully, you can link listings to the correct Avasam products and map shipping services to the relevant shipping service details in Avasam.
If products and shipping services are not correctly mapped, then corresponding invoices cannot be raised and orders can't be passed to the supplier for dispatch to the customer.
Any products that we do not believe are suitable for selling on Amazon will be flagged accordingly in both the product description page and the catalogue search results using red text.
We are flagging such products in order to protect our sellers from listing products on Amazon where we believe there is a risk of rival sellers or brand owners reporting you for intellectual property rights infringements and where the supplier is not the brand owner/manufacturer, or where we may not be able to provide documentation required to evidence the supply chain back to the brand owner/manufacturer.
For more background reading on this, you can refer to our blog
Exporting product information
You should start by exporting the basic product details file. This contains all the information you need to create a listing.
Creating a listing on Amazon
The information exported from Avasam can be used to create listings for products on Amazon through your Seller Central account.
Firstly, check whether or not the item is already on Amazon. You can do this by searching for the barcode (Also known as the UPC or EAN number).
If the item does exist, then you can create a file to add your prices and a quantity to it (and any others which already exist) and remove them from the main file. Avasam will then take over by updating available quantities when you link the listing later.
When creating your inventory file for the price update, or for the listing creation, use the pre-existing Avasam SKU to make mapping much easier.
You can download the file template from this link - to use it, you need to login to your Seller Central account on Amazon. Each template file is a spreadsheet that contains tabs for the following fields:
- Definitions of the fields (including acceptable values for fields that only accept certain terms)
- Example template headings with a sample row
- Examples of acceptable formatting
Use the information from the Avasam export to build an inventory file by copying and pasting information from the appropriate columns.
We would always advise creating and testing an inventory file for a couple of products first to ensure you’re happy with the result.
Mapping products and shipping services
Once your listing has been created, you need to link it to Avasam products. You might need to wait a short while for the selling channel to update before clicking ‘download’ for the new listing details.
If you used the same SKUs as Avasam, then ‘automap’ will take care of the actual linking. Otherwise, you will need to map the listings to products one at a time.
You also need to link any shipping services that you haven't previously mapped. This will also allow orders to be downloaded and invoiced.
Avasam cannot invoice an order if it doesn’t know what the cost of the products and shipping services are. If it can’t invoice them, you can’t pay for them, and they won’t be sent to the supplier for dispatch. In addition, stock levels and prices won’t be updated by Avasam automatically.
Don't forget to make sure your payment method is setup, because the invoice cannot be paid without an active and correct payment method installed.