Follow these instructions to remove multiple sourced files from your inventory at once
Avasam can remove SKUs from your inventory in bulk using 2 methods - within the my products screen, or using a CSV file (a text file that can also be opened and edited in a spreadsheet such as Excel). This is faster and easier than removing them one at a time.
Removing products in bulk from my products
Removing products in your my products screen
- Open my products.
- Use the filters and search at the top to locate the products you no longer wish to have in your inventory to sell.
- You can click the tick boxes beside the product to select it for unsourcing.
- If you want to select all the products shown, then click on the select all box.
- Click on actions.
- Select unsource.
- You must confirm that you wish to unsource the selected products.
- If you're unsure, you can click cancel.
- If the SKUs are still mapped to an active listing, you will be directed to go to the SKU mapping tool to unmap them using the unlink button.
- Once unlinked, return to step 2 to select and unsource the products.
When removing products from your inventory (unsourcing them), Avasam will no longer control the listing (unmapped) but it will not end/remove them. This might cause you to sell products you cannot fulfil.
End the listing(s) before unsourcing them, in order to protect you from potential bad feedback or disputes.
Removing products using a CSV file
- Open the settings menu.
- Select 'imports'.
- Click on the add configuration button.
- Next, name the import for later reference.
- Select 'bulk delete products' from the import type drop-down list.
- If you aren't sure of the import file's format, then click on the link to 'download CSV template'. This will give you the correct headings and an example of the content it contains.
- You only require 2 headings - SKU and delete.
- If the contents of the delete column for a SKU is yes, then the SKU will be removed from your inventory.
- If the contents of the delete column is no, then that row will be ignored.
- Once your file is ready, click on the upload button.
- Select your file and click 'open'.
- Click the analyse and map button for Avasam to process your CSV file. When complete, Avasam will update the relevant view.
- Check the data preview to ensure you selected the correct file. If not, then return to step 6.
- You need to ensure that the data from the CSV file will be imported into the right place. This takes place in field mapping.
- When Avasam recognises the heading of a field in the file, it will map it to the corresponding field.
- If the field is mapped incorrectly, you can delete the mapping by clicking on the 'x' beside it.
- Any CSV fields not mapped will be found in the CSV field drop-down list.
- Select the field to map from the list, then select the field it should be mapped to in the map to list. Next, click the map field button to apply the mapping.
- Repeat steps 14 and 15 for all fields you want to be imported.
- When complete, click the button marked 'add configuration'.
- You will be returned to the imports screen, and see a list of currently available import configurations with their status.