First step of adding a supplier is to launch the application and click Add supplier in the main window. Window of adding supplier will show up.
Click Add offer to display window, that allows to select offer (if you have link to offer - received from a supplier - just paste it into special field and click Check - application will analyze this offer and determine, if it is valid and ready to configure). Familiarize yourself with information displayed in window and select location, in which the offer is being stored. If supplier offer is in multiple files, select one file first - rest of them can be added in the next step. After selecting offer file, click OK and you will be redirected to Adding supplier window. Please notice, that location indicated by you is visible in special field to enter link. Click Check - the application will immediately analyze offer and ask you about entering supplier name, thanks to which you will be able to recognize the newly added offer in the application.
Next step depends on, which data type/format the indicated offer is in:
After adding supplier, the application will immediately ask you to configure offer. You can of course skip this step, but - despite the offer is added - the application will not perform any operation. It is necessary to configure newly-added offer. In order to do this, just click twice on the supplier name. Window with supplier settings will show up.
Supplier settings window contains a few tabs, you should familiarize yourself with.
Supplier short name - it is a name used only in IAI Downloader. You can change it and it will not affect the offer synchronization.
Prefix for external system codes - each product imported to the IdoSell.com by means of the IAI Downloader will have its own external system code. Thanks to the possibility of adding prefix and two available options in External system code for imported products you can control, hot the external system code will look like.
Notice: We recommend not to change any settings concerning prefixes and external system codes. These are settings particularly sensitive to changes and every later intervention can cause unwanted and unexpected results as - for example - doubling products during the synchronization process.
Information: If you want to have external system code for products imported to the IdoSell.com exactly the same as in offer files, just clear the prefix field and mark the Automatically build the external system code from prefix and XML node product/size@code.
Update in products - this section allows to determine, which attributes should be updated in the IdoSell.com during offer synchronization. We recommend to set Update option active for all fields during the first synchronization.
Import and synchronization preferences - this section allows you to better control the flow of information on products. You can force the IAI Downloader to show the debug window during the synchronization process - it will show which parameters have changed in the supplier offer and which are new. You can also determine the application behavior - to synchronize data and import products without your intervention or demand your attention.
Products groups import mode - if supplier informed you, that his offer contains grouped products, we recommend to select the first option (products will be imported to the IdoSell.com and then grouped as in the supplier offer).
Overwriting photos and descriptions of photos - you can determine if the IAI Downloader should update all photos and descriptions of products in the IdoSell.com.
Downloading information about the suggested retail price - if supplier offer contains suggested retail prices and you want them to be imported, mark this option.
Categories from the supplier offer are listed on the left. Mark those, that you are interested in, and select - on the right - to which IdoSell.com categories they should be assigned. You can also complement additional options, such as: margin, warranty or visibility.
Notice: Bottom of this window holds the Automatically assign supplier categories in the IdoSell.com, which will perform all these operations for you, sometimes making wrong choices, so make sure you want to add all supplier categories to the IdoSell.com before selecting this option.
Left side holds Sizes in the supplier offer section. Select unassigned sizes. Mark size in the left column and then assign a proper IdoSell.com size to it.
Notice: Bottom of this window holds the Automatically assign supplier sizes in the IdoSell.com, which will perform all these operations for you, sometimes making wrong choices, so make sure you want to add all supplier sizes to the IdoSell.com before selecting this option.
List displays all producers defined in the supplier offer. Mark those you want to import to the IdoSell.com.
Left side holds the Series in the supplier offer section. Mark series in the left column and then assign a proper IdoSell.com series.
Select unit of measure from the supplier offer on the left and then assign a proper IdoSell.com unit of measure.
Notice: Bottom of this window holds the Automatically assign supplier units of measure in the IdoSell.com, which will perform all these operations for you, sometimes making wrong choices, so make sure you want to add all supplier units of measure to the IdoSell.com before selecting this option.
If an offer has been fully configured by you, the application is ready to synchronize it.
After performing full synchronization you can close the window of supplier settings. Remember to save all changes before starting it. Synchronization option is available in the main window. Click Synchronize to start the process. Required time depends on a couple of factors:
After completing the synchronization process, the IAI Downloader will display an appropriate information. If there were errors during the operation, they will be displayed. It is recommended to perform all the necessary operations and retry the synchronization. If the error description is incomprehensible to you - just copy it and send it via ticket to our Support Department.
After successful synchronization, go to the IdoSell.com and check the imported products.
Go to PRODUCTS module and select the Products search option. Write prefix (it can be obtained from the IAI Downloader) into the Product code or its part field. Click Search to display the list of products.