Master managing a Seller Central Catalog
If you would like to merge variations and have variations from one parent ASIN added to another parent ASIN, you can do so both manually and by the template. If you are doing this manually, go to the manage inventory from the inventory tab dropdown menu on the top menu of Seller Central. In order to merge ASINs, the ASINs would need to have the following list.show more
The brand name should be the same for all ASINs. The ASINs you merge should be in the same category. You would then need to delete the parent ASIN for the ASINs you wish to add to another existing parent ASIN, Making the child ASINs standalone ASINs. It is advisable that you delete the parent ASIN with the least number of Child ASINs. So you have less child ASINs to add to the new or other parent ASIN.
Make sure that you click on the little arrow alongside the parent ASIN beforehand to be sure you only delete the parent ASIN and not the child ASINs as well. Once these child ASINs are standalone ASINs, you can proceed to click on the gray edit button to the right of the parent ASIN you wish to add these child ASINs to.
Under the variations tab, proceed to add the two new variations as you would if you were creating new variations. Remember to copy all the information exactly from the now standalone child ASINs. To the new variations you are setting up under the parent ASIN that is the same SKU, price, etc, as the ASINs you wish to merge under this new parent ASIN.
You can also choose to rename the Parent ASIN title to make it more relevant to the newly configured variations. Once you are happy with your changes, click the yellow save and finish button at the bottom of the page in order to merge variations via template. Click on the Add a Product from the inventory tab dropdown menu on the top menu of seller central.
On the following page, click on the link saying, Download an inventory file. On the next page, scroll down to the header inventory files and click on the category specific inventory files link. In the popup window under the Choose a File template section. Click on the templates for specific categories, link and then scroll down to the header.
You are registered with release package X, and click on the file template link of the relevant category for which you are merging the variations. Make sure that you fill in all the same information under the variation section as it stands for these newly formed standalone child ASINs, SKU etc, and insert the new parent ASIN now being mapped to, here you would select the partial update item from the dropdown menu provided in the update Delete feild.
On the sheets for the variations, and you would only be adding the standalone ASINs from the deleted parent ASIN to this other parent asin. You wouldn’t need to re-add all the child ASINs already under this parent ASIN. Make sure that you fill in all the required information. We recommend that you also fill in the item type keyword field to ensure you are using the same category as you did for the parent ASIN.
You are mapping these child ASINs too. In the event that the parent ASIN is new, you would need to proceed to fill in all the information for the parent ASIN as you would when creating a new listing and select update from the update delete field. Be reminder that you need to save this file in txt format.
Preferably before uploading it under the check and upload your inventory file tab on the ad products via upload page. Again, it should be noted here that while merging ASINs to existing variations, you need to use the same variation theme as of the parent to the ASIN, and you are going to add manually.
However, you can change the variation theme if you follow the steps to edit or create variations. By the file template upload explained previously.