Master managing a Seller Central Catalog
In some instances, you may wish to split variations by taking some variations from out of an existing parent ASIN and adding them to another parent ASIN existing or new. You can split the ASINs manually by selecting manage inventory from the inventory tab dropdown menu on the top menu of seller central.show more
You would then need to delete the parent ASIN for the ASINs you wish to split making the child ASINs standalone ASINs. Make sure that you click on the little arrow alongside the parent ASIN beforehand to be sure you only delete the parent ASIN and knock the child ASINs as well.
Once these child ASINs are standalone ASINs. You can proceed to create a new parent ASIN as you would a new product. And when you fill out the variations tab for the new parent ASIN, be sure to include all the information, SKU, price etc of the child ASIN in the variations tab for the new parent ASIN, whichever other previous child ASINs you wish to add to another parent. You can then repeat the same process with them.
Thus, you would’ve successfully created two or more new parent ASINs and split your child ASINs between these parent ASINs. Once you have completed all the relevant information for the new parent ASIN, click the yellow save and finish button at the bottom of the page.
In order to split 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 and inventory file. On the next page, scroll down to the header inventory. 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, on the following page. Scroll down to the header. You are registered with Release package X and click on the file template link. Relevant to the category in which you are spitting these variations.
Make sure that you complete all the information for the new parent ASIN or ASINs as before, and then fill in all the same information under the variation section in as many cells as you can for each of the new parent ASINs. You are essentially mapping the child ASINs to a new parent ASIN or ASINs. It is vital for you to select the update item from the dropdown menu provided in the update delete field on the sheet for the variations and the parent ASIN.
Make sure that you fill in all information in all the required cells. Remembering that some previously not required cells may become required by being highlighted by a red order. Save your file preferably in txt format before uploading it under the check and upload your inventory file tab on the ad products via upload page.