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Brand-specific Configuration of Catalog Data Import for AutoSync
Brand-specific Configuration of Catalog Data Import for AutoSync
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After importing brands data from AutoSync, you should now have a list of Available Brands on the Data Import page for AutoSync API Integration in your X-Cart store's Admin area (Catalog > AutoSync, Data Import tab).

Before you proceed to import catalog data from AutoSync, you will need to configure your import preferences for each of those brands.

If you no longer wish to import catalog data for a certain brand that has been imported into your store previously, you should remove this brand.

Editing Import Settings for a Brand Imported from AutoSync

To configure your import preferences for a brand imported from AutoSync:

  1. In the Available Brands list, locate the brand for which you would like to adjust your import preferences and click the Settings button (gear icon) opposite the brand name. For example, to adjust the import preferences for the brand "2 Crave", we will need to use this button:

    As a result, a page with the brand details and import settings opens.

  2. Check the brand's import settings and, if necessary, make the changes you require. For information on the settings that can be adjusted, see AutoSync Brand Details and Import Settings.

  3. Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

AutoSync Brand Details and Import Settings

For each brand imported from AutoSync, you can access the brand details and import settings on a page accessible by clicking the Settings button (gear icon) opposite the name of the brand on the Available Brands list.

At the top of the page, you can see information on the brand status.

The brand will have one of the following statuses:

  • This Brand is active.

    (Your X-Cart store has received confirmation that the brand is on the list of active brands for your account)

  • This Brand is inactive.

    (Your X-Cart store has received information that the brand is not on the list of active brands for your account)

The fields in the Import settings section can be used to specify your import preferences for the brand.

  • SKU Prefix: A custom SKU prefix, up to 5 alphanumeric characters long. If specified, this prefix will be used to replace brand ID in product SKU. If the field is left blank, brand ID will be used as a SKU prefix.

  • Product Types: The type(s) of products that should be imported for this brand (Wheels, Tires).

  • Price to import: The type of price that will be imported from AutoSync. The following options are available:

    • Retail Price (MSRP) - default.

  • Price Adjustment: This field allows you to configure a price adjustment for prices that will be imported from AutoSync. The adjustment can be applied as either a markup or a discount. When using a markup, the imported price will be increased by the percentage specified in this field. Conversely, when applying a discount, the imported price will be reduced by the percentage specified. Positive numeric values should be used for markups, while negative numeric values should be used for discounts. For example, adjusting this field to "-20.00" will result in applying a 20% discount. Note that if a price adjustment is configured as a discount, the price after the application of the discount will never be reduced to a value lower than the MAP price.

  • Import schedule: Set the switch to the "ON" position if you intend to allow the import of catalog data for the brand to be done automatically.

    This will expand an additional section where you will be able to configure your preferred import schedule for the brand.

    Here you can set the date and time when the import should be performed. If you want catalog data for the brand to be imported periodically, also select the "Repeat every" box option. This will allow you to set the schedule.

    For example, setting the import schedule like in the screenshot above will result in catalog data imports performed every day (once every 24 hours) starting on July 27, 2023 at 19:30 (UTC+4:00) Asia/Dubai. The imports will continue infinitely on this schedule until you choose to change the schedule settings.

    If you do not wish to use automated import and wish to be able to start the import process manually, keep the "Import schedule" switch in the "OFF" position.

After making any changes to the brand import settings, be sure to save your changes using the Save changes button at the bottom of the screen.

Deleting a Brand Imported from AutoSync

To delete a brand:

  1. In the Available Brands list, locate the brand that you need to delete and click on the gear icon opposite the brand name. For example, to delete the brand "Crave 2", we will need to click on this icon:

    As a result, a page with the brand details and import settings opens.

  2. Click the Delete Brand button at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Confirm your request to delete the brand.

As a result, the brand data will be deleted from your store.

Should you wish to restore the deleted data, you will be able to do a re-import of brands.

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