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Brand-specific Configuration of Catalog Data Import for Turn14 Distribution
Brand-specific Configuration of Catalog Data Import for Turn14 Distribution
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Written by Anna Verbichenko
Updated over a week ago

After importing brands from Turn14 Distribution, you should now have a list of Available Brands on the Data Import page for Turn14 Distribution in your X-Cart store's Admin area (Catalog > Turn14, Data Import tab).

Before you proceed to import catalog data from Turn14 Distribution, 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 Turn14 Distribution

To configure your import preferences for a brand imported from Turn14 Distribution:

  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 "Access", 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 Turn14 Distribution Brand Details and Import Settings.

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

Turn14 Distribution Brand Details and Import Settings

For each brand imported from Turn14 Distribution, 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.

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

  • Product SKU includes: Specify how SKUs should be formed for brand products during import. A SKU can be created using a Manufacturer Part Number and a Prefix / Suffix. There are three types of Prefix / Suffix that can be used:

    • AAIA Brand ID,

    • Assigned by Catalog Provider,

    • Custom (user-defined); a custom SKU prefix / suffix can be up to 5 alphanumeric characters long.

  • Price to import: This refers to the type of price that will be imported from Turn14 Distribution. The available options include:

    • Auto (default);

    • MAP Price (RMP);

    • Jobber Price (JBR);

    • Retail Price (RET).

    The MAP Price represents the lowest price at which a product can be advertised; products imported from Turn14 Distribution should never be sold below the MAP Price.

    Importing Jobber Price requires setting a markup (as described below).

  • Price Adjustment: This field allows configuring a price adjustment for prices that will be imported from Turn14 Distribution. Based on the selected "Price to import", the adjustment can be set as either a markup or a discount. With a markup, the imported price increases by the percentage specified in this field, whereas a discount reduces the imported price by the specified percentage. Use positive numeric values for markups and negative numeric values for discounts. For instance, setting this field to "-20.00" applies a 20% discount.

    The following rules apply:

    • Auto (default) - Allows setting either a markup or a discount.

    • MAP Price (RMP) - Permits setting only a markup; no discount can be set.

    • Jobber Price (JBR) - Requires setting a markup; no discount is allowed.

    • Retail Price (RET) - Allows setting either a markup or a discount.

    Note: If a price adjustment is configured as a discount, the resulting price will not fall below the MAP price. Additionally, if no MAP price is specified by the brand manufacturer, it is possible to apply any discount to the product's Retail Price (RET).

  • 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 October 30, 2023 at 23:30 (UTC+0:00) UTC. 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.

Please note that currently, there is no way of restricting the categories from which products will be imported into your X-Cart store. When importing catalog data of a specific brand, products will be imported from all of the brand's categories.

Deleting a Brand Imported from Turn14 Distribution

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 "Access", 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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