Welcome to the latest Release Update blog post.
With Brexit constantly being in a "will they, wont they" state, things seem to be changing across many of the sales channels and couriers we integrate with in a bid to be Brexit ready. As a result, we've been exceptionally busy making sure we're ready too!
As always, there has been a lot of work in the background but there have been some great updates and new features released this month, the highlights of which are below:
Changes to Amazon Shoe Category Attributes
THIS IS EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT IF YOU SELL SHOES ON AMAZON
Amazon have made some changes to how shoes need to be listed and as such we have added extra attribute fields that will need to be filled in order to keep your shoe listings live. All the new fields you'll need to fill in can be found in the attributes section on your Amazon listings that are in the 'Shoe' category.
The first thing to note is the 'Target Gender' is now a mandatory field to fill in for shoe listings. What you enter in this field will also determine which other new fields need to be filled out so it's important to know what's going to be in this field first.
So once you know what's going to be in that field then you can move on to filling in the new mandatory listings; they are nicely listed together as shown below so you don't have to find each one in the list, it's big enough as it is!
It's worth noting that the fields that include 'Unisex' are only mandatory if your 'Target Gender' is set to unisex. If this is the case then the fields with 'Unisex' in them would be for one gender of your choice and the fields without 'Unisex' would be for the other (It doesn't matter which way round this is).
It's worth noting that there are two fields here that are not always mandatory. Shoe Size To Range & Shoe Size To Range Unisex are only mandatory if you are selling footwear that fits multiple sizes.
It's incredibly important that your listings are updated to conform to Amazon's new rules for shoe listings so make sure this is done as soon as you get the chance to avoid listing downtime.
Magento Advanced Inventory Settings
To enhance your Magento listing experience we've expanded what can be set in StoreFeeder by adding a range of advanced inventory features. These can found and edited on any of your Magento listings by clicking the "Advanced Inventory" option on the left hand side.
You'll now be presented with the inventory options shown in the image below. By default these options are set to use your Magento config default settings, so if you'd like to customise them you'll need to set the slider on the far right hand side to 'No' before you do so.
If you're going to make changes to a listing and you have said listing across multiple store views, you'll need to make sure the changes to these settings are applied to all Magento listing's for that product. If you don't do this, the changes you've made wont be applied to your listing properly.
You can also change these settings in bulk using our listing import/export feature, a guide on how to do this can be found here:
DX Multiple Label Support
Originally our DX integration only allowed for single label consignments, which meant that DX users would have to split larger orders down in StoreFeeder if they would have to be sent over multiple parcels.
Rejoice, as this is no longer the case! You'll now be able to generate multiple labels for your DX orders without the extra faff of having to split them down in StoreFeeder first.
There's been some great new features and fixes implemented this release and we hope you find them useful in one way or another.
As always we'll keep working hard to provide you with the best service we can.
From all of us here at StoreFeeder, happy selling.
The StoreFeeder Team