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Bulk Search from File
Edited by Vincent on 29 August 2017 06:51

Bulk Search using 'Bulk Search from File' tab:

Now we have an enhanced method to perform this search under UPC Search using 'Bulk Search from File' tab. This process runs on background and you need not keep the web screen open to complete this search. Once you upload any of the search files, such as ASIN/UPC/Keyword, process will run in background and once completed, resultant file link will be generated under 'Output' column with Report link. You would also get a copy of this result file to your email address saved in your account under Settings--> Account Info page with the link such as http://www.repricer.net/WebSearch/users/loginname/301/loginname-search-out-201504141532.zip
Below are the steps to process the files;

1. Click on 'Amazon Search' under "Research" menu on the left-hand side of your ChannelMAX screen.
2. Click on "Bulk Search from File" tab
3. Now choose the selling venue and from the drop down list 'Sites'
4. Now click on "Upload" for desired search type and choose the search file from your computer which is created as a .zip file.
5. Click on "Start UPC Search" or "Start ASIN Search" tab as needed
6. Once the search is complete you would see the time stamp under "EndTime" column.
7. Click on "Report" under 'Output' column to download the resultant file.

When this search file is prepared, please make a note of the following points:

1. First column(Column A) in the file should be SKU and second column (Column B) should be UPC or ASIN or Keyword.
2. Each of the file name that you upload should be in the the format {loginname}-{type}-search.zip.(if login name is demo001 and for ASIN search, file name should be demo001-asin-search.zip)
3. After creating the files as above, file should be saved in tab delimited text format and then zipped before uploading the file to ChannelMAX as per point#3 provided above.
4. Once the file is processed, resultant file is emailed to your ID stored in ChannelMAX under 'Settings-->Account Info' page and you can open this file as shown in this link.  

You may refer to the following screenshots for better understanding.



FTP Option:

This is an alternate option for bulk search. ChannelMAX allow you to mass search Amazon for list of UPCs through FTP process. Below are the steps to setup this FTP search.

Step-1
Please obtain following FTP credentials from your web-hosting company.
FTP URL
FTP Login ID
FTP Password

Step-2
Login to unified.channelmax.net
Click on 'Settings-->Dropship-->My Own FTP'
Input FTP details in Section-5
Click on 'Save'
You may validate FTP details using Net2FTP


Step-3
Create a tab delimited text file named [channelmaxloginname]_upc.txt containing the following two columns
SKU
UPC

Notes:
1) When file is prepared make sure that column A has SKU and column B has UPC for UPC Search.
2) SKU and ASIN columns for ASIN Search, SKU and EAN for EAN Search, SKU and Keyword for Keyword search.
3) File naming should be as below:
[channelmaxloginname]_upc.txt for UPC Search UPC Search Template
[channelmaxloginname]_asin.txt for ASIN Search ASIN Search Template 
[channelmaxloginname]_ean.txt for EAN Search EAN Search Template
[channelmaxloginname]_keywordsearch.txt for Keyword Search Keyword Search format

Step-4
Put this file in your FTP location, not in any sub-directory.

Step-5
At the same level where the file in step 3 is uploaded, two folders should be created:
Processed: Once the file is processed, it will be moved here
Inbound: The resultant file will be uploaded to this folder

Step-6
Once the above 5 steps are completed, please contact ChannelMAX via support ticket and our administrator will setup a job on ChannelMAX's server to process this file.

Once the UPC Search report is generated, you would receive the file containing the following columns

1) UserID, 2) LoginName, 3) Site, 4) MerchantSKU, 5) UserCustom1, 6) UserCustom2, 7)UPC, 8)EAN, 9)Category, 10) Binding, 11)ASIN, 12) Manufacturer, 13) Mpn, 14) Model, 15) Width, 16) Length, 17) Height, 18) ListPrice, 19)SalesRank, 20) TotalOffers, 21)BuyBoxSellerName, 22) :BuyBoxPrice, 23) BuyBoxShipping, 24) Amazon-Like-Price, 25) Title, 26)ImageUrl, 27) Description, 28) Feature1, Feature2 etc.. upto 5 features, :lowest 5 sellers information like Seller names, Condition, Price, shipping and few other additional information would be captured in the output file.
This is how the result file will look like.

 

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