As a multichannel solution, Ordoro has tools to manage your inventory. The Product/Sales Channel Bridge export identifies which channels a product is listed on, channel-specific data, etc.

Once you open the export, you can edit the data and easily re-upload it to Ordoro to make bulk changes.

Topics

  1. How to export the Product/Sales Channel Bridge report
  2. What’s in the Sales Channel Bridge export?
    1. SKU
    2. Sales Channel Name
    3. Amazon Fulfillment Channel
    4. Product Level Fulfillment Latency
    5. Max Export Quantity
    6. Writeback Inventory
    7. Created
  3. How can I use the report?

How to export the Product/Sales Channel Bridge report

1. Go to the Products tab.

2. Select Other Actions -> Export Product/Sales Channel Bridge.

3. Select the Activity tray and download the CSV file.


What’s in the Sales Channel Bridge export?

The following columns are in the file.

  1. SKU
  2. Sales Channel Name
  3. Amazon Fulfillment Channel
  4. Product Level Fulfillment Latency
  5. Max Export Quantity
  6. Writeback Inventory
  7. Created

Let’s discover what each does!


Column heading: SKU

  • This is the product SKU saved in Ordoro.
  • Ordoro uses the SKU as the unique identifier to manage products.

Column heading: Sales Channel Name


Column heading: Amazon Fulfillment Channel

  • What is Amazon Fulfillment Channel?
    • If the item is tied to Amazon, this column lists if it’s Fulfilled by Merchant (FBM) or Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA).
  • If the SKU is Fulfilled by Merchant (FBM), the report will list DEFAULT.
  • If the SKU is Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA), one of these will be in the column:
    • AMAZON_NA = North America
    • AMAZON_EU = Europe
    • AMAZON_CA = Canada
  • See this help article for details about updating the Amazon Fulfillment Channel.

Column heading: Product Level Fulfillment Latency

  • What is Fulfillment Latency?
    • Also known as Handling or Production Time, latency specifies the number of days to ship orders once they have been placed.
    • Generally, the default value is 1-2 business days.
  • Only Amazon SKUs will have this in Ordoro. Other cart’s latency is not currently supported.
  • If you’ve set a value on the product level, it will appear in this report.
  • If the value is blank, no latency has been set for this product, and it will use the cart level setting.
  • See this help article for info about latency.

Column heading: Max Export Quantity

  • What is Max Export Quantity?
    • By default, Ordoro exports the entire inventory quantity to your sales channel.
    • To send a portion of that number, you can set a Max Export Quantity per sales channel and product.
    • The set quantity is sent if more than the Max Export Quantity is in stock.
    • Once the Available On Hand inventory is less than the Max Export Quantity, Ordoro will send the smaller quantity.
  • If you’ve set this quantity on the product level, it will appear in the report.
  • If the value is blank, no Max Export Quantity has been set, and Ordoro will send the total amount.
  • See this help article to learn about the Max Export Quantity.

Column heading: Writeback Inventory

  • What does Writeback Inventory mean?
    • By default, when your inventory quantities change in Ordoro, it updates the carts.
    • However, you can disable sending inventory per product and sales channel.
    • This may be helpful if you want to keep a product live on Amazon but have deleted the eBay listing.
    • In this case, you’d set Writeback Inventory = FALSE for eBay.
  • If TRUE, Ordoro is writing back inventory for this item to the cart.
  • If FALSE, Ordoro does not write back inventory to the cart for this product.
  • See this help article for details on writing back inventory per product.

Column heading: Created

  • What does Created mean?
    • This is the date Ordoro connected this SKU with the cart.
    • In the image below, the SKU krull-dvd was first linked to Ordoro on July 17, 2020, via Shopify.
    • Therefore, the description, initial inventory, weight, images, etc. were set by this connection.
    • Subsequent carts were added but did not change those values.
    • These connections usually happen when a product import task runs. Occasionally it’s because the product was on order.
  • This column is helpful to determine when items were initially imported to Ordoro.

How can I use the report?

  • The report can be used to edit data and quickly upload via our Data Import feature.
  • This export corresponds to the Update Product/Sales Channel Bridge import. See the screenshot below.
  • The column headings are will automatically map for ease of use.
  • If you’re comfortable with Excel, you can use a pivot table to find how many sales channels a SKU is tied to. See the image below.
  • In the example, SKU krull-dvd is tied to all five of my carts. However, bladerunner-dvd is only on two.
  • I analyzed the report to determine which channels were missing and then created those listings.

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