Amazon listings with variations
Salestio — Shopify Amazon Integration supports different ways to manage Amazon listings with variations.
If Amazon already knows about your product and this product exists on the Amazon catalog, managing variation listings will happen automatically when you click the "Send" button.
As soon as you add your products to Selling Lists, Salestio recognizes your variation options and creates corresponding records in this table.
You will see a separate badge related to its status on the Amazon marketplace for every available variation.
This article covers the case when the product does not exist on Amazon and you need to create new listings with variation details.
At first step please check our guide on how to create new Amazon ASIN codes — https://docs.salest.io/article/153-creation-profiles
As soon as you create "Creation Profile" and start connecting your Shopify products to amazon categories, you will need to define how various data is transferred from your Shopify product to Amazon listings.
Depending on the selected amazon category, department, and product type, you have a limited number of options for possible variations.
After you choose the department, where you would like to sell your product, you will get access to a few fields related to variation options
The first, important option is "Variation Theme". This theme defines a possible list of options available on Amazon for your product. Examples values: Color, Size, ColorSize.
With a selection of Color, you will have a single option Color provided for your product. Selecting "ColorSize" gives you two options - Color & Size.
Very often amazon supports not more than two possible variations options. If your Shopify product has more options, the product needs to be adjusted to match the selection on amazon or verify that extra options are not available more than once.
Togher with a selection of Variation Themes, you also need to create a connection between various options in Amazon and various options available in your Shopify store.
In the above example, the selection of Variation Theme: Color also selected single "Product option: Color". This option will be transferred to the Amazon variation option "Color". This option will be recognized because the corresponding Variation Theme is selected.
If Variation Theme is selected as ColorSize, then it requires to select the option not only for Color but also for size.
When all connections are added to the "Creation Profile" and the Profile is saved, it also requires adjusting Amazon Profile. "Allow variations" need to be checked to activate the mode where "Variation information" is transferred to Amazon.
Please keep in mind that the "Allow variation" mode is working only in combination with "Product Creation" and with a selected "Creation Profile".
If the "Allow variation" option is not selected in Amazon Profile, then all variations will be exported to Amazon as separate products. With the option selected, Salestio will transfer the variations to the Amazon relation feed by providing a connection between product variations SKUs and options.