Test data

When you first log in to your Linnworks account, there will be some dummy data already in your system. The aim of the test data is to enable you to get used to the system gradually by introducing examples of features that are commonly used in Linnworks.

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Inventory items

Inventory items can be found by navigating to Inventory > My Inventory. The inventory items are highlighters. For easy identification, the test item SKUs are prefixed with "TEST_". There are 9 single items; 8 single colours and 1 prepacked set of 8 colours. There are also 8 composite items and a Variation Parent SKU.

Every single item has been given the following data:

  • General:
    • Item Title
    • Barcode
    • Purchase Price
    • Retail Price
    • Category
    • Metadata
  • Image
  • Postage definition:
    • Weight
  • Extended Properties:
    • Brand
    • GTIN
    • MPN
    • Colour
  • Inventory:
    • Bin/Rack
  • Composition (For composite items only)

This data can be seen by opening the Product Details screen, by clicking on the SKU in My Inventory. For more information about managing inventory items, please see our dedicated documentation.


Two orders have been imported into the system, they can be accessed by using the open orders screen; located in Orders > Open Orders.

Both orders are for single items and have been deliberately set up with a total of 0. This is so that they can be processed, if desired, without affecting financial data used in Linnworks. More information about orders can be found here.

Deleting test data

Deleting orders

The orders can be deleted directly from the Open Orders screen:

  • Navigate to Orders > Open Orders
  • Either select the order by clicking on the first column on the order line and click the Actions button or right-click on the order for the Actions menu.
  • Select Other Actions > Delete Order
    • Multiple orders can be selected by two methods:
      • Click on the first column on each order you wish to select before opening the Actions menu,
      • Click on the first column on the headers line to select all orders in the view. NB! If you have specified a batch number in your View Settings for the Select All function, then this amount will be used instead of selecting each and every order in the view. 

Deleting inventory items

Stock items can be deleted one-by-one from My Inventory screen by selecting the item and clicking the Delete button or in bulk via a specific import as described below. Please download the CSV file below or create a CSV file listing the SKUs you wish to delete with the column header SKU.

  • Navigate to Settings > Import Data
  • Click Import Now
  • In Type, select Delete
    • A default name will be given to the import, which can be changed if desired
  • A new drop-down menu will appear; select Stock Item
  • Click Next
  • Click Choose Template
  • Select the file downloaded from this documentation
    • The column should automatically map to SKU
  • Click Run Now

The file will be imported shortly will delete the test items. You can then remove the import by clicking Delete on the import row.

Example file