Edit Product Details - Extended Properties

Item extended properties contain additional information about the product, most commonly used as the basis for variations. The best way to add them in bulk is via an inventory import, but they can also be added or edited individually on this screen.

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Extended properties contain data that adds further details about inventory items, often to distinguish between variations of items. For instance, when selling t-shirts, each t-shirt variation will need an individual SKU in Linnworks. Adding their colour and size to an extended property then allows this to be added as a property in listings, such as the Specifications section of an eBay listing, or as the variation attribute on variation listings. For more details about the use of extended properties, please check here.

Please note! There is a limit of 50 characters on Property Name and a limit of 2000 characters on the Property Value.

Adding extended properties

  • Click Add New.
  • Click the new cells that have been added to the table and enter the following information:
    • Name: The name of the extended property, such as size or colour.
    • Value: This is the actual value of the property, such as "Small" or "Blue".
    • Type: For item variations, such as size or colour, this would be Attribute.
      • There is a number of types for the extended property that can be selected from the drop-down box, but most extended properties should be added as Attributes. Other types of extended properties are discussed here.
  • Click Save.
The extended property name must be unique on the SKU level, you cannot have two extended properties with the same name on one SKU.


Removing extended properties

  • Click the entry to highlight it.
  • Click Delete.
  • Click Save.

Editing extended property details

  • Click the cell to be edited, the text will be highlighted.
  • Enter new text and press Enter.
  • Click Save.

Types of extended properties

The following table lists all types of extended properties and a brief description of their use:

Attribute Type Name Description
Attribute When creating listings through My Inventory, Linnworks can use values from extended properties with this type to provide additional information to the listing such as item specifics, variation specifics or attributes.
Channel Used when creating new listings on eBay via a configurator to override the default value saved on the configurator.
  • For example, an eBay configurator for EBAY0 has a Min Listing Quantity = 2 and Max Listing quantity = 10
    • If the stock item has the following extended properties, then these will be used instead of the configurator default values from creating or revising a listing via the configurator
      • Name: MIN_QTY_LIST_EBAY0
      • Value: 3
      • Type: Channel
      • Name: MAX_QTY_LIST_EBAY0
      • Value: 10
      • Type: Channel
Compatibility Used for eBay motors kType listings to provide compatibility information.
Condition This is used when stock items are created from live listings through Extract Inventory.  
Fulfilment SKU A fulfilment SKU is used when your Drop Shipper / Fulfilment Center uses a different SKU to yours to identify the product. When submitting orders from Linnworks to a fulfilment centre, the value of this property will be sent instead of the Linnworks SKU. It will also be used when receiving stock level updates from the fulfilment centre. This functionality also applies to FBA locations. For our fulfilment centre functionality to make use of this extended property it must be set up in the following way.
  • Name: The name of the Linnworks location that is defined as the fulfilment centre
  • Value: The SKU that the drop shipper/fulfilment center uses to recognise the product
  • Type: Fulfilment SKU
Other When using this type, Linnworks makes no specific use of the property by default. However, it is possible through order automation scripts or macros to extract data contained in these properties and make use it.
StockItem Label When printing Stock Item labels it is possible to include the value of an extended property when it matches the following criteria:
  • Name: The name must be one of the following : Additional1 / Additional2 / Additional3 / Additional4 / Additional5
  • Value: The information that is required to be displayed on the stock item label
  • Type: stock item label
Shipping This extended property type is used when items are created from live listings via Extract Inventory. Information such as the shipping cost will be saved as an extended property with the type set as 'Shipping'.