Revising listings

When a listing is created or updated, information is always sent in the following order: 

SKU > Configurator > Listing Template > Channel Listing

  1. The information is picked up from the SKU, its Listing Descriptions, and Extended Properties.
  2. The information is passed through the configurator, where it picks up the selected attributes and additional information.
  3. The information is added to the listing template, which in turn passes it to the listing on the channel. 

Listing updates/revisions work only in this direction. Changes from the channel are not passed back to the listing template, and changes on the listing template will not be reflected on the configurator or SKU.

During a listing update from Linnworks, all information from the template is (re)sent to the channel. Not only specific data like the title or a single attribute.

Revision methods

There are several ways to update listings via Linnworks depending on the number of listings, the data you need to update, and the channel the updates are done on. Revision options for channels that use channel-specific configurators (e.g. eBay, Amazon, etc) can differ per channel and channels using generic configurators (listed under Others, e.g. Shopify, Magento 2, etc) can also have additional options available. Each method with recommended use cases, channel and configurator type specifics are outlined below.

NB! Fruugo and Walmart have specialized listing tools with revision options different from the methods covered here. Please see the respective guides for details.

Revise via My Inventory

Revision via the My Inventory screen is recommended for cases where new or updated information is added to the items themselves and/or updates are done on listings using different configurators.

Channel-specific configurators

Below outlined revision options are available for channels that use channel-specific configurators, and the options may vary by channel.

To revise via My Inventory, right-click on the templates column > Revise selected and choose the needed option.

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  • Prices: push updates on item prices to the channel. Please see here for the order of priority in which the prices are added to the listings.
  • Titles: push updates on item titles to the channel. Please see here for the order of priority in which the titles are added to the listings. 
  • Descriptions: push updates on item descriptions to the channel. Please see here for the order of priority in which the descriptions are added to the listings.  
  •  Attributes: push updates on the values of any extended properties used in the listing attributes to the channel.
  • Add New Attributes: if any new item specifics/attributes are added to the configurator, use this option to push the respective item extended property values to the listing template and channel.
    NB! Attributes and values added directly on the template itself are not removed with this method.
  • For Magento 1 - Variation Attributes: push updates on the values of any extended properties on the variations used in the listing attributes to the channel. 
  • Update Images (not available for all channels):  replaces all images on the listing with images from the SKU Images tab. If the channel supports adding images via Extended Properties, images are taken from both.
    • For eBay - Update Images has two specifying options:
      • Reload Images From Extended Properties: replaces all images on the listing with images defined in extended properties.
      •  Reload All Images: replaces all images on the listing with images from the SKU Images tab and Extended Properties.
  • Custom revisions: allows you to select several of the above options at once.

Generic configurators

Below outlined revision options are available for channels that use generic configurators (Settings > Configurators > Others), and the options may vary by channel. 

To revise via My Inventory, right-click on the templates column > Revise selected and choose the needed option.

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  •  Adjust Pricespush updates on item prices to the channel. Please see here for the order of priority in which the prices are added to the listings.
  • Adjust Descriptions: push updates on item descriptions to the channel. Please see here for the order of priority in which the descriptions are added to the listings.  
  •  Adjust Titles - push updates on item titles to the channel. Please see here for the order of priority in which the titles are added to the listings. 
  •  Update Extended Properties: push updates on the values of any extended properties used in the listing attributes to the channel.
  • Update Images: replaces all images on the listing with images from the SKU Images tab.
    • For Magento 2 - Update Images: in addition to replacing the images, Update Images for Magento 2 can be used to check and amend listings that do not have item image roles assigned. If the role is missing, Linnworks will add it to the first image of the item. 
  • Add New Attributes From Configurator: if any new item specifics/attributes are added to the configurator, use this option to push the respective item extended property values to the listing template and channel.
    NB! Attributes and values added directly on the template itself are not removed with this method.
  • Reload Categories: refresh the listing categories from the channel.
    • For Shopify - Reload Categories: refresh the custom collections from the channel.
  • Custom revisions: allows you to select one or more of the above-listed options at once.
    For some channels, there will be an additional option available in the list:
    • Add New Variations - select this option if you have added new Variation Child SKUs to a Variation Group to push the new items to the variation listing on the channel. 

Revise configurator

The Revise configurator option works the same as the My Inventory revision option but can be used to update all listings associated with a configurator at once. This method is recommended when there have been updates to the configurator itself, to revise all required listings at once.

To revise the configurator, go to Settings > Configurators > Select the needed channel to open the respective Configurators screen.

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  1. Select the required configurator(s).
  2. Click the Settings button in the top right-hand corner of the configurators screen.
  3. Click the Revise selected option.

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  • Review the information about the selected listings (total number of listings/variations to be revised) before revising the listings.
  • Tick check-boxes against the parameters to be updated on all the selected listings.
  • Confirm by clicking Revise Selected button.

Template update

Updating a template will only send information from the template to the listing. If anything was changed in the configurator or item, then these changes will not be updated on the template or sent to the listing. You'll need to use adjust/revise for that (see above).  ep priority11