Each Category on Amazon has two characteristics:
Browsenode ID is a specific identifier of the Category used by Amazon which characterizes location of the Category on Amazon site.
Important: The Browsenode ID characterizes exactly logical location not the path of the Category.
The category “Socks” can be found either in:
Sports & Outdoors > Fan Shop > Sports Collectibles > Clothing & Uniforms > Socks
Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry > Novelty & More > Novelty > Clothing > Men > Socks
You can see that different paths can be used to reach the needed category but finally you are taken to the same logical location.
To set a category, click Edit and choose from the selection window that appears. You can choose from Recently Used Categories, to Browse a Category list or to Search by keywords or Browsenode ID.
Then you should select according Product Type for your Item.
The Product Type defines the set of Specifics available. So you can change the set of Specifics by selecting different Product Type.
For example, you are selling the sell phones accessories like charges. So you need a Specific like "Charging Time" but it is not available. You can go to General tab of Description Policy and change the Product Type, so the needed Specific will become available.
The Product Types are divided by 3 possible states:
- M2E Pro propose 1 Product Type to be used in this Category, so it is shown automatically. But you can always change it.
- M2E Pro propose several Product Types to be used in this Category
- M2E Pro does not propose any Product Type to be used in this Category.
You can also use up to 5 recently used Product Types for current Marketplace.
The list of available Product Types depends on the Marketplace you are using and varies by them.
You can change the Product Type whenever you need, except those cases, when Category cannot be edited.
When Category and Product Type are selected the Specifics in the Specifics tab appear for selection.
Note: the set of Specifics depends on the path of the Category. That is why it is strongly recommended select the path which best matches the characteristics of your product.
You select the “Socks” category navigating Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry > Novelty & More > Novelty > Clothing > Men > Socks. The following specifics appear for selection: Clothing Type, Apparel Closure Type etc.
You select the “Socks” category navigating Sports & Outdoors > Fan Shop > Sports Collectibles > Clothing & Uniforms > Socks. The following specifics appear for selection: Character, Fabric Type etc.
If Description policy is used for new ASIN/ISBN creation, the Category is obligatory for selection.
Some of the Amazon categories do not support Variational products. If you choose such Category, M2E Pro will notify you about it.
If the Category is not selected, you are able to specify values only for Definition tab options. In case you want to add more detailed Product Information using Specifics tab, you need to select the Category.