M2E Pro manages your products based on the synchronization settings you defined. Once a certain sync condition is met, a relevant action will be scheduled. The high-priority actions will be performed first. For example, an out-of-stock item will be stopped before the Module submits a new product to the Channel.
Let's see how a product status is changed during a synchronization.
Any new Magento Product added to M2E Pro will have the Not Listed status. An automatic List will be run once your List conditions are met. If your Listing Product meets Walmart requirements, it will be listed successfully.
A product that is in stock will have the Active status. The corresponding Walmart Item will be marked as Published. This means it is shown in the Walmart catalog and can be purchased.
If you list a product without inventory, it will have the Inactive status in a Listing grid. Walmart marks such item as Unpublished and hides it from their website. Buyers will not see your offer in the Walmart catalog until you restock the product.
Once you update the product quantity in Magento, M2E Pro will automatically update the corresponding Walmart Item. The product will become Active in M2E Pro and Published on the website.
If the Offer Start Date of a listed product is set to the one in the future, a Stage notice will appear next to this Listing Product. Walmart will not show your offer to the buyers until the Start Date is reached.
After a product is listed, the Module starts dynamically tracking all the changes made to the product in Magento store and on the Walmart website.
If a product price, quantity or promotion details are changed, they will be automatically synchronized to the Walmart marketplace based on your Revise Rules. Product changes that are not covered by the automatic Revise Rules, e.g. Product Tax Code, Lag Time, Shipping, Description, Image, Category, etc. updates, can be submitted to the marketplace manually. Refer to this article for the details.
When at least one Stop condition is met, e.g. a product is out of stock, the Module will automatically stop the corresponding Walmart Item and marks it as Inactive. A stopped Listing Product can be reactivated on the Channel based on your Relist Rules, e.g. once a product is restocked it will be resubmitted to the Walmart marketplace.
When the action is already in progress, it cannot be interrupted. Yet, a scheduled action can be replaced with another action if necessary.
Manual action has a higher priority over the automatic one if they are launched at the same time. For example, an automatic Revise action will be replaced by a manual Stop action.
Please apply the manual synchronization actions only in case of extreme necessity. Instead, we highly recommend using the automatic sync mechanism. M2E Pro Synchronization Rules provide you with a precise, timely and reliable listing update.
If your product data does not meet the Marketplace rules, Walmart will deactivate your offer on the website, i.e. it will become Unpublished. In M2E Pro, you will see the Inactive (Blocked) status next to the Listing Product: