Before starting to create new Amazon Parent-Child Product on the basis of Magento Variational Product, we recommend to get acquainted with logic of Amazon Parent-Child Product and the way M2E Pro works with it.
To start selling new Amazon Variational Product on the basis of Magento Variational Product you should create Description Policy and assign it to your Magento Product. Description Policy assigned to Magento Parent Product will be applied to all the Child Products connected with it.
When Magento Variational Product is ready for creation of new Amazon Variational Product, you can list it. Since you are creator of the Variational product, Parent Product and Child Products will be added into your Amazon Inventory after it is successfully listed.
If you list Magento Variational Product under new ASIN/ISBN, M2E Pro automatically considers you as a creator of Amazon Variational Product.
If you list Magento Variational Product under existing ASIN/ISBN and this ASIN/ISBN was previously created by you, you can “inform” M2E Pro about it. For that click Manage Variations, switch to the Settings tab, and click I am the Creator button.
M2E Pro will start verification process that will determine whether or not you are a creator of the Parent ASIN/ISBN. You should specify SKU
of the Parent Product located in your Amazon Inventory.
If SKU is found and ASIN/ISBN of Amazon Product coincides with ASIN/ISBN of Magento Product, M2E Pro marks it as “yours”.
Note: Parent Product is not added into your Amazon Inventory if you list Magento Variational Product under existing ASIN/ISBN.
If you are creator of Amazon Variational Product you have ample opportunities for product management:
- You can create unlimited number of new Child Products for this Parent Product;
- You can create new Options of the Attributes by which Parent Product varies (e.g., red, green, white etc.).
Note: If similar Parent Products were matched by Amazon, you may not be able to add new Child Products even if you are a creator.
Note: You cannot create new Attributes as they are strictly regulated by Amazon.
That is why for M2E Pro it is necessary to know if you are creator of Amazon Variational Product or not.
Note: If you sell Magento Simple Products it does not matter if you are creator or not as this does not effect the process of product managing.
Also you should select a Variation Theme. You can find it on the Settings tab of Manage Variation pop-up.
Once you select a Variation Theme, you will be able to specify Variation Attributes.
In some cases there is no appropriate Variational Theme available in a drop-down menu. So you should create a Virtual Attribute for missing Variational Attribute.
For example, your Magento Product varies by 3 Variational Attributes - Color D, Size D and Manufacturer D. But the list of available Variational Themes has only Size, Color value.
In the Variational Attributes block you will see all your Magento Variational Attribute and you will be able to set accordance with existing Amazon attributes.
And for Attribute Manufacturer D that does no exist on Amazon you can imitate the value by selecting one of the available options from your Magento Product.
Once the value is selected, M2E Pro thinks that your Magento Variational Product is available only with one Manufacturer - Anashria.
However, the situation can be opposed and the Variation Theme can contain more Attributes then the Magento Product.
For example, your Magento Product varies by 1 Variational Attributes - Color D. But the list of available Variational Themes has Size, Color value.
So you should virtualize one of Amazon Variational Attributes to list your Product on Amazon.
Thus firstly you should select accordance between existing Magento Variational Attribute Color D and Amazon Variational Attribute Color.
And then enter a value for Amazon Size Attribute which you want to use.
So M2E Pro will think that your Product is available only with Size Small but with different Color values. And you will be able to list such Product on Amazon.
Please be thoughtful, as the value you provided for the Virtual Attribute cannot be changed.
If you created new Amazon Parent-Child Product, M2E Pro will automatically add/create new Amazon Child Products. So you should just add new Associated Product with Color Black to your Magento Variational Product and M2E Pro will add new Child Product with Color Black to your Amazon Parent Product.
However, if you assigned existing ASIN/ISBN and passed the process of verification by SKU, M2E Pro can do not add new Child Products. It is concerned with the fact that to create new Child Products it is necessary to have non-selling Child Products at the moment.
For example, you have matched Amazon Parent ASIN/ISBN assigned to Magento Product, passed the verification process and "informed" that you are a creator of this Amazon Product, but you have not specified the accordance between Magento Variations and Amazon Variations with Colors Red and Green. In such case M2E Pro will not add new Child Products automatically.