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Amazon Data Entry (New Record Mode) and Setup for Initial Upload from Previous DataBook Loader instructions for records without ASIN's or ISBN's here. Read below as well. 

 

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North American Marketplace Accounts

Amazon Canada or United Kingdom Booksellers
Using Hit Lists to Set Amazon Fields 
Setting records for Amazon Condition
Setting records for Amazon FBA

Hit List Help: Users should read about Hit Lists in Help at the top of BookTrakker, then click the Hit Lists selection in green. Alternatively you can click the Hit Lists tab on the left side of BookTrakker, then press F1 for Help. (If Help in BookTrakker does not work email support@booktrakker.com at once. there is a fix from Microsoft)

Online Hit List Help Here.

Condition is the Amazon condition used on Marketplace only, whether it be Amazon.com, Amazon.ca o Amazon.co.uk.  The list of choices is as follows:  

1 = Used; Like New  
2 = Used; Very Good (default)  
3 = Used; Good  
4 = Used; Acceptable  
5 = Collectible; Like New  
6 = Collectible; Very Good  
7 = Collectible; Good  
8 = Collectible; Acceptable 
11 = New 

BookTrakker will match these conditions automatically based on using the Book field on the main data entry form. As you select from the Book field one of the choices, BookTrakker will set Condition on the Amazon tab according to the following equivalence table:
           

AN, F+, F, NF

=

Used; Like New

VG+, VG, VG-

=

Used; Very Good

G+, G

=

Used; Good

Fair, P

=

Used; Acceptable

If you want to use any other selection then you need to manually change the choice to what you want. There is no capability within BookTrakker to distinguish between Used or Collectible during data entry, the default is Used, unless you select New for the book, in which case New is selected on the Amazon tab. You have to change the dropdown manually for Collectible.

Marketplace - Must be checked for all Amazon.com uploads.  If you type or scan in an ISBN into the ISBN or an ASIN in the ASIN field on the Keywords tab in New Record mode then Marketplace will be checked automatically upon leaving the field. You can uncheck it if you want to use the ISBN field for other services but not as an Amazon listing. Or, if you have both an ISBN and an ASIN then use both, BookTrakker will upload the ISBN to other services and the ASIN to Amazon. Canadian and UK dealers need to set their shipping choices 

Expedite No longer used. See Shipping Settings in your Amazon account.

International - No longer used. See Shipping Settings in your Amazon account.

North American Marketplace Accounts (NAM)

If you list on one of the North American Marketplace (NAM) sites (Amazon.com, Amazon.ca or Amazon.mx) and have a North American Unified Account then you can upload to both Amazon.com or Amazon.ca through the same Pro Merchant account.  See NAM instructions to understand what the NAM is all about. So if you have either an Amazon.com or Amazon.ca Pro Merchant account you can upload to Amazon.com and/or Amazon.ca to manage listings. For Mexico you can only manage through your Amazon dealer page. BookTrakker does not directly upload to Amazon.mx.

Shipping choices for booksellers in Canada (CA) or the United Kingdom (UK) 

No longer used. See Shipping Settings in your Amazon account.

Item Note - Used for the Comments field on Marketplace. Limited to 200 characters in BookTrakker 3.1, and 1000 characters in 3.2 and later versions. It will not allow you to enter more than 200 characters in 3.1, even though the field appearance may be larger.   NOTE: If Item Note is used then BookTrakker will get the data for Seller Comments in the upload file from this field. This field will allow you to use one description for Marketplace listings and a different description for the other services.   Leave it empty and BookTrakker will use your Marketplace Field Mapping choices for creating Seller's Comments on Amazon. File > Export > Amazon Mapping.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Setting records for Amazon Condition 

This can be more complicated, especially if you have DJ information. Ignoring DJ information, which can be included in the Comments on Marketplace, you will do a series of Hit Lists based on Book. These instructions assume you follow Amazon's convention of assigning condition as described above in Condition.
 

If you understand how Hit Lists work then you can do compound Hit Lists based on both Book and DJ to optimize the Amazon Condition settings. Obviously a VG Book with a Poor DJ is not really Used - Very Good.

1. Used; Like New

Click on the Hit Lists tab, left side. Click New. Click OK. Select Marketplace under Search Field. Search Criteria defaults to Yes. Under Marketplace click into the blank field and select Book. Over on the right, under Search Criteria, click into the field for the dropdown button to appear, click the dropdown button and select NF. Then, on the right, under Search Type, select At Least from the dropdown list. Your setup should look like this:

Click the Execute button. Next, click the Hit Lists tab on the left, then the Action tab, upper right. Click on Change, in the Action frame on the left side. Then select Condition from the Change dropdown list, and Used; Like New from the Change To field. Your setup should look like this:

Click Execute, confirm the changes. You can also set them to Collectible - Like New using the same process, providing they qualify under Amazon's guidelines for Collectible.

2. Used; Very Good Click on the Hit Lists tab, left side. Click New. Click OK. Select Marketplace under Search Field. Search Criteria defaults to Yes. Under Marketplace click into the blank field and select Book. Over on the right, under Search Criteria, click into the field for the dropdown button to appear, click the dropdown button and select VG+. Over on the right, select Less than or equal to. Click under Search Field, new row, select Book again from the dropdown list, then VG- under Search Criteria, then At Least under Search Type. Your setup should look like this:

Click Execute. You will end up with a list of all books where Book is VG+, VG or VG-. Next, click the Hit Lists tab on the left, then the Action tab, upper right. Click on Change, in the Action frame on the left side. Then select Condition from the Change dropdown list, and Used; Very Good from the Change To field.  Click Execute, Confirm. You can also set them to Collectible - Very Good using the same process, providing they qualify under Amazon's guidelines for Collectible. 

3. Used; Good. Repeat as above, except G+ = Less than or equal to, and G = At Least. Then select Condition from the Change dropdown list, and Used; Good from the Change To field.  Click Execute, Confirm. You can also set them to Collectible - Good using the same process, providing they qualify under Amazon's guidelines for Collectible.

4. Used; Acceptable. Repeat as above. except you select Fair, Less than or Equal to. Then select Condition from the Change dropdown list, and Used; Acceptable from the Change To field.  Click Execute, Confirm. You can also set them to Collectible - Acceptable using the same process, providing they qualify under Amazon's guidelines for Collectible. 

5. New . Similar to above, except you set the Hit List to search on New, Equal to. Then select Condition from the Change dropdown list, and New from the Change To field.  Click Execute, Confirm.

D. Setting records for Amazon FBA 

Two choices. FBA plus uploading to other sites or FBA only. 

1. If the FBA check box on the Amazon tab is checked and Status = Available then records will be uploaded for FBA management on Amazon as well as being offered on other sites. This means you have Amazon ship the books when they sell elsewhere. 

Click on the Hit Lists tab, left side. Click New. Click OK. Select Status under Search Field, defaults to Available. Select Marketplace under Search Field. Search Criteria defaults to Yes. Select what records you want based on your Search Fields and Search Criteria.

Once you have the records selected do an Action, Amazon. Under the Amazon box, upper right corner, click the dropdown and select FBA. Check Yes. Click Execute. Confirm. 

Click the red Hit List button at the top to get out of Hit List mode.

2. If the FBA check box on the Amazon tab is checked and Status = FBA then these records are only uploaded to Amazon. If previously uploaded records were changed to this choice then they would be removed from the other services while being uploaded to Amazon.

Click on the Hit Lists tab, left side. Click New. Click OK. Select Status under Search Field, defaults to Available. Select Marketplace under Search Field. Search Criteria defaults to Yes. Select what records you want based on your Search Fields and Search Criteria.

Once you have the records selected do an Action, Amazon. Under the Amazon box, upper right corner, click the dropdown and select FBA. Check Yes. Click Execute. Confirm. 

Click on the Hit Lists tab, left side. Click the Action tab, upper right. Check Status on the left. Where is says To: Available over on the right, click the dropdown button and select FBA at the end of the list. Click Execute. Confirm. (You will get zero results) 

Click the red Hit List button at the top to get out of Hit List mode.

 

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