The Check My File feature allows you to validate your Inventory File Template before creating or updating your listings in the Amazon catalogue. This feature detects errors in the file, and adds information and formatting that allows you to identify items that triggered errors and warnings. You can then correct the errors and warnings in this same file, and upload the corrected file to create or update your listings on Amazon.
The Check My File feature helps you do the following:
To use the Check My File feature:
The file types currently supported for this feature are:
The checked file that you download will include two new tabs:
Describes how to review, correct, and upload the checked file.
Summarizes error, warning, and info messages; identifies top 3 attributes with most errors or warnings.
The checked file that you download will include two new columns on the left side of the Template tab:
|# of attributes with errors||This column shows the number of errors found for a specific SKU/row. Errors will block your listings from being created on Amazon. Review the entire row to identify the errors, which are highlighted orange and show the error message in a comment box. To read the message in the comment box, hover your cursor over the highlighted cell. You may need to expand the comment box to see the entire message.|
|# of attributes with other suggestions||This column shows the number of warnings or suggestions found for a specific SKU/row. Warnings or suggestions will not block your listings from being created on Amazon. However, if you fix warnings or suggestions, customers may discover your products more easily.
Review the entire row to identify warnings and suggestions. Warnings are highlighted in yellow and show the warning message in a comment box. We may also suggest changes to your file based on the data you've provided. These suggestions are highlighted in blue and details are provided in a comment box. To read the message in the comment box, hover your cursor over the highlighted cell. You may need to expand the comment box to see the entire message.
Before you create a product variation listing, check whether this variation of the product is already in the Amazon catalogue. If the variation exists and corresponds to the item that you want to list, you can click Sell yours instead of creating a variation. If the variation does not exist, follow the procedure below to configure variations automatically.
If you sell products in any of the following categories, Amazon will automatically configure variations for your listings when you use Check my file feature:
Follow the steps given below to automatically configure variations once you have downloaded the appropriate Inventory File Template for your products and updated it with your changes: