Note: If no variation theme is listed, you cannot create a product with variations in that category.
In the inventory template, create parent and child SKUs.
On the parent item:
Enter values for required fields, including SKU. This can be any alphanumeric string of 40 characters or less, but must be unique (i.e., must not duplicate any of your other SKUs). Sellers often append “-parent” to their base SKU to remind them that this is a parent SKU.
Leave Parent SKU field blank
Enter a value of "parent" in Parentage and enter a valid value in Variation Theme.
Leave Relationship Type blank.
Leave all other non-required fields blank.
For each child item (ASINs to be combined into one family:
Enter values for required fields.
Fill in the Parent SKU field using the value from the parent's SKU (value will be the same for all child items).
Enter "child" in the Parentage, and enter "variation" in Relationship Type.
In the Variation Theme field, enter the same value that you entered for Variation Theme on the parent (value will be the same for all child items).
Can I enter a variation if there isn't a variation field?
If you do not see a variation field, this product category does not allow variations. You can create variations in most product categories on Amazon.co.uk, and variation themes differ by category. In inventory files, you use variation themes (for example, Size, Color, SizeColor) to describe how your items vary.
How do I separate child ASINs into individual ASINs?
Delete the child item (removes its relationship to the parent). You may need to wait 24 hours before you can re-use your SKU.
Re-add the SKU but do not include fill in any of the Variation fields.
Validate and upload the completed inventory template.
Is there a limit for the number of child ASINs that display on the detail page?
Yes. We currently only display 15,000 child ASINs on the detail page.
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