Link function

How to link listings?

As all we do at Nembol, connecting your listings on different channels is as easy as it can be:

  1. Login and import from your first channel of choice. You’ll see your imported products in the Products tab (Screenshot 1 below). Please note that the first channel you import from will determine the main content. If you switch on “Edit from Nembol” on a linked channel, Nembol will align content over time.

  2. Login and import from your second channel (and then third, fourth, ..), and here’s where the magic happens.

  3. Nembol will check each of your thousand products, and each of their dozens of variations, and if it finds a product with the same SKU codes (read our guide on SKU codes for e-commerce and marketplaces) as a product already in your account, Nembol will not import it a second time, but rather it will connect the two listings and keep their inventory in sync, every time you edit in Nembol or in Shopify, or receive an order on any channel.

  4. Yes, this means that, in order to link products, they must have 100% matching SKUs on all channels. If they have not, you can use our bulk editing tools to quickly adjust the SKUs.

  5. At the end of the process, have a look at your Nembol dashboard: in case of errors, you will find an error report file to download.

  6. You will see the “Linked” products in Nembol’s Products section with the “Imported” blue badge and with multiple channel icons attached (Screenshot 1). You will also be able to check how many products have been successfully linked in your Dashboard.

how to link your products

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Please note: the import during the free trial is no longer limited to 10 listings. Import all your listings (or use our filters to narrow down the import)

How to connect products on specific channels

Where is the SKU field on eBay?

The main question when linking eBay products is that – unlike other marketplaces or eCommerce channels – eBay has no mandatory SKU field.

There is a field called “Custom Label (SKU)”, but it’s an optional field. You have to type in the SKUs before importing to be able to link your listings.

How to connect Etsy SKUs with Amazon, eBay, Shopify

Etsy doesn’t require sellers to use SKU codes. However, you need them to link products with Nembol. So, how can you easily add them to your Etsy listings?

  • One way is to manually add the SKUs to your products on Etsy, then import. This is a slow but effective method.

  • Another solution is to import from Etsy first. Nembol automatically adds random SKUs if you don’t have them. Once your products are on Nembol, download them as a CSV and use Excel or Numbers to quickly add the same SKUs you have on other channels. Almost every marketplace and e-commerce let you download a CSV of your products.
    In the end, submit the CSV to Nembol to bulk-edit your products. Then import from the other channels.

Linking Amazon items

So far, linking products with Amazon has been quite complicated. The main reason is that Amazon doesn’t return parent products with their variations on the import. Rather, it will import to Nembol single variations as alone standing products. This will make it almost impossible to link those items with the ones you import from other channels.

In other words: you can link items on Amazon only if they don’t have variations.
The good news is that Amazon is releasing new APIs, and we hope they will be able to solve the problem. By October 2021, latest.