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Confused about how to get items in proper amazon catagory


#1

While most of the items I’ve uploaded so far have gone to the correct Amazon category, some have not and I can’t figure out how or why. I’ve looked in the Browse Node ID’s and can find the proper category/subcategory but I have no Idea what to do with the number once I found it. Is there a way to apply it globally to a dept/category using field mappings?


#2

Hi Jim,

Yes there is. Some customers use the Amazon Field Mappings tab exclusively, while others map it globally to a field in PAM (AMZBrowseNode for example).

If you want to manually insert a Broswe Node for a particular Category, go to your Amazon Data Mapping tab, navigate to the relevant Dept, and type ‘browse’ into the Search field. This will open up the Product/Description Data/Recommended Browse Node fields.

Please also look at James’ article on Browse Node IDs and Item Type Keywords here:

Regards,
Conor.


#3

Hi Conor,

Thanks, that clears it up. I had read that article but was still confused. Typing browse into the search window was a great tip. I was just going through every possible place looking for where it might go.


#4

Hi Conor,

So I set it to the correct browse node via Amazon Field Mappings and still my items don’t appear where they should. I can only find them if I search all departments, not if I limit my search to Arts, Crafts and Sewing which is where they should be.

Could it be caused by the product data mapping? I had to choose a type but none were correct so I chose miscellaneous and then below for product type I left it unmapped and used an override of crafts, which is still not correct but the closest I could find.


#5

Hi Jim,

There’s a possibility you need to implement Item Type numbers as well as Browse Node info but I’m not certain.

Please give me an example product so I can investigate, and let me know which department it should be designated to.

Regards,
Conor.


#6

Hi Conner,

It should be listed under Arts, Crafts & Sewing/Beading & Jewelry Making/Beads & Bead Assortments Browse Node 12896121 but it’s coming up under everything else. In fact nearly all of my items are.


#7

Hi Conor,

Got it! It was an issue with item type, though it’s key words rather than a number. Still having an issue with two items, but not worried about those now that the other 406 are correct!


#8

Great news Jim - thanks for update (I’m back in office now after vacation time)