Read first: Understanding how TradeGecko syncs data with your Amazon store
Read next: Module 4: Importing and Creating Relationships
TradeGecko’s integration with Amazon makes it easier than ever to manage your product prices, inventory and automate the fulfillment of your orders from Amazon. Once integrated, you’ll be able to:
- Link products in TradeGecko with your existing Amazon products by shared SKUs
- Easily optimise revenue from Amazon sales using TradeGecko Intelligence
- Fulfill Amazon orders directly from TradeGecko
Before you import your products from Amazon into TradeGecko, please ensure that you understand Initial Costs - they should be set up promptly as a part of the import process. If you do not update your Initial Costs upon import and transactions take place, your Moving Average Cost (MAC) and profit margin data will be inaccurate.
Because this is the first time you’ll be creating products in TradeGecko, the installation steps are as follows:
- Prep work within your Amazon store
- Installing your Amazon store on TradeGecko
- Reviewing and testing your integration settings
Step 1 of 3: Prep work within your Amazon store
Here we’ll cover:
- Reviewing your product SKUs in Amazon
- (Optional) Reviewing existing installed apps in Amazon
- Authorizing API Access for TradeGecko
Reviewing your Product SKUs in Amazon
TradeGecko uses SKUs to identify and link inventory between Amazon and TradeGecko in order to facilitate inventory updates and streamline order management.
Before proceeding to the next step, go into your Amazon account and ensure that each product and variant have unique SKUs.
Learn about SKUs and why you need to start using them today (click here).
If you have multiple listings for the same product/variant, this is against Amazon’s terms of service. As a result TradeGecko will not be able to centralize your inventory listing(s) for these products. If this applies to you and you need assistance, please contact Support by submitting a ticket here.
(Optional) Reviewing your Existing Installed Apps
If you are using any multi-currency plugins or product bundle plugins for your Amazon store, let Support know by submitting a ticket here so we can advise you on the best setup approach.
One of TradeGecko’s main benefits is to provide your business with centralized inventory control and automation.
If you are currently using any apps or integrations that update your inventory levels, we recommend that you uninstall them prior to integrating TradeGecko and Amazon.
If you’re having trouble uninstalling them for whatever reason, contact Support by submitting a ticket here.
Authorizing API Access for TradeGecko
Login to the Amazon developer website for your country to access Amazon Marketplace Web Services (Amazon MWS). Learn more about Amazon MWS.
- Amazon US https://developer.amazonservices.com
- Amazon CA https://developer.amazonservices.ca
- Amazon MX https://developer.amazonservices.com.mx
- Amazon UK https://developer.amazonservices.co.uk
- Amazon IT https://developer.amazonservices.it
- Amazon DE https://developer.amazonservices.de
- Amazon FR https://developer.amazonservices.fr
- Amazon ES https://developer.amazonservices.es
- Amazon AU https://developer.amazonservices.com.au
Sign in to MWS.
To authorize TradeGecko to access your store’s API, select the following option:
“I want to give a developer access to my Amazon seller account with MWS.”
Enter the following values in the corresponding fields:
AMAZON US, CA, MX
Developer Name: TradeGecko
Developer Account No: 7950-6528-3889
AMAZON UK, IT, DE, ES, FR
Developer Name: TradeGecko
Developer Account No: 6146-4536-6656
Developer Name: TradeGecko
Developer Account No: 4302-6550-8529
Click on “Next.”
Review and accept the terms & conditions, then click the “Next” button.
Save your Merchant ID, Marketplace ID and MWS Authorisation Token - you’ll need this for the next step.
Step 2 of 3: Installing your Amazon store on TradeGecko
Here we’ll cover:
- Connecting your Amazon store
- Location Mapping
- Price List Sync
- Initial Product Import
- Review what will happen next
Connecting your Amazon Store
Go into your TradeGecko account.
Go to the TradeGecko App Store by clicking Browse Apps on the left side bar.
Click Marketplaces from the menu, then click the Amazon button.
Click the “Install App” button.
Please follow the step-by-step instructions provided in the setup wizard.
Make sure you select the correct country for your Amazon store.
Let’s set up your fulfillment and inventory locations in TradeGecko.
In Amazon, orders could be fulfilled in 2 ways:
- Amazon MFN: Orders fulfilled by merchants fulfilment networks
- Amazon AFN: Orders fulfilled by Amazon fulfilment networks for example, Fulfilment by Amazon
For each location in Amazon, we’ll create an equivalent location in TradeGecko and specify which fulfilment location in TradeGecko should take the orders from Amazon MFN or Amazon AFN respectively.
If you created all of your locations when preparing your Settings in the previous module, you’ll be able to map them now.
TradeGecko will only update stock levels for Amazon AFN products.
Price List Sync
Let’s set up your price lists by either mapping to an existing price list in TradeGecko or creating a new one now by clicking the “Create New” button.
For each product price list in Amazon, we will create an equivalent price list in TradeGecko.
When a product price is changed in Amazon or TradeGecko, we will update the latest price information to the mapped price list.
Initial Product Import
From within the TradeGecko installation wizard, choose how you would like you product information to be imported from Amazon to TradeGecko.
What it does
Import Products Now
If selected, only during installation TradeGecko will import products from Amazon as new products in TradeGecko.
After installation, if you create a new product in Amazon, TradeGecko will not import the product as new product.
TradeGecko customers select this option when they have not set up any products in TradeGecko during their trial.
Import Products Later
If selected, during installation TradeGecko will not import or match any products from Amazon.
After installation, if merchant creates a new product in Amazon, TradeGecko will not import the product as new product.
TradeGecko’s customers select this option when they have already created some or all of their products in TradeGecko prior to the installation process.
Some customers also prefer this option if they have existing products within Amazon that they don’t want to bring over to TradeGecko.
Review What Will Happen Next
When you complete the installation, depending on the sync options selected, TradeGecko will begin to:
- Import your products from Amazon into TradeGecko
- Import future orders based on status mapping from Amazon into TradeGecko
- For MFN products: TradeGecko will now be the master of your MFN products. TradeGecko will update product inventory and prices in your Amazon store. TradeGecko will update your Amazon MFN products whenever there are changes in stock levels and prices.
- For AFN products: TradeGecko will only import orders from Amazon. TradeGecko won’t update product inventory for AFN products, only product prices.
If your store has a large number of products (>10,000 variants), it may take between 3-6 hours for the import process to complete. Do not change any settings until the import process has completed - you will receive an email when the import is complete.
Step 3 of 3: Reviewing & Testing your Integration Settings
Once your installation and import has completed, you’ll want to review and test the integration.
Reviewing your Orders
To see any unfulfilled orders that were imported into TradeGecko, click here: https://go.tradegecko.com/orders
To see if there are any orders that were not imported successfully, go to the My Apps section and click on your Amazon store and click the Orders Listing tab. Support can help you fix this issue if you submit a ticket here.
(Optional) Updating a product’s price
To test the price sync we recommend that you complete this test with a product that is not marked as “available” within your Amazon store because the integration between TradeGecko and Amazon is now live.
From within TradeGecko, change the list price of the variant that you would like to test.
To confirm if the price change was successful, go into your Amazon account to review that variant’s “new” price.
(Optional) Creating and linking new products between TradeGecko and Amazon
After your initial installation, new products need to be created independently in TradeGecko and Amazon. In order to manage inventory levels and orders, these products should be linked by SKU.
Create a new product in each platform.
When complete, go into TradeGecko and select the new variant that you’d like to link.
Link the variant.
Continue setting up your TradeGecko account → Read next: Module 4: Importing and Creating Relationships.