Australia has heard it often: Amazon is coming. The solution centre in Melbourne is well underway, with a Sydney location at Moorebank in its advanced stages, and although the Amazon US website crashed during their recent annual Prime Day it hasn’t stopped the Australian site hitting their sales targets. Amazon Australia estimates that it now sells more than 60 million products.
“We have been humbled by the response
from Prime members to Prime Day in Australia,
with demand exceeding our expectations,
and sales surpassing Boxing Day on the first day”
Amazon Australia Country Manager
(source: AFR, July 17 2018)
With this in mind it was nice to see that Unleashed customers can now integrate their Amazon stores for seamless experience. Unleashed pointed out a few key points on this new time-saving integration:
Selling to different marketplaces?
Then you need to set up one store per country in Unleashed
Use the token!
Your Marketplace Web Services (MWS) Token can be found in your Amazon account, you’ll need this for the integration. Remember: each country has its own code!
Different import order options
Create an order and customer based on each Amazon order, OR you can use a single customer for all Amazon orders.
Using a single customer for all Amazon orders?
Then create a customer named “Amazon Sales” so you can filter all sales made through Amazon. Under the single customer option, your business has the option of creating an individual order for each Amazon sale under the selected customer.
This will also give you the option of consolidating all the orders each day – handy for high volume of sales or if you’re dropshipping. Unleashed will generate one invoice per day, with each sales order added as a line item to the parked invoice.
Use the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN)
Use your ASIN or SKU number to match your product code within Unleashed. Products that are created in Amazon will be assigned an ASIN but you can also use your own SKU numbers. When integrating Unleashed and Amazon, Amazon is the master so Unleashed only sends Stock on Hand information to Amazon.
Using another eCommerce platform?
Make sure that you’ve selected the option to have Amazon’s SKU numbers to match with Unleashed’s product codes and your ecommerce platform’s SKU numbers. This creates a consistent system and prevents data from being entered twice in the system.
Unleashed starts Amazon’s import process but please note that it will time take some time for the orders to come through.