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How to add a new product on Amazon

(Reviewed 10 June 2019)

With Nembol , you can create new products in Amazon catalogue, and list them under your Amazon Pro-Seller account.

Most sellers know how complicated it is to create from scratch a new product inside Amazon catalogue. Nembol makes it now much easier.

In fact, you are not forced to create your new products using Amazon Seller Central, but you can also use Nembol. This means that you can import your listings from eBay, Shopify, Etsy, WooCommerce, or PrestaShop into Nembol, and publish them right away in your Amazon Pro-seller account.

Click here if you need instructions to login to Amazon with Nembol App.

Be aware that Nembol is NOT a way to circumvent Amazon rules, therefore each of your products will still need at least:

  1. Product title

  2. Product description

  3. Brand name

  4. SKU code

  5. Barcode

  6. An Amazon category code (called Browse Node ID, don’t get scared, it’s easy)

For your ease, each obligatory field is clearly shown in red in Nembol product card (see Picture 1).

Picture 1: You can create brand new products in Amazon Catalogue outside of SellerCentral and associated them to your Amazon Pro Seller account.

Picture 1: You can create brand new products in Amazon Catalogue outside of SellerCentral and associated them to your Amazon Pro Seller account.

How can I choose an Amazon category?

Last time we checked, Amazon had over 30,000 categories and sub-categories, and of course Amazon would not accept a new product inside their catalogue unless it is assigned by the seller to the correct Amazon category.

This made creating a new product in Amazon hard and time-consuming, but now Nembol solved categorization on Amazon: you can add the category just once per group of products, and just inside Nembol.

This is ideal especially if you are importing your listings from another channel, (Nembol lets you import listings from Shopify, eBay, PrestaShop, WooCommerce, or Etsy and share them multichannel, including Amazon). These former channels won’t of course have the information about Amazon category code, and it is unimaginable to add the category code one product at a time.. So:

  1. Mentally divide your products in sets belonging to a same category.

  2. Use the Amazon category tool to choose the category node ID of the first set of products you wish to publish from Nembol to Amazon. If you don’t know how to find your Browse Node ID, check this article. See Picture 2 below.

  3. Copy-paste the Node ID inside Amazon settings in Nembol. See Picture 3. Note that if any of your products already have an ASIN (i.e. if you or somebody else already created them inside Amazon catalog), Nembol will realize it and ignore your suggested category ID.

  4. Save changes and then publish from Nembol to Amazon all products belonging to that category.

When you’re done with this category, go back to Amazon Settings in Nembol, paste another Amazon category Browse Node ID and publish the next set of products and so on.

Picture 2: How to select the correct product category (Browse Node ID) for Amazon Pro Sellers.

Picture 2: How to select the correct product category (Browse Node ID) for Amazon Pro Sellers.

Picture 3: paste your chosen Amazon Category ID in Amazon settings inside Nembol

Picture 3: paste your chosen Amazon Category ID in Amazon settings inside Nembol

What barcodes (UPC and EAN) will Amazon accept?

Amazon requires each product to be listed with a valid UPC, EAN, or ISBN barcode. Some sellers may have gotten an error back from Amazon saying “Invalid Parameter value”. This means that either their barcodes were wrong, or was wrong the association of barcode and Sku-code. Amazon does these checks automatically, and warns all sellers that:

“We verify the authenticity of product identifiers by checking the GS1 database. EANs/UPCs that do not match the information provided by GS1 will be considered invalid. We recommend obtaining your product identifier directly from GS1 (and not from other third parties selling EAN/UPC licenses)”

Amazon also warns sellers that:

“All product listings with an invalid product EAN/UPC will be removed and may result in your ASIN creation or selling privileges being temporarily or permanently removed.”

Same is true with ISBN codes for books. You therefore have to use Barcodes issued by GS1, and ISBNs issued by ISBN.org.

So, if you are reselling products, you should simply use the manufacturer’s barcodes and ask your supplier to buy their barcodes from GS1. If you instead are a manufacturer or for some reasons are assigning barcodes to the products you are listing on Amazon, you have to purchase your barcodes (UPC and EAN) from GS1.

Remember that if your product has variants, each variant requires its own unique barcode.

How do GS1 barcodes work, and how much do they cost?

GS1 is a not-for-profit organization that maintains a global standard for barcodes and issues EAN and UPC barcodes.

If you are a manufacturer, you can register with GS1 by paying a reasonable set-up fee, and an even more reasonable yearly fee each year. GS1 fees depend on your company’s revenues. As an example, if your company is based in Europe and its sales are up to Euro 500,000, your one-off enrollment with GS1 will be Euro 300.00 and your annual fee Euro 95.00. Once you paid these amounts, you can obtain as many barcodes you want and code your entire collection and all product-variants.

Note that the above information dates Nov, 22nd 2018. We invite you to seek updated information for your own country at https://www.gs1.org

How does Amazon manage product variants coming from other channels or from Nembol?

Nembol will import your listings with variants from other channels, and additionally you can create a product with variants inside Nembol.

Nevertheless, since:

  1. Some Amazon categories do not accept product variants

  2. Some channels allow custom-made variants which will not have a meaning to Amazon,

Nembol will pass each of your product variants to Amazon as a single product. You can then use Seller Central to group products together inside Amazon, or to add variants to a single product.

Note: if any of your variants has no valid barcode and Sku-code, Nembol will still publish to Amazon those variants of that product which indeed have a correct barcode and Sku-code combination.

Bottomline: easily create new products on Amazon marketplace!

Please try https://app.nembol.com to list your products on Amazon, to create new products on Amazon, and to transfer your eBay, Shopify, Etsy, or PrestaShop listings to Amazon.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further needs or suggestion. Thank you.