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How to manage products with variants on Amazon with Nembol

If your products have variants in Nembol (such as size, color, material), Nembol will publish in your Amazon Seller Central one product per each variant. Some sellers like it this way, some others don’t. If you like, once your products have been published via Nembol, in your Amazon Seller Central you can merge more products in a single one with variants. Let’s see how.

Note that both if you merged the variants into one single product, of if you left them separated, Nembol will update your inventory across the channels you keep connected.

The product above has 2 variants in Nembol: it will be published in your Amazon seller central as 2 separated items.

The product above has 2 variants in Nembol: it will be published in your Amazon seller central as 2 separated items.

You can check your variants in Nembol by using the “Edit” button in each product. In the example above, these two variants will generate two items in your Amazon Seller Central. If you need to merge them, you can do it in Seller Central.

You can check your variants in Nembol by using the “Edit” button in each product. In the example above, these two variants will generate two items in your Amazon Seller Central. If you need to merge them, you can do it in Seller Central.

This image shows the result of the publication of the item above with two variants. Nembol will create one item per variant, update their relevant inventory and also update content and photos if you are the reference for the the ASIN.

This image shows the result of the publication of the item above with two variants. Nembol will create one item per variant, update their relevant inventory and also update content and photos if you are the reference for the the ASIN.

Note that often Amazon is slow in updating content, photos, bullets. This because content in Amazon is centralized and they have to accommodate the needs and requirements of other sellers.

Amazon may be slow also at publishing your pictures and refreshing the availability.

To merge your Nembol-published items into one product with variants, you may follow the very good instructions in this third-party video, or check the simple instructions below:

  1. Create a new product in Amazon

  2. Associate the variants to that product

During the process, Amazon will associate your existing items to the the newly created product, it is a matter of seconds, because you do not need to upload any pictures nor bullets nor content.

At the end of the process, in a few seconds indeed, Amazon will thank you for having updated their information on those items, and will take 15 minutes to complete the update. See images below.

Step 1: create a product in Amazon and be ready to assign variants.

Step 1: create a product in Amazon and be ready to assign variants.

Step 2: copy / paste exact SKU codes and barcodes of each variant. Amazon will complete the match and let you know.

Step 2: copy / paste exact SKU codes and barcodes of each variant. Amazon will complete the match and let you know.

Step 3: once you complete your submission, Amazon will take a few minutes to verify and eventually update their catalogue. Same may do any sellers of the same SKU-code + barcode combination.

Step 3: once you complete your submission, Amazon will take a few minutes to verify and eventually update their catalogue. Same may do any sellers of the same SKU-code + barcode combination.

You can choose to merge or not. Both if you merge the variants into one single product, of if you keep them independent, Nembol will successfully update your inventory across the channels you keep connected.

Also consider that you may well not be the sole seller of your products, and same as you provide more information to Amazon, other sellers may too, so they may proceed at merging variants into single products.

Find more instructions in this post in Amazon forum, although not super-clear according to our tastes.

After 15 minutes, or earlier, we see in the inventory in our Amazon Seller Central that the two separated products disappeared and were effectively merged into a single one (screenshot below). Our our next publication with Nembol, the updates will be passed to the newly created product with variations.

END: now you have a merged product

END: now you have a merged product

Let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you.

PS: it is worth repeating here too that no Barcode exemption will work on Amazon via Nembol at this time. Therefore: to publish on Amazon via Nembol each of your SKUs must have a valid GS1 barcode.