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New SKU Feed
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The New SKU feed allows you to create products that do not exist in the Rakuten.com catalog.
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The New SKU feed does NOT list your products for sale, manage inventory or update pricing.
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Use the New SKU feed provided in tab 3 of this file.
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Each category will have a specific New SKU feed template.
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Step 1 - Complete the New SKU Feed
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• Include all bolded headers on the New SKU Feed or the feed will fail
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• Do not delete or change the order of any bolded headers. If a data field is not required, you can leave the field blank.
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• Each product is on a separate line within the file
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• Ensure each field in the the file is tab delimited
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• File should be encolded in UTF-8 (plain text) and delimited by Horizontal Tab (ASCII hexadecimal 9), also known as a Tab Delimited Text file.
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• Validate your feed to ensure there are no errors
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• 2 hours after submitting a successful feed remember to add listings by using the Inventory feed.
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Step 2 - Save the template in text tab delmited format.
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• Once you have completed the feed template click "Save As".
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• Choose the location of your saved document and choose "Text (Tab delimited)" from the "Save as type":
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• Click "Ok" when the following message shows:
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• Click "Yes" when the following message shows:
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Step 3 - Upload your feed
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FTP instructions -Bulk upload (must be approved to use option below)
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• Drop your feed in the 'New SKU' folder outside of the archive
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Step 4 - Check your response file
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FTP Instructions (Bulk upload)
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•Check the response file after 15 minutes to ensure the feed processed successfully.
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•The response file will be the .resp file type located inside the archive folder (Open file in excel or notepad)
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