Before Amplifier can ship Orders for you, you need to tell us just what might be in those orders. You do this by Adding Items. There are two primary ways to add Items to your catalog – One at a Time or All at Once.
Adding Items One At A Time
If you only plan on selling a few products, this is the easiest way.
1. Click the orange "+ Item" located in top right corner.
Then fill out the required fields.
When Adding Items, you must provide accurate information. Giving Amplifier bad data can result in expensive consequences – a typo on the SKU Field could result in the wrong item shipping out! (To learn more about ITEM fields, see SKUs / Attributes.) Once you finish Adding your ITEM, Amplifier will let you review it before saving it.
Review Your Item: Certain Fields such as "SKU" are mandatory.
If everything looks good, you will be allowed to CREATE ITEM. Congratulations, your ITEM is live. You've just taken your first step into a larger world.
Adding Items All At Once
For those with large product catalogs, Amplifier recommends Import Items.
To use Import Items, your Items must be uploaded in a properly-formatted CSV file. (Sample Format here.) We currently support 29 different Item Attributes. Certain fields are required, such as SKU. Other fields are optional, such as UPC. Here's what a CSV might look like for a single T-Shirt Design called "The Amplifier Tee." Note that though it's a single design, it sells in six sizes. That means that each size is it's own SKU (and will have it's own Inventory values.)
Once your CSV file is complete, you can Import your Items to Amplifier.
Amplifier verifies your CSV file. Our Import Status page will show you how many ITEMS were successfully imported. If Amplifier found errors in your data, you will be notified.
Amplifier needs information about every SKU we will be handling. When you have finished Adding Items, you can see your new live SKUs inside of the Main Items page. In this view, Amplifier summarizes the most important information in columns that can be sorted by clicking the Column Header (e.g. "SKU" or "QTY AVAILABLE")
In the example above, Amplifier shows 6 new Items available in your catalog. Great, let's start selling, right?! Not so fast. Before you can begin selling these Items, you need to add Inventory. And from the example above, you can see that Amplifier shows we have no inventory of any kind yet. (For an explanation of the various states of Inventory, see this article.)
So how do you add Inventory to your Items? You can:
- Order new Inventory from Amplifier (i.e. Place a Screen Print order.)
- Ship Inventory from another supplier TO Amplifier
To Ship Inventory to us, You must first let us know what exactly is coming and when it will get here. In the logistics industry, this is called an ASN or Advanced Shipping Notification.