You can download Belk product data category templates and recreate them in StoreAutomator. The creation of product data templates is critical for the first push of product information and therefore needs to contain valid values on the templates or your products will not be listed properly on this channel.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
1- Login to your Belk account and go to “My Inventory>Import from File”
2- Click “Excel template” in the File templates/Products area of the page.
3- In the “Select the requirement level of attribute” box, select: “All (required, recommended, optional) and under “Select the categories” find or select the category to generate the template: Air and Deep Fryers, in the example below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you accidentally selected multiple categories and click generate template, you will get merged template which will lead to product data errors. Therefore, please only select and download one category at a time.
4- Select the language and click “Generate template”.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you accidentally select multiple categories and click generate template, you will get a merged template which will lead you to product data errors. Therefore, please only select and download one category at a time.
5- Download the template.
6- Go to “Settings>Templates” in StoreAutomator and create a Belk template. Select “Category” as the “Specific Feed Type”, provide a name and click the “+Create”.
7- Click “Edit” to the template and click the “Mirakl Category Template Source File” tab. Then, upload the downloaded Belk template into StoreAutomator.
8- Fill in all the required fields first followed by other fields, if needed. You can see the valid values by clicking “show possible options” in the field mapping.
You can use our predefined field “MainCategoryMap” for the category target field on field mapping. This way, the mapped category path on StoreAutomator will be sent to Belk. This action is required because we need to send the category id instead of the category name of the products. We’re getting the belk category ids from this predefined field. This is one of the main differences from other Mirakl marketplaces.
- The downloaded excel template shows you whether a field is required, recommended or optional.
- You can also check the valid values for all fields from the “Reference Data” tab in the same downloaded template.
9- After adding and mapping all fields, save and close the template.
When the template creation is completed, you can start to map your fields to the local categories. If you don’t map your categories to the templates, your products can’t be created because we are sending the categories through templates.