These are the most common reasons why Zentail users clone SKUs:
When you are selling a similar product and don't want to start from scratch.
When you want to change the value of a SKU.
There are two ways to clone (make a copy of) a SKU
How to Clone an Individual SKU
Go to the Catalog, search for the SKU you want to clone, and click on it to select it.
Click the large gear icon at the top left of the left sidebar.
Enter the new SKU value.
How to Clone a SKU in Bulk
Fill out the .csv file that is generated with the correct values in each column for each clone SKU you want to create. See the section “Column Headers Explained” below for more information on how to fill these out.
Return to Import. Under Select Report Type, click on “Clone” and then the blue Upload button to select your .csv file prepared for import.
Open the Advanced Options and be sure to check “Create new SKUs in Zentail if they don’t already exist”. Then click Next Step and follow the prompts through to file imported.
Column Headers Explained
Product identifier to be used. Must be unique and not exist in the catalog already.
The SKU value of the source product to be copied from. This SKU will need to already exist in Zentail.
Standard Identifier to be used, default will be inherited from the source product.
This is a true or false field to determine whether the clone should be marked as FBA. If left blank, the cloned SKU will use the same setting as the reference product.
This is a true or false field to determine whether the clone should use the same images as the reference product. If left blank, the cloned SKU will be not use any images.
*Important Note: The check box for "Create New SKUs in Zentail if they don't already exist" must be checked in order to clone!