In certain situations, you will want to assure that specific SKUs do not appear in a given Channel. This may be due to Brand(s) management, business strategy, or quality control purposes. In Zentail we offer a few options on how to prevent accidental listings.
Option 1: Disabling Product Data per SKU
If you are managing SKUs individually you can disable send product data to specific channels by disabling product data on the SKU Channel Advanced Options Features. By doing this we can limit the creation of SKUs for Amazon, Walmart, Big Commerce, and Shopify.
Step 1: Go to Catalog and select Manage Catalog.
Step 2: In the search bar enter SKU and select SKU with the Catalog.
Step 3: On the Left-hand dialog box scroll to the desired channel, you wish to disable and select "Advanced Option".
Step 4: Within the Right dialog box disable select the "Disable Product Data" toggle.
Step 5: Scroll down on the dialog box and select "Update".
Option 2: Using a Bulk Action to Disable Product Data
If you have a large number of SKU's you want to prevent from listing to a given channel you can run a bulk action to Disable Product Data. Within Quick Edit, you can use a shared attribute such as a brand or an added label like "do not list" to filter the desired SKU's you wish to Disable Product Data. Once you have created the custom filter view we can use this to run a Bulk Action.
Step 1: From the Custom Filter View, Select "Create Bulk Action" on the top left header.
Step 2: Within the Bulk Actions Page select the Blue circle "+" icon towards the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Within Define Action Dialog Box Click Set Action Type: "SET VALUE".
Step 4: Within Define Action Dialog Box Click "Select Field and enter [integration name] ([desired channel]) Disable Product Data.
Example: Zentail Store #2 (Amazon) Disable Product Data
Step 5: Within the To Value type "True".
Step 6: Select "ADD".
Step 7: Select "Create Bulk Action".
Option 3: Remove a required value to make the SKU Unlistable.
Another way of assuring that a listing does not appear in a given channel is by removing a value from a field that is required by the specific channel. In essence, you will be creating a critical issue; thus you will be unable to send data to that listing due to the critical issue. Each channel has different channel requirements that can cause a critical issue.
As an example, if I were to remove the "smart type" value for an SKU I would no longer be able to list the product on an Amazon Channel due to the critical issue it will cause.
The following link will direct you to a list of common critical issues from which you can remove information to create a critical issue.
NOTE: In general we advise that this option be reserved as a last case/rare use as intentionally creating critical issues limit the flexibility and functionality of your Catalog within Zentail.