Magento 2 configurator

Magento 2 configurators host common details of listings such as listing type, return policy, payment methods, shipping info, attributes, categories etc. In addition, Linnworks makes use of multiple product descriptions, pricing, and titles defined in the system.

Table Of Contents:

Creating a Magento 2 Configurator

To create a Magento 2 configurator:

  1. Go to Settings > Others > select Magento 2 in the drop-down menu
  2. Click +Add New button
  3. In the configurator wizard screen add the following details:

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    • Configurator Name: enter a name for the configurator for your own convenience. The configurator name can help differentiate between certain groups of items as the same configurator can be used to create listings for similar items.
    • Channel: select the Magento 2 account that this configurator will use when creating new listings.
  4. All attribute sets have to be created on the Magento 2 back-end in Stores > Attributes before they will appear in the wizard. Select the attribute set that you wish to use for the configurator. Only one attribute set is available per configurator, attributes that are present in the selected set will be available in the Attributes column.

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  5. Click Finish.

The configurator is now created and you can configure other settings.

Editing a Magento 2 Configurator

When the configurator is created, make sure that you have configured all the sections. Below you will find a detailed guide for each of them.

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Settings

The Settings screen is divided into two parts:

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  • General Settings: define how Linnworks should handle stock and images.
    • Manage Stock: tick if you'd like Magento to decrease product stock levels when an order is placed.
    • Manage images: tick to enable image upload to Magento. If disabled, images will not be uploaded to Magento.
  • Product relations: Magento 2 allows promoting your items on other item pages if products are related (more details here). Specify via extended properties the preferred product types: Up-sells, Related Products and Cross-sell. The extended property value should be the product SKU from the Magento back-end; You can add several up-sells/cross-sells/related products in one extended property - add product SKUs separated by a comma or space.

Please note! Up-sells/cross-sells/related products will only work if the listings with the SKUs you are adding as extended property have been created using Linnworks.net as well.

Categories

In the Categories window, you can select categories that you wish to use for this configurator. The number on the button will stand for the number of categories that you have selected.

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If there are any changes to the list of categories on Magento 2, the configurator will need to be refreshed, click Settings > Refresh Categories to download updated categories from your channel. This will take a few seconds.

The Categories screen is divided into three parts, it is possible to add an unlimited number of categories to configurator:

  • Available categories: all categories that you have created on the channel will be available here. Select categories that you wish to use for this configurator by clicking the + button.
  • Selected categories: every listing created via this configurator will be able to use categories from this table. Tick any category as Default if you wish to use a certain category every time for this configurator.
  • General Settings: categories can be mapped through the extended property of the item. You can select several categories from the drop-down menu.

Description

The Description window contains all the necessary HTML for the design of the Magento 2 listing, you can add and edit the HTML description that will be used for listings created via this configurator. You can find a detailed guide here.

Attributes

Each configurator can use one attribute set, and attributes that are added to the set on Magento 2 will be available in the Attributes column. In the Attributes column select the attributes that you wish to use for this configurator. The number on the button will stand for the number of attributes that you have selected. 

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Attributes that have the red "i" icon are required by Magento 2 and must be present on the listing, the rest are optional.

The Attributes section consists of two parts:

  • Available attributes: attributes from the selected attribute set in Magento 2 back-end. Select those that you wish to use for this configurator by clicking the + button.
  • Selected attributes: every listing created via this configurator will be able to use attributes from this table. When selected, you can specify where Linnworks should pick the information up from - the extended property of the item or the Default Value column in this screen.

Variations (only for variation listings)

To create a variation listing, you need to have a variation-compatible configurator that has variation attribute(s) added to the Variations column. As an example, it can be colour, size or condition, so each variation child item will have its own value that will be available in a drop-down menu on the listing.

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Same as single attributes, variation attributes will be taken from the selected attribute set on Magento 2. Variation attributes on the back-end need to have Catalog Input Type for Store Owner set to Dropdown in Stores > Product > Edit Product > Properties.

Attribute section consists of three parts:

  • Available variations: variation attributes from the selected attribute set in Magento 2 back-end. Select those that you wish to use for this configurator by clicking the + button.
  • Variations: every listing created via this configurator will be able to use variation attributes from this table. When selected, you can specify where Linnworks should pick the information up from - the extended property of the item or the Default Value column in this screen.
  • Use main item images only: if you want to display images on the listing from the main item only and keep all other images disabled, please tick the Use main item images only box. Otherwise, each child item will have its own image.

Once all the above is set, you can proceed to the My Inventory screen to create listings.