Test Data

When you first log in to your Linnworks account, there will be some dummy data already in your system, which can be used to test the system. This guide will cover what data has been provided, where it can be found and how it can be removed.

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The aim of the test data is to enable you to get used to the system gradually by introducing examples of features that are commonly used in the day-to-day use of Linnworks. The test data includes:

  • Inventory Items
    • 9 Inventory Items
    • 8 Composite Items
    • 1 Variation Group (Containing each of the single colour SKUs)
  • 2 Orders
    • Please Note! The orders have no total, this is intended so that if they are processed they will not be reflected in any financial data

Inventory Items

Inventory items can be found by navigating to Inventory > My Inventory . The inventory items are highlighters. These can be easily identified as test data because the item SKU is prefixed with "TEST_". There are 9 single items; 8 single colours and 1 prepacked set of 8 colours. There are also 8 composite items and a variation group.

Each single item has been given the following data:

  • General
    • Item Title
    • Barcode
    • Purchase Price
    • Retail Price
    • Category
    • Metadata
  • Extended Properties
    • Brand
    • GTIN
    • MPN
    • Colour
  • Other Properties
  • Image
  • Weight
  • Bin/Rack Location
  • Composition (For composite items only)

This data can be seen by opening the product details menu, by clicking on the SKU in My Inventory. For more information about managing inventory items, please see our dedicated stock item documentation.


Two orders have been imported into the system, they can be accessed by using the open orders screen; located in Order Book > Open Orders  

Both orders are for single items and have been deliberately set up with a total of 0. This is so that they can be processed, if desired, without affecting financial data used in Linnworks. More information about orders can be found here.

Removing the Test Data

Removing Orders

The orders can be deleted directly from the Open Orders screen. In order to do this, please do the following:

  • Navigate to Order Book > Open Orders
  • Right Click the order to be deleted and Select Action > Delete Order
    • Multiple orders can be selected by two methods
      • Select one order then scroll and hold the Shift down key when selecting another order, all orders in the range will be selected
      • Select the first order and select additional orders by holding the Ctrl key down when to add them to the selected range

Removing Stock Items

Deleting of stock items can be achieved on an individual one-by-one basis from My Inventory or in bulk via a specific data import as described below. Please download the CSV file below or create a CSV file with the SKUs you wish to delete with the column heading: SKU.

  • Navigate to Settings > Import Data
  • Click  Import Now
  • In Type, select Delete
    • A default name will be given to the import, which can be changed if desired
  • A new dropdown menu will appear; select Stock Item
  • Click Next
  • Click Choose Template
  • Select the file downloaded from this documentation
    • The column should automatically map to SKU
  • Click  Run Now

The file will be imported within a minute and will delete the test items. You can then remove the import by clicking  Delete on the import row.

Example Files


  • The Linnworks.net interface - The layout of the Linnworks.net interface, covering the 3 main sections of the screen and detail the type of data that is available
  • Quick Start Guide - An overview of Linnworks.net features that are important to a new user
  • Glossary - This document provides descriptions for the most common keywords and terms that Linnworks used throughout the system
  • Setup Wizard - A simple wizards displayed when starting Linnworks.net for the first time to provide key data
  • Inventory - Within Linnworks.net this is an electronic record for all the physical products that you sell
  • Channels - The platforms you sell on such as Amazon, eBay or your own website allowing Linnworks to manage orders and inventory
  • Couriers - Once it is possible to print shipping labels and manifest directly from within Linnworks.net
  • Warehouse Locations - Use this feature to set up the physical warehouses that you use to manage your stock
  • Fulfilment Centers - Use this feature to set up 3rd parties who despatch orders on your behalf from their own warehouse
  • Printing - Learn how to produce all the paperwork you require, such as picking lists, invoices and shipping labels
  • Listings - It is possible to use the data stored within your Linnworks.net inventory to generate and update listings on multiple selling platforms