In this guide, we will show you how to group existing products together.
If you haven't already created the products you wish to group, you can refer to this guide which lets you use Excel to create and group products at the same time.
Good to know
Below are the three attributes main you may use to base your group on.
This type will make size the value buyers choose between on the marketplace.
It will be represented by a single image in the list of products on the channel. For buyers to be able to switch between variations, make sure a value has been put into a "Size" property or choose a custom property in the "Varying property" found in the group settings.
This type will make color the value buyers choose between on the marketplace. It will be represented by one image per color in the list of products on the channel. For buyers to be able to switch between variations, make sure a value has been put into a "Color" property or choose a custom property in the "Varying property" found in the group settings.
This type will make model the value buyers choose between on the marketplace. It will be represented by a single image in the list of products on the channel
For buyers to be able to switch between variations, make sure a value has been put into the Model property or choose a custom property in the Varying property found in the group settings.
You can input whatever you want into this property, we will then use this to set the variations apart.
You'll also need to choose a main product, this product will be shown in the thumbnail on the marketplace and will be the default variation shown to the buyer.
This setting lets you choose a property of your choice that will be used as the main attribute for the group.
This is applicable in situations where you might have values that do not exist in our value lists or if you want to use more than one attribute to group your products on, keep in mind that not all channels support these types of groups.
There are two factors that affect the outcome of the grouping:
- Are the products up for sale already?
- Were the products created in Sello using a connection to an external system?
Products created in Sello
If your products were created in Sello directly, and have yet to be put up for sale on any sales channel, you are free to group them - Sello will apply the same group ID to all products.
If the products were already put up for sale on a sales channel, you may still group them, but Sello will delete the original products and replace them with copies.
We do this to ensure that the products are grouped on the affected sales channels without issue as this is something that can be a bit sensitive.
Products created using an external system
If your products are created by means of an external system that relies on so-called mapping, grouping is allowed, but only if the products have yet to be put up for sale - If not, the group feature is blocked.
This is because Sello relies on the above-mentioned mapping to know which product in Sello belongs to which product in your source system - This is needed to be able to reliably send orders and apply incoming updates.
When you have made sure all products are accounted for, and you have chosen a group type, it is time to group them.
- Log into Sello
- Go to: Inventory
- Find and select the products you want to group
- Click: Actions
- Click: Group
- Choose group type and main product in the pop-up
- Click: Create
Good to know:
- To make changes to the group, press the three dots to the left of the group.
- To add another product to the group, click the three dots, and then click: Add variation
- Products that are grouped can be distinguished by the grey frame surrounding them. The main product is marked with a black heart.
- It’s a good idea not to have your products up for sale on a marketplace when grouping them.
- Some marketplaces don't support grouped products. Should you activate a group on one such channel, the products will be put up as single products.