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Relisting ‘Inactive’ Handmade listings

Following the reinstatement of your Handmade selling privileges, you will find that your ASINs remained in ‘Inactive’ status.

Manually Reactivate Listings

The easiest way to reactivate your listings is to attempt a manual reactivation by doing a simple edit on each of your ASINs.
  1. Go to your Manage Inventory page.
  2. Click Edit on the right of each Handmade listing.
  3. Make a small update by adding space or punctuation to your description.
  4. Click Save and Finish

Your Handmade listings should be active in a few minutes. If these steps do not work, follow the instructions below for using Inventory Loader.

Utilize Inventory Loader

If you have a lot of ASINs to reactivate or manually reactivation does not work, you can try re-uploading your listings using Inventory Loader. The following instruction walks you through this process.

Step 1: Create an Inactive Listings Report

  1. Go to Inventory Reports.
  2. From the Select Report Type drop-down menu, select Inactive Listings Report.
  3. Click Request Report.
  4. When the report is ready, click Download.
  5. Save this file to your desktop.

Step 2: Download and Fill Out an Inventory File

  1. Download the Inventory Loader Template
  2. Copy the following information from the Inactive Listings report that you downloaded in Step 1 and paste into your Inventory Loader Template.
    • SKUs
    • Product-id = Enter the ASIN associated with your item
    • Product-id-type = 1
    • Price
    • Item-condition = 11 – this indicates that the item is new
    • Quantity – leave blank if item is FBA
    • Add-delete = a - indicates that you are adding a product, not deleting it
    • Fulfillment-center-id – only required if the ASIN is FBA
  3. Once you have entered information in all of the required fields, save the file.

Step 3: Upload the Inventory File

  1. Go to Add Products via Upload.
  2. Select the Upload your Inventory File tab.
  3. Upload File:
    • From the File type field, select Inventory Loader File.
    • In the File Upload field, Select Choose File and upload your updated/saved file.
    • Enter your email address in the Email Alert field. We will contact you through this email address after your file has been uploaded.
    • Select whether you would like the Processing Report (Output) Format in Excel (recommended) or Text.
    • Click Upload.

Note: Following your upload, you can Review Processing Reports for instructions on identifying any potential inventory file upload errors.
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