You can use inventory template files to upload listings to Handmade in bulk. Handmade has a
unique listing process that differs from other Amazon categories, so there are some
differences to keep in mind.
Global Trade Item Numbers (“GTIN”): Because all products
listed in Handmade are new, unique listings, Global Trade Item Numbers such as UPC, EAN,
JAN or ISBN are not required for Handmade products.
Amazon template instructions:
Example tab: The Example tab does not apply to
Handmade ASINs. Disregard this tab for Handmade listings.
List Handmade ASINs using inventory templates
Note: Due to required customizations built into the listing process for
our apparel and shoe categories, you will be unable to use inventory templates to upload
items under these Product Types.
Go to Add Products via Upload
Under Step 1: Select the types of products you want to sell
section, select Handmade Products from the Product
Classifier menu and then continue on selecting until you run out of
Note: There is no restriction on generating a single
template that contains multiple Handmade product types; however, when you generate your
template it will be based on what you selected here and will not include additional
fields that may be required for other categories. This is why we recommend creating
separate templates for each Product Type you are listing; e.g. – Baby in one file, Pet
Supplies in another. That will ensure that you are providing and legally required or
sensitive information needed for your items.
Under Step 2: Select marketplaces, select the marketplaces where
you would like to list your products.
Under Step 3: Select the type of template
For Template Language, select the template language of your
For Mode, select Custom;
For Available Attribute Groups, add
Images and Offer. If you are planning
to sell your items via FBA, select FBA as well.
Click Generate Template .
Open the template and save it to the location of your preference on whichever device you
will be uploading the template from.
With your template open, select the Template tab and update it with the
information being requested. The following fields will always be mandatory:
Product Type: This will not auto-populate in the template field, but there is
a drop-down selector where the product type you selected in the generation of your
Seller SKU: SKU or Stock Keeping Unit is defined by you and can be any
combination of alpha-number characters
Category: This will not auto-populate in the template field, but there is a
drop-down selector where the product type you selected in the generation of your
Depending on the Product Type
selected for your
template, additional details may be required. Those additional required details will
display in the template using the same color as Product Type, Seller SKU, and Sub
Category. For more information on filling out your template, see How do I fill Out a Template?
Navigate back to Add Products via Upload and select the
Upload your Inventory File tab. Follow instructions on screen to
upload your inventory file template.
Once your items have been
uploaded, you can Review Processing Reports
for instructions on
identifying any potential inventory file upload errors.
Uploaded ASINs are
available in Manage Your Inventory and the Handmade 1x1 listing
tool. If the quantity for your ASINs is greater than or equal to “1”, they are
immediately buyable once they display in Seller Central. If your intent is to offer
customizations, you will set the quantity to “0”, which will enable you to set up the
customizations first before it is available in the Handmade store.
Note: Images may not immediately display in Seller Central or the
product detail page.
You cannot add product customization via inventory templates; however, you can create the
basic listing first and add customization details afterwards. See Amazon
Handmade: Customizable products for more details.
Edit existing ASINs
You can edit your existing Handmade ASINs by using the Add Products via Upload tool. Follow the steps above
to download a new Inventory File template, fill it out with the appropriate edits, and
upload the new Inventory file to Seller Central.
Here, the update_delete attribute offers three options for Makers to update existing
ASINs by SKU in inventory templates: Delete, PartialUpdate, or Update
Delete: Removes the selected SKUs.
PartialUpdate: Changes only SKU attribute cells where data is entered.
Update (full): Overwrites all existing SKU attributes. If an attribute cell is
left blank, selecting Update (full) will delete those attributes. Performing an Update
(full) will also delete Customizations from existing SKUs. Only users experienced with
inventory template functionality should perform an Update (full).
On the Handmade Inventory template, enter the relevant SKU for the product you want to
update. Select the appropriate option under the previously mentioned update_delete
attribute and enter the value you want to adjust. Once you have entered all relevant
information, upload the template and allow the system up to 15 minutes for changes to
display to your listings.
Downloading current inventory information
To facilitate access to the current product information, you have the option to generate a
Report with your Inventory details, which you can then copy and paste to the Handmade
Inventory template you will be using to edit the listings. To generate this report:
In Seller Central, hover over Inventory and choose “Inventory Reports” from the
Select the type of Inventory report that best meets your needs for the items you want to
Click on the yellow “Request Report” button for a .txt file to generate. You can select
all of the information and copy it and paste it on an Excel file.
When should I use the Inventory File Upload?
You should use the Inventory File Upload when you want to create or edit Handmade
listings in bulk instead of using the 1x1 Add a Product tool.
Is this available for all Handmade categories?
You can use the Inventory File Upload feature for all categories, except the Handmade
Apparel and Shoes categories. These are currently unavailable.
What is the “customizable_template_name” attribute?
This attribute should only be used in the following situations:
When performing an Update (full) on an existing SKU:
Select the GuildCustomization value from the
customizable_template_name drop-down. This will preserve your existing
customizations when performing an Update (full).
If you perform an unintended Update (full): This attribute will re-enable any
Enter the affected SKUs or use the existing template.
Select PartialUpdate under the update_delete attribute.
Select the GuildCustomization value from the
Upload the inventory template file.
How do I tell from the template if I am listing in Handmade?
The attribute Product Type (feed_product_type) determines the category in which
you are listing. Handmade Product Types are listed as guilds:
You can tell that the subcategory chosen is within Handmade if Valid Values under the
Summary of your selected products
in Add Products via Upload starts with
‘handmade’; for example – handmade-engagement-rings.
Are products buyable once uploaded?
Once you have completed all the steps required, your items will be ready for purchase
immediately once processed within Seller Central. If you do not want your products to be
available immediately, set your Quantity to 0.
What are Lite, Advanced, or Custom templates?
The Lite option contains “Required” attributes associated with the selected products.
“Required” attributes are the minimum values necessary to create your product in the
Amazon catalog (for example, item_sku).
The Advanced option contains all attributes groups associated with the selected
products. This option includes “Required”, “Preferred”, and “Optional” attribute
The Custom option allows you to choose attribute groups associated with the selected
products that you can add to your template. This option includes the “Required”
Can I transfer information from other websites?
Yes. If you have products listed on Etsy, for example, you can transfer some product
details onto your Amazon Inventory File Template. For more information, see Transfer product details from Etsy to Amazon