XML feed of products

Using an XML feed to upload your products has never been easier!

Seems like you have an XML feed that you would like to use to upload your products!

When you pick the I have an E-shop/SAP/ERP system with XML export / XML feed functionalityyou will be prompt by a very similar suggestion to Fig. 2 in the I want to start selling on Nulisec pt.2. Feel free to click on the >Next step

Once, you are done with the onboarding process, you will land on the Dashboard page.

Uploading products using an XML file

First, you will need to have the XML file opened so that you see which tags are connected to which property of the product listing. It looks something like this:

Fig. 1 an example of an XML file

Looks intimidating right?

Don't worry, it's actually very simple once you understand what it is that Nulisec needs.

You will find the XML Importing tool in the Store management window under the Automation section. Within that tool you will notice 3 main headers, XML Importer, FTP sync and Endpoint Sync.

We will go over to the XML Importer function within the XML importer section.

Fig. 2 XML Importer

Regardless of how your tags are labelled, you will be able upload your product list through any feed by mapping the right tags with the correct product properties on our marketplace. Essentially, you're telling our application what each individual part of the product is called within your XML feed.

Tags: the text wrapped inside the brackets, i.e. a product tag is <PRODUCT> in Fig. 1

To effectively map your tags with our product properties, you need to know what each individual product property is called. Our product listing is divided into the following key properties:

  • Name

    • the name of the product. I have created an entire section to talk about the naming conventions for optimal search results when your customers are looking for your products. Here.

  • Description

    • this section is dedicated for short additional information that will help your products show up in the search results.

  • Details

    • this is a much larger part in the product's listing page and we have provided you with a flexible way to enter information. You can also use this part to display labelling or other information that will help your buyers make purchasing decisions.

  • Catalog Nr.

    • typically, this is known as the stock keeping unit (SKU). It is an internal code that you would use to find products in your warehouses.

  • Barcode

    • in Europe, this is known as the EAN. These codes are unique to the product and unified.

  • Qty. In Stock

    • how many products do you have in stock available at this moment?

  • VAT rate

    • what's the VAT rate that your product has to submit to,

      • if you want to sell products internationally (export) then please make sure VAT is 0

  • Price incl. VAT

    • what's the price you want your default price level to be? At the moment, we will only be able to import prices into the default price levels that you have set. You can change your default price levels at any time.

  • Category

    • this is how you would group your products or categorize them, if you have many categories and subcategories, then we will make the last one your main categories

  • Unit

    • what's the unit that your product listing is reflected in. The most common form is pieces, but there are some that have kegs, barrels, packs etc.

  • Photo

    • please find the tag that holds the link to your product image

Fig. 3 XML Importer configuration form example

I used the same tags from the XML file in Fig. 1 and placed them inside the configuration form below in Fig. 3.

But instead of copying over the entire tag along with the text <PRODUCT>, I just copied the tag without the brackets PRODUCT into the forms labelled as Name.

What are those Is Static Text checkmarks?

Uncheck any of the fields that you have placed a tag in. Since, the data that you're feeding into the marketplace will not be considered "static" meaning, they change based on the different products you are uploading.

Notice how we kept the Is Static Text checked for the fields that we didn't put a tag but rather a specific text or number. These would be applied to all product listings and not change.

That's it. Now hit that Save button!

Once you're done. You will need to upload the .xml file into the XML Importer where it says Manual Upload. Then, you validate the file by tapping on the Validate button.

This will show a pop up message that tells you which tags you still need to link up to the Nulisec identifiers. If it is correct, then you will see 1 product information shown and the snippet of your XML file will be shown below it.