What is a Product Catalog?
A product catalog is a list of items that potentially be assigned stock levels in Deliverr warehouses and shipped. There are two types:
This is the list of items you see when logged into the Deliverr portal, under the Inventory section. Deliverr products are connected to Deliverr inventory and track basic information like dimensions, weights, warehouse barcodes, and item title. When connecting to a channel for the first time, Deliverr downloads your entire eligible product catalog from the channel, and creates new Deliverr products as needed, so that you can choose items to send to Deliverr for fulfillment. The values (title, SKU, etc.) of the created Deliverr product are copied from the channel information available. Each Deliverr product may then also be connected to additional channels through the Channel Catalog, or linked to new items in the Channel catalog as needed.
The channel catalog is the list of items that a connected channel has available for shipping. It is continuously synced between Deliverr and the channel. So for example, if a Deliverr account is connected to both a Shopify channel and a Walmart channel, Deliverr has 1 Deliverr Catalog and 2 channel catalogs. Each Deliverr product may be connected to one item in each channel catalog (one item at Shopify, one item at Walmart). The channel catalog items do not need to share the same SKU value as the Deliverr product.
What happens when a new item from a channel catalog is imported?
Every time a new catalog item is imported from a channel catalog, Deliverr will check if there is a Deliverr product with the same SKU as the channel product that is NOT already connected to an item in the same channel and then:
- If there is a matching Deliverr item, then the channel product will be directly connected to the Deliverr product and no new Deliverr product will be created.
- If there is no matching eligible Deliverr product, the new channel product will create a new Deliverr product and be linked to that product.
After importing items, can the Deliverr and channel catalog link be edited?
Yes! Read more about that here.