Support for Virtual Variations (parent/child relationship without using matrix item feature)
To support this feature, the NetSuite Item to eBay Item Add/Update flow has been enhanced to accommodate creating virtual variation items. This feature allows you to leverage the virtual variation functionality by Celigo to setup parent-child relationship between the Inventory (Matrix & Non-Matrix), Assembly (Matrix & Non-Matrix), and Kit Items without using matrix item feature in NetSuite.
As part of this enhancement, you are no longer required to use NetSuite's native Matrix Item functionality to setup parent-child relationship instead you can use simple items and a custom field to create a virtual parent-child relationship between their SKUs.
Support for displaying images for matrix children from child not parent
Prior to this release, a matrix item always displayed images associated with the Parent SKU on eBay. This was the case even when a child SKU having its own image was selected on eBay. For example, consider a shirt has been listed on eBay with variation type:
Size- Small, Medium, Large Color- Red, Blue, Green. Parent item has images of a Red Shirt associated with it
In this case, eBay was displaying only Red color shirt for the item regardless of selecting different colors in the variation choices.
By making few simple changes in the Celigo eBay Item Export Search saved search, you can now display the images associated with the child items on eBay.
To enable this feature, look for Celigo eBay Item Export Search saved search in NetSuite. Open the saved search in the Edit mode and go to the Results tab and do one of the following:
Add a new row as highlighted in green and displayed in the following image, if you want to hard-code a specific variation theme as a varying option for images. In this image, color has been hardcoded as a varying option for images. Therefore, an image specific to child SKU will only be displayed when available color is selected by a buyer on eBay. If only Size is selected, only the parent item image will be displayed as color is selected as the varying option.
If you do not want to hardcode a variation theme as a varying option for images, add a new row as highlighted in red in the following image and in the Field column, select the field that will govern among all variation theme options which variation theme needs to be used as a varying option for images. In this image, Primary Variant is the example of a custom field that has been used in the saved search that will govern which varying option for images needs to be selected for every item individually.
After making one of this change in the saved search, when the buyer selects a blue shirt from the drop down, the image will be updated to the blue one, similarly when a white shirt is selected, eBay will show the white shirt image.
Support to add multiple item specifics for an item on eBay
Item Specifics let you provide details about the item you're selling, such as brand, size type, size, color, and style. These details appear at the top of your listing description, in a consistent format, making it easy for buyers to get the facts about your item.
Via connector, you can add multiple item specifics details for an item on eBay by using a custom field in the item record of type “Multiple Select”. Once you add such field in NetSuite item record, all you need to do next is to add the internal id of the same field in Product > Advanced Settings > General > Map Item Specifics > NetSuite Field Id > add the internal id of the custom field > Save.