Adding Support for Etsy SKUs

We are excited to announce that we will be adding support for SKUs on Etsy. This update was made possible by some revisions and fixes Etsy made to their API. Our release will include support for child items in variations—allowing you to update the quantities and prices on each child item.

 

Release Date

We originally planned to release the update to all clients on Thursday, February 8th. As we were wrapping up testing, our QA team found some bugs. We will need to postpone the release until the week of February 12th.

While we are disappointed with the delay, we want this release to proceed smoothly. To help keep tight quality control on the release, we will also be deploying the revisions in phases.

Phase 1 will include approximately six clients, hopefully towards the beginning of the week of the 12th. Phase 2 will include another small group of clients, with a target release date of late the week of Feb. 12th or early the week of the 19th. The systemwide release will follow.

We will send emails to clients who are connected to Etsy with the target release dates as we determine them.

 

No Action Required - Single Item Listings

If you have single item listings on Etsy, you don't need to revise them due to this release. We will still be able to update your listings and import orders.

Going forward, if you list new items through Solid Commerce, your Warehouse ID will be used as the SKU. If you list items directly on Etsy, you can populate their SKU field. We will import your SKU as the Warehouse ID.

If you would like to add SKUs to your existing single item listings on Etsy, you can do so directly through Etsy. After our release, you can delete all of the listings in your Solid Commerce Etsy Market List. The listings will reimport with the SKUs. If you would like, you could also delete the [<SKU>] text from your Etsy descriptions.

 

Action Required - Variation Listings

Etsy's support for SKUs and variation items was a major enhancement. To support it required some pretty large changes on our side too.

We need all child items to have SKUs in order to update child items and properly import orders. You will need to add SKUs to all child items that don't have them directly through Etsy before we release the revisions to your account. Orders for child items that don't have SKUs will still import into Solid Commerce. However, we won't recognize the item in the order. That means that the inventory won't update on your child item and the order will be difficult to fulfill.

After we release the Etsy updates to your account, you will need to delete all of your listings from your Solid Commerce Etsy Market List. The listings will reimport with their SKUs. 

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