How to Configure Your SKUs With 3dCart
In this Knowledge Base article, we’re going to explain how to set up SKUs in your 3dCart system so that Bizelo can get your products and keep your inventory quantities in sync. It’s important to remember that:
- Every item needs a SKUs (Stock Keeping Unit) in our system. If you have not put a SKU in your ecommerce system,we will create one using the listing or item ID that comes from that system.
- This applies to options and variations as well — if you have an option in your system, it must have a SKU assigned to it, or we won’t be able to fetch its details, quantities, or allow you to make any changes to those option quantities
- If you have multiple stores that have the same items and are configured to share their inventory quantities, we are able to keep those quantities in sync as long as the SKUs match on those systems.
- If you plan on having product variations / options, then you will need to have the Advanced API enabled so we can modify option quantities and get the option SKUs.
SKUs For 3dCart Products Without Options
If you have a simple product in 3dCart without any options, then you can simply put your SKU in the ID/SKU field and we’ll use the value you put there. For example, the below item has a SKU of 57, which is the same as its Product ID.
SKUs for 3dCart Products with Options
If you have product options, for example, different colors or sizes, then you need to do a bit more work to get the SKUs for those options filled in. Specifically, you need to put the SKU in two places so that we can pick up the option details and fetch and modify that option’s quantities.
First, enter the SKU in the “Part #” field in the Options tab for the specific option you are enabling. See below for an example. In this case, we are creating a color option for the catalog ID 8 and assigning them different SKUs for each color. For example, we assigned the SKU “nalgene_grip_gulp_blue” to the Blue option:
However, we need to do a bit more work if we want to also track that option’s quantities. To do that, we need to click on the Advanced Options button on the Options screen. On that screen, you need to enter the same SKU you put in for each option on the previous screen into the “Code” field and assign a specific quantity and cost to each item. In the below example, you can see we’ve assigned a price of $7.99 to each option below, and a quantity of zero:
While this requires a bit of work, once this is set up, nothing needs to change unless you plan to make a change to your product or option SKUs.