Can anyone here help me with this? My client has asked me to create a new listing on Amazon for a new product. I’m a bit confused about how to obtain the ASIN and SKU from the scratch to start creating the listing. Additionally, I’m not sure what he means by “add a product tool for creating a listing”.
I’m looking forward to getting some ideas here so I can move forward with the task. Thank you!
The ASIN is assigned to a product when the listing is created. The SKU can be something meaningful, or you can just let Amazon assign it automatically, which is what I do.
Refer to the Add one product at a time Article for detailed information.
To create a new Amazon listing, you’ll need to use the “Add a Product” tool in your Seller Central account. ASIN is generated when the product is listed, and SKU is a unique identifier you create for your product.
This is really helpful. Thank you! So which is better, do I need to create my own SKU, or let amazon assign? And when I created one, can I still change it once the product is already listed?
So which is better, do I need to create my own SKU, or let amazon assign?
MEGA sellers assign their own SKU to track their products. I don’t need this level of detail, so I let Amazon assign it. It’s so much easier.
And when I created one, can I still change it once the product is already listed?
In general, you can edit most of the product detail page and/or have make the changes for you. The UPC cannot be changed.
You can keep it for your own memory, but Amazon will suggest you if you don’t. Once you’ve saved an SKU, you can’t edit it again
No you can’t edit it, but you can delete the listing and reuse the SKU’s, although Amazon discourages it.
Reuse of SKUs
- In general, we discourage reusing SKUs for different products. Each SKU should have a one-to-one relationship with a unique ASIN.
- Assign a new SKU to each new product being sold. This will maintain previous item data contributions that are associated with a specific SKU.
- If you do reuse a SKU, first delete the active ASIN data or you will receive an error message. To remove old associations before reusing a SKU, enter an “x” in your Inventory Loader file. This is important for sellers who routinely reuse SKUs to associate previous SKUs with new ASINs.