How To Import Products
Products are the cornerstone for any operation and often the starting point as you begin your inventory management system implementation. Finale uses its Product ID field as the unique identifier for each product record, synonymous with SKU.
There are three options to import your products into Finale:
- Marketplace Import (Integration)
- Spreadsheet Import
- Create Single Product
Please keep in mind that if you elect to import products from your marketplace through our integration option, then you will first need to connect your marketplace to Finale.
This option is great for users that already have a defined product catalog on their marketplace. Users can take advantage of Finale’s integration task, import products and stock levels, to bulk-import the following product fields: title, price, image, UPC, and product lookup (varies by integration).
Your products must have SKUs listed and defined on your products on the marketplace for the import to work.
Please keep in mind that if you have alias SKUs, or different SKUs for the same product across different marketplaces, this could create duplicate products in your Finale account, especially if you are running this integration task on multiple integrations.
The solution is to import from the marketplace that has your desired SKU naming convention and use product lookups to map the other alias SKUs from your other marketplaces to that same, central product ID in Finale.
If you have all your information in a spreadsheet, this is the option for you. Another key point about this bulk-entry method is that it allows the user to import any data point on the product detail page (product categories, supplier 1 lead days, etc), rather than being limited to the defined fields with the integration import method.
Please keep in mind that you can’t import suppliers or custom fields in the product import before those suppliers or custom fields are first added to Finale as options.
Create Single Product
Unlike the first two options, this option is mostly used to create a product on the fly. This is not a bulk-entry method. This option is used to add or edit a single product.