ChannelMax Integration

Using ChannelMax

ChannelMax is an Amazon repricing software that allows you to automatically reprice your items and helps sellers maximize their BuyBox percentage. These price adjustments are based on fixed rules, such as profit margin and competing costs. Sellercloud’s integration allows you to do this across different products from your dashboard.

ChannelMax will send prices to items that have changed in the past 5 days every hour. This is done through the service ChannelMaxFeedServices. You can confirm the file is successfully sent to ChannelMax by accessing the Product Feed Log:

  • Got to Companies > Company > Toolbox > Product Feed > Feed Logs
While (formerly AppEagle) is run through scheduled tasks, ChannelMax is not. Therefore, it isn’t necessary to set up scheduled tasks during the ChannelMax integration process.

Configuring a feed for ChannelMax

  1. Setup an FTP folder: Create a new FTP account and folder, if you do not have one already. Sellercloud can provide an FTP for ChannelMax for a $25 monthly charge and a $37.50 one time setup fee.
  2. Settings > Companies > Company > Toolbox > Product Feeds > CM.

  3. Add FTP setting to ChannelMax:

Configure ChannelMax to pull the file from your FTP account as described in Data feed to ChannelMAX using FTP

  1. Configure Sellercloud Feed Settings: In Sellercloud on the ChannelMax Feed Settings page, check the options to determine product information to be included in the ChannelMax feed. The options checked should match what is set on ChannelMax.
    1. The following fields are always included in the feed: sku, asin, maximum-selling-price, minimum-selling-price, map, fba.
    2. The following fields are controlled based off settings in the above image: Condition, RepricingModelID, purchase-price, quantity, Sellingvenue. The Include in repricing column option must be enabled.

Although you are setting up the feed in a given company, you can use the Companies checkboxes to include products from other companies in the feed.

  1. Set High/Low Prices for products: Sellercloud will send the Amazon Price as the high and the Stop Loss Price as the low. These prices are set on the Amazon Properties page of each individual product.
  2. Enable Settings to Include Product in Feed:
    1. Enable Client Setting:  Show Min. and Max. fields on eBay and product pages. This settings always sends inventory equal to 10 for ChannelMax Feeds.
    2. Enable CM Feeds (See above image): This setting will enable an alternate version for a ChannelMax Feed export.
    3. Use Stop Loss Price— Product > Toolbox > Amazon Properties.
    4. Include in CM Feed— Product > Toolbox > Amazon Properties.
  3. Test Upload of feed: From the action menu, click Generate Feed and Upload. After it finishes, check the ftp folder to see the file that was generated.

Bulk Update Channel Max Products

If products and settings have already been set on ChannelMax, you can download a file of those settings from ChannelMax and import it into Sellercloud using the import button on the CM Feed Settings page.

To update the product values in bulk, use the Bulk Update Products feature with the following column headers:

  • IncludeInCMFeed— (True or False)
  • UseStopLossPrice— (True or False)
  • StopLossPrice— (dollar value)
  • AmazonPrice— (dollar value)
  • ASIN— (text)

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