TopHatter Product Properties Overview

Overview

In Sellercloud, you can prepare products to be posted on TopHatter, a live auction site where you can buy unique items at exclusive prices. All data sent to the channel is company-related and configured in your Company Settings. The values of all product properties are managed through the TopHatter Properties toolbar for a given product.


Product Fields Explained

To open the TopHatter Properties page of a particular product, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Catalog Manage Catalog.
  2. Open the requested product.
  3. Click Toolbox, and select TopHatter Properties.
  4. Alternately, click the TopHatter Icon on the Manage Catalog grid (see figure below).TopHatter Icon
  5. To change any product data, click the Edit option in the upper right corner. Make any required changes, and click Save.TopHatter Properties Page

General Panel

This panel displays general product information that will be sent to the TopHatter channel. See the table below to learn more about each of the fields in this panel.

FIELD NAMEDEFINITION
EnabledSelect the checkbox to display the product on the TopHatter site. With Matrix products, both a parent and all children need to be also TopHatter Enabled.
When updating a product via bulk update, enter the True/False values in the respective TopHatterEnabled column header.
Product TitleEnter the title of a product to be displayed on TopHatter. Maximum 255 characters are allowed per this field.
Merchant SKUDisplays the Merchant SKU identifier of the selected product
CategorySpecify the matching product category on TopHatter
BrandDisplays the brand name of the selected product
DescriptionTo display the brief product description specified, click Preview 
Product ConditionDisplays the overall state of the product selected
Product MaterialDisplays a material the selected product is made of

Pricing Panel

This panel displays product prices posted on TopHatter. See the table below to learn more about each of the fields in this panel.

FIELD NAMEDEFINITION
Starting BidThe amount suggested by the auctioneer to open the bidding over the product. Deselect the Default checkbox to specify the value manually.
Buy Now PriceThe traditional (fixed) purchasing price of a product. Deselect the Default checkbox to specify the value manually.
Cost BasisThe total amount originally invested to purchase the product selected
List / Retail PriceThe product price going to TopHatter product listings

Channel Images Panel

This panel stores product images to be displayed on the TopHatter website. On the panel header, click the pencil icon to open the Image Manager and upload images for PrimaryThumbnailSwatch, or other product previews. You can also import images using their URLs.

Inventory Panel

This panel displays both actual inventory quantities and inventory specifically adjusted to be posted on TopHatter. See the table below to learn more about each of the fields in this panel.

FIELD NAMEDEFINITION
Safety QuantityTo manually set the Safety Quantity of a product, deselect the Default checkbox
InventoryShows how many items are currently in-stock, and how many of them are available for purchasing on TopHatter
Enable Max QtySelect the checkbox to allow purchasing the maximum number of product items set in the Max Quantity field
Max QuantitySet the maximum quantity required to allow purchasing of the product. To manually set the quantity, deselect the Default checkbox.

Shipping Panel

This panel displays shipping data specific to the selected product. See the table below to learn more about each of the fields in this panel.

FIELD NAMEDEFINITION
Shipping PriceDisplays the amount to be invoiced for shipping. To manually set the price, deselect the Default checkbox.
Shipping OriginDisplays the location where the product will be shipped from. To manually set the value, deselect the Default checkbox.
Lead TimeThe time spent on processing the purchase, preparing, and transporting it to the buyer. To manually set the value, deselect the Default checkbox.
Days To DeliverThe time spent specifically on transporting the purchase to the buyer. To manually set the value, deselect the Default checkbox.

Actions Explained

To perform an action on a TopHatter-enabled product, click Actions in the upper right of the product’s TopHatter Properties page, and select the appropriate option. There are two options available.

Click the Post or Update Product option to either initially post or manually update, the product on the TopHatter channel.

Click the Export Inventory option to download product information to your computer.


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