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Duplicate a Product

This section explains how to duplicate a product using the Product Manager. Duplicating a product can be a more efficient alternative when creating new product that is similar to existing products. It is also a good method when you need to discontinue a specific configuration for product.

 

 

 It is recommended that the duplication process consist of:

  1. Deactivate a product that contains similar product configurations that you want for the new product

  2. Duplicate that product

  3. Make all the changes you want on the duplicated version

  4. Reactivate the original product

  5. Activate new product as needed

 

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Important: Duplicating a product creates a new product using all the information from the product being duplicated including all SKUs and SKU relationships. The duplication process varies between non-grid and grid products as detailed in their respective instructions.

 

 

 

Non-Grid Duplication Steps

 Once a product is duplicated, the following three steps might need to be completed on the duplicate product:

  1. Remove any unwanted existing SKU relationships

  2. Create new SKUs

  3. Create new SKU relationships

 

Follow the steps below to duplicate a product and update the SKUs and SKU relationships.

 

Step

Action

1

From the Product Manager, perform a search for the product to be duplicated.

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2

Locate the desired product from the Search Results and click on the icon-duplicate.png  icon to duplicate the product.

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3

Once duplicated, if both the original product and the duplicate are active,  the following four steps must be completed on the duplicate product:

  1. Assign a new Style (Model) Number to the duplicate

  2. Remove existing SKU relationships

  3. Create new SKUs

  4. Create new SKU relationships

4

When a new product is generated from duplication of an existing one, you are given the option to re-associate the existing barcodes to the new product. If you choose this option, those barcodes will no longer be associated to the existing product that is being duplicated.

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Assign a New Style/Model Number

 

Step

Action

1

From the Product Manager, locate the duplicate product and click on thehammer-wrench.png icon to edit its Standard General Attributes.

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2

Enter a new Style/Model Number for the duplicate product.

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3

Click Update at the end of the screen.

 

 

Remove Existing SKUs from Duplicate Product  

 

Step

Action

1

From the Product Manager, locate the duplicate product and click on thehammer-wrench.png icon to remove related SKUs.   

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2

Click on the Inventory link to view the related SKU list.

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3

Click on theicon-checkbox.png icon for each SKU that should not be related to the duplicated product.

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4

The system prompts you to confirm the removal, click OK to remove the SKU relationships.

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5

Continue with creating new SKU for the product.

 

 

 

Grid Product Duplication

Follow the steps below to duplicate grid based products.

 

Step

Action

1

Open up the product to be duplicated and select Inactive status and click Update.  

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Note: This example starts with the deactivation of the product as a use case for discontinuing a specific configuration of a product that has already sold.

2

You will be prompted with two messages, Click Yes.

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Click Yes if you are using barcodes.

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3

In the Standards & Upgrades screen, click on Grid View link and uncheck any configuration option that you do not want to be part of the new product.

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4

Click Update to save changes.

5

Go back to General Attributes and select the Active status and click Update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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