4. Scheduled tasks¶
Amazon extension is provided with 4 scheduled tasks which can be enabled from the configuration, in order to synchronize your Magento and your Amazon seller account automatically.
All these tasks can be enabled/disbaled from the module configuration.
1. Product Creation¶
This task is executed once per hour.
The extension will retrieve an Amazon listing report ( a list with all products already created on your Amazon seller account ), and will try to match all skus included in this report with your Magento skus.
2. Product Update¶
This task is executed every 20 minutes for each Marketplace sales channel.
Its goal is too keep synchronized prices & stock levels between Magento and Amazon.
Each time a product is updated in your Magento, it will be moved from the Product Added Up To Date to the Product Added Waiting For Update tab in the
Sales > Marketplace > Amazon screen.
To know when a product has been updated, our extension look at the column updated_at of the table catalog_product_entity.
That means if you are updating your prices or stock levels directly via SQL import, changes will not be detected by the extension if the updated_at field is not updated too.
All products in this tab will be automatically included by the “Product Update” feeds sent every 20 minutes to Amazon.
“Product Update” feeds are price and stock ones.
Both feeds are listed in the Feeds tab as “_UPDATE_STOCK_PRICE_”
Shipping prices have to be set from your Amazon seller account, we don’t manage them through this extension.
3. Order Importation¶
This task is executed every 20 minutes
The “Order Range” option in configuration allows to select in how many days the module have to check, for new orders to import, on your seller account. Sometimes some orders stay in “Pending” status during few days due to payment validation. As, only “Waiting for shipment orders” will be imported, it’s recommended to set at least 5 days for the “Order Range” option.
- 1 feed is created in the Feeds tab as _IMPORT_ORDERS_
Only waiting for shipment orders are imported.
4. Send Tracking¶
This task is executed every 20 minutes.
The extension will search for ‘complete’ order, with tracking number filled on your Magento and still “Waiting For Shipment” on Amazon. If some orders are ‘complete’ without tracking number, they will be updated as “Shipped” on Amazon, only if the delay from “Delta tracking” option has been exceeded.
If you are using custom order status instead of ‘complete’ when orders are invoiced and shipped, the module won’t be able to detect them.
In this case, ask our support team to adapt this behavior.
5. Auto Submit¶
The process used being matching EAN, it can lead to a messed “Product in Error” tab.
We advise to don’t use this function anymore.
This task is executed every 4 hours.
The extension will automatically try to match products corresponding to settings from Auto-Submit configuration.