SKU and MPN Definitions
PSS is MPN Based. We aggregate inventory, feeding Price and Inventory information from multiple Distributor SKUs into a single MPN.
The Distributor SKU exists solely for Price and Inventory purposes.
The SKU used by the distributor but, assigned a prefix by PSS. PSS amends the SKU in order to identify it in the back end and aggregate inventories for each product.
- A Parts Unlimited SKU of 2103-0174 becomes PU2103-0174
- A Western Powersports SKU of 2-R0451B-8 becomes WP2-R0451B-8
|Troy Lee Designs
|Big Bike Parts
|Land N Sea Power Sports
|Land N Sea Marine
|Land N Sea RVs
|Northern Wholesale RVs
|Northern Wholesale Marine
Many of the Override files that you can use in PSS will need to have the SKUs formatted correctly. Again, we amend the distributor SKUs with their initials. Whether you are doing a Price Override, or Shelf Inventory File all the SKUs will need to be in this format.
How do I get these prefixes implemented on a .csv file? Click Here
PSS Ending Your Non-PSS Listings
If you are new to PSS and have existing listings using the same SKU structure referenced above you need to STOP and contact your Account Manager. If PSS automation is turned on while you have other listings using this format the listings will be ended by PSS.
PSS will end your listings that utilize a Custom Label SKU that has one of our Prefixes noted above. WP, TR, PU, etc. You need to either change the SKU you are using on eBay or use PSS exclusively for all of your listings.
PSS only detects the first two "2" characters of the SKU string. If you have a PUR prefix, PSS will only detect the PU. The R does not make it unique or "undetectable" by PSS.
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
How it all Ties Together
The Price Calculation for this single MPN is pulling from Western, Parts, MTA, and Tucker
The Inventory Calculation for this single MPN is also pulling from Western, Parts, MTA, and Tucker