In order to make it easy for our customers to navigate through the individual Fashion sections and filter the products they are looking for using the parameters, we have decided to change the entire Fashion division on our MALL/Mimovrste website.

Our goal is for these changes to deliver a significantly better shopping experience for our customers and improve the overall customer experience, improve conversion rates and increase sales in this category.

In this article you will find the procedure how to correctly relist products into new categories according to individual connections.


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Export of the changes made in the Fashion, Accessories and Footwear categories

In the past months, we have been intensively working on the new structure of the category tree and individual parameters.

Below you will find a downloadable file where you will find the changes and differences between the old and new categories which will help you to list your products accordingly.

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How to work with the file?

Changes - Fashion, Accessories & Footwear

The file is divided into 6 sheets. Below you will find a description of each sheet and what it is used for.

Important!:
In order for your products to be displayed correctly on our website, it is very important to include mandatory sorting parameters and their values in the listed products, which will allow your products to be placed in the correct sections of the category.

You also need to be careful when entering values for parameters. Values must always be entered in the language of the country where you are selling, see List "All Parameters with Values"

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1. Overview sheet and "Overview" signpost

The introductory sheet gives you an overview and basic description of the sheets, so you can move straight to the individual sheets.

Here you will also find the description of the color coding used in individual sheets.

In each of the other sheets in column A "Classification" you have the option of choosing from the clothing, accessories or footwear section. This way you can always filter by the area you are interested in.

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2. "OLD vs. NEW Categories CZ" sheet

Here you can see which categories are new and replace the original categories.

Categories marked in light red will be deleted.
Categories marked in blue will remain unchanged, but the category code will be updated (see column C for the new category ID) or the parameters will be modified.

  • OLD Category ID - Category ID (SAP ID) - old categories where your products are currently listed
  • OLD Category Name  - Old category name
  • NEW Category ID - Category ID (SAP ID) - new categories where you need to list your products
  • NEW Category Name -Name of new category
  • Notes in CZ and Notes in EN - information about the changes which will affect the products in the category or if only the parameters will change, whether the old category will disappear, etc.

Example:
The original category Earrings, piercings (NM030) will disappear and a new category Tunnels, plugs and stretchers (NM081) will be created. On the other hand, the original category Bracelets (NM029) will remain and only the parameters will be modified.

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3. "WEB MENU" sheet

In this sheet you will see the way the new structure of the Fashion Division will look on our website. Here you can find the categories where you would like to have your products included and, accordingly, list the products with the appropriate mandatory parameters..
In the right part of "NEW CATEGORIES" you can see exactly where to navigate in the product structure and orient ourselves accordingly.

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4. "Categories with Parameters" sheet

Here you will find a more detailed overview of each category and the parameters that can be used for each category.

  • Category ID - Technical Category ID (SAP ID)
  • Category name in CZ - Category name in CZ
  • Parameter - Technical name of the parameter
  • Parameter name in CZ - Parameter name in CZ
  • Notes in CZ, Notes in EN - here you can see the function of the parameter:
    • Required parameter - is required to be filled in for products to be displayed on our website
    • Sorting parameter - it is necessary to fill in in order for the product to be displayed correctly in the sections of the given category of the so-called web MENU
    • Just for filtering - parameter which enables the customer to filter your product according to their needs
    • Internal MALL Parameter and Do not use - these parameters are not intended for partners, please do not use them
  • Size Variant - information to which category the size variant is assigned. Size variants can be found in Sizes sheet
  • Multivalued parameter - whether or not it is possible to enter multiple values for a parameter, i.e. you can check multiple options for a given parameter

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5. "All Parameters with Values" sheet

In this sheet you will find a list of all parameters and their values assigned to each category in all languages.

Important:
For MALL XML Feed and API connections, the parameters are listed under their technical name.
For all connections types, the parameter values must always be given in the local language of the country where you are selling.

  • Category ID - Technical Category ID (SAP ID)
  • Parameter EN - Technical name of the parameter in English - must be filled in exactly as indicated in the table
  • Parameter Usage CS - description of what the parameter is intended for
  • Parameter Usage EN description of what the parameter is intended for in English
  • Value EN - Technical name of the value
  • The columns are further divided according to the individual language versions CZ, SK, PL, HU, SI and HR
    • Category Name - Name of category
    • Parameter Name - Parameter name
    • Value - Value name - it is necessary to fill in the exact values for the parameters in the language of the country where you are selling

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6. Size parameter "Sizes" sheet

Here you will find variations of all the recommended sizes which you can use for your products (in the allowed format). Below each variant are the category IDs for which these size parameters can be assigned.

Attention!
For value ranges (36-38, XS-S) for adult fashion use a dash without spaces between values (slash between values without spaces "/" is used for children's sizes - does not apply to age ranges and socks).

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Size tables

Choosing the right size is important for every fashion customer. We have decided to make the customer's work easier and to unify the size charts into a universal one, like the specialized fashion stores have and always display them in the same place. The customer will thus be able to view the table through a link next to the size chart directly in the product details.
We believe this will improve our conversion rate and reduce the number of returned goods.

Below you will find a downloadable file where you will find size charts for adult and children's fashion in all countries.

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How to work with the file?

In the file you will find sheets divided according to whether they are size charts for adult or children's fashion. On the initial "Signpost" sheets you will find links to the individual sheets, so you can go straight to the size chart you are interested in and what the chart looks like.

Signpost - fashion for adults:

  • Category ID - Technical Category ID (SAP ID)
  • Category name CZ, SK, PL, HU, SI, HR (column C - H) - Category name in the language of the country
  • Size variants - Size variations that you can use to find products for a given category
  • WOMEN - Proklik to Glossary for women in the file
  • MEN - Proklik to Glossary for men in the file
  • CZ
    • Link - glossary - men - Click through to the Glossary for men on our website
    • Link - glossary - women - Click through to the Glossary for Women on our website
    • Glossary entry for text - men - The exact name of the password of the size table to insert to the products
    • Glossary entry for text - Women - Exact name of the size table password to insert to products
  • SK
    • Link - glossary - men - Click through to the Glossary for men on our website
    • Link - glossary - women - Click through to the Glossary for Women on our website
    • Glossary entry for text - men - The exact name of the password of the size table to insert to the products
    • Glossary entry for text - Women - Exact name of the size table password to insert to products
  • SI, PL, HU, HR
    • Glossary entry for text - men - The exact name of the password of the size table to insert to the products
    • Glossary entry for text - Women - Exact name of the size table password to insert to products

Signpost - fashion for children:

  • Subcategories / Matcat - Technical Category ID (SAP ID)
  • Name of category
  • Type of size - Size variations that you can use to find products for a given category
  • CZ
    • Link glossary - Click through to the Glossary for children on our website
    • Glossary entry for text - The exact name of the password of the size table to insert to the products
  • SK
    • Link glossary - Click through to the Glossary for children on our website
    • Glossary entry for text - The exact name of the password of the size table to insert to the products
  • SI, PL, HU, HR
    • Glossary entry for text - The exact name of the password of the size table to insert to the products

ATTENTION!
It is always necessary to insert a table in the exact format *EXACT NAME OF THE SIZE TABLE* (e.g. for men's suits: *Size chart: men - suits*). How to insert the size tables according to each connection can be found in the section below "Product relisting according to connection type“.

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Product relisting according to connection type

Below you will find information on how to relist products according to the type of connection you are using.

You can also find out how products should look on our website and how categories and parameters work by following the links below.
Product design requirements and content review process
How categories, parameters, values and conditions of a category work

Manual connection

For manual connection, you can browse the products in the MALL Partner Portal in the section Products. Edit the product using the "eye" icon.

In the first tab Category change the desired category to automatically add the mandatory sorting parameters.

ATTENTION!
If you change the category, the created variants will be lost for the listed products (variants will have to be created again). How to create variants can be found in the article
here.

Before saving the new settings, it is necessary to check the validity of the dates of your entered labels and sale offers in the "Basic" tab. In case the entered labels or sale offers are expired, the edited products cannot be saved.

For information on setting up, editing products, please also see the article Instructions for Manual connection - the process of creating a new product.

Size tables insert into the long product description at the end of the text in the format specified in the file - Fashion - Size charts (e.g. for Men's suits: *Size table: men - suits*). It is important to insert these tables for each variant separately.

ATTENTION!
Please take extra care when writing the exact name of the size table. If the entry (between asterisks) is different or contains an unauthorized character (e.g. a space before or after the size table name, etc.), the reference to the size table in the long product description will not work.

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Heureka XML Feed

Heureka categories will be changed by MALL.

Due to the different parameters of the new categories, variant products will be removed from the website. For categories where you have these variant products included, you will need to re-pair the variant parameters including values.
For instructions on how to pair variant parameters, see here.
Only after pairing the variant parameters and values again, the individual product variants will be correctly displayed on the website.

After successful pairing of variant parameters and values, it is necessary to load feeds manually.

In case the default classification is not correct, you can move your products to another category using the function in the MALL Partner Portal. More detailed information can be found in the article Heureka XML Feed - product transfer.

Selected size chart insert the " element into the long description in the product feedDESCRIPTION" in the format specified in the file - Fashion - Size charts (e.g. for Men's suits: *Size table: men - suits*). It is important to insert these tables for each variant separately.

ATTENTION!
Please take extra care when writing the exact name of the size table. If the entry (between asterisks) is different or contains an unauthorized character (e.g. a space before or after the size table name, etc.), the reference to the size table in the long product description will not work.

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MALL XML Feed

When changing the categories in the product feed, it is necessary to pay attention to the change of new parameters and their values.

In order for the products to be displayed correctly on our website and listed in the correct categories, it is necessary to add all mandatory sorting parameters.

For the correct feed structure, including a description for including variants, see the article Instructions for connecting MALL XML Feed.

Selected size chart insert the " element into the long description in the product feedLONGDESC" in the format specified in the file - Fashion - Size charts (e.g. for Men's suits: *Size table: men - suits*). It is important to insert these tables for each variant separately.

ATTENTION!
Please take extra care when writing the exact name of the size table. If the entry (between asterisks) is different or contains an unauthorized character (e.g. a space before or after the size table name, etc.), the reference to the size table in the long product description will not work.

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API connection

For API connections, it is necessary to focus on the correct categorization of products, including changes to new parameters and values.

In order for the products to be displayed correctly on our website and listed in the correct categories, it is necessary to add all mandatory sorting parameters.

For information on categories, parameters and variants and the products themselves, see the article How to properly connect the MALL Partner API or in our new API documentation.

Selected size chart insert the element "LONGDESC" in the format specified in the file - Fashion - Size charts (e.g. for Men's suits: *Size table: men - suits*). It is important to insert these tables for each variant separately.

ATTENTION!
Please take extra care when writing the exact name of the size table. If the entry (between asterisks) is different or contains an unauthorized character (e.g. a space before or after the size table name, etc.), the reference to the size table in the long product description will not work.

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If you are unsure about product relisting, please contact your sales representative or send us an email at operations@mallgroup.com.

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