What are Smart Types and how do I use them?

Last updated 9 months ago

Zentail Smart Types allow retailers to automatically categorize products and send product type-specific attributes to all channels. The Smart Type platform is constantly learning based on common attributes in use for specific Smart Types -- this learning allows us to automatically categorize a growing number of your SKUs that have not already been assigned a Smart Type.

Ultimately, Smart Types allow you to list faster, with greater accuracy, and provide each of your channels with the highest quality data. We believe this technology is game changing and we're excited to put it in use for the benefit of your business.
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How to use Smart Types

When creating a new SKU in Zentail, select the Smart Type and Zentail will automatically assign all or most channel category values (i.e. Amazon Item Type, Amazon Product Type, eBay Category ID, Jet Browse Node ID, Walmart Product Type, Google Shopping Category ID, etc.).
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Amazon Item Type and the Smart Type
If a Smart Type does not yet exist, simply add the Amazon Item Type for your SKU, and Zentail will automatically identify the best category IDs across all of your channels. You can do this when you're creating a new SKU or when you're editing the SKU you've already created.
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If you notice an opportunity to assign a more accurate category ID for any channel, simply edit the value for one of your SKUs of that Smart Type, and the change will be applied to all of your SKUs of that Smart Type.
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We can also add certain fields based on the smart type. For example, if you are selling an item with SMART TYPE: mens_sweater and the field clothing type is required - we can add  that field in for all SKUs of that smart type. We can also autofill the field "Clothing Type" with "Sweater". That way you don't have to worry about filling this information in every time you add a new SKU.