Step 1: Add a new Blokker Connect! connection
The Blokker Connect! API uses the Mirakl platform, which means you will need a Mirakl-account to start sending your product listings to Blokker Connect!.
When you have a Mirakl Blokker Connect! account, go to "[Your company] settings menu (in the top right corner) > Connections > Add connection". Click on "+ Add a new connection" and you will see a screen, where you can select Blokker Connect!. Fill in the label for your connection, for example: Blokker. And then click on ''Connect with Blokker Connect!''. You will be redirected to the environment where you can login with your Mirakl-credentials. After logging in, you will be redirected back to Channable where the connection will be available.
Step 2: Create a new Blokker Connect! API in Channable
Now go to the API's overview, in your project. And click on add new API, Select the Blokker Connect! connection you just made and give your new API a name.
Select the field you want to use for Unique ID per item (we recommend the 'id' field) and the Country you want to sell. You can also add a master rule group here if you would like. Click on "Continue" to finish creating the new Blokker Connect! API.
Step 3: Create your product listings in Channable
Once you have created the Blokker Connect! API you can set up your product data by following the steps of the API.
For your product listings to be created your products need a category. Add categories to your products by using the generate categories feature, create new categories from scratch or you can further check out the smart categorization feature to make the categorizing of your products even easier.
Create different rules to optimize your product listings. For examples, take a look at our common rules support article.
Here you can find our preset template for the product listings. All you have to do is to fill it out by clicking on the field itself and selecting what you would like to go in there. For example, the field 'Title' should display the title of your product and so on. When you have finished setting up the product listings, just click 'save' on the bottom of the screen.
Tip! Notice the question mark behind every field, if you hover over the question mark you will see the description of the field and suggestions for possible values.
Almost done! Next up is filling in the fields in the Attributes step. Select the category you want to optimize first. An example of what should be in front of you now can be seen in the screenshot below. A more detailed explanation of what to do in the Attributes step can be found in our Attributes support article.
Step 4: Send your product data to Blokker Connect!
Almost there, your product listings are ready to be sent. If you have not activated your project go to Settings > Project settings on the left-hand side of the screen and click "activate project". After, go back to the APIs overview and go to "Your Blokker Connect! API Name" > Settings where you activate the API by selecting "Activate API". After you have completed this step navigates back to then APIs overview and select the blue "Run now" button to send your product listings to Blokker Connect!.
Step 5: Check your product listings for errors
If you have sent your product listings to Blokker Connect! go to the Preview tab of your Blokker Connect! API. Click filter on 'error'. Now you can see which product listings have errors and are not created. Click on a specific error to see more information on what is causing the error and check out our error solutions section on how to correct errors.