For Rakuten, Channable offers the option to integrate your products with a Feed. In this article, we will guide you through the different steps of creating a Rakuten feed.
Step 1: Create a new Rakuten feed
To create a new Rakuten feed, you need to navigate to the Feeds tab and press the button “Add new feed”. A new screen will appear with all the feed options that we provide. You need to choose Rakuten and then you can continue with the Rakuten feed settings.
Step 2: Settings
Once you have chosen the Rakuten feed you will see this screen:
In this section, you can choose the name for your feed and you can apply master rules if you want. You also need to choose your target country and the type of market here.
Note I: We only offer France, Germany, and the UK for our Rakuten feed
Step 3: Categories
For example, if you have 5,000 items containing products that could be categorized under Beauty (Pargum / Soin / Beauté) and Fashion (Mode) you will need to set up a feed for each of these types of markets so you will have 2 feeds in total. You will also need to exclude all products that are not relevant to that category so that all products in that feed relate to the type of market you selected in settings. You can follow read this article about how to exclude products in your categories step.
Step 4: Rules and Finalize
In the Finalize step, you will need to ensure that you match your data fields to all the blue fields which are presented as these are the mandatory fields required by the marketplace. If you do not provide data for the blue fields this will return errors from the marketplace. Orange and white fields are recommended and are not required for a successful upload.
For more detailed information about Rakuten's feed templates, you can visit their website.
Tip! For a description of the channel fields, hover over the gray question mark icons with your cursor.
Step 5: Preview & Quality
You have already created the feed, so now you just need to check it to make sure it is ready to go. In the Preview step, you will be able to check the feed and obtain the URL that you will have to integrate into your Rakuten account.
In the Quality step, you can check if Channable detects any information of any product that according to the specifications could be problematic. Remember that only the errors on the Mandatory level should cause your feed to not be accepted, so if you have some errors at the Recommended level, you can still upload your listing and it should work correctly.
If you encounter any problem along the process or something is not clear, please feel free to contact us.