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Multithreading

All long time procedures are implemented via Processes. From the backend you simply create different processes (product lookup with different options, product import, product synchronization) and they are complete required procedures via cron script.

Magento Amazon extension - Process List

It is possible to run multiple threads at a time.

General advantages of multiple threads:

  • Fast lookup, import and sync
  • Background threads - you do not have to have your browser open all the time
  • Easy performance check - you can see how many threads are running and at which rate products are updated

All processes would be saved and scheduled according to the settings. You can set up how many lookup threads can be started at a time. Since the lookup works very fast, we do not recommend to run product lookup in more than 1-2 threads. Otherwise it can reach API requests limit and your account might be suspended for that.

Magento admin Panel-->WEAmazon->Settings-> Search and Import settings.

Magento Amazon extension - Search and/or Import threads count

All processes are started via Cron job. t is a separate Cron command from regular magento cron script.

Magento admin Panel-->WEAmazon->Settings-> Synchronization settings.

Magento Amazon extension - Multithread count

Magento admin Panel-->WEAmazon->Settings-> Additional settings tab.

Magento Amazon extension - How many products to process per a single process


Configurable Products

Magento admin Panel-->WE Amazon->Settings->Configurable products settings tab

Load only simple products: No.

Magento Amazon extension - Proper settings for loading configurable products

Extract the parent ASIN

Choose one of the product variation to import.

Magento Amazon extension - Choose one of the product variation to import

You will need to import one of the product variation to extract the parent ASIN. You will find the parent ASIN in the "Catalog->Manage products->Product Information->Amazon Import Products" tab

Magento Amazon extension - Extract the parent ASIN

Amazon use attributes to сombine simple products in configurable product. Please check the "Import - > Manage attributes of Amazon products" guide.


Attributes Mapping

Amazon use attributes to сombine simle products in configurable product. Usually those attributes are Size and Color. Please ensure that required attributes are added to the attribute set and can be used for configurable products.

Amazon attribute set

Navigate to Magento admin Panel-->WE Amazon->Search and Import Products. Insert parent ASIN in the Amazon Search Options (Search By ASIN option). Set import options (category to import products to; correct attribute set for imported products). The list displays found Amazon products (variations and one configurable product).

The conf product price does not reflect actual variation products prices. But the configurable product price would be the same for all sub products.
Every Amazon variation has its own price. But in configurable product price is generated from price values of all attributes selected. And this math equation does not always can be solved.

Magento Amazon extension - Variations and one configurable product

If you have imported products you can see simple products and configurable product in Catalog - Manage Products.

Magento Amazon extension - Simple products and configurable product


Html parsing

Amazon sometimes give captcha page instead of the actual page. So HTML parsing features are not 100% working, since Amazon might block http requests or put captcha pages.
You will need to add a captcha solver. There is a way to add captcha solver account in the extension settings.

Parsing Amazon product description.

Magento admin Panel-->WEAmazon-->Settings --> Html parsing features tab.

Please set:

  • Get product page html from Amazon site: Yes
  • Get a description of a product from Amazon directly (not API): Yes

Magento Amazon extension - Get product page html from Amazon site

The option Take a description of a product from Amazon directly (not API): Yes / No. If set to Yes Amazon product description would be imported into Magento directly from the Amazon product page.

Magento Amazon extension - Amazon product description

Parsing Amazon prices

To parsing price it is still necessary to use the amazonimportproductsaddon. The price is not parsed by the extension itself.

Magento admin Panel-->WEAmazon-->Settings --> Html parsing features tab.

Please set:

  • Get product page html from Amazon site: Yes

Magento Amazon extension - Parsing Amazon prices

If set to Yes product price would be imported to Magento directly from the Amazon product page. The price is taken from the "All" tab.

Magento Amazon extension - Amazon price is taken from the All tab

Parsing Hi-res images

Hi-res images are taken from the product pages on Amazon site. This is HTML-parsing feature.

Navigate to Magento admin Panel-->WE Amazon->Settings->Html parsing features tab.

Please set:

  • Get product page html from Amazon site: Yes
  • Get Hi-Res images of a product from Amazon directly (not API): Yes

Magento Amazon extension - Get Hi-Res images of a product from Amazon directly


How to hide all references to Amazon

How to make products imported from the Amazon to look like native Magento products.

Navigate to Magento admin Panel-->WE Amazon->Settings->General tab.

Please set:

  • Redirect to Amazon special page by clicking "Add to Cart" button: Disable
  • Create Short Description Automatically : No (this is where a link to the Amazon store is placed)

Magento Amazon extension - Hide all references to Amazon

Navigate to Magento admin Panel-->WE Amazon->Settings->Customer Reviews tab.

Please set:

  • Include customer reviews in a product description inside an iframe: No

Magento Amazon extension - Include customer reviews in a product description inside an iframe