Do you want to expand your range in products or start a webshop without your own stock? In both cases you can use links with wholesalers. In this manual the import tool of CCV Shop in combination with the wholesale EDC is explained step by step. The wholesale import makes it possible for you as a webshop owner to automatically import many products with corresponding information and stock into your webshop.
EDC is an erotic wholesaler specially developed for business customers. Through this online wholesaler for erotic items you will find a wide range of inexpensive sex products, challenging clothing and other products for exciting moments. EDC has a large number of tools that makes ordering, sending, reselling and paying erotic articles as easy as possible.
At CCV Shop we have four EDC feeds:
- EDC Netherlands
- Censored EDC Netherlands
- EDC Germany
- Censored EDC Germany
You can choose between a Dutch or German feed. The difference is mainly in the standard activated main language and the selection of products that only have a German or Dutch description. EDC Censored contains the same wholesale import as EDC. However, a number of products have been adjusted. This ensures, among other things, that the entire range does not contain images with explicit nudity.
To be able to use EDC, you first have to install the EDC app in the App Store. You can find these at Starting point > App Store (figure 1).
In order to make a link with the wholesaler, you first need to register with EDC through: https://www.wholesale-sextoys.com/signup/
The registration data that you received by e-mail can then be entered in the maintenance tool of CCV Shop through Starting point > My Webshop > Settings > Wholesale > EDC. Make a choice here for the packing slip and the Track & Trace code. Click on 'Apply' (figure 2).
Within our link with EDC it is also possible to have your customers order through the PostNL Checkout. This can be an advantage because the customer can choose a PakjeGemak collection point instead of a fixed address. In addition, you can offer additional delivery options such as an evening delivery.
You first need to install the PostNL Checkout in the CCV Shop App Store. The App Store can be found through Starting point > App Store. After installation you have to fill in the following data from EDC at Startingpoint > My Webshop > Settings > Order process & stock > PostNL Checkout:
Checkout Username: EDCinternetBV
Checkout Password: Fr82Ajq6M7
Checkout Webshop ID: EDCinternetBV
Please note! Use the information above at all times instead of your own PostNL data. This ensures that EDC uses the right labels.
After filling in the details you have to use the following settings. The delivery options that are offered in your shop must match what the EDC offers in this. Below the delivery options that EDC offers:
- Monday (standard offer without surcharge)
- Sunday (€ 5)
- Evening (€ 1.25)
- PakjeGemak (no surcharge)
- Extra early (€ 2.50)
- PakjeGemak extra early (€ 2.50)
- SameDay (currently not offered by EDC)
Create import task
You start by creating an import task. You can find this setting in the CCV Shop maintenance tool through Starting point > My products > Wholesale Import. On this page you see an overview of your current import tasks (figure 3).
Procedure; select wholesale & basic
You are now going to create a new wholesale import task. The following step-by-step plan explains step by step how this should be done.
Creating a new import task is as follows:
- Click on 'Add'.
- Select a wholesale link.
- Click on the 'Product options' tab.
- Set the product options (below there will be more information about this).
- Click on the 'Category options' tab.
- Set the category of options (below there will be more information about this).
- Click on the 'Layout' tab.
- Determine the layout settings here (below there will be more information about this).
- Click on the 'Available categories' tab.
- Indicate here which categories you do or do not want to import again (below there will be more information about this).
- Click on the 'Products filter' tab.
- Indicate which item numbers you do not want to import into your web store again (separated by a comma).
- Click on the 'Price rules' tab.
- Determine the price rules for the products here.
- When you have set all these tabs, click Apply.
- The import task is now displayed in the 'Current import tasks' list. After about 10 minutes your task will be executed by the CCV Shop system. You do not have to leave your browser on, this process is loaded in the background.
Change Import task
You can change your import task by clicking on the pencil in the 'Current import tasks' screen. If you want to change your import task, a number of options are no longer available.
Delete import task
You delete your import task by clicking on the cross in the screen 'Current import tasks'. When you delete your import task and the option 'Work assortment periodically at' has been set to 'Yes', this task will no longer be executed. The products you have in your web store are not removed when you delete the import task.
Options import task
The text below explains the options that you encounter during the creation of your wholesale import task.
Product Options tab
Remove all existing products / categories:
If you choose 'Yes' here, all your existing products and categories will be deleted once. This will give you an "empty" web store.
Please note! Products are placed in the trash and categories are removed and can not be repaired.
Choose the standard packaging for the products here.
Expected delivery time (if not in stock):
Specify the expected delivery time when a product is not in stock (figure 4).
Periodically update your product range:
Periodically, the following actions are performed:
- New products are added.
- Deleted products are removed.
- The options below are updated on existing products.
Note: The frequency of this depends on the settings you provide.
Update product range periodically:
Indicate how often the product range needs to be updated.
E-mail notification of each periodic update:
You will receive a report by e-mail with the changes to the product range.
Update product name if changed:
Indicate here if you want to change the name when making adjustments.
Update product description if changed:
Indicate here if you want to change the product description with adjustments.
Update price if edited:
Indicate here if the price has to be adjusted in case of changes.
Indicate here whether the stock needs to be updated or not.
Update product image:
Indicate here whether the product photo should be updated or not.
Tab Category options
Create a category within this category:
All categories belonging to the selected link are created in the category you selected.
Please note! This option is not available when you choose to delete existing products / categories.
Sort products by:
The way you want to sort the imported products of your import task into the category in which they belong.
Show order button:
With this option you indicate whether you want to display an order button for the products to be imported from your wholesale import task.
Show large image on mouseover:
Choose whether you want to display a large photo when the visitor of your web store moves the cursor over the photo.
Use canvas style display for images:
Choose whether to enable the canvas view for images or not
Number of products per page:
Choose the number of products displayed per page in a category.
Default category layout:
Indicate here how the products should be displayed in a category.
Standard subcategory layout:
Choose here your view of the products in a subcategory.
Default product layout:
Choose which type of layout you want to use with this option.
Image next to the product description:
Choose how you want the product photo to appear next to the product description.
Display products on offer as offers on pages (modular type or starting page type)
If the wholesaler has indicated that a product is on offer, this product will be displayed as an offer (Modular or Home pages).
Display products on offer in the webshop:
When the wholesaler has indicated that a product is on offer, this product is displayed in the layout of the webshop. Not every theme has this functionality.
Tab available categories
Import selection filter:
This allows you to filter products from certain categories. There you have two options.
- Do not import selected categories: products in selected category will not be imported.
- Only import selected categories: only products in the selected categories are added. Other products are ignored.
Select a category:
This allows you to exclude / select categories (depending on the option set at 'Import selection filter'). When you have selected a category, you must press the plus button afterwards. This will then appear in 'Selected categories'.
Product filter tab
Item numbers that are not imported (separated by a comma):
Indicate here which articles should be excluded. This is done on the basis of the article number. It is important to then delete the article in product management under 'Manage products'.
Indicate whether the purchase price excluding VAT or the recommended sales price including VAT should be used here.
Please note! You choose which prices you want to load with this link. If you opt for purchase price excluding VAT, we advise you to add a percentage to the feed prices with price rules, otherwise you may sell for your purchase price including VAT. (Loss!)
Round up prices
Determine whether prices have to be rounded or not.
For the EDC wholesale link the VAT percentage is used that you also use in your webshop as a standard VAT percentage. You can configure this under Starting point > My Webshop > Settings > General > General webshop settings > Standard VAT percentage.
Add new pricing line
Price rules are simple formulas that can be drawn up to address a selection of products or an individual product and to apply a certain price processing. You can define multiple price rules and you can position them. If multiple price rules apply to a specific product, only the first price line will be applied. The price rules are processed from top to bottom. The system helps you to set up valid pricing rules and keeps an eye on the fact that you do not draw up double price rules.
Example pricing rules
IF Article number is EQUAL TO abc123 THEN the Base price = € 17.95
IF Brand is EQUALS TO Philips THEN Basic Price - € 5, -
IF Category name is EQUAL TO hardware THEN Basic price + 10%
IF Category name is NOT EQUAL TO hardware THEN Basic price + 20%
The above price rules indicate all different types of price rules. Comparisons are made on the basis of category name, brand and article number in which a distinction can be made whether the specified value here must be the same or not equal. The basic price can be increased, equated or reduced by a certain amount. This amount can be a fixed amount or a percentage.
Based on the above examples you see for example that it is possible to reduce all products of the brand Philips € 5, - in price and give a product with article number abc123 a fixed price.
Standard price line
(if none of the above rules apply)
Here you can set a standard price rule that should apply if none of the other price rules apply to a product.
With EDC it is possible to use dropshipping. If you have any agreements with EDC, you can forward the order to EDC by pressing the button, then EDC will finish the order for you.
You can view the orders placed with your webshop via Starting point > My customers > Order management and then send them to EDC by selecting the order and then in the dropdown menu where you now select 'Select group action' for 'Dropshipment> EDC Internet '.