20 September 2018

Channels can now be viewed and configured in the Merchant Center

Under Project Settings, you can now manage the Channels for your project.

In the Channel List, you can view and filter/search by:

  • Channel key
  • Channel name
  • Channel roles
  • Date created
  • Date modified

A role captures the purpose and control of a channel. If e.g. you aim to track inventory by Channel, you will need to create a Channel with the role of Inventory Supply. If the purpose is to configure prices scoped by Channel, you will need to set the role of Product Distribution. Please notice that a channel can have multiple roles. If e.g. a Channel has specific pricing as well as inventory to track, you will set both Inventory Supply and Product Distribution as roles for that one Channel. For a list of all possible roles, see Channels API documentation.

When creating a Channel, you can in addition to the general information (key, name, roles, description) optionally set an address for the channel. It is also possible to set a custom type. Setting a custom type will enable a set of input fields that have been defined as your business-specific Channel data points.

Once a Channel has been created, you can view the configuration by going to the details of a listed Channel. From the Channel details page, it is furthemore possible to delete a Channel.