A.K.A.: Learning from your existing bol.com configuration
If you are already active on bol.com it is recommended that you allow the bol.com connector to learn what products you are already selling on bol.com, at what prices and according to what delivery promise.
Do so right after adding your bol.com account data.
This will save a lot of time as you won’t have to manually select and “configure” each and every product that you are already offering on bol.com again.
Step 1 – Make sure you have configured your bol.com account data
If you have followed the installation guide you should have at least configured one bol.com account as can be seen in the image below.
Clicking on the “Import offers from bol.com” link will trigger a warning that this process might take several minutes to complete.
Once accepted, a new window will open and for quite some time nothing will seem to happen.
In that moment, bol.com is generating a dump of all the offers (products) you have already published using that bol.com account.
After obtaining the list, the bol.com connector module will try to match each bol.com offer with its Prestashop counterpart by comparing both the EAN13 and reference code.
The result will be a list of products that were imported as can be seen below.
Double checkmark: Both EAN and Reference were matched to a single product in Prestashop’s catalog.
Single checkmark: The EAN was matched to a single product in Prestashop’s catalog.
Red cross: Mapping this particular offer to Prestashop’s catalog failed.
Mapping failures may occur when duplicate EANs exist in your catalog.
And that’s it!
🛈 Mapping only works when the EAN13 and/or reference only occur once in Prestashop’s catalog.
Prestashop allows invalid EAN13 codes to be used, but bol.com does not.