We assume that your inventory should be listed on every venue you have activated in AOB and upload it that way as the default upload process. Using the Do Not List (dnl) settings allows you to selectively restrict items to keep them out of the upload queue to specific sites of your choosing, or to selectively delist items from a venue to which they may already be listed (unless it's any of the Amazon unified marketplace sites after being initially listed. More on that below.).
These settings are found on your listing page where you can check them off as you create new inventory when manually creating new inventory items.
But, they can also be uploaded and edited just like any other field by sending the information under a 'list_flags' column header in a file that you upload to your AoB account. If you are only editing this one field, your file needs to only contain two columns with the headers 'sku' and 'list_flags'. But, you can also include this column in larger files; when you are listing new inventory. for example.
The list_flags is a 'bitmask' field. For the layman, you can construct the appropriate value for this field by adding together the following values for the venues you DON'T want an item listed on:
|Custom Venue 0||536870912|
|Custom Venue 1||65536|
|Custom Venue 2||131072|
|Custom Venue 3||262144|
|Custom Venue 4||524288|
|Custom Venue 5||1048576|
|Custom Venue 6||33554432|
|Custom Venue 7||67108864|
|Custom Venue 8||134217728|
|Custom Venue 9||268435456|
For example, if you wanted SKU 111 to not list on ABE and eBay, your upload file would look like this:
If you want to clear a Do Not List setting you need to create a column with the header clear_list_flags and enter the correct number for the venue you wish to remove the flag for. For example, if SKU 111 is now intended to be listed on eBay, your upload file would look like this:
Want to create a Do Not List setting for one venue, but, clear it for another? Let's pretend you have sku 1234 currently set as Do Not List on ABE and eBay. You decide you want to list the item to ABE, but also want to add a Do Not List setting to keep it off of Alibris. Here's what it would look like:
* Special Note: If you are listing to Amazon and any of their unified marketplace sites, you can set Do Not List's on the initial listing to keep them from listing to this or any of the unified sites. However, after items have been allowed to list on any of the unified marketplace sites the Do Not List settings will not remove the items from the sites. You can create Do Not List settings to keep them from relisting once they have been removed, but you will have to manually remove them if you no longer wish them to be listed on the sites where they may exist.