Many retailers use the Assortment feature within the inventory tab to separate SKUs into various groups. The most common use case for creating an assortment is to make sure that only approved items or SKUs are exported to your e-commerce or other system.
Importantly, when you use assortments, you should align the export of item data and their inventory updates with that assortment. You would do this, for instance, if you wanted to curate a set of item data exported for your e-commerce system and not receive all the inventory items available from your suppliers.
The product feed is meant to give retailers an ability to collect basic product data from suppliers and aggregate it into one feed that they can then pull into their e-commerce, PIM, or other backend system. It is NOT meant as a merchandising tool to add meta-data, host images that your product pages can call, assign category structure, etc.
To review the fields that are part of the product /catalog Object, see Dsco Data Schema.
Creating an Assortment
Step 1: Click the Dashboard icon and select Workflows > Inventory.
Step 2: The Inventory page is displayed with a list of all your SKUs. Select the + next to Assortments to create a new assortment.
Step 3: In the Add Assortment pop-up, enter your assortment name and click Submit.
Step 4: From the list of SKUs, select the checkbox(es) to the left of the item(s) that you want to add to the assortment.
Step 5: Click Actions, select Add to Assortment(s), and then select the assortment name.
Your item is still available in your main inventory view, the item has only been copied to an assortment. This means that you can view this assortment items separately from other inventory, or from an overview with all other items.
Exporting an Assortment
Step 1: Click the Dashboard icon and select Automation & Reporting > Automation > Jobs.
Step 2: To create a new job, click Create Job at the top of the page, or edit an existing product export or inventory export job. (For full instructions on creation, see Creating an Automated Job).
Step 3: On the second step of the job settings editor, select what source data you want exported. From the Source Data drop-down, select the name of the assortment as the data source and click Next Step.
Step 4: Click Save Job.
Step 5: Click the Run Now icon on the main Automation Jobs page to export the assortment data from Dsco to the export location of your choice.