Home Improvement Category integrates 14 main sub-categories. These sub-categories include a distinct variety of products starting from building materials to other related home improvement products. This category is a multi-faceted one, where a seller can list & sell kitchen items along with electrical supplies.
For instance, we can differentiate the Home Improvement Category into 7 departments viz Cleaning, Plumbing, Fire Safety, Heavy Equipments, Kitchen Products, Wall Paints & Tools.
Let’s find what kind of products can be listed under the Home Improvement Category.
List of Products in the Home Improvement Category
- Building Supplies
(Building Materials, Built-In Cabinetry, Chimneys, Decking & Fencing, Doors, Flooring, Millwork, Raw Building Materials, Roofing, Stair Parts, Tiles, Windows, HVAC, Central Heating Systems & Accessories, Ducting, Exhaust Systems, Furnace Parts & Accessories, Household Insulation, HVAC Controls, Registers, Grilles & Vents, Thermostats & Accessories, Ventilation Fans & Weatherproofing, Job Site Lighting, Spotlights, Torches, Tubes & Scaffoldings)
- Cleaning Supplies
(Brooms, Brushes, Buckets & Bowls, Cleaning Gloves, Cleaning Sets, Dustpan & Brush Sets, Feather Dusters, Mopping Supplies, Scrubs & Sponges, Squeegees, Sweeping Cloths & Wipes)
(Adapters & Multi-Outlets, Cables, Conduit Fittings, Conduit Mounts, Cord Management, Door Chimes & Bells, Electric Motors, Electrical Connectors, Electrical Distribution, Breakers & Fuses, Electrical Wire, Extension Cords, Flush Mounting, Home Automation, Intercom, Light Sockets, Mounting Brackets, Outlets & Accessories, Plugs, Power Current Equipment, Power Monitors, Power Strips, Radio Wall Transmitters, RCDs, Schuko Plugs & Couplings, Surface Wiring, Switches & Dimmers, Thermal Relief Pads, Timers, Tools & Testers, Transformators & Wall Plates)
- Fireplaces & Gas Stoves
(Combustibles, Electrical Fireplaces, Fireplace Accessories, Fireplace Ovens, Garden Furnaces, Gas Stoves, Gel & Ethanol Fireplaces, Grill Fireplaces & Tile Ovens)
(Address Numbers & Plaques, Bathroom Hardware, Cabinet Hardware, Door Hardware & Locks, Furniture Hardware, Garage Door Hardware, Gate Hardware, Hooks, Ladders, Mailboxes, Nails, Screws & Fasteners, Padlocks & Hasps, Shelf Brackets & Supports, Tapes, Adhesives & Sealers, Tarps & Tie-Downs & Window Hardware)
- Heavy Equipment & Agricultural Supplies
(Agricultural Equipment, Construction Machinery, Accessories, Augers & Posthole Diggers, Backhoes, Bulldozers, Concrete Mixers, PTO Generators, Skid Steers, Skid-steer Attachments, Three-point Attachments & Tractors)
- Kitchen & Bath Fixtures
Bathroom Fixtures, Bathroom Basin Taps, Bathroom Basins, Bathroom Hardware, Bathroom Sink & Bathtub Accessories, Bathroom Sink Vanities & Accessories, Bathtubs, Bidets & Bidet Parts, Cisterns,
- Pipe Fittings & Accessories
(Shower & Bath Taps, Shower Cubicles, Shower Doors, Showerheads & Handheld Showers, Showers, Sink & Bathtub Drains, Suites, Toilets & Toilet Parts, Water Closets, Kitchen Fixtures, Kitchen & Bar Sinks, Kitchen Sink Accessories, Kitchen Sink Aerators, Kitchen Sinks, Kitchen Taps, Laundry & Utility Fixtures, Laundry & Utility Sinks, Laundry & Utility Taps, Saunas, Water Dispensers & Coolers, Hot & Cold Water Dispensers, Hot Water Dispensers, Water Filtration & Softeners, Faucet Mounts, Replacement Filters, Under-sink Filters & Water Softeners)
- Painting Supplies, Tools & Wall Treatments
(Color Panels, Paint Tester Pots, Paint, Stain & Solvents, Prep Materials, Spackling Paste, Tools, Wallpaper, Wallpaper Adhesives & Wallpaper Borders)
- Power & Hand Tools
(Hand Tools, Caulking Guns, Chisels, Clamps, Crimpers, Cutters, Files & Rasps, Flashlights, Foam Dispensing Guns, Gouges, Hammers & Mallets, Hand Countersinks, Hand Drills, Hand Planes & Accessories, Hand Tool Kits, Industrial Tweezers, Jaw Pullers, Knee Kickers, Knives, Magnetic Sweepers, Masonry & Tiling Tools, Multitools & Accessories, Nail Pullers, Nippers, Pin Vises, Pliers & Pincers, Pry Bars, Punches, Sanding Tools, Saws & Accessories, Scrapers, Screwdrivers, Scribers, Shears & Scissors, Snips, Sockets & Socket Sets, Spanners & Wrenches, Staplers & Tackers, Stilts, Strippers, Tack Pullers, Tape Applicators, Taps & Dies, Vises, Wire Brushes, Measuring & Layout Tools, Bore Gauges, Calipers, Carpenters Pencils, Carpentry Squares, Chalk Lines, Detectors, Dynamometers, Folding Rules, Inclinometers, Laser Measuring Devices & Accessories, Levels, Marking Tools, Masons Levels, Measuring Wheels, Pipe Locators, Plumb Bobs, Protractors, Rulers, Scales, Scanners & Testers, Straight Edges, Tape Measures, Tape Reels, Power Tool Accessories, Accessoy Sets, Air Tool Accessories, Cordless Tool Accessories, Drill Bit Sets, Hole Saws, Jigs, Mobile Bases, Oscillating Tools Accessories, Planer Accessories, Plate Joiner Accessories, Polishing Accessories, Project Plans, Rotary Tool Accessories, Router Accessories, Shaper Accessories, Stands, Stirrer Accessories, Vacuum & Dust Collector Accessories, Woodworking Project Kits, Power Tools, Air Compressors, Boring Machines, Chasers, Combo Kits, Concrete Tools, Drill Tool Kits, Drills, Dust Collectors & Air Cleaners, Engraving Tools, Glue Guns, Hot Air Guns, Impact Wrenches, Jobside Radios, Jointers, Oscillating Tools, Planers, Plate Joiners, Polishers, Routers, Scraper, Stirrers, Tile Cutters, Woodburning Tools & Accessories, Tool Organisers, Bucket Organisers, Tool Aprons, Tool Bags, Tool Belts, Tool Boxes, Tool Cabinets, Tool Chests, Tool Holsters, Tool Pouches & Tool Trays)
- Rough Plumbing
(Drain Cleaning Equipment, Air Powered Drain Clearing Tools, Drain Augers, Plunger & Holder Sets, Plunger Holders, Plungers, Food Disposers & Parts, Food Disposer Parts, Food Disposers, Tap Parts, Aerators, Cartridges, Escutcheons, Flanges, Overflows, Sink & Bathtub Spouts, Tap & Valve Washers, Tap Balls, Tap Extension Tubes, Tap Handles, Tap Index Buttons, Tap O-Rings, Tap Seat & Spring Sets, Tap Seats, Tap Spray Hoses, Tap Springs, Tap Stems, Tap Supply Lines, Tap Valves, Trim & Repair Kits, Wall Elbows, Tap Reseaters, Testing Equipment, Toilet Parts, Tank Balls & Rods, Toilet Flappers, Toilet Mounting Parts, Toilet Repair Kits, Toilet Trip Levers, Wax Rings, Valves, Bathtub & Shower Diverter Valves, Shower Flow Control Valves, Water Pumps & Accessories, Pump Accessories, Sewage Pumps, Sprinkler Pumps, Submersible Pumps & Utility Pumps)
- Safety & Security
(Beacons, Bells, Cash Boxes, Emergency Kits, Emergency Food Supplies, Emergency Survival Kits, Emergency Water Supplies, Fire Safety, Call Points, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Combination Gas & Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Blankets, Fire Escape Ladders, Fire Extinguisher Mounts & Brackets, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms,Home Security Systems, Alarms, Biometrics, Glass Break Detectors, Kits, Motion Detectors, Security Sensors, Surveillance Video Equipment, Household Alarms, CO2 Detectors, Gas Detectors, Low-Temperature Alarms, Safety Test Kits, Water Detectors, Key Cabinets, Lockable Window Levers, Personal Defense Equipment, Batons, Pepper Spray, Stun Guns, Tactical Flashlights, Safes, Cabinet Safes, Diversion Safes, Drop Slot Safes, Gun Safes, Hotel Safes, Safe Accessories, Wall Safes, Security Lighting & Sirens)
- Other (Home Improvement)
How to Download Amazon Inventory File for Home Improvement Category?
- Log in to your Amazon India seller account.
- Click on Add Products via Upload under the Inventory tab.
- Scroll down to the Product Classifier option
- Find Home Improvement Category. We have taken “Bells” excel template as an example.
- Choose the product sub-category. Click the “Select” button
- Select the template mode as “Advanced”.
- Click “Generate Template”. A product inventory excel file will be downloaded.
- Check your download folder to locate the file.
How to Fill Excel Inventory File for Home Improvement Category?
The downloaded excel file for Home & Improvement Category has 7 worksheets, out of which only the “Template” sheet is to be filled. Rest of the sheets are only for reference purpose.
There are total of 10 sections in the Starters Excel Template. These sections remain the same (with a minor change in the sequence of field columns) for any Car or Motorbike product excel sheet that you download.
- Required product information
- Basic product details
- Product enrichment
Read further for a detailed explanation of the necessary attributes and fields relevant to the product. If a seller finds certain fields not relevant to the product then leave them empty. Attributes that are completely irrelevant to your product can be left blank.
1. Required product information
Feed product type: Describe the type of product. For bells, spray pipes, hose, etc.
Seller SKU: The inventory identification number given to the product.
Brand: The brand name of the product.
Product ID: Write the 12, 14 or 16 digit numerical value of the product ID.
Product ID type: Select UPC, EAN, GCID, ASIN etc. from the drop-down list.
Title: The name of the product aka a short product title.
Manufacturer: The manufacturer of the product.
Standard price: The selling price of the product.
Quantity: Enter the quantity of the product.
Maximum retail price: Provide the MRP of your product.
Main image URL: Insert the main product image URL. Read below how to insert image URLs.
Insert other images of your product which are different from the main image. The images must have white background & high definition quality.
How to Upload Product Images via Excel Template?
Upload all the product images on Google Drive or Dropbox or any other could platform. Generate shareable links of the images. Copy these links & paste them here. You have total 3 column space to insert image URLs.
Parentage: Describe whether the product is a parent or child.
Parent SKU: Provide the SKU of the main product.
Variation theme: Define the product variation theme. For example, size, colour, material, etc.
Relationship type: The relationship of the main product with the product you are adding using this file.
4. Basic Product Details
Part number: Submit the manufacturer part number of the product. Probably the model number.
Update delete: Enter Update or Partial Update if updating current product details or adding a totally new product. Use “Delete” if you want to completely remove a product listing.
Recommended browse nodes: See valid value tab in the excel sheet for browse nodes.
Model number: Refer product packing for the product model number given by the manufacturer.
Product description: Describe the product in brief. Write the main features only.
Search terms: You get total 5 space to write searchable keywords.
Bullet point: Indicate the most important features of the product in short sentences or phrases.
Target audience: Specify your product target audience using favourable keywords.
Style name: Any famous style name used for your products.
6. Product enrichment
Colour & colour map: The colour of the product & other available colour variety.
Pattern: Describe the pattern of the product.
Size: Specify the size of your product.
Material type: The material of the product from which it is made.
Finish type: The surface finish type of the item.
Item shape: The shape of the item whether it is angular, flat, circular, cylindrical, etc.
Power and plug description: The type of power that is required to operate the product.
Included components: Indicate the components that are sold with the product.
Special features: Enter functions and unique features of the product.
Installation method: The method of installation. Use this for flooring, wallpaper, hardware & plumbing.
Number of handles: Enter the number of handles.
Compatible devices: Name the product this accessory is compatible with.
Manufacturer warranty description: Describe the warranty associated with this product.
Size map: A size value that we choose to use as a refinement for customers.
The width of the item: Write the width of the item.
Item display width unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the display width of the item.
Item diameter: The diameter of the item.
Shipping weight: The final shipping weight of the item.
Website shipping weight unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the shipping weight of the item
Thickness: The thickness of the item.
Item thickness unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the thickness of the item.
Display volume: The display volume of the item.
Item display volume unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the display volume of the item.
Display weight: The display weight of the item.
Item display weight unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the display weight of the item.
Display length: The displayed length of the item.
Item display length unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the display length of the item.
Item diameter unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the diameter of the item.
Item length, width & height: Describe the length, width & height of the item.
Item weight: State the total weight of the item including accessories if any.
Item weight unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the weight of the item.
Volume: Indicate the volume of the item.
Display dimensions unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the display dimensions of the item.
Item dimensions unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the dimensions of the item.
Item volume unit of measure: The measuring unit to measure the volume of the item.
Package height, width & length: Specify the package height, width & length at the fulfillment centre.
Package weight: The package weight including the packaging.
Package weight unit of measure: Specify the package weight unit in LB, OZ, KG, Milligrams, GR, etc.
Fulfillment centre ID: Select AMAZON_IN or DEFAULT for fulfillment centre ID.
Package dimensions unit of measure: Write the package dimension unit of measure in CM, FT, IN, M, MM.
Country/region of origin: The country where the product originated.
Specific Uses: State whether there are any specific uses of the product or not.
Batteries are included: State whether your product includes batteries or not.
Is this product a battery or does it use batteries?: Specify whether the product is itself a battery or runs on a battery.
Battery type/size: The size and type of battery in the product. Total 3 column space.
Number of batteries: Give the total number of batteries used to operate the product.
Battery composition: Refer the battery packing for battery composition info.
Battery weight (grams): The total battery weight excluding any cover or product.
Battery weight unit of measure: The measuring unit of battery weight.
Number of lithium metal cells: The lithium metal cell content in the battery. Refer the battery packing.
Number of lithium-ion cells: Describe the total number of lithium-ion cells in the battery.
Lithium battery packaging: Select values from the drop-down list depending on the how the battery is contained in the product. For example, batteries only, with equipment, pre-installed in the equipment, etc.
Watt hours per battery: Specify the total run time of the battery in hours.
Lithium battery energy content unit of measure: The measuring unit of battery in watt-hours.
Lithium content (grams): The total battery weight excluding any cover or product.
Lithium battery weight unit of measure: The measuring unit of battery in watt-hours.
Applicable dangerous goods regulations: Certain products are regulated as dangerous goods. Here you need to select values from the drop-down list. You have total 5 column space.
UN number: The UN number is Hazmat United Nationals Regulatory ID. You can get the UN details from the manufacturer or in the safety data sheet. For example, UN1920.
Safety data sheet (SDS) URL: Insert the URL of the safety data sheet. It can be found on the manufacturer website.
Flashpoint (°c)?: The flashpoint details are found in the safety data sheet or on the battery packaging.
HSN code: Write the 4 digit HSN code as per the GST regulation.
Categorisation/GHS pictograms: Select appropriate value from the drop-down list. For example, explosive, toxic, oxidizing, corrosive, etc. You get total 3 column space.
Safety warnings: Write safety warnings while using a battery operated product.
Legal disclaimer: Indicate a short legal disclaimer about using a battery run product.
Condition type: If item condition is not “New” then describe the condition here in brief.
Offer condition note: If item condition is not “New” then describe the condition here in brief.
Max aggregate ship quantity: Give the maximum number of products shipped in single order.
Sale price: The price at which a seller offers a product on SALE.
Sale start & end date: The date when you want to start & end a sale.
Currency: Describe the currency of the product price.
Handling time: Time needed to pick, pack & ship the product.
Launch & release date: Write the launch, release & restock date of the product if any.
Number of items: The total number of items included in the product.
Item package quantity: The number of packages in a single order.
Restock date: The date when the product will be available for ordering again.
Is gift wrap available?: If the product is available in gift wrap then select True or else False.
Can be gift message: If you can print a gift message then select True or else False.
Is discontinued by the manufacturer?: Select true or false from the drop-down.
Product tax code: Specify the product tax code available of sales.
Max order quantity: Indicate the largest quantity that a buyer may purchase in a single order.
Merchant shipping group name: The shipping group name of the product given by the seller.
Stop selling date: The date after which your product will be unavailable for selling.
Offering release date: The date when the product is available for buyers to order.
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How to Upload Your Inventory File?
The excel worksheet that you have prepared for the Home Improvement Category will have some errors which will be needed to be addressed before final upload other the file will keep on getting rejected. Moreover, Amazon India itself doesn’t entertain an excel file that has errors. so, let us check the file first.
Steps to Check Your Inventory File:
- Keep your excel inventory file ready.
- Select Inventory Files in File Type.
- Click Choose File in File to Check section.
- The email alert is optional, you can skip it.
- Click Check my File & refresh the page.
- Go to Monitor Upload Status to see the file validation process.
If there are any errors in the bulk upload file than correct them and repeat the above steps till your file is error-free. The next step is to upload the Amazon India validated excel worksheet for a final add-on to the inventory.
Steps to Upload Your Inventory File:
- Keep File Type Inventory Files.
- Click Choose File in File Upload option.
- The email alert is optional, you can skip it.
- Select Excel radio button in Processing Report Format.
- Click Upload & refresh the page.
- Go to Monitor Upload Status to see the product upload process.
We can conclude that using a single excel stock template a seller can add an unlimited number of products & accessories in the Home Improvement Category.
Amazon India sellers can browse easy to use bulk upload excel template in other important Amazon India Product Listing Categories like Clothing & Accessories, Computer & Accessories, Mobile & Accessories, Kitchen & Home Appliances, Beauty, Grocery & Gourmet Foods, Sports, Fitness & Outdoors, Jewellery, Health & Personal Care, Office Products, Toys & Games, Video Games, Books, Fashion, Shoes & Handbags & Musical Instruments to list & sell relevant category products.
If you aren’t able to find your product in the “Product Classifier” section, then use an Amazon Product Flat File to bulk upload your inventory stock.
Additionally, you can also download free and ready-to-use Business Excel Templates in different categories like accounting, HR, Payroll etc that will be helpful for the smooth running of your business.
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