Sticky Skip is a feature that allows a user to set items to always skip specific channels/instances. It offers the exact same functionality as the current Skip functionality, with the addition that users can set skip conditions on a per-item basis that will not have to be manually set every time they perform an action on that item. For example, if there is an item that you never want to have on Amazon, you can set it to always skip that channel when any action is made on the item. The new feature will allow you to set skip conditions in the product editor as well as bulk where you have the option to set items to skip a channel once.


Setting Default Skips in Settings


Default skip conditions can  be set for any channel or plugin in your Channel Settings or Plugin Settings. There will be an option called Default Product Skip that allows you to choose from the following choices:


  • Always Send - Always updates the associated channel on the item and update that it is sent in for unless a different option is manually chosen from the dropdown. All future updates for that item, channel, and instance will also update, unless overridden.

    Always Skip - Always skips the associated channel on the item and update that it is sent in for unless a different option is manually chosen from the dropdown in the product editor. All future updates for that item, channel, and instance will be skipped, unless overridden.



Applying Skips in Product Editor


The product editor is going to include new dropdowns by each channel skip box:



The dropdown by each channel will allow you to choose one of the four following options:


Skip Once - Skips the associated channel on the item and update that it is sent in for. Does not overwrite current sticky skip settings nor does it affect future updates.

Send Once - Updates the associated channel on the item and update that it is sent in for. Does not overwrite current sticky skip settings nor does it affect future updates.

Always Skip - Always skips the associated channel on the item and update that it is sent in for unless a different option is manually chosen from the dropdown. All future updates for that item, channel, and instance will be skipped, unless overridden.

Always Send - Always updates the associated channel on the item and update that it is sent in for unless a different option is manually chosen from the dropdown. All future updates for that item, channel, and instance will also update, unless overridden.


Applying Skips Via Bulk


Skip conditions can be set via bulk as well with headers in the following formats: ebayskip, amznskip, etsyskip, etc. If you have multiple instances of a channel, the header will be in formats similar to the following: ebay2skip, magento2skip, amzn3skip, etc. The following values are accepted for those headers: skipOnce, sendOnce, alwaysSkip, alwaysSend, true, and false. True and false are equivalent to skipOnce and sendOnce respectively. Please note that these values are case insensitive, so you can input them in your CSV in any format



The screenshot below is an example of how you can set various skip conditions for each channel with your CSV:



Once you have it set up, you can upload using the Bulk Uploader without having to manually apply the skips.