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 Creating New Listings in the Amazon Catalog

What is GrabIt?

GrabIt is an external program used in conjunction with BookTrakker to retrieve bibliographical data from the Amazon.com,  Amazon.co.uk or the Amazon.ca database for ISBN and ASIN lookup. GrabIt can also be used for pricing and repricing. 

GrabIt! performs four basic operations, using the Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or the Amazon.ca database. 

  1. ASIN/ISBN/BASIN Lookup with pricing. 

  2. Updating of the Amazon Open Listings Report after import into BookTrakker. 

  3. BASIN matching and ASIN matching/ASIN searching to add  ASINís to the BookTrakker database.

  4. Repricing of one or more prices in BookTrakker.

We have a GrabIt! User Group  for discussions of GrabIt! operation and  announcements. 
To join, click this link user group and after the Yahoo! page opens, click the Join This Group!, button located at the upper right of the screen. 

Using the Help pages:  (Click Index to go right to the Index)

The Help pages are accessed online by links to each section, representing one or more of the tabs in the lower  section of GrabIt!. You start with the Index whenever you click Help in GrabIt! The entire Help is cross-linked throughout, thus, you can click on any of the blue underlined words to get to specific help on that topic. 

Whenever you need to get back to the Index page, click on Index, which can be found on the right side at the top and bottom of each page. 

GrabIt! performs four basic operations, using the Amazon.com database: 
  1. ASIN/ISBN/BASIN Lookup. New records in BookTrakker. May require knowledge of Templates, Settings, the BookTrakker tab, Formatting, Comments and Set Prices, if you decide to base your price on the Amazon database. This is the ONLY operation that creates new records in BookTrakker.

  2. Updating of the Amazon Open Listings Report after import into BookTrakker. This is almost exclusively for the use of new BookTrakker users who have only been listing on Amazon and have just imported their Amazon Open Listing report into BookTrakker, and now want to clean it up.

  3. BASIN and ASIN matching to add BASINís or ASINís to the existing BookTrakker records. You must create a Hit List of applicable records to match against the Amazon database, then decide what fields you want to use to generate applicable ASIN/ISBN/BASIN numbers for each record that you find a matching title for. Or, you can do this manually, searching for records one by one.

  4. Repricing of one or more prices in BookTrakker. Repricing requires knowledge of the Set Prices tab as well as understanding how to create and run Hit Lists.

Index to the bottom section, by Tabs, with associated operations, as well as How-To.
Operation How-to , and definitions of some phraseology.
Search  Search for data to match ASIN/ISBN/BASINís.
Templates Create and manage Templates.
Settings Settings for Amazon searching as well as user ID.
BookTrakker Default settings used for Export of data into BookTrakker.
Formatting Sets formatting for Author/Title/Series export to BookTrakker.
Comments Export pre-recorded descriptions to Defects, Features or Item Note in BookTrakker.
AMZ OLR   For updating the Amazon Open Listings Report data in BookTrakker.
BASIN Obtain ASIN's, ISBN's or BASIN's from Amazon when you don't have them.
Details  Displays the contents of List View in BookTrakker for BASIN comparison.
Set Prices Set prices in BookTrakker when doing ASIN/ISBN Lookup or Repricing.
Reprice Reprice your BookTrakker inventory.

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