fCommercial info / Quick info
|Active countries:||France ( delivery to Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy is also possible)|
|Visitors per Month||10+ million|
|Commission||Monthly fee €39,99 excl VAT, Commission per sale.|
|Payment:||21 days after shipment|
|Product categories:||21+ (like Electronics, domestic appliances, toys, clothing etc)|
|Input language (titles + descriptions):||French|
How to request an account + costs
It is fairly straightforward when it comes to creating a seller account for Cdiscount. However, there are several requirements that must be met in order to become a Cdiscount seller. To request a registration you can do that by clicking this link and proving Cdiscount with your email.
Some important things to note:
- Professional sellers with a valid VAT number can apply to sell on Cdiscount. Prior approval is required, and can be requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the online form (an English-language version is available by clicking on the flag at the top right).
- Cdiscount reserves the right to accept or reject an application, and the specific acceptance criteria are confidential. Once registered as a professional seller, the account is immediately activated.
- Cdiscount requires sellers to have French-language customer support by email, but you can use a third-party service for this, like Salesupply for example. French-language phone support is not required.
- For returns, sellers need a French returns address, or can send a prepaid shipping label or pay for the cost of an international return.
The monthly subscription is as follows:
Cdiscount also charges a commission on each sale made to the site, the rate of which depends on the category of product concerned (see the rates tab).
Cdiscount also offers several “Premium Packs” allowing access to additional services, for which more information can be found on https://premium-ads.fr/en/premium-packs/.
|Product offers (EAN matching)|| Product variations (sizes / colors)
|Product content (new products)|| Repricing
|Cancellations||Parent / child relations (variants)|
|External Fulfillment (FBC)|
Setting up CDiscount
Setting up every channel in ChannelEngine follows the same basic steps / flow, which can be found below. Any channel specific settings or exceptions will be listed in the ' Specific CDiscount settings / configurations'
- Adding the channel
- Filling in the required settings on the 'Setup' tab
- Creating a product selection
- Categorising the selected products (necessary for creating new content on channels)
- Setting up the mapping (content / offer / carrier)
- Configuring the pricing (applying price rules / currency conversion)
- Activating the channel (this enables all tasks like exporting product information and importing orders)
- The 'Listed Product' overview (here you can see the status of a product, what we exported and the response from the channel).
Specific CDiscount settings / configuration
CDiscount requires an API username and API password, please note that the username can differ from the username used for the Cdiscount seller account(dashboard). Below the API , you will see "FRAISTRAITEMENT" SKU, use this if you have a specific SKU for the Cdiscount fee order lines "FRAISTRAITEMENT" and for "INTERETBCA" SKU use it for a specific SKU CDiscount order line "INTERETBCA". If you want more information on what exactly these 2 possible orderline additions are, please check the following help article.
You can find (or request) the required API credentials in your CDiscount dashboard. They can be found on ' Settings' > 'Your personal settings and bank details'. Select the tab 'Connection information' on that page. Below the login / credentials for the dashboard, there is also a section labeled 'Change your API connection settings'. Either reset / request the API-credentials there, or copy paste them to the ChannelEngine dashboard.
If you want to create or update content (like for your products that are currently unknown on CDiscount): Please 'map' your own categories to the category list from CDiscount. Please note that their category list is in French and no English (or other language) variant is available at the moment, so you might need a tool like Google translate / Deepl for finding the right category if you are not a French-speaker. To see all possible CDiscount categories, use the " Browse" button on the lower left hand corner of the 'Categorisation' page.
When creating new content for CDiscount only a few attributes are really needed (next to the automatically included EAN and ImageUrl):
- Brand (please note: CDiscount has a select brand list, so if your brand is not known it will be listed as AUCUNE - which translates to something like 'none').
- Long title
- Seller product Id (usually your SKU / Merchant product number)
- Short title
There are however also a few optional attributes, of which some may have a French name (please note that we import the English category / attribute tree, but not everything is translated) or some of which might not have a obvious meaning / usage.
- Encoded marketing description (This optional attribute describes the marketing description in the form of simple text or of html.)
- Height (m) / Length (m) / Width (m) and Weight (kg) - the product dimension in meters and item weight in kilograms.
- ISBN (International Standard Book Number - only fill this if you are selling books).
- Seller Product family / Seller product color / Size (at this time these attributes can remain empty, although you are free to map them - these are used to define / configure 'variants' on CDiscount, but we currently do not have support that yet, so it will not be visible / used on CDiscount).
- Advertissement(s) (Text field | Meant to depict if a product has any warning like including batteries)
- Commentaire (Text field | Commentary)
- Couleur principale (Drop down | Main color of the product)
- Couleur(s) (Text field | Additional colors of the item)
- Genre (Drop down | Gender - Boy / Girl / Man / Woman / Unisex)
- Licence (Option mapping | Licence - which series / brand / club / artist does the product belong to)
- Sports (Option mapping | Type of sports for which product is suited)
- Type de public (Drop down | Target audience - Adult / Children / Babies)
Similar to the 'content mapping', 'offer mapping' also has a few required attributes with the exception of that these are really mandatory. While content mapping is only needed to create or update (new) products on CDiscount, some offer mappings are really mandatory in order to get your product online.
- Condition (this drop down is used to set the condition of your products - New / As New / Very Good / Refurbished etc)
- Dea Tax & Eco Tax (In euro's - in most cases you can just keep this filled at 0. Both are local French (ecological) taxes for which not a lot of information is available.
- Fulfillment (you need to select your fulfillment for this item - this can be your own fulfillment [Merchant], fulfillment by CDiscount [FBC] or automatic [FBC will be used as long as there is known FBC stock]).
- Price (before price rules)
- Discount % (from reference price) - the optional discount %
- Discount % reference price - this is the price field you want to use to calculate a discount on
- Flash sale start date / Flash sale end date - with these optional fields you can mark a sale period (please note: the correct format is YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss)
- Sale type - this is were you can set if you want to set a sale and if so, what type: No Sale / Discount % / Flash Sale.
- List on - here you can set where you would like to list your offers: CDiscount / CDiscount Pro / Both.
- Shipping preparation time - this is the time (in days) it takes to process an order and ship it.
- Max warehouse delivery time - this is the time (in days) it takes your carrier to ship the order product(s) to the customer.
- Packaging Unit / Packaging Value - these optional attributes are for configuring the packaging unit and value. So if your packaging is 0.6 kg, those are the values you enter.
- Express shipping cost / Registered shipping cost / Regular shipping cost / Tracked shipping cost - these are the possible types of shipment (method) costs you can submit. At least 1 is mandatory, but please fill in all the shipping costs you configure at CDiscount as well.
CDiscount does not have a fixed (allowed) carrier list, so you can submit unregistered carriers. Tracking information is however required in order to successfully export a shipment.
Unless you have an input currency other then EUR, you don't need to set up currency conversion.
Channel specific F.A.Q / issues
Why are my products not being listed?
Please make sure all shipment costs that have been configured in CDiscounts backend, are also mapped in ChannelEngine. If this isn't the case, CDiscount will reject all offers. More information can be found here.
Also, you can always check CDiscounts integration reports (select "Reports" in the top menu) to see the status of either offer or content export. Offer export information is shown in ' New product integration', Content export information is shown in 'Add/Modification of commercial info'.
Can I create product variants?
Unfortunately, product variants / parent + child relations are not yet implemented in ChannelEngine for CDiscount.
What exactly are FRAISDETRAITEMENT and INTERETBCA?
These orderline items are a small percentage of the payment costs added to your order. These will only be included in case the buyer uses specific payment methods (with a surcharge). You can find more information on this here.