Komet allows the vendor users to upload the CSV file with their availability through the Vendor Portal.The vendors should request the company to activate the Vendor Availability for their farm to have this option visible on their Grower Portal.
To upload the CSV file follow the instructions below
After logging into your account, go to the Vendor Availability tab, and then to the Upload CSV tab.
You have the option to download the CSV sample from the "You can download the sample CSV file from here" link. This link automatically downloads a Vendor Availability CSV file sample. Since CSV files don't have column titles, you can use the information found under the CSV Format subtitle to identify what information belongs in each column. We recommend opening this type of file with a Text Editing program instead of Excel.
First, you must select the Upload option as the system allows for the Vendor Availability file to behave in two different ways:
- Overwrite previous: All vendor availability is uploaded; however, if within the same CSV file or any future CSV file, you have a product with the same product description, available from date and post harvest, the system will overwrite the originally uploaded amount with the latest amount uploaded. This can cause product to be oversold if for example 500 units were originally uploaded and sold, and then 400 units with the same criteria were uploaded afterward. The 400 will override the 500 originally uploaded, causing a 100 unit shortage or oversell.
- Increase availability: All vendor availability is uploaded; however, if within the same CSV file or any future CSV file, you have a product with the same product description, available from date and post harvest, the system will add this amount to the original or previously uploaded amount. An example of how the system will behave is if within the same CSV file or a future uploaded file that meets the criteria mentioned above, if 100 units were originally uploaded, and 200 more the last time an upload occurred, the new total amount available would be 300 units.
After creating the CSV file with your availability, drag the actual CSV file of the Vendor Availability you wish to upload into the system, or just click within the dotted area to select the file you wish to upload.
Once the CSV file has been uploaded, the system will send a notification via email to the grower user who uploaded the Vendor Availability CSV file with the upload results. If the system finds an error in the file, it will send an email with the error information and the user will have the option to correct the file and upload it again.
Finally, the items will appear in the Availability Items tab and from there the vendor user can manage them.