How it works



Manage your product catalog for international selling.

Simplify global catalog management with Zonos Catalog's intuitive Dashboard. Consolidate product details often missed by ecommerce platforms but needed for the most accurate landed cost calculations, international shipping labels, and customs compliance.

You can create, import, and modify products directly in Dashboard or through the Catalog API.

How Catalog can help your business 

Catalog simplifies the hassle of managing your catalog by centralizing all of your product information in one place. With all of your product details in Catalog, you can accurately and effortlessly utilize your product details to simplify your cross-border shipping logistics. Catalog allows you to ensure that all your product details are accurately accounted for when generating a landed cost quote, helping you correctly assess duties and taxes and ensure a smooth international customs experience for your customers.

One of the key benefits of Catalog is that it can help you overcome limitations from other ecommerce platforms. For example, platforms like Shopify may not provide product dimensions, while BigCommerce may not include HS code or country of origin functionality. With Catalog, you can ensure that all necessary product fields and functionality are accessible and utilized, avoiding any limitations from your platform's catalog.

You don't need to fill out all product fields in Catalog, just those missing from your ecommerce platform. Catalog can supplement any product information, even if you only want to use a single field. For example, suppose you want to use Catalog for country-specific HS codes because your ecommerce platform only supports universal HS codes. In that case, you can utilize Catalog's country-specific HS code(s) and the SKU or Product ID to reference and override your existing product information.

Catalog manages the following product information:

  • Product identifiers: SKU and product ID
  • Product details: Name, description, image URL, country of origin, price, currency, brand, and material
  • Classification details: Universal Harmonized System (HS) codes and country-specific HS codes
  • Weight and dimensions: Weight, length, width, height, and digital goods
  • Restricted countries: Select all or specific countries you’d like to restrict your product(s) to

Learn more about Catalog product fields.

Once you have all of your desired product details in Catalog by creating or importing your products, you can utilize that respective product information in a myriad of ways, including the following:

Catalog product fields 

Catalog provides flexibility in using SKUs, product IDs, or a combination of both for product creation. Learn more about Catalog identifiers and see a breakdown of each product field below:

Product details

SKUThe code that identifies the product within your business.
Product IDThe product identifier, commonly the ID from your ecommerce platform.
NameThe name of your product.
DescriptionThe full description of your product.
Customs descriptionConcise product description for the commercial invoice.
Image URLThe image URL for the product.
Country of originThe country the product was manufactured in.
Price and currencyThe price you're charging for the product and its currency. Catalog supports up to 3 price decimals. E.g., 104.999
BrandThe product's brand.
MaterialThe main material or composition of your product.
Product typeDetermines the nature of the product. Catalog supports the following product types: physical good, digital good, subscription, service, bundle item, and partial item.
Packing preferenceWhether your product ships alone or can be consolidated with other products (most common).
WeightThe product's unit of measure and weight. Catalog supports the following weight units: Ounces, pounds, grams, and kilograms. A weight unit of measure is required when adding or editing a weight value. Catalog supports up to two weight decimals. E.g., 9.55
DimensionsThe product's unit of measure and dimensions. Catalog supports the following dimensional units: Inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, and meters. A dimensional unit is required when adding or editing dimensional values. Catalog supports up to two dimensional decimals. E.g., 8.02
HS codesThe product's universal and country-specific Harmonized System (HS) tariff code(s).
Restricted countriesRestrict your product from being shipped to certain countries by specifying the countries where shipping is restricted. By utilizing this feature, you can prevent shoppers from purchasing certain products if their shipping address belongs to any of the restricted countries you have defined.

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