Knowledgebase: Managing eBay listings
Listing a product on eBay
Posted by Jack Liptrott on 17 Jun 2013 14:18

Last Modified by Adam Roberts on 27 Jan 2017 16:29

Once you have created either a simple or variant product in StoreFeeder, you will be ready to list that product.

To begin creating your listing, click on 'Listings' in the menu on the left of the screen. You will be taken to the 'Existing Listings' page. Here, click on the green 'New Listing' button circled below to start creating a listing.

You will now see a box containing all of your integrated channels. The eBay listing process is used as the example this article, so click on the 'eBay' button.

Only channels you have successfully integrated will appear in this box.

You will now see the 'eBay Listing' page for the item you have created. The information that you have already added to the product will be appear in the relevant fields on this page. The 'Title' field will be already filled out and you will have the option to add a subtitle in the 'Subtitle' although this will be at additional cost from eBay. The 'eBay Item ID' will be created once the product has been listed.

It is highly recommended that you DO NOT change the 'eBay Item ID' unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

Also, ensure that the 'Listing Controlled by StoreFeeder' button is set to YES. This setting enables StoreFeeder to manage the listings inventory, orders and other settings associated with the listing.

The 'Find it on eBay' listing feature is covered in a separate knowledgebase article that can be found here.

The 'Inventory Type' box allows you to determine how the inventory for the listing is allocated. You can set where you inventory is taken from by choosing a selection from the 'Inventory + Oversell' dropdown box. There are three options to choose from. They are:

  • Inventory + Oversell - Inventory is taken from your inventory and your oversell value combined.
  • Inventory + Oversell + Priority Supplier Inventory - Inventory is taken from your inventory and your oversell value combined plus the inventory of your priority supplier.
  • Inventory + Oversell + Sum Of Suppliers Inventory - Inventory is taken from your inventory and your oversell value combined plus the total inventory of ALL your suppliers.

You can also determine what percentage of this inventory value you want to use. To change this, enter a percentage in the 'Percentage' box.

Now you will need to set some of the 'Product Details' for the eBay Listing. The product's SKU will have already been filled in the 'Custom Label' field and below that you can enter an oversell value in the 'Oversell' field. Oversell is the amount by which you want to sell over you inventory if you know that your suppliers have a constant stock of the item and can dispatch the item to you or your customer in a short period of time.

The 'Primary Category' options need to be filled before you can list a product. Select the categories at each level that best fit the product you are selling. A 'Listing Duration' needs to be set by selecting a time frame from the dropdown box. The 'Good Till Canceled' option does not end the listing if the item is sold within the duration of the listing. The condition of the item will need to be selected from the 'Condition' dropdown box. A 'Listing Type' will need to be selected. Currently, the only option is for a 'Buy It Now' listing, but an option for an auction listing will be added in the near future.

'Immediate Payment' can be set for the listing and a 'Secondary Category' and 'Additional Store Category' can be assigned to the listing, but this will incur an additional fee. 'Automatic Relisting' can be turned on or off and a 'Max Inventory' value can be entered. This number will be show as your maximum stock regardless of much inventory you have of the product within StoreFeeder.

As this product is a simple product nothing will be shown in the 'Variations' box.

'eBay Item Specifics' need to be mapped to the corresponding attribute in StoreFeeder. You will have already added the product attributes on the 'Additional Product Information' page and here simply select the field from the dropdown box in the 'Mapping Field' column that will match up with the field in the 'eBay Recommended Item Specific' column. The 'Value' column will be filled out with the attributes value you assigned to the attributes when you created them.

The 'Description' box will be populated with the description you have entered when creating the product. You can make any amendments here before you set the listing live as well.

In the 'Shipping Box' box you will need to add a shipping method to the listing. Select the 'Shipping Method Name' from the drop down box and enter the 'Basic Cost' and 'Additional Cost'. You can add other shipping options by clicking on the 'Add Shipping' button. To create and add a new shipping method click the 'Add Shipping Method'. For more information on this process click here.

Handling information will also need to be added in the 'Handling' section. You can set the 'Handling Time (in days)', select any 'Domestic Shipping Discounts' from the dropdown box and mark the listing with a 'Get It Fast' icon. Your 'Item Location' will be the same as the location for your eBay shipping method. You can also select any 'International Shipping Discounts' from the dropdown box.

Once you are happy with the information and settings selected for your listing, click the 'Save & Upload' button to complete the process and set the listing live.

On the 'Listings' page for the product you will now see your newly created listing, showing it's basic information. You can also update prices and check the status of the from this page. To view the listing, hover over the 'Channel Identifier' and click 'View'.

You will then see the eBay listing.

You can quickly check a product's listing status once it has been listed by clicking on a product and viewing the general page.

Congratulations, you have successfully listed a product on eBay using StoreFeeder!

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