eBay Seller Guide

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Pre-requisites

Step-by-step

  • Select eBay Seller as the Merchant Type. A required attributes table will be shown.
  • Set some values for required fields (non payment/refund/shipping settings).

You will need to enter at least two commands for this section:
setAttributeDefault Action as VerifyAdd
setAttributeDefault Location as 12345 (zip or postal code)
Please see the table below for additional settings, like Condition or Duration
A full list of requirements starts on page 22 of the File Exchange Advanced Instructions

eBay Attribute Required? Valid Entries How to set value:
Advanced command
Page #
Action Yes – user must set Add
Revise
Relist
End
Status
VerifyAdd
AddToItemDescription
setAttributeDefault Action as VerifyAdd 69
Category Yes – auto set the category id type a category in the category field 72
Title Yes – auto set Max 80 chars; alphanumeric string Automatically pulled from title field 85
Description Yes – auto set Automatically pulled from long/short description field 76
ConditionID Yes – auto set
1000 default
1000 = new
3000 = used
2750 = like new (category dependent)
Automatically set to 1000 (new).
Otherwise, use advanced command:
setAttributeDefault ConditionID to 1000
74
Quantity Yes – auto set [Integers] Automatically uses stock quantity
Or set a default value:
setAttributeDefault Quantity as 15
83
Format Yes – auto set
FixedPrice is the default value
Auction
FixedPrice (default)
ClassifiedAd
RealEstateAd
Automatically set to FixedPrice

setAttributeDefault Format to Auction

78
StartPrice Yes – auto set
Price to buy item
[Numeric amounts] Automatically pulled from regular price or sale price field. 105
Duration Yes – auto set
How long the listing will be posted on eBay.
1
3
5
7
10
30
GTC (good till canceled – FixedPrices only)
Automatic default value is GTC

setAttributeDefault Duration as 30

77
Location or,
PostalCode
Yes – user must set
Indicates location of the item
[zip code]
[postal code]
Must set one attribute

setAttributeDefault Location as 12345

80
82
  • Set up payment, shipping, return policy fields.

For this section you will set default values for eBay’s payment, shipping, and return fields:

Example:

setAttributeDefault PayPalAccepted as 1 (meaning you accept paypal as a payment)
setAttributeDefault PayPalEmailAddress as name@example.com (your paypal email)
setAttributeDefault DispatchTimeMax as 2 (sets the handling time to 2. you can change this value as you wish)
setAttributeDefault ShippingType as Flat
setAttributeDefault ShippingService-1:Option as UK_SellersStandardRate
setAttributeDefault ShippingService-1:Cost as 5 (set the flat shipping fee)

Please see the table below for additional information.

eBay Attribute Required? Valid Entries How to set the value Page #
Payment Fields
PayPalAccepted Yes 1 = true
0 = false
setAttributeDefault PayPalAccepted as 1
PayPalEmailAddress Required when PayPalAccepted is set to 1 (true). a valid email address
name@example.com
setAttributeDefault PayPalEmailAddress as name@example.com
Returns Fields
ReturnsAcceptedOption Yes – auto set ReturnsAccepted
ReturnsNotAccepted
Automatically set to accepted.

setAttributeDefault ReturnsAcceptedOption as ReturnsAccepted

99
Shipping & Handling Fields
DispatchTimeMax Yes
Handling period
-1 (pick up)
0
1
2
setAttributeDefault DispatchTimeMax as 2 86
ShippingType Yes Flat
Calculated
setAttributeDefault ShippingType as Flat 91
ShippingService-X:Option Yes select a shipping service
from instruction guide
setAttributeDefault ShippingService-1:Option as USPSFirstClass
ShippingService-X:Cost If ShippingType is Flat Flat shipping fee setAttributeDefault ShippingService-1:Cost as 5
  • Upload eBay CSV File

Once the feed is generated, navigate here:
UK: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/file_exchange/instructionsandresources.html?id=1
US: http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/sellingresources/fileexchange.html
Click: Upload Listings and Updates
– Upload your CSV file.
– After eBay processes the file (takes a few minutes), navigate to “Completed Downloads” and download the report. Feel free to send us the report and we suggest corrections.
– Once ALL errors have been taken care of, change “VerifyAdd” above to “Add” in the first Action command — note that your items will be added to eBay and you will be charged per listing.

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