eBay Seller Guide
- An active eBay Seller Account – Set up a seller account (eBay link)
- Ensure your Selling Limits will not prevent you from selling all products
- Access to eBay’s File Exchange service for bulk listing
- eBay US File Exchange – click Sign Up
- eBay UK File Exchange – click Sign Up
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
Become Attribute Required? Default mapping (or value) More information merchant-category Yes current_category Select a category.
List of Become categories can be found here
offer-id Yes id Automatically uses store’s id label Yes title Automatically uses product title offer-url Yes link Automatically uses product link description Yes description(long) Automatically uses your store’s long description prices Yes price Automatically uses sale/regular price, whichever is lower These fields are not required but auto-populated if the attribute is available product-id Highly Recommended ean If present, will map from your ‘ean’ attribute Brand Optional brand If present, will map from your ‘brand’ field delivery-charge Highly Recommended — Price for the delivery of the product to the customer
See “setup” to configure this attribute
delivery_period-text Optional — The time it takes to deliver the product to the customer.
See “setup” to configure this attribute
Set up payment, shipping, return policy fields.
For this section you will set default values for eBay’s payment, shipping, and return fields:
setAttributeDefault PayPalAccepted as 1 (meaning you accept paypal as a payment)
setAttributeDefault PayPalEmailAddress as email@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.
|Nextag Attribute||Required?||Default mapping (or value)||More information|
|Manufacturer*||Yes||brand||Select a category.
List of Nextag categories can be found here
|Product Name*||Yes||title||You do not need to include the name of the manufacturer in the product name.|
|Product Description*||Yes||description||The description of the products you are selling.|
|Click-Out URL*||Yes||link||This should only be used if you want to bid on individual products using your Product File.|
|Price*||Yes||price||It should not include any applicable sales taxes or shipping costs.|
|Category*||Required||current_category||You must match one of the “Category” columns to a column in your feed.|
|These fields are not required but auto-populated if the attribute is available|
|Image URL||Highly Recommended||feature_imgurl||The URL or address of the images of your products.|
|MUZE ID||This field is only required if you are selling music, video or video game products.|
|ISBN||This field is only required if you are selling books.|
|Manufacturer Part #|
|Ground Shipping||Recommended||If you use a carrier such as FedEx or UPS, you can define this on your Seller Dashboard to ensure you display accurate shipping.|
|Stock Status||stock_status||If you leave this blank, Nextag will assume the product is in stock.|
|Product Condition||Highly Recommended||condition|
|Weight||Recommended||weight||If you use UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS to deliver your products, product weight will be used to calculate shipping cost.|
|UPC||sku||Matching this column name is optional and helps to improve the number of your products that are displayed on Nextag. However, if provided, it is first choice data for the products to be displayed, please ensure to provide correct UPC (universal product code) numbers. Only match this column if you are certain to provide correct UPCs.|
|Distributor ID||Optional||Matching this column name is optional and helps improve the number of your products that are displayed on Nextag.|
|Seller Part #||Optional||Matching this column is optional and helps improve the quality and number of your listings displayed on Nextag. It is important to not map the manufacturer part number as the Seller Part # and to not mingle Manufacturer Part #’s and Seller Part #’s in the same column.|
|ListPrice||Recommended||The item’s price when it is not on sale.|
|Ingram Part #||Optional||Matching this column name is optional and helps improve the number of your products that are displayed on Nextag.|
Upload eBay CSV File
Once the feed is generated, navigate here:
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.