eBay Seller Guide

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Pre-requisites

Step-by-step

    1. Select eBay Seller as the Merchant Type. A required attributes table will be shown.

    2. 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 AttributeRequired?Default mapping (or value)More information
      merchant-categoryYescurrent_categorySelect a category.
      List of Become categories can be found here
      offer-idYesidAutomatically uses store’s id
      labelYestitleAutomatically uses product title
      offer-urlYeslinkAutomatically uses product link
      descriptionYesdescription(long)Automatically uses your store’s long description
      pricesYespriceAutomatically uses sale/regular price, whichever is lower
      These fields are not required but auto-populated if the attribute is available
      product-idHighly RecommendedeanIf present, will map from your ‘ean’ attribute
      BrandOptionalbrandIf present, will map from your ‘brand’ field
      delivery-chargeHighly RecommendedPrice for the delivery of the product to the customer
      See “setup” to configure this attribute
      delivery_period-textOptionalThe time it takes to deliver the product to the customer.
      See “setup” to configure this attribute
    3. 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.

Nextag AttributeRequired?Default mapping (or value)More information
Manufacturer*YesbrandSelect a category.
List of Nextag categories can be found here
Product Name*YestitleYou do not need to include the name of the manufacturer in the product name.
Product Description*YesdescriptionThe description of the products you are selling.
Click-Out URL*YeslinkThis should only be used if you want to bid on individual products using your Product File.
Price*YespriceIt should not include any applicable sales taxes or shipping costs.
Category*Requiredcurrent_categoryYou 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 URLHighly Recommendedfeature_imgurlThe URL or address of the images of your products.
MUZE IDThis field is only required if you are selling music, video or video game products.
ISBNThis field is only required if you are selling books.
Manufacturer Part #
Ground ShippingRecommendedIf you use a carrier such as FedEx or UPS, you can define this on your Seller Dashboard to ensure you display accurate shipping.
Stock Statusstock_statusIf you leave this blank, Nextag will assume the product is in stock.
Product ConditionHighly Recommendedcondition
Promo TextRecommended
WeightRecommendedweightIf you use UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS to deliver your products, product weight will be used to calculate shipping cost.
Cost-per-ClickRecommended
UPCskuMatching 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 IDOptionalMatching this column name is optional and helps improve the number of your products that are displayed on Nextag.
MSRPOptional
Seller Part #OptionalMatching 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.
ListPriceRecommendedThe item’s price when it is not on sale.
Ingram Part #OptionalMatching this column name is optional and helps improve the number of your products that are displayed on Nextag.

    1. 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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