eBay has been catering to the e-commerce business since 1995. This makes it a trustable marketplace. The marketplace started as a mediation platform for auction-style listings in the beginning. But, as time went fixed price listings also emerged as a popular choice for sellers and buyers. The marketplace is substantially popular in the US and the EU. eBay has recently launched its eCommerce website. This website is launched under eBay’s Certified Refurbished Program. Under this program, eBay has decided to sell used or unused refurbished products that look and work as new. Additionally, eBay is giving a two-year warranty on all the goods sold on the eCommerce site.
The integration extension from CedCommerce will help sellers export product details and other crucial information from their WooCommerce Store to eBay and import their eBay Products to WooCommerce. The seller can manage the orders from a centralized order management dashboard and begin selling on eBay.
After installing the plugin, you can access it by hovering over CedCommerce, present in the left sidebar, and clicking on eBay in the menu which appears.
You’ll be presented with a section where you can add your eBay Seller Account. But before you do that, in the top right click on the gear icon beneath the big blue ‘Add Account’ button. After clicking, a page will open in a new tab. On this page, you have to select the application keys which you want to use as well as Sandbox Mode or Production Mode. Application keys are used to generate an eBay token so that the plugin can access your eBay Seller Account. After that, click on the box in the bottom right and you’ll see two options, Sandbox Testing Mode and Production Mode.
Sandbox testing mode is usually used to check if we are able to access eBay APIs to perform operation such as Product upload, product update, product import and inventory update. While using Sandbox testing mode, no products are uploaded to your eBay Seller Account but rather to a developer sandbox account.
Production mode is used to perform listing actions on your eBay Seller Account.
Select the Production Mode and click on the button labeled ‘Save Application Details’ to save your preference.
We can now begin adding your eBay Account. In order to do that, click on Add Account button, a window will slide from above. In this window, select your eBay Marketplace Location and then click on the ‘Authorize’ button. Upon clicking, a popup window will open where you have to log in using your eBay Credentials. After entering your eBay credentials click on ‘Sign In’ and you’ll be asked to Grant Access to the CedCommerce application to access your eBay account on your behalf. When you have granted access, a page will appear asking you to close the browser window (or popup). You can safely do so and after closing the popup window, click on the Fetch Token button. If the login has been successful, the page will reload and you’ll see your eBay Account name, location, and a button to begin configuring it.
If you have made an eBay multi-account plugin purchase, you can repeat the steps above for all of your accounts.
In this section, you will fill in the location of your eBay store. and then proceed towards authorization. The steps are as follows.
- Click on the “Authorize” button. Now you will be redirected to another (eBay authorization) page.
- Now on the authorization page, you will select your store location (ie, country) and log in with your seller details.
- Now click on “YES” to enable access to the seller API.
- Now you will be redirected to another page for confirmation of authorization.
- After successful confirmation, you have to close the pop-up window
- Click on the Fetch token button
Now all the information will be rendered on the “eBay Account” page. Here you can find your Account name, location, account status, and other details.
When you click on the configure account option, you will be redirected to the account settings.
In the account details section, the store owners will be able to see their Store name and location.
Once you have selected the account status, then click on “Update Account Status”.
In the “ACCOUNT SECTION” there are 4 sections which are discussed below-
a. Payment Settings- In the Payment Settings section, the store owners are allowed to set the mode of payments which they will be preferring for their sales. This section shows different modes of payment such as mentioned in the screenshot-
- Integrated Merchant Credit,
- Cash on Delivery.
Note: If the store owners want to use a PayPal account for payments, it’s mandatory to provide the email linked to your PayPal account.
Once done, hit the “SAVE” button to save all the details.
b. Shipping Templates- In the Shipment Templates section, the store owners are allowed to create shipping templates for the products which they wish to list on eBay. Our plugin will automatically choose the desired shipping template on the basis of product weight. To create a shipping template, the store owners have to follow some steps-
To create a shipping template, the store owners have to follow some steps-
- Fill in the name of the shipping template.
- Fill in the zip code of the area from where you will ship your product.
- Fill in the weight range. Only numeric values are allowed.
- Select the desired shipping method, either Domestic or International.
- Select the shipping carrier and enter the shipping charges as well as any additional charges.
- If you use multiple carriers, for domestic or international shipping, you can add them by clicking on Add More button.
Note- a) All the fields in the shipping template are mandatory. If you leave any, the product will fail to upload.
b) Please keep in mind, certain countries put restrictions on shipping to some countries. For example, you can’t ship an eBay Product from the UK to brazil. If you have selected any such country while adding an International Shipping carrier, the product will fail to upload.
Once done, hit the “Save Template” button to save all the details.
c. Return Settings
In the Return Settings section, the store owners are allowed to save the details regarding the returns. The store owners can also set the status for returns that they will accept or not. To set Returns-
To set Returns-
- Select your preferred refund type.
- Select the days within which a buyer can return the product.
- Select whether the return is acceptable or not.
- Enter the detailed description of the acceptable return.
- Select who will pay the shipping cost.
- Select the required value for the product.
Once all the steps are performed, hit the “SAVE” button.
d. Description Template- In the Description Template section, the store owners can use pre-made description template to make your product description on eBay stand out. You can use HTML and CSS to style your product description and add elements such as images, videos to make it appealing to the potential customer. To create and use a description template –
- Enter the name of your description template.
- Paste your description HTML which you have prepared in the next field.
- Applying styling to your HTML elements using CSS.
- Use our predefiend shortcodes to automatically fill in the product relevant detail in your description.
Note:a) You can reuse the same description template across multiple eBay Stores in our plugin.
b)Use our shortcodes, you can find them by scrolling to the bottom of the description template popup, to fill in your product details.
c)You must assign your description template to your product profile in order to apply the styling to your eBay Listing.
Once done, hit the Save Template button to save your description template.
In the settings section, ther store owners have to select some commonly applicable settings on the eBay marketplace. The Settings Section of eBay includes two sections:
The Settings Section of eBay includes two sections:
- General Settings.
- Scheduler Information.
a. General Settings- In general settings, the store owners are required to be fill the deatils successfully-
- Default Stock- If you have turned manage stock off for your WooCommerce Product, you need to set a default stock using this field. Failure to do so, will give an error while uploading the product to eBay. Default stock is applied to each and every WooCommerce Products.
- Markup Type- Under this tab, you will select if you want the rates on eBay to increase or decrease based on fixed rate increase or percentage rate increase.
- Markup Price- In this tab, you will fix the amount of money that you want to alter from the rates of the original listing to show a final rate on eBay.
- Conversion Rate- Here you will select from which to which currency you want to convert your rates.
b. Scheduler Information- In the scheduler information, the store owners can schedule automated background tasks:
- Order Sync Scheduler- Selecting this option will enable the syncing of your eBay orders at the intervals selected by you.
- Inventory Sync Scheduler- Selecting this option will enable the syncing of your product inventory from WooCommerce to eBay at the intervals selected by you.
- Product Upload Scheduler- Selecting this option will enable the uploading of products from WooCommerce to eBay at the intervals selected by you.
Once done, hit the “SAVE” button.
In the category section, the store owners are required to map their WooCommerce store product categories with the categories on the eBay marketplace. It’s a mandatory step since eBay requires products uploaded to categories specified by them. You can map multiple WooCommerce categories to a single eBay category. Based on the category mapped, a profile is created for you which contains all the WooCommerce products listed under that category. To begin mapping categories –
- Click the Refresh Category button which will fetch all the categories for your eBay marketplace.
- After that, click the checkbox next to your WooCommerce category and a dropdown will appear which contains the eBay Category.
- Select the respective category from the dropdown and continue the process until there are no categories left to select.
- After you have mapped all the WooCommerce categories, click the Save button.
Profiles are used to save our plugin users from manual work by allowing them to fill the product-level data, required for the product to be listed on eBay, once and upload the products by grouping them under a profile based on the category to which they belong. eBay Marketplace requires a lot of data for it’s listing’s but we have made it easy by specifying the data fields which are mandatory for the product to be able to list on eBay. These fields have Required text in front of them.
We have also made it possible to use your global attributes at the profile level by mapping them with the respective profile data field. To do so, just select the attributes from the dropdown corresponding to the profile field.
To edit a profile, place your mouse over the Profile Name and click on the edit link which pops up. Upon clicking Edit, a page will you will be redirected to a page which will have different sections and some fields in each section.
In the above screenshot, the store owners need to click on “EDIT” which is written just below the name of the product’s profile to edit the profile as mentioned in the screenshot:
On hitting Edit, a page will appear which must be having some specific details mentioned below-
In this, the store owners can see the products profile name with its mapped category.
In this, there are some field which must be filled by the store owners related to the product.
- eBay Product Title,
- Identifier type,
- Identifier Value,
- Product Brand,
- Product Manufacturer,
- MPN(Manufacturer Part Number),
- Packs or sets,
- Package width,
- Package depth,
- Package length,
- Enable Global Shipping Program,
- eBay Product Description Template.
In this, there are some field related to category which must be filled by the store owners. There are some mandatory fields which will have Required written in front of them and the fields that are not mentioned as required can be skipped by store owners but if they provide the data to those fields it will increase their store SEO on eBay. Category Specific fields differ by eBay Category. Some of them are –
- Storage Capacity,
- Camera Resolution,
- Screen Size,
- Operating System,
- Lock Status,
- Country/Region of Manufacture,
In this, there are some field related to framework which must be filled by the store owners. There are some mandatory fields that are mentioned required and the fields that are not mentioned as required can be skipped by store owners but if they provide the data to those fields it will increase store SEO on eBay.
- Listing Duration,
- Maximum Dispatch Time,
Note – There will be a field labelled Maxium Dispatch Time where you need to mention the time (days) as to the maximum time it will take for store owners to dispatch your product. Only put a number in this field.
Once you had provided the above information, hit the “SAVE PROFILE DATA” and save all the data filled by you in the profiling section.
As mentioned in the above screenshot, hit on “DELETE” to delete the profile. This will lead to the unmapping of the profile from the store Category of products to which the profile was assigned.
Store Owners can view all the product details such as the assigned Profile name, Product selling price, and the Product inventory also they can edit the product meta-keys and assign the profile to the products. Also, the admin can upload the selected products to the eBay marketplace.
Thus, store owners can perform the following tasks:
- Update the inventory.
In the products section, select the checkboxes associated with the products to Upload Products. In the dropdown placed next to the Bulk Actions field, select the Upload, and then click on the Apply button as mentioned in the screenshot:
The selected products are uploaded, and a success message appears on the page.
In the products section, select the checkboxes associated with the products to Update Products. In the dropdown placed next to the Bulk Actions field, select the Update, and then click on the Apply button as mentioned in the screenshot:
The selected products are updated, and a success message appears on the page.
In the products section, select the checkboxes associated with the products to Update Inventory. In the dropdown placed next to the Bulk Actions field, select the Update Inventory, and then click on the Apply button as mentioned in the screenshot:
The inventory of selected products is updated, and a success message appears on the page.
Also, the store owners can check the products by setting the filters such as-
Product Status- In this, the store owners can see the products based upon their status as mentioned in the screenshot:
- Not Uploaded
Product Category-In this, the store owners can see the products based upon their category as mentioned in the screenshot:
Product Type-In this, the store owners can see the products based upon their type as mentioned in the screenshot:
You can manage your Feeds that you have submitted for product upload from this section.
you can check Feed Status can you can also check the Feed response and errors.
In the import products section, store owners are allowed to import your products from eBay to WooCommerce.
You can Create , update delete Campaigns from WooOCmmerce with the help of this section
In the Order section, the store owners can fetch their eBay orders to their WooCommerce store and manage them accordingly. Here they can find the order details like the Order ID, Product Name, Customer Name, Order Status, and Action as mentioned in the screenshot:
Once done hit the “FETCH ORDERS” as mentioned in the above screenshot to fetch the orders.
- What is eBay Integration for WooCommerce?
Ans. The eBay integration for WooCommerce is a plugin that connects your eBay store to WooCommerce, making the selling process on eBay effortless. In a single click, you can automate your eBay store with WooCommerce store. Also, the eBay bulk data exchange API makes it easy for new sellers to upload their products to eBay effortlessly.
2. What are the requirements for using eBay Integration?
Ans. You need an eBay Seller Account and a catalogue that you want to sell. Our integration will do the rest for you. And whenever you are stuck, we are there to help you 24×7.
3. I am already selling on eBay. How does this integration help me?
Ans. Our integration will seamlessly pull all your products from eBay into WooCommerce, and you are then all set to sell on your WooCommerce store. If a product gets sold anywhere, our integration will automatically adjust the stock for you, pull orders from eBay, and automatically fulfil the eBay Order.
4. What eBay Marketplaces does your integration support?
Ans. Our integration will work with any eBay Marketplace officially supported by eBay, including eBay Motors.
5. Do you provide a demo for the integration?
Ans. Yes, we provide a demo for the integration. Our pre-sale team will help you out with any queries and arrange a demo for you at your convenience.
Do you still have questions and need assistance?
Get in touch with our dedicated account managers, who will assist you throughout the onboarding process. Our team will be available 24*7 for your support.