eBay Properties Page Overview

Updated 2 months ago

Check out this short tutorial on eBay listing management!

The eBay Properties page under Product Summary > Toolbox > eBay Properties contains all the product-specific eBay settings. 

You can set default values company-wide in Company Settings under eBay Attribute Defaults, but these can be overridden at the product level by clicking Action Menu > Manage Listing Overrides > Go.

If a product lacks the proper eBay values and attributes, a red X will appear before actions can be completed. Hover over the X to read the error message. Show me where.

You can also preview, post, and revise listings for a product from here. Read more about listing to eBay. Note: Shipping Weight and DIM fields are now attributes that are required by SellerCloud to list to eBay.

The table below describes the property settings:



eBay Enabled

Check to allow for an eBay listing. If not enabled, existing eBay listings will be updated with a zero quantity.

Catalog Type

Using the eBay catalog can help to list a product more easily. Learn more about using the eBay Catalog.

Auction Start Price

The lowest price you are willing to sell your item when selling it in an Auction format. Bidding will start at this price.

Buy It Now Price

The price offered in both the fixed price format and as an option in the Auction format. To map the eBay BIN price to the Site Price:

  1. Choose the Client Setting Enable Default Price for eBay.
  2. Choose the Client Sub-setting Force Buy it now price to SitePrice when using Default Price for EBay.
  3. After choosing Enable Default Price for eBay, a new setting Display Use default Site Price as eBay BIN Price appears on the eBay General Settings page. Choosing this setting will put a Use Default check box next to BIN Price on the eBay Properties page. The Use Default checkbox will be enabled by default. (If this sub-setting is not enabled, this option will be disabled by default.)

Reserve Price

The lowest price that the seller is willing to accept for the item. If submitted bids do not reach this price, all bids will be rejected.

Second Chance Enabled

If enabled, a message will be sent to bidders with an offer to buy the item at their last bid amount. The buyer must decide whether to accept the offer. This message is only sent if the product has available quantity.

Enabling this option will display a field Second Chance Offer Min Price to enter the minimum acceptable bid amount at which the second chance offer will be sent. 

Safety Quantity        

Safety Quantity helps reduce the risk of overselling by subtracting a number of units from available quantity. For example, if 5 units are available and Safety Quantity is set to 1, only 4 will be sent to eBay.

You can set Safety Quantity at a company level, so it defaults for all products, but you can override this here at the product level. At the company level, there are two settings: one for regular products and one for replenishable products. Typically Safety Quantity is set to "0" when replenishable since there is no strict inventory for replenishable products.

Fixed Price Listing Qty

Quantity shown on eBay when listing in a fixed priced format.


When enabled, your eBay listing will continually post with the quantity set in the Fixed Price Listing Quantity regardless of actual available quantity.

Best Offer Enabled

Will let you receive a customer offer that you can either accept or reject. eBay notifies the seller by email with an Accept or Reject button. Clicking this setting shows these 2 fields:

  • Best Offer Accept Limit - Offer that is above this value will automatically be accepted
  • Best Offer Reject Limit - Offer that is below this value will automatically be rejected

If there is no value (or a 0 value in both boxes),all offers will be available for review by seller.

Generate Fixed Price Listing

When enabled, this allows a fixed price listing to be posted automatically, if there is available inventory and the product is ready. When the item comes back in stock, it will auto-list.

Use Min Listing Duration

When enabled, will show a Min. Listing Duration drop-down to choose a duration time for your auction.

eBay Category 1 and eBay Category 2

Read the eBay Categories topic for details.


The SellerCloud category condition that includes in it the condition as defined by eBay. Product conditions can be set under the Settings tab. eBay conditions are category-based. Click here to view eBay conditions.

Store Category

This rrfers to the category under which your product is placed in your eBay store.

Item Specifics

eBay may require more specific attribute information, such as brand and model name, for certain products. Click the Item Specific tab and select the required attributes from the drop-down menus.

To enter information that is not included in the regular eBay Item Specifics, click the Custom Specifics radio button and enter a specific name and value for each category.

To bulk-update Custom Specifics, click Inventory > Import Product Info > Import Product Specifics and download the template. Read more about required Product Identifiers.

Custom Specifications

Click Select to open an HTML editor to enter product-specific information.

Parts Compatibility

eBay Motors-related that deals with fitments.

Use Shipping Rate Table

Shipping Rate Table in your Account Settings on eBay allows special shipping configuration by Item Cost, Surcharge, or Weight to Alaska and Hawaii, US Protectorates, and APO/AFO.

When enabled, twill ignore Shipping Price template set on the product. Learn more about eBay Shipping Rate tables.

Shipping Template

Read more about creating shipping templates.

Description Template

Read more about creating description templates

Top Title

Title of the product displayed on eBay.

Product Description

You can change the long description by clicking the "Change" link. This is here for convenience because the long description is often referenced in the description template. Change the description and save.

Hit Counter Type

Several optional formats with which to show the visit count on your listing.

Max. dispatch Time

Defines the number of days you have to ship an order.

Override Return Policy

Accessed from the Action Menu by selecting Manage Listing Overrides. 

When enabled, will reveal the buyer restrictions. Check desired restrictions and leave unchecked the restrictions you want to override.

Buyer Restrictions

 When enabled, will limit sales of the item to buyers who meet criteria.

Enable Strikethrough Prices

When enabled, the following fields appear to let you configure a MAP display. Note: The MAP feature is only available on the eBay U.S. site and seller must be approved for eBay's Discount Pricing program.

  • MAP Price - Item price cannot be shown directly on the page containing the item. When listing a MAP item, the seller stipulates how they want the buyer to view the price of the item by setting MAP Exposure to either Pre Checkout or During Checkout.
  • Retail/List Price
  • Pricing Treatment - 2 values are available:
    • MAP
    • STP - Show List Price (MSRP, not your eBay price) with strikethrough in addition to the eBay Price. If the eBay price is lower than the MAP, eBay price will not display.
  • MAP Exposure - Choose when to display MAP:
    • Pre Checkout - Discounted MAP price is shown if buyer clicks a link (or button) on the View Item page to show discounted MAP price in a pop-up window.
    • During Checkout - Discounted MAP price is shown if buyer commits to buy the product, but is not available before.

Enable for Out of Stock Listing

 Listing will stay posted without inventory. Read more here.

Enable Extended Holidays Return

Automatically give buyers until January 31 to return items purchased in November and December. 

Inventory Available Qty

 Quantity currently available for eBay. Usually Fixed Quantity, but may depend on Available, Safety Qty, or Inventory Percent Qty.


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