eBay Listings: Motors


Overview

eBay has a dedicated site for vehicles and vehicle parts called eBay Motors. The site gives customers the ability to search for any part based on compatibility with a specific vehicle. For example, a customer can search for an alternator that is compatible with a 2005 Dodge Caravan. This is called Parts Compatibility, or fitments. The seller adds the fitments to the listing when creating the listing on eBay. Because most buyers use Parts Compatibility when searching for a part, this feature is crucial to include your listing in the search results.

The second benefit of Parts Compatibility is that it enables sellers to create one listing for multiple compatible vehicles. This translates to large savings on insertion fees and saves time spent on creating separate listings for each compatible vehicle individually.


Add eBay Motors to a US Company

You can add the eBay Motors Company to the Sellercloud eBay US company and post products to eBay Motors.

If you are only selling on eBay Motors, you can set up the company for eBay Motors only.
  1. Go to Companies > Manage Companies > select a company.
  2. In Toolbox, select eBay General Settings > Edit.
  3. In the Credentials panel, find the Auth Token and copy it.
  4. From the eBay Site dropdown list, select eBay Motors.
  5. Paste the copied Auth Token into the eBay Motors Auth Token field > Save.sellercloud delta ebay motors auth token

Configure Products for Listing on eBay Motors

Products configured for eBay Motors will have a Part Compatibility option. However, they will not have eBay US category selections. If you’d like to post the product also on eBay US, use the shadow feature to profile one for the US and one for Motors.

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > select a product.
  2. On the Product Details page, go to Toolbox > eBay Properties Edit.
  3. In the eBay Site Code field, select eBay Motors.
  4. Manage the product’s attributes:eBay parts compatibility
    1. Select eBay Category from the list of categories associated with eBay Motors.
    2. Select Item Specifics. To add more item specifics, click Edit Custom Specifics > Add new Custom Specific.
    3. Click Parts Compatibility. The vehicle details entered here will enable a customer to know that your product is compatible with their vehicle.
      1. Enter a year, make, and model for which the part is compatible. These three fields are required for parts compatibility. You can also add the trim, which refers to the Body + the Submodel + the Number of Doors. For example, a Limited Sport Utility 4-Door.
      2. If there is a specific engine type compatibility, you can select that here. Add any additional notes for the customer to see.
      3. Save the fitment to the grid.
    4. Repeat the process to add as many compatible vehicles as desired. If there is a range of years compatible for this part, just enter the first and last years separated by a dash and the system will generate a separate fitment row for each year.
  5. When the product is ready, click Actions > List on eBay.
  6. When the listing posts, it will display all compatible vehicles in the description.
    • Use the placeholder #?PartsCompatibilityGrid?# to display the compatibility chart in the description template

Import Fitments in Bulk

You can import product fitments in bulk to Sellercloud through the Import Product Info feature.

  1. Go to Catalog > Tools > Import Product Info Import eBay Parts Compatibility.
  2. Select Generate template button > choose the format > enter the compatibility data next to the ProductID > save the file.eBay_import_parts_compatibility
  3. Return to Sellercloud > select the File > Import.

Add eBay Motors Categories to Products

eBay US products can have both US and Motors categories added to them. However, you will not be able to add Parts Compatibility.

  1. With this option, you don’t have to add the token to eBay Motors profile.
  2. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > select a product.
  3. On the Product Details page, go to Toolbox > eBay Properties Edit.
  4. In the Listing panel, click Select next to eBay Category 2 (Category 1 will be used for eBay US).
  5. Open the eBay Motors dropdown list > select a category > Save.sellercloud delta ebay motors product category
  6. List the product and it will be categorized in both eBay US company (based on Category 1) and in eBay Motors.

Listing on eBay Motors

Check out this video tutorial about Listing on eBay Motors.

eBay has a dedicated site for vehicles and vehicle parts called eBay Motors. The site gives customers the ability to search for any part based on compatibility with a specific vehicle. For example, a customer can search for an alternator that is compatible with a 2005 Dodge Caravan. This is called parts compatibility, or fitments.

The seller adds the fitments to the listing when creating the listing on eBay. Because most buyers use Parts Compatibility when searching for a part, this feature is crucial to include your listing in the search results.

A second benefit of Parts Compatibility is that it enables sellers to create one listing for multiple compatible vehicles. This translates into huge savings on insertion fees and saves time spent on creating separate listings for each compatible vehicle individually.

You do not need separate eBay US and eBay Motors accounts. One account gives you access to both sites.

There are several ways you can configure Sellercloud to manage your eBay Motors listings:

  1. Add the eBay Motors Company to the Sellercloud eBay US company and post products to the eBay Motors company. If you are only selling on eBay Motors, you can set up the company for eBay Motors only.
    • Products configured for eBay Motors will have a Part compatibility option. However, they will not have eBay US category selections. If you’d like to post the product also on eBay US, use the shadow feature to profile one for US and one for Motors.
  2. Add eBay Motors categories to eBay US products.
    • eBay US products can have both US and Motors categories added to them. However, you will not be able to add Parts Compatibility.

Add eBay Motors to a US Company

  1. Open a Company > Toolbox > eBay General Settings > Check Enable Advanced Settings.
  2. When the page refreshes, copy the Auth Token.
  3. From the eBay Site dropdown, select eBay Motors.sellercloud alpha ebay site ebay motors
  4. Paste the Auth Token into the eBay Motors Auth Token Field.
  5. Save settings.

Configure Products for Listing on eBay Motors

  1. Open the eBay Properties page of a product. In the eBay site code field, make sure eBay Motors is selected.
  2. Manage the product’s attributes:sellercloud alpha ebay motors product item attributes
    1. Click eBay Category. The category selection will display all categories associated with eBay Motors. Select a category.
    2. Select Items Specifics. You can also add more specifics by clicking Custom Specific and adding the additional items specifics there.
    3. Click Parts Compatibility. The vehicle details entered here will enable a customer to know that your product is compatible for their vehicle.
      1. Enter a year, make, and model for which the part is compatible. These three fields are required for parts compatibility. You can also add the trim, which refers to the Body + the Submodel + the Number of Doors. For example, a Limited Sport Utility 4-Door.
      2. If there is a specific engine type compatibility, you can select that here. Add any additional notes for the customer to see.
      3. Save the fitment to the grid.
    4. Repeat the process to add as many compatible vehicles as desired. If there is a range of years compatible for this part, just enter the the first and last years separated by a dash and the system will generate a separate fitment row for each year.
  3. On the eBay Properties page, the number of compatible vehicles will display in the Parts Compatibility tab.
  4. When the product is ready, Select Action > List to eBay.
  5. When the listing posts, it will display all compatible vehicles in the description.
    • Use the placeholder #?PartsCompatibilityGrid?# to display the compatibility chart in the description template

Import Fitments in Bulk

  1. In the Inventory Menu, click Import Product Info Import eBay Parts Compatibility List.
  2. Download the template > Enter the compatibility data next to the ProductID > Save the file.
  3. Return to Sellercloud > Choose the file > Import Parts Compatibility Data.

Add eBay Motors Categories to Products

  1. With this option, you do not add the token to eBay Motors profile.
  2. Open a product > Toolbox > eBay Properties. Click Select next to eBay Category 2 (Category 1 will be used for eBay US).
  3. On the pop-up page check Use eBay Motors Category > Select a category > Done.
  4. List the product and it will be categorized in both eBay US company (based on Category 1) and in eBay Motors.

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