How do I list my items on eBay?
Listing Products on eBay
By now, you should have API Access to eBay, your store's Global eBay Settings configured and at least one eBay Listing Template created. The next step in the process is to list your desired items on eBay.
To list your products, please use the following steps.
From your 3dcart Online Store Manager
You will also see a drop down for the "HTML Listing template" used for the product's eBay listing.
This HTML listing template is not to be confused with the eBay listing template created in the previous portion of this article. That particular "template" contains the variables that your store will use for the product listing's buying options on eBay like starting bid price, category, shipping methods, etc.
The HTML Listing template located in the dropdown menu here is for the Style and display of the product below the buying options on eBay. Similar to the following:
By default, your store will have an HTML template created for you and it will be shown in the drop down as "Style 1." This style correlates directly to a new HTML template in your common-html5 folder called "listing_ebay_0.html." (FTP path: "/web/assets/templates/common-html5")
However, if you'd like to create your own styles for the display of the listing, you can create your own template and name it "listing_ebay_x.html" where "x" is a number other than 0. Then, when you upload the new template to your specific Theme folder (via FTP) you will see it in the drop down as "Style 2" or "Style 3" accordingly.
Once you click on the "List on eBay" button, a popup window will come up and you can proceed with the next steps:
The system will give you a brief summary of the settings configured on the Listing Template (from Modules)
As mentioned previously, if you are listing a product that has options available to it, but without eBay variations being used (in the general tab); then you will really be listing each variant of the item separately. For this reason, the "Use this quantity for all products" setting is there if you want to list the same number of units for each variant listing.
Also, please note that multiple quantity listings are not allowed for Auction purchase options. Only Buy it Now will be able to list multiple units for sale.
Congratulations! Your item is now listed on eBay!
You may now repeat the process for the rest of your items as needed.
In our Next Article, we will discuss the processing of your orders as they come in from eBay.