eBay.com

eBay.com

About eBay:
“With more than 124 million active users globally, eBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on eCommerce is staggering, and more than 500 million items are listed on eBay.”
 

Important Notes about eBay

  • Fillz is only integrated with eBay.COM.  Full support for International eBay accounts is not offered. Sellers who list on eBay.co.uk through Fillz, for example, will appear as if they are selling from the US by default. You can change this in Fillz by clicking on Account -> Inventory Settings in the account menu and by changing the drop down under the header “Export” to the correct country.
  • The minimum price an item can be listed for is $0.99
  • “Used Ex-library books” can not have a condition higher than “Good”.
  • If an item you list is in eBay’s catalog, item-specific data from the eBay catalog will appear at the top of the item. This is called “item-specifics” and “listing catalog items” on eBay. Your information for the listing will be displayed below this data.
Becoming a Seller

For information on how to get started selling on eBay click here.

Fillz-specific Notes
  • Fillz supports Fixed Price offers
  • Like other third party systems, Fillz connects to eBay through a token. The token must be renewed every 15 months (you will receive an email reminder). For help renewing a token, click here.
  • To offer free shipping for a category, set your shipping rates to 0 on the eBay Settings page in Fillz. Note that free shipping is only available for domestic shipments.
  • Items cannot be placed in Store Categories that have 2nd level categories inside. If you need a “catch-all” for such items, create an “Other” sub-category. For example if you have Books:Non-Fiction:Art and Books:Non-Fiction:Games, consider having a Books:Non-Fiction:Other category.
  • Information in an item's “Additional UIEE” will not be sent to eBay. You can add pertinent information to the Item Notes field of your listings.
  • You can override a title if the default title isn’t correct on the Create Item page.
  • Ebay Glossary of Terms
  • The Fillz shipping settings for additional items only applies when there is quantity greater than 1 for the *same* item (combined shipping is not supported).
  • Fillz cannot edit a listings that it did not create on eBay. Items listed through other tools do not interact in any way with Fillz. This means that items may be duplicated if they are listed through Fillz and through another tool.
  • eBay listings that are created by Fillz have a Fillz logo at the bottom of each listing.
  • Image URL’s are sent when a listing is created in Fillz, or when an Update All is performed.
Configuring and Activating eBay in Fillz

For instructions on configuring and activating eBay in Fillz, click here.

Re-filter/Update All

Instead of a purge and replace which would incur listing fees for your complete inventory, Fillz offers the following two options:

How to Close and Reopen All Listings

If you wish to close and re-open all listings (ie. if you want to switch durations, or switch between Fixed Price/eBay Stores), please follow this procedure in your Fillz account. You will incur listing fees.

To close all listings:

  1. Log into your Fillz account
  2. Click Marketplaces
  3. In the eBay section, click Edit 
  4. In the "Inventory Filtering" section: 
    1. set "Upload items that are at least" to 99999
    2. set "Upload items with Sales rank better than" to 0
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page
  6. Click Marketplaces
  7. In the eBay section, click the drop down arrow beside the "Edit button"
  8. Select Re-filter
  9. Click Re-filter

To re-open listings:

  1. Log into your Fillz account
  2. Click on Marketplaces
  3. In the eBay section, click Edit 
  4. Fill in the "Upload items that are at least" field as required
  5. Fill in the “Upload items with Sales rank better than” field as required
  6. Click Save Changes
  7. Click Marketplaces
  8. In the eBay section, click the drop down arrow beside the "Edit button"
  9. Select Re-filter
  10. Check the "Force Refresh" box
  11. Click Re-filter
Template Values

You can create a custom HTML template for your listings on eBay.

The following are the variables that you can use in your template (Fillz populates the data using information from your listings). These variables are blank if the information is not available:

%name% title
%author% author
%price% price
%condition% Used or New
%conditionDisplay% The specific condition of your item (New, Like New, etc.)
%notes% The description you entered into the note field
%prodid% ISBN or UPC code
%idtype% The type of %prodid% (ISBN or UPC)
%media% Binding or Media

Optional variables that you can add:

%publisher%
%pubyear%
<img src="%imageurl%"/>
%edition%
%sku%

Setting up a Template

  1. To use our default template, right click here and SAVE to your computer. For example, if you are using Firefox, right click on the link and choose “‘Save link as…’
  2. To use a basic template, right click here and SAVE to your computer. For example, if you are using Firefox, right click on the link and choose Save link as….
  3. For an Advanced template provided by books_aplenty, SAVE this to your computer. You can add/change graphics, animations, html tags, fonts and links on the template.

Once you have edited your template and are ready to use it, follow these steps in Fillz:

  1. Click on Marketplaces
  2. Click on the Edit button under eBay
  3. Scroll down to the Categories section
  4. Click on the Browse… button in the "template upload" field for Books and select the template from your computer (Note: it should end in .html)
  5. If you have items in other categories, repeat the above step for each of them.
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page
  7. The template will apply to items added to eBay from this point forward. If you have existing items on eBay that were listed by Fillz and would like to update them to use the new template, perform an Update all

eBay Store Categories

Click here for detailed information about configuring categories for eBay.

Global Categories

eBay automatically places items matched to their catalog into the appropriate category. If your item does not exist in their catalog, Fillz will send the category number you provide. Should you not provide one, a default will be used based on the item type.

Fillz can set global categories when items are added (created) on eBay. You will not be able to update the global category of an item that has already been listed by Fillz on eBay. You will need to close the listing (make sure that the listing has ended on eBay) and reactivate it for Fillz to send the updated category. Please note that this is only available for items that do not exist in eBay’s catalog.

To find a category number on eBay, go to http://www.ebay.com/sch/allcategories/all-categories and find the category you’re looking for. The category number will be in the URL at the top of your browser page.

Example: You need the category number for Fiction Books. Go to http://www.ebay.com/sch/allcategories/all-categories, then find and click on “Fiction & Literature” under “Books”. The URL at the top of your internet browser is:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Fiction-and-Literature-Books/171228/bn_1865444/i.html.
The category number is 171228

Contact eBay:

Click here to go to the eBay.com contact page.

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