New UI - eBay's 2015 Spring Release - Adding Product Identifiers


This article is about our New User Interface, which is part of our beta environment. Many of our clients are enjoying the New UI through our beta program. If you would like to join, please open a ticket, send an email, or chat with our Support Team or your Account Management Team.


As you know from eBay's Spring Seller Update, eBay is requiring you to provide GTINs, Brands, and MPNs for most categories. To make eBay's new requirements as easy for you to manage as possible, we're giving you access to our New User Interface (New UI).

The New UI is more than just a facelift. It offers new functionality allowing you to:

  • Select which fields you want to save in an eBay Listing Template (which means you can create templates to serve specific purposes).
  • Apply multiple templates to one listing.
  • Quickly apply templates in bulk through the user interface.

Before proceeding with the steps in this article, we recommend watching the following webinar to learn how the New UI works.

You can continue to use the New UI after you finish updating your eBay listings. The New UI makes creating new listings, and updating existing ones, easier than ever. We hope you like it!


What we'll cover:

  1. Creating an eBay Listing Template for Your Item Specifics
  2. Adding Item Specifics to Your Template
  3. Adding the GTIN, Brand, MPN and Updating Your Listings
  4. Downloadable Excel Template for Updating Product Identifiers
  5. Related Articles


Creating an eBay Listing Template for Your Item Specifics

1) Create a new eBay Listing Template.

2) In the SELECT FIELDS pane of your template, check only the Ebay Pre-Fill Type box.



3) Expand the BASIC LISTING INFORMATION header that appears in the SET VALUES pane on the right.

4) Select an Ebay Pre-Fill Type from the drop-down.

The most popular option is Pre-Fill Optional. For a description of each option, and an explanation of how to select item specifics, see New UI - Adding eBay Item Specifics to Listings Using the Pre-Fill Settings.



5) Click the SAVE button.


Adding Item Specifics to Your Template


You must select all of the item specifics you would like to display on eBay. If you currently include Color on your listings, make sure to select Color on your new template, not just Brand and MPN. If you don't select Color, it won't be displayed on eBay.

It's okay to select item specifics that you rarely use. If the corresponding Solid Commerce field is empty, we won't submit the item specific to eBay. For full details, see New UI - Adding eBay Item Specifics to Listings Using the Pre-Fill Settings.


Steps for selecting item specifics:

1) Click on the EBAY ITEM SPECIFICS MAPPING tab of your new template.



2) Choose a category from the Select eBay Category combo box.


The category you select won't override the eBay Category saved on your listing. This category is only used to pull the available item specifics from eBay.


3) Check the box next to Brand and MPN. Select any other item specifics you may use.

4) Select the Solid Commerce field that corresponds to each item specific from the MATCH TO SC ATTRIBUTE combo box.

We recommend using the stock Solid Commerce field Manufacturer for the Brand and Model Number for the MPN. We've provided these column headers in the Excel template attached to this article. However, if you are already using different fields, such as a product attribute named Brand, you can select Brand from the MATCH TO SC ATTRIBUTE combo box and update the manufacturer column header to product attribute:Brand in the template.



5) To add additional item specifics, you can either:

  1. Change the category. Any item specifics you've already selected will remain checked after you change categories.
  2. View your existing eBay Listing Templates in the old UI and manually add missing item specifics.


Adding the GTIN, Brand, MPN and Updating Your Listings


We feel that Excel is the fastest way to update your information, especially if you have a lot of products to update. If you prefer, you can add product information, and apply your new eBay Listing Templates, through the user interface instead.


Here is description of the process using Excel:

1) In the Excel template attached to this article, populate your SKUs and any product identifiers you're missing.

  • You may want to use the Retrieve Data button in the Solid Commerce Excel Add-In Tool to pull your products into Excel. That way you can sort columns to pinpoint products that are missing information.
  • You can also add columns to the template if you are using custom fields like product attribute:Brand, product attribute:MPN, etc.

2) You don't need to populate the product name column. It is included as a reference, especially handy if you want to retrieve data.

3) Populate the apply ebay template column with the name of one of your new eBay Listing Templates.

Only the fields in the template will be updated. No other fields will be changed.

4) Populate the list name column with the name of your eBay Market List.

5) Upload your file with the Upload Product and Upload Marketplace boxes checked.



6) In your Solid Commerce eBay Market List, select the listings you need to update and click the Update Listings button.



Downloadable Excel Template for Updating Product Identifiers

You can use this template to add product identifiers to Solid Commerce and apply your new eBay Listing Templates. You can add columns or change column headers as needed.


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