3.2 Setting eBay Defaults

Why Set Defaults?

Defaults make future listing creation easier by setting default listing values.  Don't worry, you're not locked into these settings, they can be easily changed for individual or groups of products later.

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See Setting Amazon Defaults article here.

Price

'Web quantity’ creates a live sync to your webstore inventory (which gets automatically reduced after sales on marketplaces) but you can also choose a fixed value (no live sync), a buffer (e.g. choosing a buffer of 2 when your webstore inventory is 5 will display 3 on listings) and max quantity (e.g. choosing a max quantity of 5 will always show 5 on listings unless webstore inventory drops below 5 where it will show the actual inventory).

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Quantity

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'Web quantity’ creates a live sync to your webstore inventory (which gets automatically reduced after sales on marketplaces) but you can also choose a fixed value (no live sync), a buffer (e.g. choosing a buffer of 2 when your webstore inventory is 5 will display 3 on listings) and max quantity (e.g. choosing a max quantity of 5 will always show 5 on listings unless webstore inventory drops below 5 where it will show the actual inventory).

Shipping

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You can add multiple default shipping services for both domestic & international as well as specify ship to locations. 

Returns

Return periods in days and returns type (exchange/money back) can also be set.

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Categories

mceclip5.pngThere is an option to enable ‘auto-categorization’ which compares the product being listed with similar products already on eBay and determines the most appropriate eBay category. Initially, items are listed in ‘Other’ and after a few minutes the category is updated (hence please be patient for auto-cat to finish). If you select ‘Disabled’, you will need to manually set categories for individual or groups of products in the Marketplace Listings grid (see below) prior to listing.

(Note - The quality of the automated category selected is determined by a number of factors (e.g. quality of product data and number of similar items on eBay).  So whilst it can never be perfect, when applied in bulk across your entire webstore catalog, auto-cat can save hours of setup time by automating the process of finding relevant categories.  Of course, we recommend you check you are happy with the selected categories but generally it is far quicker to change any categories you aren’t happy with after auto-cat has finished than it is to manually set each one instead of using auto-cat.  But it’s up to you, if your catalog is simple you can easily set manually prior to listing).

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Choose if new products added to WooCommerce should be automatically listed on eBay with your chosen default settings (make sure you are happy with all your default settings prior to enabling this!)

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Choose whether Codisto LINQ should automatically send Amazon orders to your ecommerce platform or not. You can decide if auto-send should be for all listings or only the products Codisto LINQ is managing (i.e. set to “enabled”). Setting to never means no orders will be automatically sent but they can still be sent individually or in bulk from the orders screen in Codisto when triggered manually. 

Be sure to consider other apps/channel you have connected and avoid duplicate orders being sent.

Also choose whether to receive orders in your ecommerce platform when the customer has committed to buy on eBay or when they have completed payment.  You can also choose to have positive feedback sent to eBay customers once they have completed a transaction.

The default setting wizard is launched when you first connect a marketplace account but it can also be accessed to update defaults in Settings.