Organize your workflow to manage eBay automatically

Let's see how to organize an automatable workflow (through timed procedures) to manage the activities that allow us to have an eBay store that is always updated according to the actual stock availability.

Let's leave out what concerns the connectors to any management software (eg QuickBooks) or eCommerce platforms (eg VirtueMart) and concentrate on the activities necessary to keep the eBay store synchronized.

Our starting point will be the bindCommerce database containing:

  • The products, with their main photo, and possibly the addition of a gallery
  • The size and color attributes for the variants
  • List prices

We will ask ourselves if we can manage all listings with similar characteristics such as to allow us a single workflow. Of course, if this does not correspond to reality, it will be possible to introduce the necessary variants (for example use different templates, different sales conditions, etc ...) by duplicating the connectors and applying them with different filters.

Creating alternative descriptions

The first connector to apply is the one that manages the creation of product alternative descriptions, consisting of a properly formatted description, thanks to the application of a template. This can be done after creating the web server node for the publication of the images and the template that will "dress" the products. Creazione descrizioni alternative facendo uso di template

Preparations for eBay

Prima di poter creare le inserzioni per eBay è necessario eseguire alcune operazioni preliminari, come descritto in figura. 

previous to do

eBay listings generation

The generation of eBay listing it can be performed through the appropriate connector

generate ebay listings2

First publication on eBay

The first publication of listings on eBay (sale at a fixed price or at auction) can be preceded by a verification (simulation)

first publication ebay

Periodic updating of listings on eBay

The subsequent periodic update can be planned through the use of procedures

update listings ebay

The typical repeatable process involves the activities of download orders, listing status update (to be sure to launch adequate follow-up activities), early ending of listings when stock availability is zero, listings update with quantity greater than zero, relisting expired listings if availability is sufficient.

"Out of Stock" option

As an alternative to closing your listings, you can activate the Sold Out option on eBay.

This new feature allows you to upload all products to the marketplace, even those with 0 stock.
The items that are out of stock will be automatically deactivated on eBay, preventing them from being viewed and therefore purchased by users until the stock quantity returns positive. In this case they will be automatically reactivated.

This translates into bindCommerce being able to avoid the connectors of early ending of the listings and relisting.

To activate the "Sold Out" option, go to your eBay account and go to the menu:

My eBay-->Account-->Site preferences

thumb ebay out of stock

To activate the option simply select Yes.

To make the changes effective, click on the Apply button.

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bindCommerce platform
Creating a Web Server node to publish images
Product attributes
Price lists and prices
Alternative descriptions
Payment and shipping methods
Filter setting on products
Filter setting on orders
Multi warehouse
Differential approach
Internal processing
How to use templates
Template gallery
Creation and customization of templates
Responsive photo gallery in eBay description
Creation and activation of a connector to create/update alternative descriptions
Match categories
Update Price List
Dynamic currency conversion
Internal processing script
Attribute enrichment script
Barcode type calculation
Generation of derived products
Order transformation
Quantity rules
Distribution grid
Conversions and normalizations
Currency conversion
Order status normalization
SKU recoding
eBay integration
eBay nodes installation
Matching with eBay categories
Sales terms
Parameters for listing generation
eBay listing generation
Download listings from eBay
Fixed price sale or auction
eBay listing details list
Listing update
Early ending of listings
Responses from eBay and related logs
The automated workflow
Download orders from eBay
Download categories from the eBay shop and match with product categories
Matching of eBay categories international markets
Copy Manufacturer and MPN to Attributes
Amazon integration
Amazon node
Amazon listings and details
Creation and publication of products/offers to Amazon
Set up Amazon shipping templates
Products already on Amazon
Parameters configuration for preparing Amazon offers
Amazon offers generation connector
Creation of products already present on Amazon
New products publishing
Parameters configuration for preparing Amazon offers
Creation of products not present on Amazon
Amazon offers generation connector
Matches with Amazon categories
Selling on Amazon: Attributes tutorial
Clothing category tutorial
Shoes category tutorial
Responses from Amazon and related Logs
Download orders from Amazon
Order status update from bindCommerce
Amazon Business integration
B2B prices
VAT classification
Discounts for quantities
Amazon Business order download
Billing management
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Download invoices on Danea
Transfer of invoices issued by Amazon to Danea
Delivery preferences
ePrice integration
ePrice listings preparation
ePrice node installation
Sending ePrice listings
Download ePrice orders
Creation of sample product files
Orders update to ePrice
ManoMano integration
ManoMano nodes installation
Send listings to ManoMano
Download orders from ManoMano
cDiscount integration
Category matching
Shipping methods mapping
Cdiscount node
Couriers mapping
Publishing new products on cDiscount
Publication of offers on Cdiscount
Import orders from Cdiscount
Cdiscount problem fixing
Allegro integration
Allegro node installation and configuration
Create Allegro Category Matches
Publishing products on Allegro
Product update on Allegro
Import orders from Allegro
AliExpress integration
AliExpress node installation
AliExpress category matching
Publishing products on AliExpress
Product groups and AliExpress brands
Download orders from AliExpress
Wish integration
Wish node installation
Publishing products on Wish
Carrier mapping for Wish
Download orders from Wish
Order update on Wish
Zalando integration
Zalando node installation (CR)
Offers management on Zalando (CR)
Import orders from Zalando (CR)
Leroy Merlin integration
Leroy Merlin node installation
Leroy Merlin pairing categories
Export products on Leroy Merlin
Offers publication on Leroy Merlin
Offers update on Leroy Merlin
Delete products/offers on Leroy Merlin
Downloading orders from Leroy Merlin
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Conrad integration
Conrad node installation
Conrad category matching
Product creation on Conrad
Sending offers on Conrad
Removing products/offers from Conrad
Update offers on Conrad
Import orders from Conrad
Order update on Conrad
VirtueMart integration
VirtueMart node
Download orders from VirtueMart
Upload orders on Virtuemart
Upload products on VirtueMart
Download products from VirtueMart
Download product link from Virtuemart
WooCommerce integration
WooCommerce node
Download orders from WooCommerce
Download configurations from WooCommerce
Uploading orders on WooCommerce
Product publishing
Import products from Woocommerce
Plugin bindCommerce for WooCommerce
Prestashop integration
Prestashop node installation
Uploading orders on PrestaShop
Download orders from Prestashop
Downloading products from Prestashop
Product publishing on Prestashop
Connector for downloading Prestashop configurations
Magento integration
Magento node
Download orders from Magento
Upload orders on Magento
Product publishing on Magento
Import of Magento products
Shopify integration
Shopify node
Products import from Shopify
Publishing products on Shopify
Download configurations from Shopify
Integration of Mlveda's Multi Country Pricing App
Download orders from Shopify
Upload orders on Shopify
OpenCart integration
OpenCart node installation
Publishing products on OpenCart
Download orders from OpenCart
Import products from OpenCart
Uploading orders on OpenCart
Ecwid by Lightspeed integration
App installation and connection
Publishing products on Ecwid by Lightspeed
Import products from Ecwid
Import orders from Ecwid
Export orders from Ecwid
Social Networks
Facebook Catalogue integration
Configuring the Facebook Catalogue feed
Price comparators
Google Shopping integration
Translation and content enrichment
Integration with Google Translate
Integration with Icecat
Payment systems
Integration with PayPal
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API for developers
API node
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Documents import
Shipping update (legacy)


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