You can use Selling Manager Pro to list a product and all the variations of it in one multi-quantity, fixed price listing. For example, you can use Selling Manager Pro to create a listing for a T-shirt in a variety of colors and sizes.
Make sure you meet the requirements to create a listing with variations.
Currently, you can create a listing with variations in most categories within:
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
Health & Beauty
Home & Garden (most sub-categories)
Jewelry & Watches
You can use our category look-up tool to find out if listings with variations are available in your category. Note: The Best Offer and Lots options are not available when listing products with variations
In Selling Manager Pro, on the Inventory Product page, click the Create Product button.
To create a product with variations, select the Product with variations option.
On the Create Product page enter:
The product name (required)
A custom label (SKU), if you use one
The folder you want to save the product in
Click the Create variations button to continue.
Select a category, and then click the Continue button.
Define your variation details. Specify the areas where your product has differences. Select from the list of details provided, or find more by clicking the Add more details link. If you want to create your own variation detail, select Add your own detail.
Example: If you're selling a product in small, medium and large, click Size and then select S, M, and L.
You can select up to 5 variation details. If a detail doesn't apply to your items, ignore it.
When you specify variation details, use common words that buyers will search for, such as sizes and colors. Use our suggested variation details, when possible. Buyers will use these details to find your items. You can have up to 60 values for each variation.
When you're done with this step, click the Continue button.
Define your item specifics. Item specifics are characteristics that apply to all the items in the listing. Brand, Manufacturer, and Style are examples of typical item specifics.
Example: If all the items in your listing are made of cotton, select Material, and then select Cotton from the drop-down menu.
The more item specifics you use, the easier it is for your buyers to find your items.
If an item specific you need doesn't appear in the list you can add it by clicking the Add your own item specific link and entering a unique item specific name (such as Manufacturer or Year) and at least one value (such as Acme or 1998).
If an item specific doesn't apply to your items, ignore it or click the Remove button.
Review your variations. On the Review your variations page, you can assign a unique name, custom label or stock-keeping unit (SKU) to help you keep track of your product. Select Add a SKU for your item.
While there are a large number of variations possible, only 250 variations are allowed in your listing. Remove any variations until the list includes only the items you're selling.
If needed, you can add variations to your product by entering them directly in the table and clicking the Add button.
After you create your list of all variations, you'll be directed to the Inventory Product page in Selling Manager Pro to create your template.
From the Inventory Product page you will:
Update the quantity.
Enter your average unit cost.
From the list of variations, select the variations you want to include in your template.
Click the Create new template button.
Add pictures and update quantity and price by clicking the Add pictures, quantity, and price button.
On the Add pictures page, add your main pictures and variation pictures.
Main pictures show general views of your items. A single picture can show your item in several different styles or views. Take advantage of these pictures to show:
several examples of your variations in one picture, such as all the colors
a pair of your items
Variation pictures show the differences in the items you're selling. For variation pictures, use pictures that show your items' colors or other variation details you have defined. You don't have to add pictures for each variation.
You can add as many as 12 main pictures and as many as 12 pictures for each variation. To help you include more pictures, we only charge you for the largest set of pictures. See eBay fees.
To add pictures that show a different variation detail, select a different variation detail from the Show variation drop-down menu. If you change variations, you'll delete all the variation pictures you've already added.
To see how your pictures will appear to buyers, review the This is how it looks in your listing section on the right side of the page.
When you're done adding pictures, click the Continue button.
Adding price and quantity
From the list of all the variations in the template, enter quantity and price information for each variation. Alternatively, you can select all the variations you want to revise, and then click the Edit price or Edit quantity buttons to revise all selected items at once.
To see how this listing will appear, click the Preview your listing button.
When you are done, click the Save button.
On the Inventory Product page, the new template you created appears under Listing templates. Manage this template the same as you do with other listing templates.
To add or remove variations or make other changes, select the template you want to change, and then click the Edit templates button.
When you want to make changes to the items, do so at the product level first, and not at the individual variation level. For more information, read about creating products and listing templates.
Consider using a time frame of Good ‘Til Cancelled for your listings with variations, and keep them listed as long as possible. Popular multi-quantity listings can appear higher in search results, so you'll reach more buyers.
When you sell an item, we'll automatically deduct the quantity from your quantity and price list for that variation.
If you sell out of one item, it will show in your listing as "out of stock" until you replenish it.
page in Selling Manager Pro to track your inventory. Check to make sure you don't sell out of all your variations. If you sell all the variations of the item, the listing will automatically end and you'd need to relist the item to sell more, plus you might lose the search visibility benefits that you earned from the previous listing.
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