What is eBay File Exchange?
eBay File Exchange Benefits
eBay File Exchange is an advanced selling management tool that enables sellers to load and manage their inventory on eBay easily and efficiently. Once sellers create a data file using an eBay File Exchange template, they can upload their data file from the Upload New and Revised Listings page.
How does eBay File Exchange work?
Sellers create inventory data files that are based on the eBay File Exchange templates. Sellers can upload their data files to eBay File Exchange in one of two ways: (1) from their account page interactively or (2) from their script programmatically. eBay File Exchange processes data files, runs the requested actions, and creates a Load-Results report that sellers can download.
What type of changes can I make to my listings?
Sellers can upload files which add, revise, relist, and end listings. Sellers can end their Stores’ listings and create them in another format to move inventory out of their Stores. They can also perform some basic post-sale management tasks such as leaving feedback or identifying items for which they have received payment or shipped to the buyer.
Can I use eBay File Exchange to list on eBay’s international sites?
The following eBay sites support eBay File Exchange: US, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, and Austria. Before using eBay File Exchange on these international sites, visit the individual country or region sites to create custom eBay File Exchange templates for those sites.
Are eBay File Exchange listings eligible for listing day promotions?
Generally, any eBay File Exchange listing action that is completed before the end of a promotion will be eligible for the promotion. Sellers can use the data files to specify a time and date when the listing request should be completed or cancelled that coincides with the end of the promotion. However, you should double check the terms for each promotion to confirm that your listings are eligible.
What data file characteristics are required?
The data file should be submitted in CSV (comma-separated values) format. This CSV format is compatible with Microsoft Excel. The file must be no larger than 15 MB and cannot exceed the maximum number of listing requests that the seller is allowed during a 24-hour period.
What information is required in the data file?
Sellers must specify the action requested (add, revise, relist, end), ISBN or UPC eBay category ID, and normal eBay listing-related details such as listing format (Auction-style, Fixed Price) and seller features (Bold, etc.). For specific information on the data file format, please refer to the eBay File Exchange User Guide, which is accessible to eBay File Exchange sellers.
How do I send eBay the data file?
Support and Feedback
You can upload your data files from your account page interactively or programmatically via scripts. Please see the eBay File Exchange User Guide for more information regarding these options.
How long can I continue to use FTP loader to list inventory and manage my sales on Half.com?
If you had an FTP directory prior to Half.com’s migration to the eBay platform, you can continue to use your FTP directory to submit and receive files indefinitely.
- However, starting December 1, 2005 you will no longer be able to use the FTP file format. You must use the File Exchange file format when creating your inventory and refund files. You will also receive your order, payment and inventory snapshot files in the File Exchange file format.
Is there a specific template I should use to list inventory on Half.com?
Yes. Because selling on Half.com requires different information than selling on eBay, we have created templates to help you load inventory and submit refunds for Half.com. To access these templates, click on Select Template from your File Exchange Center page. From there, view the templates available in the Half.com templates section.