Bulk editing

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  • Bulk listing tools

    The ecommerce world moves fast, and when you've got a lot of active listings you want to be able to make changes to them quickly. eBay makes it easy to edit up to 500 live listings at a time so you can keep moving.

    What you can change in your listing depends on the listing format you've chosen (fixed price or auction), the time until the listing closes, and whether an item has received bids or sold.

    One thing that you can't change under almost any circumstance is the listing format. You're also limited in the types of changes you can make to listings with outstanding Best Offers on them, so answer all outstanding best offers before you try editing a listing.

    Read more about what you can and can't edit (and when).

  • Choosing the right editing tool

    Bulk editing and revision in My eBay

    To edit multiple live listings at once, follow these steps

    • Click My eBay at the top of any eBay page. You may be asked to sign in.
    • In the left column, click Sell.
    • Click the Edit button, and your listings will appear in a spreadsheet-type form.
    • Click the boxes you want to change, such as title or price, and make your changes.
    • Preview how a listing will appear by clicking on the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the spreadsheet.
    • Click Submit all at the bottom of the page, then click Confirm and submit or Cancel to go back and make more changes. It's here that you'll see if you've incurred any new fees following the changes.

    Learn more by watching a brief video on editing listings in bulk.

    To edit your return policy, follow these steps

    • Click My eBay at the top of any eBay page. You may be asked to sign in.
    • In the left column, click Sell.
    • Check the box beside listings you want to edit.
    • Click the Edit button, and your listings will appear in a spreadsheet-type form.
    • From the Edit dropdown menu at the top of the page, choose Return policy. A pop-up window will appear which will allow you to change
      • whether or not you accept returns. Remember that even if you choose not to accept returns, buyers may still request a return if an item doesn't match its description.
      • the return timeframe. Choose 14, 30, or 60 days.
      • how the refund will be issued. Choose from money back, replacement, or exchange.
      • who pays for return shipping. Consider offering free shipping to attract more buyers. Alternatively, you can specify circumstances when the buyer pays return shipping.
    • Click Submit all at the bottom of the page, then click Confirm and submit or Cancel to go back and make more changes. It's here that you'll see if you've incurred any new fees following your changes.
  • Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro

    These tools use the bulk editing tool located in My eBay to make changes to your listings through Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro subscribers can edit both scheduled and live listings at the same time, in addition to being able to filter your listings by format type.

    Find out more about how Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro can help you sell more with less effort.



Third-party editing tools

World-class developers have created a range of programs to help sellers manage and edit listings. Many tools can handle thousands of listings at a time. See what's available on our Apps Center. Please note there may be costs associated with these solutions.

Troubleshooting

Getting error messages back when you try to bulk edit your listings? Try these tips:

  1. Start simple. Read the error or alert message to see which listings aren't working. Submit the listings that are working, then go back to correct the error on the remaining ones.
  2. Double check. Are you trying to edit a field you're not allowed to edit? Trying to edit an auction listing within 12 hours of auction end? Have outstanding Best Offers on a listing? These are some of the most common errors in bulk editing. Learn more about what you can and can't edit (and when).
  3. Compliance with eBay changes. If you're editing an older Good 'Til Cancelled listing, that listing may not be fully in compliance with more recent changes to eBay policies. A common problem is listings that mention check or money order as payment methods, though these are no longer accepted. Edit the listing to bring it into compliance with new requirements. Read more about the latest changes in the Seller Center.
  4. Narrow it down. Try cutting down the number of fields or listings you are trying to edit at once, which will help you find what's causing the problem.
  5. Ask for help. Have you checked out eBay discussion boards? There are boards for most eBay-owned tools, where you can search for answers to questions from people who've faced the same dilemmas as you or ask your own question. Third-party tools often host their own boards as well. You can also contact eBay for assistance with eBay-owned tools. For assistance with third-party tools, please contact the third-party developer directly.

eBay listing tools

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  • Single Listing Tool

    Create and manage single listings with just a few clicks of the mouse.

    This is ideal for sellers who don't list a lot of items at once.

    Inventory volume: Low Technical Difficulty: Easy

  • Multiple Listing Tool

    Want to list large amounts of inventory efficiently? Create and edit multiple listings at once.

    Inventory volume: Medium Technical Difficulty: Easy

  • Seller Hub

    Discover the streamlined way to build and run your eBay business.

    Designed for professional sellers, Seller Hub puts all the tools and insights you'll need into one easy-to-use place.

    Inventory volume: All Technical Difficulty: Easy

  • Selling Manager Pro

    Sell more (and more efficiently) by better managing inventory, learning from monthly sales reports, and automating feedback, listing, and relisting.

    Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Easy

  • Seller Hub Reports

    Seller Hub Reports, formerly known as eBay File Exchange, lets you upload and manage your inventory easily and efficiently in CSV or tab-delimited files.

    If you use a third-party inventory application and need to upload the information to eBay, this tool is for you.

    Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Merchant Integration Platform

    We've got high-volume small-business and enterprise merchants covered.

    Merchant Integration Platform is a feed-based platform that lets you upload your inventory in bulk, then quickly and efficiently create listings and manage orders.

    Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Advanced

  • Trading APIs

    eBay API's enable Certified Partners to integrate seamlessly with the eBay marketplace.

    Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Advanced

  • Large Merchant Services

    Leverage eBay's robust IT infrastructure and reduce demands on your network bandwidth by shifting the processing burden of very large inventories from your servers to ours.

    Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Advanced



Seller Hub Reports

Getting started

How to create templates to list your inventory on eBay

  1. Go to the Reports tab in Seller Hub
  2. Select Upload on the right-hand side
  3. Select the Download template button
  4. Select Listings from the Source options
  5. Select Basic template as the template type
  6. Select Download

If Reports are new to you, we recommend that you try listing a single product first to familiarize yourself with the tool.

Once your template is downloaded, you'll need to convert it into a .csv file. Here’s how:

  1. Open the template on your computer
  2. Fill in all the required fields in the template. (Fields marked with an asterisk* are required)
  3. Under the Actions column in the excel sheet, enter "Add"
  4. Save the template in the .csv format
Instructions and resources
  • What is the Seller Hub Reports tool and what does it allow you to do?

    Seller Hub Reports allows you to upload and download data from eBay in CSV format to manage listings, download orders and provide fulfillment information. You can access the new Reports tab in Seller Hub.

    It can also be accessed programmatically with the same file feeds, through the Feeds API, using eBay OAuth.

  • What can I do with a Report?

    A report allows you to import data about sales to a bookkeeping program or manual audits to see the status and performance of your business. These are not meant to be uploaded. These reports do not contain data about returns or refunds.

  • How far back can Seller Hub Reports download data?

    Seller Hub Reports can download data for the last 90 days. To obtain data beyond this timeframe, Sellers would need to request their eBay data by clicking on this link here.

  • What is a template and how can I use it to create a listing?

    A template is a file with predefined column headers that is meant to be reuploaded for listing or fulfillment related business activities.

    We are now working on a brand new template for uploading new items. Currently, we have an Edit price and quantity template as well as a template called Order tracking and shipping info, which can be used to add tracking to an order.

  • How do I add formatting into my listing descriptions?

    Since CSV files are flat text only, all file formatting needs to be specified via HTML. A free online HTML editor, or an eBay draft listing, can be used to generate the code. For those unfamiliar with HTML, it is recommended to keep things simple to avoid compatibility issues (paragraphs, bullet points, etc.) All HTML editors also have to be free of hard/carriage returns.

  • What is the word “Variation” used for in a template?

    Also called multi-SKU, it identifies multiple variants of the same single product (such as colors or sizes). Variation helps to define products in addition to item specifics.



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