Vehicle parts compatibility



What is parts compatibility?

Parts compatibility allows sellers to show a variety of vehicles that are compatible with a part or accessory in a single listing.

With parts compatibility you can create one listing describing a single part and add a complete list of compatible vehicles from more than 37,000 models.

What are the benefits to my business for using parts compatibility in my listings?

More potential sales

  • Buyers can easily find parts that fit their specific vehicle.
  • Listings with parts compatibility information appear higher in search results as they are more relevant to the buyer.
  • Gives customers’ more confidence that the part will fit the vehicle they are buying it for.

Less potential cost

  • Decreased fees from duplicate listings.
  • Less time and money spent on returns.
  • Less resources devoted to answering customer questions about whether the part will fit their specific vehicle.

Compatibility Methods

  • Make, Model & Variant
  • KType

Make, Model & Variant

If your product has Make, Model and Variant data you can use this to match to an eBay parts compatibility tree. The compatibility tree allows you to map make, model, variant, year, submodel & engine, however the only required fields are Make, Model and Variant.

Creating The Category Tree

  1. From the Neto Dashboard navigate to eBay > Setup & Tools and choose Import eBay Categories.



  2. Select Import eBay Vehicle Compatibility Categories from the drop down menu and click Continue.



  3. Choose the eBay Category Tree to download. If you are setting up parts compatibility for the first time, select Create A New Category Tree and Only Insert New Records. Name the tree Parts Compatibility.



    When complete click Import Data.

Assign Parts Compatibility To Products

Individually

Parts Compatibility can be assigned to products in the same way as product categories. Please follow the how to add a product to a product category instructions, remembering to select Parts Compatibility instead of Product Category.

Bulk Method

To assign parts compatibility to multiple products at once use the Neto Import Wizard to upload a csv file with your products and the associated compatibility information.

Below is an example of how you can structure the layout of the csv file.

SKU Year Make Model Submodel Variant Engine Notes
SKU_1 2002 Holden Commodore i V8 (2000-2002) RWD Sedan 5665cc 225KW (Petrol) Auto
SKU_1 2002 Holden Commodore i V8 (2000-2002) RWD Ute 5665cc 225KW (Petrol) Auto
SKU_1 2002 Holden Commodore i V8 (2000-2002) RWD Wagon 5665cc 225KW (Petrol) Auto
SKU_1 2002 Holden Commodore i V8 (2000-2002) RWD Sedan 5665cc 225KW (Petrol) Auto
SKU_2 2004 Holden Commodore i V8 (2000-2002) RWD Ute 5665cc 225KW (Petrol) Auto

The template for importing the above file would look like this



Please Note: The notes section uses :: as a separator which is defined on the Update Options tab.



Configure The Listing Rules Template

  1. From the Neto Dashboard navigate to eBay > Listing Rule Templates.



  2. Open the template you wish to use to list using parts compatibility by clicking on the appropriate ID.



  3. On the Categorisation & Listing Rules tab select a fall back category that allows part compatibility.



  4. A drop down will appear under the Specifics section called Compatibility List. Select Parts Compatibility and click Save.



    All products using this rules template will now push the Parts Compatibility data assigned through to eBay.

KType

The kType mapping allows you to define which makes and models of cars are compatible with the product by a reference number associated with each product.

The master list of kTpe data is available to download from eBay.

Creating The Category Tree

  1. From the Neto Dashboard navigate to Setup & Tools > All Settings & Tools.



  2. Under Control Panel click Content Types Manager.



  3. Click Add New.



  4. Populate the Name and Unique Code fields with kType and click Save & Close.



Import kType Codes Into Neto

  1. Download the latest kType code list.

  2. In the Neto Dashboard navigate to Setup & Tools > Import.



  3. Click Perform Complex Import and then choose Start Data Import Wizard.



  4. Select Category Or Content in the What Are You Importing? drop down box. Then click Choose File and upload the kType code list. When complete click Continue To Next Step.



  5. Modify the field mapping to look like the below image and click Continue To Next Step.



  6. Click Continue To Next Step again and then Process File Now.

Please Note: Due to the size of the file, it may take several minutes for the file to be imported.

Assign kTypes codes to products

Individually

KType codes can be assigned to products in the same way as product categories.Please follow the how to add a product to a product category instructions, remembering to select kType instead of Product Category.

Bulk Method

To assign kType codes to multiple products at once it is best use the Neto Import Wizard to upload a csv file with your products and the associated kType codes.

Configure The Listing Rules Template to use kType

  1. From the Neto Dashboard navigate to eBay > Listing Rule Templates.



  2. Open the template you wish to use to list using kType codes by clicking on the appropriate ID.



  3. On the Categorisation & Listing Rules tab select a fall back category that allows compatibility.



  4. A drop down will appear under the Specifics section called Compatibility List. Select kType and click Save.



    All products using this rules template will now push the kType data assigned through to eBay.


  • Last Modified: 27/04/2017 Neto Version: 6.8