Categorisation



  1. Click on the Categorisation & Listing Rules tab.

  2. As we have already setup our Category Mapping, tick Use category mapping. If you don’t tick this, it will simply try and list the product based on the fallback category or the category defined in the List to eBay section on the product level.

    Fallback categories are used as backup categories in case there is no mapping available. An example of this is when your category mapping is not completed or you simply do not have a category selected on the product level.

    You can also setup Fallback Secondary Category however this should only be done if you are listing the products in two categories.

  3. Once you’ve set your Primary Category and Primary Store Category, you may want to add Specifics to your listing template however it is not mandatory. Specifics are good for items where you need to include extra information, such as ratings if you sell movies or materials if you sell clothing.
  4. To add a new specific, click the Add New Primary Category Specific button and add your Specific and Value. If you have more than one, simply click the button again to add more fields.

    In our example, our Specific/Value is Material and Plastic.



    The specifics listed here will show up on the ebay listing just above the description as per the example below.



    If the value of the specific is different for every product, you can choose instead to map these with Specifics/Values listed on the product level. To do this, simply add the Specific but leave the Value field blank.

    To setup a specific on the product level, simply follow the steps below.

    From the Neto dashboard, go to Products > View Products > Click on the Product and go to the Specific/Filters tab, add the specific and value and click the Add Specific button.



    In the example above, we have Rating: MA15. On the eBay listing rules template, we would simply have the Specific as ‘Rating’ and the value blank.

  5. Next, we want to scroll to the Variations heading. In this section we want to determine if the listing rules template is going to be for variation products or not. If you are planning to use the template for variation listings (for example, a t-shirt that might come in multiple colours and sizes) then tick the box.
  6. If you intend to have both types of products, at the end of this tutorial simply clone the template and remove the tick and name it appropriately.



  7. Next, we want to scroll down to the Listing Rules heading. In this section we want to determine what type of listings we want to create on ebay, ie. auctions or fixed priced listings.
  8. The most common settings for this section are:

    Option Preferred Selection
    Listing Type Fixed Price Item
    Listing Duration GTC
    Listing Schedule List Manually (not on a schedule)
    Relist Options Relist item immediately when any listing ends
    Do Not Relist After Blank
    Maximum Relists Blank
    Private Auction Unticked

    When setting the Listing Duration, we recommend setting this to GTC (Good til cancelled) as this will allow the listing to stay on and will keep your sales history.

    A Listing Schedule is good for people who add products regularly and don’t have to worry about remembering to list their items to ebay, where a manual process will allow you to have more control over listing.

  9. Next, we want to scroll down to the Stock Control heading. In this section we want to determine how to manage stock. This is an important part of the system and selecting the wrong information here can often cause issues.
  10. The most common settings for this section are:

    Option Preferred Selection
    Sell Individual Items
    Maximum Quantity to List Anywhere between 5-10, eBay does not display more than 10
    Automatically Maintain Stock Levels Ticked
    Stock Buffer (Offset) 0
    Stock Control Source All Warehouses

    If you set the Maximum Quantity to List as 10 however only have 5 in stock, the system will recognise this and will
    only list 5.

    If you choose to untick Automatically Maintain Stock Levels, this will list available stock but will not replenish stock even if there is stock available.

    If you choose to Turn Off Stock Control, this will list the maximum quantity despite available stock in your store and run the risk of overselling.

    A Stock Buffer (Offset) value will reverse X amount of stock to prevent the risk of overselling. This is especially important for drop-shippers who do not get regular stock updates from their suppliers. We recommend you offset by at least 1 to reduce the risk of overselling.

    Setting Stock Control Source to All Warehouses will mean stock is listed based on all warehouses. You can decide to restrict this setting to single warehouse if you are only dedicating one location for ebay stock.

Continue to Step 3.


Last Modified: 26/07/2016 Neto Version: 6.3