Parts compatibility allows sellers to show a variety of vehicles that are compatible with a part or accessory in a single listing, helping to save time and money. For buyers, it is a great way to easily find parts that fit their specific cars or utes.
With parts compatibility listings, you can create one listing describing a single part and add a complete list of compatible vehicles. You can choose compatible cars for the part that you are listing from a Master Vehicle List (MVL) of more than 37,000 models. This eliminates the need to list one part multiple times to ensure all compatible cars, utes, or trucks are found in search.
Improved listings! Using parts compatibility, you can include a detailed list of compatible vehicles for a single part in one listing, reducing the number of listings you need to create. Compatibility information appears on the item page and is searchable. You can then use your 80 character title for popular search elements like brand or part number to better market your listing.
More potential sales
Less potential cost
If your product data has Make Model and Variant data you can use this to map to 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. Each SKU can have a number of make>model>variants associated with it.
Step 1. Download eBay Parts Compatibility tree
Step 2. Assign SKU's to parts compatibility tree
You can manually add the part compatibility by drilling into a product and adding relevant data in categorisation section.
Or you can import a CSV file structured in this format:
|EXAMPLE1_SKU||2002||Holden||Commodore||i V8||(2000-2002) RWD Sedan||5665cc 225KW (Petrol)||Auto|
|EXAMPLE1_SKU||2002||Holden||Commodore||i V8||(2000-2002) RWD Ute||5665cc 225KW (Petrol)||Auto|
|EXAMPLE1_SKU||2002||Holden||Commodore||i V8||(2000-2002) RWD Wagon||5665cc 225KW (Petrol)||Auto|
|EXAMPLE1_SKU||2001||Holden||Commodore||i V8||(2000-2002) RWD Sedan||5665cc 225KW (Petrol)||Auto|
|EXAMPLE2_SKU||2002||Holden||Commodore||i V8||(2000-2002) RWD Sedan||5665cc 225KW (Petrol)||Auto|
|EXAMPLE2_SKU||2002||Holden||Commodore||i V8||(2000-2002) RWD Ute||5665cc 225KW (Petrol)||Auto|
The template for importing the above file would look like this:
Note that the notes section uses :: as a separator which is defined under Update Options tab:
|EXAMPLE1_SKU||Holden>Commodore>(2000-2002) RWD Sedan>2002>i V8>5665cc 225KW (Petrol)::Auto|
The template for importing the above file would look like this (each column name is separated by a comma):
Note that the separator is a comma and that you set this up along with compatibility note separator under Update Options tab:
Step 3. Set your eBay listing rules template to use eBay Parts Compatibility
All products using this rules template will now feed the eBay Parts Compatibility data assigned to eBay.
To assign kTypes to listings, you must follow these steps:
Step 1. Create a New Content Type
Step 2. Import kType codes into the system
So that you have a complete and up to date list of kTypes in the system for you to assign to products, you must upload the kType code list.
Note: due to the size of the file, it may take several minutes for the file to be imported.
Step 3. Assign kTypes codes to products
You can assign kTypes codes to products the same way you assign product categories to products.
Step 4. Set your eBay listing rules template to use kTypes
All products using this rules template will now feed the kType data assigned to eBay.