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Getting ebay to use magento skus
Ollie Wright

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February 27, 2014 - 9:29 am
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Hi Matt and Dave,

Newbie using M2E here! We were using magento and ebay completely separately and that worked fine until we got about 15 orders in one day and I had to manually enter them all onto magento!!

Decided to use M2E Pro and while the theory looks good, we are experiencing a lot of problems!!!

Magento has created a new product for each of the listings on ebay, not necessarily a bad thing because our website and ebay pricing are different, but it does confuse the stock levels. All of the ebay created products also now have an SKU that is just the item description on ebay! That is creating rather a messy invoice.

If this does not make any sense, please ask me to clarify!

cheers

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Dave Furness

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February 27, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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Hi Ollie

It sounds like you need to use the “Custome Title” field within eBay. This field is eBays version of a SKU column and if that is blank then Magento is looking to the description to tell you what product that is.

If you were to fill in the Custom Title field with your Magento SKU then this should stop this problem…you may find the “What is a SKU” tutorial handy here: https://understandinge.com/tutorial/ss-0001/ if you haven’t seen it already.

Give this a try and let us know how you get on.

Dave

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Ollie Wright

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February 28, 2014 - 1:53 pm
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Hi Dave,

Thanks, that makes sense! Just before I do this though, we have got 2 completely different pricing structures for ebay and the web shop. Ebay prices have VAT and shipping included, where as the web shop prices have neither, and the starting prices differ too, so for example, the price on ebay is not just the web shop price plus VAT and shipping! Can we still use the SKUs from Magento, or do we need to make up a new set for ebay, and if we do, how will that work for stock control?

cheers Ollie

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Dave Furness

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February 28, 2014 - 2:34 pm
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Hey Ollie

This should be really straight forward :) You can use the same SKU’s and instead create a new price attribute for eBay. This will allow you to have two separate price fields one for eBay and one for the webstore. Then all you do is set the new eBay Price attribute in the M2E Pro pricing policy that your listings are using, and that should do the trick :)

Dave

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