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Organisation (Store Views, Attribute sets)
Dave1
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November 13, 2013 - 10:32 pm
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I’m just wondering if you guys could share how you have things organised with regard to eBay accounts and Store Views etc?

I’m going to start adding some products and I’m hoping to get it right first time (otherwise I’ll need to keep re-installing and starting from the beginning again)

Assuming numerous product niches with the possibility of more than one website, ebay account and Amazon account for each (in different countries/currencies), what’s the best way to go about it?
Store view for every website, eBay account and Amazon account?
Attribute set for each general type of item? Or one for every specific category?

Was thinking of a hierarchy where the websites define product niches, stores define websites (on different URLS) and accounts and store views hold alternate languages. Like this:

Website – Music
…..Store – MyMusicWebsite.com
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – AnotherMusicWebsite.com (which sell the same or a subset of the products on MyMusicWebsite)
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – eBay.co.uk 1
…..Store – eBay.co.uk 2
…..Store – eBay.com in USD
…..Store – eBay.fr in EUR and French Language
…..Store – eBay.es in EUR Spanish Language
…..Store – Amazon.co.uk
…..Store – Amazon.com

Website – Sports
…..Store – MySportsWebsite.com
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – AnotherSportsWebsite.com (which sell the same or a subset of the products on MySportsWebsite)
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – eBay.co.uk 1
…..Store – eBay.co.uk 2
…..Store – eBay.com in USD
…..Store – eBay.fr in EUR and French Language
Store – eBay.es in EUR Spanish Language
Store – Amazon.co.uk
Store – Amazon.com

How does that look? Or am I better having a single store (per niche) for eBay and having the different accounts as store views, like this:

Website – Music
…..Store – MyMusicWebsite.com
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – AnotherMusicWebsite.com (which sell the same or a subset of the products on MyMusicWebsite)
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – eBay
……….Store view – eBay.co.uk
……….Store view – eBay.co.uk 2
……….Store view – eBay.com in USD
……….Store view – eBay.fr in EUR and French Language
……….Store view – eBay.es in EUR Spanish Language
…..Store – Amazon
……….Store view – Amazon.co.uk
……….Store view – Amazon.com

Website – Sport
…..Store – MySportsWebsite.com
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – AnotherSportsWebsite.com (which sell the same or a subset of the products on MySportsWebsite)
……….Store view – English
……….Store view – French
…..Store – eBay
……….Store view – eBay.co.uk
……….Store view – eBay.co.uk 2
……….Store view – eBay.com in USD
……….Store view – eBay.fr in EUR and French Language
……….Store view – eBay.es in EUR Spanish Language
…..Store – Amazon
……….Store view – Amazon.co.uk
……….Store view – Amazon.com

Or something completely different?

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 13, 2013 - 11:22 pm
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Hi Dave,

It’s the 3rd one that is the closest.

But a few ground rules which will help.

To have a different domain, you’ll need different websites, so if you have a diff domain then start that with a website.

Then for the online marketplaces, break them into languages, so eBay 1, eBay 2 and Amazon UK & Amazon US are grouped together in separate store views.

Hope that helps!

Matt

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Dave1
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November 14, 2013 - 10:08 am
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Cheers Matt!

So like this?

Website – MyDomain1.com
…..Store – Wesbsite Front End
………. Store View – English
………. Store View – French
…..Store – eBay
………. Store View – eBay.co.uk (GBP)
………. Store View – eBay.com (USD)
………. Store View – eBay.fr (EUR)
…..Store – Amazon
………. Store View – Amazon.co.uk (GBP)
………. Store View – Amazon.com (USD)
………. Store View – Amazon.fr (EUR)
Website – MyDomain2.com
…..Store – Wesbsite Front End
………. Store View – English
………. Store View – French
Website – MyDomain3.com
…..Store – Wesbsite Front End
………. Store View – English
………. Store View – French

Dave1
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November 14, 2013 - 10:11 am
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In fact, re-reading your reply, do you mean this?

Website – MyDomain1.com
…..Store – Wesbsite Front End
………. Store View – English
………. Store View – French
…..Store – English language Marketplaces
………. Store View – eBay.co.uk (GBP)
………. Store View – eBay.com (USD)
………. Store View – Amazon.co.uk (GBP)
………. Store View – Amazon.com (USD)
…..Store – French language Marketplaces
………. Store View – eBay.fr (EUR)
………. Store View – Amazon.fr (EUR)
Website – MyDomain2.com
…..Store – Wesbsite Front End
………. Store View – English
………. Store View – French
Website – MyDomain3.com
…..Store – Wesbsite Front End
………. Store View – English
………. Store View – French

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 14, 2013 - 10:47 am
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Hi Dave,

Yep it’s the latter one we’ll be using (I think anyway, I would need to check the notes for this to be 100% sure, but that looks right)

This is to do with the languages, so that they are bundled together.

Matt

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Dave1
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November 14, 2013 - 1:39 pm
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Cheers Matt, much appreciated.

Dave1
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November 20, 2013 - 11:17 pm
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Hi Matt,

Still trying to get my head around the best setup (as once I’ve set it up I’ll need to stick with it I guess)

What’s the advantage of having all the same languages grouped together?
It seems more logical to have a website for each domain, a website for eBay and a website for Amazon. And then inside each website have all the different language eBay and Amazon sites.

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 25, 2013 - 9:07 pm
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Hi Dave,

At the moment, we’re just sticking with the straightforward setup so that we can work on additional accounts after the base training is in place.

Matt

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