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However, I have spent hours trying to transfer my existing ebay listings into Magento using Mapping.
Is there a guide for this?
As usual, experimenting with only 1 ebay simple product, I created a new magento product (same, SKU, description, etc) and mapped the products. Where I am currently stuck is that the mapped product (in the default listing in M2EPRO) does NOT inherit the default listing custom description template (i.e. the template Matt and Dave put together).
Furthermore, although I realise that the ebay title has to stay the same as the original listing title, I added more info to the magento listing which has not transferred over to the mapped listing…….???
The strange thing is when previewing the item in the “edit listing settings” section, the item appears perfectly in the template.
All the rest of the products in the default listing category are fine in that they appear as per the listing template and have the same information as that input into magento.
Is it that mapped products “imported” from ebay do not take the template settings and rules of the template listings?
Any help on this would be appreciated as I have spent nearly 3 hours fiddling around and have not got anywhere.
As it stands right now, there is not currently a guide for this. Matt is working on a tool to help with this called Export My Listings, however it isn’t ready yet.
The key to doing this however is to use the Custom Title field within eBay. The closest thing we have to a tutorial on this is a Youtube Vid we put together here:
Can you let me know if that has helped at all and how you get on
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Thanks for this Dave.
I watched the video and followed the instructions and basically this sorted the mapping issue.
The key was having the correct settings in the ebay account tab so thanks alot for this.
As a P.S. it would be good if the forums had an option to go directly to “your posts” i.e. all the posts you have been active in as it is a bit of a mission to find and reply to previous posts.
Hi Matt or Dave,
Can I confirm that mapping only works on simple products on ebay. With a configurable ebay Variation product, I’ve read somewhere that it doesn’t work, I’ve also tried and can’t get it to map properly. It seems you must stop the ebay listing and relist with the product created in Magento and M2E.
Strangely this seems to be the opposite on Amazon. It seems not possible to send a configuarable product to Amazon (from what I’ve read, not tried it), but mapping variation products that were created on Amazon works fine for me.
Am I understanding correctly?
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Yep also to confirm you can’t currently create variations on Amazon from M2EPro, just simple products, however…. if the variations are already on Amazon, you just add in the ASIN for these into M2EPro.
Dave Furness said
Variations mapping and eBay.
How do I phrase this simply, it’s either going to work straight away or it’s going to be a bieach.
Also to put this into perspective, eBay is very funky and extremely particular for variation listings and this is the same challenge that any 3rd party software has.
The details you have in Magento must exactly (and I mean exactly) match what is on eBay, down to variation titles, spaces, values and setup and I know from what I’ve seen it can be quite frustrating.
The key point to remember is that if they don’t exactly match and you’re having problems with one or more variation listings when mapping, it’s the data, it doesn;t match exactly and frankly on some listings, we’ve suggested biting the bullet and relisting. Not ideal, but was the far easier thing to do.
Hi, thanks for your answers, it kind of confirms what I thought, although I didn’t think the eBay mapping worked at all.
I think I will go ahead and relist with M2E pro rather than trying to get ebay mapping to work, sound like a nightmare.
I did the eBay title mapping, but it seems that M2E Pro still just mapped the website title. I asked M2EPro to create the listing, so I assume it must use something for the title and in that situation it would ignore the mapping? Not a big deal as I am going to have to really fix up the listings anyway and add item specifics, etc. other areas that are not mapped, via import/export.
Hi, just an update to my question last week.
Actually the ebay mapping did work, I just didn’t realsie it had. One of the variation items sold on ebay and as I had the same item mapped in Amazon it reduced the quantity, so it worked perfectly. Maybe it’s not as difficult as we thought to map ebay variation items.
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