Ebay keeps dropping off years makes and models with each update. Competitors using other solutions seem to be able to override this and get the years makes and models that aren’t in the Ebay database into their parts compatibility listings any way.
Anyone have any success in doing this with M2E Pro?
This sounds like one for either @Richard Meldner or Chris Astley – The Website Guy as they both have experience with car parts and compatibilities
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Sorry the the late reply. There are several issues with eBay’s MVL you need to consider.
The public download of the information is usually really behind and while M2E Pro allows you to upload your custom information, it makes no sense to do that if the fitment is not part of the existing eBay API. I am also suspecting an issue with M2E Pro on really keeping up to date on this. It may not be them, but how they are getting the fitment info. I wouldn’t doubt that there is another file out there that eBay provided that is not up to date with API info.
To give you an example. The desktop listing software Sixbit downloads the fitments as needed in their table. Whenever I updated fitments using their software, I never ran into fitments that didn’t exist. Now if there is an old fitment, and eBay did away with it, or made a cosmetic change to the fitment (spelling error, clarification on trim, etc, then it will throw an error as well. With M2E Pro I have had issue where I made sure I downloaded the latest MVL info, but I still got upload errors…
So this whole fitment business is a bit of a mess. the less specific information you need, the better. For example if your parts fit all 1999, Honda Civic, All trims and engine, you are much better shape. However, with M2E Pro they still always drill it down to a specific engine and fitment, so this issue can still rear its ugly head. While with Sixbit, they send it as XML data, not a specific EPID number.
Of course, Sixbit doesn’t integrate with Magento, so there is that problem…
It’s a bit messy.
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