Tell me… have you spent way too much time listing products to eBay, Amazon and your web store?
Well, in a few easy steps I am going to show you how to BULK LIST items to your marketplaces, quickly and with little effort.
What you’ll need
- eBay HTML template (We have one you can use here)
- Inventory items uploaded to Linnworks (With images)
- A cup of tea (Very important)
In the video I will be showing you how to bulk upload our Linnworks Guru Action Figure, based on my colleague, Josh Neale (AKA The Linnworks Guru) P.S. the action figure sadly is fictional… for the moment!
The channel we are going to list on today is eBay.
Step 1 – The configurator
So what is a configurator? In layman’s terms it is a template for your items to be listed with; I personally recommend making one for each category you sell on. (Though there are ways of using a single configurator for multiple categories, ask our team for more info on that.)
So when creating a configurator you will need to go through the options from left to right, starting with the Config Name. Below I have written a quick explanation of what each of these sections does:
Config Name: The name of the configurator, you can call it what you like.
Templates: This shows how many listings have been created with this configurator.
Main: Here you choose the eBay account, the country, type of Listing (Fixed Price Listing or Auction), duration and so on.
Returns: Your returns policy goes here.
Payment: Select what payment methods you accept and enter your PayPal email address (if you’re accepting PayPal).
Shipping: This is where all your shipping information goes, including selecting different shipping methods which will be available to the customer.
Categories: The category that you want to list your items into on eBay.
Specifications: Some categories have their own specifics, like material, age, type etc. This information goes here.
Variations: This is for creating and controlling variation listings, so you can assign extended properties for options like colour, size et
Store: If you have an eBay store, this allows you to allocate these items into a store category.
HTML Template: This is where we include your eBay template - I’ll explain this a little further in Step 2.
Step 2 – The HTML Template
This is where we add your HTML template that you are going to use for your listings,. If you don’t have one don’t worry, I have created a very basic one that you can download for free.
In the HTML Template editor we have some cool features that will help you save a lot of time when it comes to listing.
You can pull the information direct from Linnworks such as Item Title, Item Description, Product Images, Dimensions and Weight plus if you are using the Extended Properties for some attributes, then you can include them too.
Step 3 – Bulk Listing your Items
This is the easiest part of the process, just simply find the items you want to list in the inventory screen of the listing tool, right click and select Create Listings.
From here you can choose the your configurator and this will take you to the listing screen; remember you can select multiple items by holding the Shift or Ctrl button on your keyboard.
You will now see a list of your items, which you can make amendments to pricing, title and other areas of the listings. The fields will be prefilled with the data that is already inside Linnworks.
The next step is to select all the items and click the Process Selected button, now watch as Linnworks bulk lists the selected items to eBay. Or go and make another cup of Tea ;)
So I hope you have enjoyed this little article, the tool can also List to Amazon, Big Commerce and Magento too.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself Charlie.McBroom@linnsystems.com
Or email the Linnworks Guru, Josh at Josh.Neale@linnsystems.com