eBay bulk listing tools

Manage your listings more efficiently with eBay’s bulk listing tools.

eBay bulk listing tools

The ecommerce world moves fast, and when you’ve got a lot of active listings you want to be able to make changes to them quickly. eBay’s bulk listing tools let you create multiple listings at once and edit up to 500 live listings at a time so you can keep moving.

Choose the right listing tool

The right listing and editing tools depend on the size of your business, as well as the number and format of listings you have.

Single Listing Tool

Create and manage single listings with just a few clicks of the mouse.

This is ideal for sellers who don't list a lot of items at once.

Inventory volume: Low Technical Difficulty: Easy

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Multiple Listing Tool

Want to list large amounts of inventory efficiently? Create and edit multiple listings at once.

Inventory volume: Medium Technical Difficulty: Easy

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Seller Hub

Discover the streamlined way to build and run your eBay business.

Designed for professional sellers, Seller Hub puts all the tools and insights you'll need into one easy-to-use place.

Inventory volume: All Technical Difficulty: Easy

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Seller Hub Reports

Seller Hub Reports, formerly known as eBay File Exchange, lets you upload and manage your inventory easily and efficiently in CSV or tab-delimited files. 

If you use a third-party inventory application and need to upload the information to eBay, this tool is for you. Learn more about how to use Seller Hub Reports

Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Intermediate

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Merchant Integration Platform

We've got high-volume small-business and enterprise merchants covered.

Merchant Integration Platform is a feed-based platform that lets you upload your inventory in bulk, then quickly and efficiently create listings and manage orders.

Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Advanced

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Trading APIs

eBay API's enable Certified Partners to integrate seamlessly with the eBay marketplace.

Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Advanced

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Large Merchant Services

Leverage eBay's robust IT infrastructure and reduce demands on your network bandwidth by shifting the processing burden of very large inventories from your servers to ours.

Inventory volume: High Technical Difficulty: Advanced

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Tips for bulk editing your listings

Having trouble when you try to bulk edit your listings? Try these tips:

  1. Start simple. Read the error or alert message to see which listings aren’t working. Submit the listings that are working, then go back to correct the error on the remaining ones.

  2. Double check. Are you trying to edit a field such as listing format, which can’t be changed? Trying to edit an auction listing within 12 hours of auction end? Have outstanding Best Offers on a listing? These are some of the most common errors in bulk editing. Learn more about what you can and can’t edit (and when).

  3. Compliance with eBay changes. If you’re editing an older Good 'Til Cancelled listing, that listing may not be fully in compliance with more recent changes to eBay policies. A common problem is listings that mention check or money order as payment methods, though these are no longer accepted. Edit the listing to bring it into compliance with new requirements. Read more about the latest changes in the Seller Center.

  4. Narrow it down. Try cutting down the number of fields or listings you are trying to edit at once, which will help you find what’s causing the problem.

  5. Ask for help. Have you checked out eBay discussion boards? There are boards for most eBay-owned tools, where you can search for answers to questions from people who’ve faced the same dilemmas as you or ask your own question. Third-party tools often host their own boards as well. You can also contact eBay for assistance with eBay-owned tools. For assistance with third-party tools, please contact the third-party developer directly.

Third-party editing tools

Need to manage and edit more than 500 listings? You have access to third-party editing tools that can handle thousands of listings at a time. See what’s available on our Apps Center. Please note there may be costs associated with these solutions.

FAQs

Seller Hub Reports allows you to upload and download data from eBay in CSV format to manage listings, download orders, and provide fulfillment information. You can access the new Reports tab in Seller Hub.


It can also be accessed programmatically with the same file feeds, through the Feeds API, using eBay OAuth.

A report allows you to import data about sales to a bookkeeping program or manual audits to see the status and performance of your business. These are not meant to be uploaded. These reports do not contain data about returns or refunds.

Seller Hub Reports can download data for the last 90 days. To obtain data beyond this timeframe, Sellers would need to request their eBay data by clicking here.

A template is a file with predefined column headers that is meant to be reuploaded for listing or fulfillment related business activities.

We are now working on a brand new template for uploading new items. Currently, we have an Edit price and quantity template as well as a template called Order tracking and shipping info, which can be used to add tracking to an order.

Since CSV files are flat text only, all file formatting needs to be specified via HTML. A free online HTML editor, or an eBay draft listing, can be used to generate the code. For those unfamiliar with HTML, it is recommended to keep things simple to avoid compatibility issues (paragraphs, bullet points, etc.) All HTML editors also have to be free of hard/carriage returns.

Also called multi-SKU, it identifies multiple variants of the same single product (such as colors or sizes). Variation helps to define products in addition to item specifics.

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