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Creating eBay Ads via the User Interface

The most basic way to create eBay ads is via the ChannelAdvisor User Interface. This method allows you to create ads one at a time. If you need to edit and create many ads you will want to consider utilizing one of the eBay Ad Bulk Upload options available.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

How to Create eBay Ads via the User Interface


Follow the steps below to complete this task:

  1. Navigate to Marketplaces > eBay > Product Mapping > Ads Beta.

  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click Create and select Create Ad from Inventory from the drop-down menu.

  3. Select the products to be included in this ad by checking the checkbox at the beginning of the product. You can use the search or filter options to be able to find an item.

  4. Select the Create Ads button once the products have been selected.

  5. Select your ad components:

    • Select a posting template or click Create New... to create a new posting template. For more information about creating a posting template, please also refer to the Posting Templates Overview page.
    • Select a description template or click Create New... to create a new description template. For more information about creating a description template, please also refer to the Creating a Description Template page.
    • Select the 1st eBay category. Adding a 2nd category is optional as it will incur additional fees. The category ID can be entered or you can search for the category using the Select a 1st Category link.

      Please note: You may only assign the category through the ad if a generic posting template has been assigned. This is the recommended practice for assigning the eBay category to your products.

      The First Marketplace Category window is used to determine the category ID. Double-click on a category in the first box which will begin to drill down to the specific category the SKU(s) should fall under. The category ID will populate at the end of the category tree. Click Save Changes to return the category ID to the Ad.

    • Select a schedule or click Create New... to create a new schedule. For more information about creating a posting template, please also refer to the Using eBay Schedules link. (Not mandatory but highly recommended)

      Please note: If listing variations you must assign a schedule in order for the variation to list properly. 

  6. Once all of the applicable options have been selected, there are three option to save the ad:
    • Save and Exit – allows the ad to be posted according to the schedule you have selected
    • Save and Post Now – allows the ad to be posted immediately
    • Save and Create More Ads – saves the current and returns to the original screen to create more ads

 

Post eBay Ads Immediately

You also have the ability to post a listing immediately or to set a date and time in the future for the Ads to list. This feature basically bridges the gap between assigning detailed, specific schedules to Ads and having them list to the marketplace instantly.

Follow the steps below to complete this task:

  1. After creating the ad following the instructions listed above, click on the drop down menu for Save and Exit and select Save and Post Now .

  2. On the Post Now page, enter the quantity in each listing or select All available inventory . Select the number of days or GTC (Good till Cancel) (Unlimited) in the Duration dropdown. Click Post Now to complete the posting or Cancel to void the action and return to the eBay Ads screen.

The most basic way to create eBay ads is via the ChannelAdvisor User Interface. This method allows you to create ads one at a time. If you need to edit and create many ads you will want to consider utilizing one of the eBay Ad Bulk Upload options available.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

How to Create eBay Ads via the User Interface


Follow the steps below to complete this task:

  1. Navigate to Marketplaces > eBay > Product Mapping > Ads Beta.

  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click Create and select Create Ad from Inventory from the drop-down menu.

  3. Select the products to be included in this ad by checking the checkbox at the beginning of the product. You can use the search or filter options to be able to find an item.

  4. Select the Create Ads button once the products have been selected.

  5. Select your ad components:

    • Select a posting template or click Create New... to create a new posting template. For more information about creating a posting template, please also refer to the Posting Templates Overview page.
    • Select a description template or click Create New... to create a new description template. For more information about creating a description template, please also refer to the Creating a Description Template page.
    • Select the 1st eBay category. Adding a 2nd category is optional as it will incur additional fees. The category ID can be entered or you can search for the category using the Select a 1st Category link.

      Please note: You may only assign the category through the ad if a generic posting template has been assigned. This is the recommended practice for assigning the eBay category to your products.

      The First Marketplace Category window is used to determine the category ID. Double-click on a category in the first box which will begin to drill down to the specific category the SKU(s) should fall under. The category ID will populate at the end of the category tree. Click Save Changes to return the category ID to the Ad.

    • Select a schedule or click Create New... to create a new schedule. For more information about creating a posting template, please also refer to the Using eBay Schedules link. (Not mandatory but highly recommended)

      Please note: If listing variations you must assign a schedule in order for the variation to list properly. 

  6. Once all of the applicable options have been selected, there are three option to save the ad:
    • Save and Exit – allows the ad to be posted according to the schedule you have selected
    • Save and Post Now – allows the ad to be posted immediately
    • Save and Create More Ads – saves the current and returns to the original screen to create more ads

 

Post eBay Ads Immediately

You also have the ability to post a listing immediately or to set a date and time in the future for the Ads to list. This feature basically bridges the gap between assigning detailed, specific schedules to Ads and having them list to the marketplace instantly.

Follow the steps below to complete this task:

  1. After creating the ad following the instructions listed above, click on the drop down menu for Save and Exit and select Save and Post Now .

  2. On the Post Now page, enter the quantity in each listing or select All available inventory . Select the number of days or GTC (Good till Cancel) (Unlimited) in the Duration dropdown. Click Post Now to complete the posting or Cancel to void the action and return to the eBay Ads screen.

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