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Manually Specifying Vehicles for eBay's Parts Compatibility – UK Specifications

The manual specification method allows you to define the specific vehicles supported by the listed automotive part. Specification rules vary by the different locales. This page discusses the UK specifications. To view alternative locale specifications see below.

The only option for UK Fitment listings is to individually list each of the Make, Model, Variant, and potentially other characteristics for the vehicles supported by the part. Each possible vehicle option needs to be detailed to ensure that comprehensive options are provided to prospective shoppers. While there is a limit of 3000 compatible vehicles that can be supported, combining several Body Style and Engine listings into a single specification will allow you to define your parts comprehensively and stay under the 3000 limit. Parts with more than 3000 compatibilities will be rejected, so you can submit more comprehensive lists by only including Make, Model, Variant when sufficient to describe the vehicles.

For this information, eBay is using AAIA-compliant (ACES) definitions of the vehicles. If you know that your items will not be part of the catalog and will have to be listed in this format, it will be to your advantage to research this information and determine how to collect the various vehicle details for each of your items. You can download the official list of supported vehicles (now available directly from eBay, updated quarterly) to ensure that your submissions will be successful.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topic before continuing:

 

Tasks to Complete


To configure manual parts compatibility, your information will need to be in one of the following formats:

 

Detailed Format (Vehicle Parts only)

Use the following format to provide the necessary vehicle options:

car make | MODEL | variant | body style | cars type | cars year | ENGINE::NOTES
CAR MAKE | MODEL | VARIANT | BODY STYLE | CARS TYPE | CARS YEAR | ENGINE::NOTES

  • Car Make, Model and Variant are required fields 
  • Body Style, Cars Type, Cars Year, Engine, and Notes fields are optional and should only be used when necessary.    
  • The pipe is used as a separator between the vehicle information
  • The double colon (::) marks any notes that should be included
  • Line breaks indicate a different vehicle 

Please note: Due to minor updates that can cause your products to fail we strongly recommend against using the Body Style, Type, Year, and Engine values unless absolutely necessary for your item, or to focus on using the KType values instead and avoid any nuanced changes eBay may make to the vehicle specification data. If intending to export fitment information you may need to separate each vehicle using ^^ instead of line breaks.


Examples 1:

Jeep|Cherokee|-- [1980-1986] SUV
Jeep|Cherokee|KJ [2001-2007] SUV::Special note about KJ model
Jeep|Cherokee|KK [2008-2011] SUV
Jeep|Cherokee|XJ [1984-2001] SUV

Example 2: A more complex option, specifying certain information about some Acura NSX vehicles could have this format:

Acura|NSX|-- [1990-2005] Coupe|Coupe|R 3.0|1992-95|2977ccm 256HP 188KW (Petrol)
Acura|NSX|NA1 [1995-1997] Targa|Targa|T 3.0|1995|2977ccm 256HP 188KW (Petrol)
Acura|NSX|-- [1990-2005] Coupe|Coupe|3.2|1999-01|3179ccm 280HP 206KW (Petrol)
Acura|NSX|-- [1990-2005] Coupe::All engines are supported. 

 

KType Format (Vehicle Parts only)

Use this format if you have the ktype values. KType values can be retrieved from the Master Vehicle List published by eBay .

Ktype::notes
KTYPE::NOTES

  • The KType value is a special number assigned by eBay that identifies a specific vehicle without requiring the details of Make, Model, Variant, and others to be specified by the seller and is an alternate method to submit the same information. 
  • Line breaks indicate a different vehicle.

Example: 
13566
13579
13573
13562::All engines are supported.

Please note: There is a limit of 3000 compatible vehicles that can be supported, combining several Body Style and Engine listings into a single specification will allow you to define your parts comprehensively and stay under the 3000 limit. Parts with more than 3000 compatibilities will be rejected, so you can submit more comprehensive lists by only including Make, Model, Variant when sufficient to describe the vehicles. 

 

ePID Format (Motorcycle Parts only)

Use this format if you have the ktype values. ePID values can be retrieved from the Master Motorcycle List published by eBay.

EPID::notes
EPID::NOTES

  • The ePID value is a special number assigned by eBay that identifies a specific motorcyle without requiring the details of Make, Model, Variant, and others to be specified by the seller and is an alternate method to submit the same information. 
  • Line breaks indicate a different vehicle.

Example: 
998741254
545486321
26526568
665893222::All engines are supported.

Please note: There is a limit of 3000 compatible vehicles that can be supported.

 

Alternative Methods to Configure Fitment

Choose from any one of these alternative methods to configure your account for eBay's parts compatibility program:

The manual specification method allows you to define the specific vehicles supported by the listed automotive part. Specification rules vary by the different locales. This page discusses the UK specifications. To view alternative locale specifications see below.

The only option for UK Fitment listings is to individually list each of the Make, Model, Variant, and potentially other characteristics for the vehicles supported by the part. Each possible vehicle option needs to be detailed to ensure that comprehensive options are provided to prospective shoppers. While there is a limit of 3000 compatible vehicles that can be supported, combining several Body Style and Engine listings into a single specification will allow you to define your parts comprehensively and stay under the 3000 limit. Parts with more than 3000 compatibilities will be rejected, so you can submit more comprehensive lists by only including Make, Model, Variant when sufficient to describe the vehicles.

For this information, eBay is using AAIA-compliant (ACES) definitions of the vehicles. If you know that your items will not be part of the catalog and will have to be listed in this format, it will be to your advantage to research this information and determine how to collect the various vehicle details for each of your items. You can download the official list of supported vehicles (now available directly from eBay, updated quarterly) to ensure that your submissions will be successful.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topic before continuing:

 

Tasks to Complete


To configure manual parts compatibility, your information will need to be in one of the following formats:

 

Detailed Format (Vehicle Parts only)

Use the following format to provide the necessary vehicle options:

car make | MODEL | variant | body style | cars type | cars year | ENGINE::NOTES
CAR MAKE | MODEL | VARIANT | BODY STYLE | CARS TYPE | CARS YEAR | ENGINE::NOTES

  • Car Make, Model and Variant are required fields 
  • Body Style, Cars Type, Cars Year, Engine, and Notes fields are optional and should only be used when necessary.    
  • The pipe is used as a separator between the vehicle information
  • The double colon (::) marks any notes that should be included
  • Line breaks indicate a different vehicle 

Please note: Due to minor updates that can cause your products to fail we strongly recommend against using the Body Style, Type, Year, and Engine values unless absolutely necessary for your item, or to focus on using the KType values instead and avoid any nuanced changes eBay may make to the vehicle specification data. If intending to export fitment information you may need to separate each vehicle using ^^ instead of line breaks.


Examples 1:

Jeep|Cherokee|-- [1980-1986] SUV
Jeep|Cherokee|KJ [2001-2007] SUV::Special note about KJ model
Jeep|Cherokee|KK [2008-2011] SUV
Jeep|Cherokee|XJ [1984-2001] SUV

Example 2: A more complex option, specifying certain information about some Acura NSX vehicles could have this format:

Acura|NSX|-- [1990-2005] Coupe|Coupe|R 3.0|1992-95|2977ccm 256HP 188KW (Petrol)
Acura|NSX|NA1 [1995-1997] Targa|Targa|T 3.0|1995|2977ccm 256HP 188KW (Petrol)
Acura|NSX|-- [1990-2005] Coupe|Coupe|3.2|1999-01|3179ccm 280HP 206KW (Petrol)
Acura|NSX|-- [1990-2005] Coupe::All engines are supported. 

 

KType Format (Vehicle Parts only)

Use this format if you have the ktype values. KType values can be retrieved from the Master Vehicle List published by eBay .

Ktype::notes
KTYPE::NOTES

  • The KType value is a special number assigned by eBay that identifies a specific vehicle without requiring the details of Make, Model, Variant, and others to be specified by the seller and is an alternate method to submit the same information. 
  • Line breaks indicate a different vehicle.

Example: 
13566
13579
13573
13562::All engines are supported.

Please note: There is a limit of 3000 compatible vehicles that can be supported, combining several Body Style and Engine listings into a single specification will allow you to define your parts comprehensively and stay under the 3000 limit. Parts with more than 3000 compatibilities will be rejected, so you can submit more comprehensive lists by only including Make, Model, Variant when sufficient to describe the vehicles. 

 

ePID Format (Motorcycle Parts only)

Use this format if you have the ktype values. ePID values can be retrieved from the Master Motorcycle List published by eBay.

EPID::notes
EPID::NOTES

  • The ePID value is a special number assigned by eBay that identifies a specific motorcyle without requiring the details of Make, Model, Variant, and others to be specified by the seller and is an alternate method to submit the same information. 
  • Line breaks indicate a different vehicle.

Example: 
998741254
545486321
26526568
665893222::All engines are supported.

Please note: There is a limit of 3000 compatible vehicles that can be supported.

 

Alternative Methods to Configure Fitment

Choose from any one of these alternative methods to configure your account for eBay's parts compatibility program:

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