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Supporting eBay Motors Fitment for Automotive Parts and Accessories

eBay supports a parts compatibility (fitment) solution for automotive parts on the US, UK, Australian, German, French, and Italian eBay sites. This application allows a seller to identify their items so that buyers can shop based on a specific vehicle to find parts for their vehicle. 

The Parts Compatibility (Fitment) functionality allows an item to be listed a single time and associated with all of the different applications. No longer will sellers need to list all of the different applications in separate listings, but can instead combine them together in a single listing and save on the listing fees while still being found based on the various search terms buyers may apply. The benefits:

  • Buyer – Easier discovery process to find the parts that fit their application
  • Seller – Listings only need to be submitted per product instead of per product and per application/fitment. This consolidation of listings can easily save a seller 75% or more on their listings fees while also increasing sales since buyers find the items more easily.

Click below to download our tip sheet:

 

Prerequisites 


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

  1. Supported Categories for eBay Fitment
  2. Working with eBay Item Specifics
  3. Posting Templates

 

Methods to Configure eBay Auto Fitment 


Choose from any of the following methods to complete this task:

  1. Matching your items to the eBay catalog (US only) – With a simple configuration on the posting template, sellers can automatically have all of their items mapped to the eBay parts catalog and used when items are submitted to eBay.
  2. Defining the specifications of the product (US only) – The specifications will be the same as submitted today by item specifics . If you are not yet submitting item specifics information with your listings, you should start doing so today to ensure your products have the appropriate details and are ready for the fitment functionality when launched.  
  3. Manually Specifying Vehicles for eBay Auto Fitment Catalog – The manual specification method allows you to define the specific vehicles supported by the listed automotive part. Specification rules vary by the different locales. For more information on the various specifications for each locale see these related pages

 

Eligible Categories


As eBay expands support to more categories in the locales listed below ChannelAdvisor will automatically be able to submit Parts Compatibility listings to those categories.

  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > Car & Truck Parts categories
  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > Vintage Car & Truck Parts categories
  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > Motorcycle Parts categories
  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > ATV Parts (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay UK > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Car Parts categories (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay UK > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Motorcycle Parts categories (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay AU > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Car, Truck Parts categories (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay DE > Auto & Motorrad: Teile (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay FR > Véhicules: pièces, accessoires > Auto: pièces détachées (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay IT > Veicoli: ricambi e accessori > Auto: ricambi (manual vehicle specification only)

eBay supports a parts compatibility (fitment) solution for automotive parts on the US, UK, Australian, German, French, and Italian eBay sites. This application allows a seller to identify their items so that buyers can shop based on a specific vehicle to find parts for their vehicle. 

The Parts Compatibility (Fitment) functionality allows an item to be listed a single time and associated with all of the different applications. No longer will sellers need to list all of the different applications in separate listings, but can instead combine them together in a single listing and save on the listing fees while still being found based on the various search terms buyers may apply. The benefits:

  • Buyer – Easier discovery process to find the parts that fit their application
  • Seller – Listings only need to be submitted per product instead of per product and per application/fitment. This consolidation of listings can easily save a seller 75% or more on their listings fees while also increasing sales since buyers find the items more easily.

Click below to download our tip sheet:

 

Prerequisites 


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

  1. Supported Categories for eBay Fitment
  2. Working with eBay Item Specifics
  3. Posting Templates

 

Methods to Configure eBay Auto Fitment 


Choose from any of the following methods to complete this task:

  1. Matching your items to the eBay catalog (US only) – With a simple configuration on the posting template, sellers can automatically have all of their items mapped to the eBay parts catalog and used when items are submitted to eBay.
  2. Defining the specifications of the product (US only) – The specifications will be the same as submitted today by item specifics . If you are not yet submitting item specifics information with your listings, you should start doing so today to ensure your products have the appropriate details and are ready for the fitment functionality when launched.  
  3. Manually Specifying Vehicles for eBay Auto Fitment Catalog – The manual specification method allows you to define the specific vehicles supported by the listed automotive part. Specification rules vary by the different locales. For more information on the various specifications for each locale see these related pages

 

Eligible Categories


As eBay expands support to more categories in the locales listed below ChannelAdvisor will automatically be able to submit Parts Compatibility listings to those categories.

  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > Car & Truck Parts categories
  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > Vintage Car & Truck Parts categories
  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > Motorcycle Parts categories
  • eBay US Motors > Parts & Accessories > ATV Parts (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay UK > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Car Parts categories (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay UK > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Motorcycle Parts categories (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay AU > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Car, Truck Parts categories (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay DE > Auto & Motorrad: Teile (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay FR > Véhicules: pièces, accessoires > Auto: pièces détachées (manual vehicle specification only)
  • eBay IT > Veicoli: ricambi e accessori > Auto: ricambi (manual vehicle specification only)
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