What do I need to get Started?
- All you need is an eBay Storefront and listings on
SportsBuy. Below are the simple set-up directions to getting items listed on both sites simultaneously. (If you don't have an eBay Storefront or are signed up on SportsBuy, click the links below to get started).
- The Synchronization works from your SportsBuy
listings that you choose to send to eBay. (Please note: If you currently have listings on eBay that you would like to be synchronized on SportsBuy, contact MultiMarketLister@sportsbuy.com at 310.568.8825 x104.
- If you currently have an eBay Storefront & listings on SportsBuy, then at any time you can Click Here to Activate the SportsBuy/eBay synchronization. (Please note: Setting up the synchronization does not effect either your SportsBuy or your eBay Account. Not until you select which items you want to synchronize will the sync begin).
If you aren't registered on SportsBuy, you can Register for Free at anytime.
If you currently do not have an eBay Storefront, *Click Here to learn more.
2. How to get set-up (1-2 Minutes)
If you have an eBay Storefront and listings on SportsBuy,
you are now ready to Set-Up the Synchronization.
- If you haven't done so already, Click Here to Activate
Your SportsBuy/eBay Synchronization.
- Sign-in to your eBay Account and accept
the terms and conditions.
you have done that you are now ready to synchronize
your two storefronts.
3. How to set-up your Synchronization Defaults
Sync Default Settings Page)
- After accepting the terms/conditions
on eBay, you’ll
be sent back to SportsBuy and to your eBay Storefront Defaults Page.
- On your defaults page you’ll
need to set-up the following
- Beginning, Item & Ending
Description – IMPORTANT! DO NOT TYPE
IN ANY PRODUCT INFORMATION. Use these
description areas to set-up your full description
that will be displayed on all of your listings.
The item information will be automatically inserted
with each of your listings, so you do not need
to put in any item information in that area. See
Examples Below. ALL Default Descriptions are Optional.
A. Beginning Description - Type in and format an opening statement that will be displayed
in front of your items description i.e.– Thank
you for looking at our Storefront. The following
listing is for a
B. Item Description - Highlight the text and format it any way you want
with the HTML ruler. Do NOT remove, edit or add
any text in this box. This box is used to format
how your items description will be formatted when
it is displaye).
C. Ending Description Type in and format a closing statement with any information you want to be
displayed after your items description. (i.e.
your shipping rates & storefront policies, etc.).
- Default eBay Site – Currently
only eBay Storefronts are offered. Auctions & other sites are coming
- Default eBay Listing Duration – Select
what you typically offer 30 Day or Good Til Cancelled.
You’ll have a chance to change this default and
all of your defaults when you actually list an
item to eBay.
- Add Seller Notes – If
you use Seller Notes on SportsBuy, you’ll want to
enable this, which will allow your seller notes to
be automatically included into your full description that will
be with your listing on eBay.
- Enable Best Offer – If
you typically offer Best Offer on eBay, enable this
- Enable Gallery Feature – If
you typically add a Gallery, enable this default
- Counter – Choose
a counter if you want one added to your eBay listings.
- eBay Main Site Category – Currently,
a default (217 – General Sports Cards & Collectibles
Category) has been entered. To change this, click on
the Browse eBay Categories link and go through the
steps of selecting the category you want. Once you
have found it, you must copy and paste the Category
# and replace the 217 Category.
- Your eBay Store Category – Your
eBay Storefront Categories are downloaded allowing
you to choose one as the default that you use most
- Shipping -
Set-up a default Shipping Price that you typically
use. Once again, you’ll
be able to keep or change this default setting with
each of your listings. You also have the option to enter in an Add'l Shipping Price Default (this feature is for a listing where you have more than 1 quantity) and an Insurance default.
- Accepted Payments. Click
the appropriate boxes to set-up the payments that
you accept on eBay. If you accept PayPal, you’ll
need to enter your PayPal email address.
Click the button, and your defaults page will refresh with all of your default settings.
4. How to synchronize your SportsBuy Listings onto
your eBay Storefront
(SportsBuy/eBay Sync Home Page)
After setting up your defaults,
click on “My
SportsBuy/eBay Sync Home Page” link found
at the top right of the defaults page, just below your
eBay User ID & your current fee structure. All of your listings that you want
to synchronize can easily be found using the Search Box
or the quick links.
*Please note: You can synchronize 1-25 items at a time;
however, you can only synchronize one page at a time.
- Edit Item : To left of each item is the image area with your Personal Scan, a Stock Photo,
or no image. If you don’t have a Personal Scan, you have the
ability to add one. You also have the ability to Edit your Price and/or Qty, by changing the information and checking the box of the item and clicking the Edit Button
you are ready, put a check in the box to the right
of all the items that you want to send to eBay and
click the “Send to
eBay Confirmation Page” button.
- Image: You’ll then be taken
to the eBay Confirmation Page. On this page you will
notice if there is an image or not. If it is a General
Image/Stock Photo and you would like to include that
with your listings, you’ll need to check the box below the image.
- Title on eBay: The system automatically
generates a 55-character title using the most important
information of your listing. You will most likely
need to edit this information to your liking.
- Description on eBay: This
field displays all of your Beginning & Ending
Description Defaults and automatically inserts
the full item information (and Seller Notes if
choosen in defaults) and displays the information
with your HTML item description default.
- Quantity: The
Quantity is displayed. Please Note: Quantity must be
the same on SportsBuy and eBay. You can’t have
different quantities (i.e. 2 available on SportsBuy,
1 on eBay).
- Price on eBay. You can edit
your price on eBay to be higher, lower or the same
price as you have on SportsBuy.
- Shipping/Best Offer/Gallery/Storefront Category: Here your defaults
are all displayed with the option to
- Once your listing(s) are ready,
click the “Send
To Ebay” button and your item will
immediately be listed on eBay. You will be taken to your
"View All Items on SportsBuy/eBay Sync" page. Click on the View Item
on eBay link to confirm your listing.
Once you have synchronized an item, it will be automatically
deleted from the other site when it sells.
5. How to Manage/Edit your listing once it has
been synchronized on both sites
(View All Items on
SportsBuy/eBay Sync Page)
- View Item on eBay: Once
you have sent your item(s) to eBay, you’ll be sent to
your “View All Items on SportsBuy/eBay Sync” page.
Here you can click on “View Item on eBay” link
to see that item’s listing on eBay.
- Edit Info, Qty, Price: On
this page you can edit your descriptions, change
quantity (on both SportsBuy & eBay) and also edit
your price. You can change 1-25 items all at once
by making the changes, checking the appropriate box
of the item(s) you want to edit and then clicking
one of the Edit buttons.
- Delete: You can also delete 1-25
items off of eBay and SportsBuy or just eBay by checking
the appropriate boxes and clicking one of the Delete buttons.
my item sells on one of the sites do I need to delete
it off the other?
A: NO. The most attractive
feature of the MultiMarketLister sync system, is when
it sells on one site it will automatically be deleted
off the other site within 2 minutes of the sale.
I have more an item with a quantity of 5, will both sites
update if I were to sell 1 of the 5.
A: YES. If your listing is partially
executed on either site, the synchronization will automatically
update the quantity on the other site. For example,
if you had a listing with a quantity of 5 and 1 sells
on SportsBuy, your SportsBuy Listing would be reduced to
a quantity of 4 as well as your eBay Listing.
I sell an item(s) out of my eBay storefront, do I still
receive my regular eBay sale notifications?
A: YES, whatever
site you sell the item on you will receive that sites
sale notifications. You will also manage all sales
on the individual sites in which you sold the item
have a lot of listings on my Ebay Storefront. Can I get
those synchronized to SportsBuy?
but there is some manual work involved to format it.
First contact VIP@sportsbuy.com at
310.568.8825 x104 and inform them that you would like
to synchronize your current eBay Storefront Listings.
Your listings will be downloaded and some formatting
will need to be done to upload them on to SportsBuy. Once
they have been formatted, SportsBuy will then synchronize
them with your current eBay Listings.
the sync fees in addition to my regular eBay storefront
A: YES, if your item(s)
sell through your eBay storefront, the sync fees are
in addition to your regular eBay storefront fees.
my item sells on SportsBuy do I have to pay the additional
synchronization transaction fees?
NO. You only have to pay the synchronization
transaction fees if the item sells on eBay.
do I get charged for these additional sync fees?
A: All synchronization fees are charged
to your SportsBuy account. If the account goes into the
negative, you will have to fund your account to maintain
your active synchronization.
If I need to place my synched SportsBuy items on hold, what happens to my ebay listings?
They will be removed off ebay as the system equates a hold as sold.