3.2 eBay Settings

After you have completed the integration with eBay there are still a few settings that need to be filled out.

PayPal email: Enter the email address associated with your PayPal account

Postal Code: The zip code for your location

Payment Methods: Check the boxes for all the methods that you accept via eBay

Out of Stock Control:  Enabling this options will allow PSS to keep listings that go out of stock in an online status.  If a listing is out of stock upon creation, it will not create.  When inventory comes back in stock PSS will detect it and create the listing at that time.

Inventory Ceiling: This will allow you to limit the quantity of products for sale on one listing. Example:  If you have this set at 5 but an item has 12 qty available, you will be advertising that you have 5 for sale.  On the other end if you have it at 5 but an item has 2 qty available, you will still advertise the 2 for sale.

This is helpful for a new account that might have listing limits on eBay. eBay will calculate your listing limits based off of Selling Price and Quantity available.  eBay likes to see a low ratio of total dollars listed compared to overall sales.   *eBay Motors prefers a value of 4 or less in this field.  10 should be the absolute max

Marketplace Inventory Buffer: This feature is used to prevent overselling.  It reflects the minimum quantity required from all distributors in order for it to be considered in stock on the marketplace.  PSS recommends an inventory buffer of no less than 4 on each marketplace, with 6 being considered conservative. 

If you have a value of 6, the product will not show in stock unless there are at least 6 available from all sources.  This setting is critical to address overselling.  Some dealers will try to get away with a setting of two however time and time again they come back complaining about overselling.

Lead Time Ceiling: You have a few options on how to handle the lead times on your eBay listings. If you are looking to qualify for PowerSeller or any other status in eBay you might be required to ship a certain percentage of products within a defined time frame. For instance you might need to ship 90% or your orders within 1 day. In order to eliminate listings with a lead time greater than 1 day you can select a Lead Time Ceiling of 1, this will not push inventory to the marketplace unless the product has a 1 day lead time.

*Keep in mind that a low Lead Time Ceiling can greatly reduce your inventory and make perfectly fine products be marked as out of stock.  If you are not trying to only sell products that you can get tracking into eBay within 1 day we would recommend a ceiling more like 4 or 5.

Lead Time Floor: If you don't want all of the calculated lead times from your Inventory Rules to be used across your eBay listings you can assign a Lead Time Floor. If you enter a value of 3 here, any calculated lead times of 1 or 2 will be raised to 3. This setting should be almost always be set at 1.  2 would be a good value for a small shop that sometimes finds themselves a day behind on shipping.

Disable Pricing Option: If you have a repricer or other 3rd party managing your pricing you can check this box and eBay listings will not receive price updates during revisions.

Minimum Price Threshold: If you do not wish to sell products on eBay below a certain amount you can enter that value here. An entered value of 25, will restrict any positive inventory from being sent to listings of products that have a price below $25.

Minimum Price Applies to: Choose to have the Minimum Price Threshold apply to MSRP or the Calculated Price (either by Price Rules or Overrides)

Maximum Price Threshold: If you do not wish to sell products on eBay above a certain amount you can enter that value here. An entered value of 500, will restrict any positive inventory from being sent to listings of products that have a price below $500.

Maximum Price Applies to: Choose to have the Maximum Price Threshold apply to MSRP or the Calculated Price (either by Price Rules or Overrides) 

Taxable Jurisdiction: If your state requires sales tax, please choose your state here.

Tax: the percentage of tax to be applied to products

Tax Shipping: If you need to collect sales tax on the shipping price as well, please check this box

Return Policy: You can enter generic return policy information here. Your listings will have specific return information supplied through your Listing Templates

Extended Holiday Returns: During the holiday season you can offer longer than normal return windows for customers who are purchasing gifts and need extra time to process returns.

Payment Instructions: You can include instructions regarding payments, the type of payments accepted etc

Listing Disclaimer: This will be populated in every listings' item specifics and is limited to 50 characters.  Not a bad idea for blanket statements like "Stock Photo Used" or "Reference actual MPN for item".

Missing Image Settings: When a PSS catalog item is missing an image you may check this box and the listing will go online with your logo as the image until PSS catalog updates.  

*Powersport Support tries to release data in the most complete form possible however given the nature of the industry and lack of clean, web ready data from the distributors, there can be some holes in the catalog in regards to images.

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