When you list an item on eBay, you can provide item specifics (like brand, size type, size, color, and style) for this item. The item specifics will appear at the top of your listing description in a consistent format, making it easy for buyers to get the facts about the item. More info on eBay item specifics is available on the eBay site.

X-Cart eBay integration enables you to synchronize the information available about an item in your X-Cart store in the form of global attributes with the item specifics on eBay.

If you want to synchronize your store's global attributes with eBay item specifics, you must choose how this synchronization should be done. Two methods are supported:

  • Synchronization based on the names of global attributes defined in your X-Cart store;

  • Synchronization based on the mapping rules defined in the eBay item specifics section of your X-Cart store.

The former of the two methods depends entirely on the names of global attributes: your store will match the names of global attributes to the names of item specifics on eBay; the ones whose names are found to be a match will be synchronized. To enable this type of synchronization, enable the "Use global attributes to synchronize eBay item specifics" option in your eBay configuration general settings (See Configuring X-Cart eBay Integration Add-on).

The latter of the two methods suggests that you configure your own mapping rules to define how your store's global attributes should translate to eBay item specifics and vice versa. It also indicates that the "Use global attributes to synchronize eBay item specifics" option in your eBay configuration general settings should be disabled to prevent name-based synchronization. You can configure the mapping rules in the eBay Item Specifics section of your store Admin area (Catalog > eBay item specifics).

To configure the mapping rules, you will need to go through every eBay category in which you will have listings and link the names of global attributes used for the products on which these listings are based to the names of eBay item specifics used for this category.

First, you need to select the eBay Category:

Typically, it is a multi-step process: you start from a high-level category and keep selecting subcategories as long as you are prompted.

Once you have reached your target category, you will see the message "Selection complete":

The page will refresh automatically, after which you will be able to set your mapping rules:

Be sure to save your changes.

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