Magento is one of most popular eCommerce platform as it provides wide range of features and functionalities that help you create rich and enhanced online stores
With its outstanding features which are best known to create a compelling shopping experience and improved customer interface for checkout process, Magento has reached peak in eCommerce.
With Magento 2 upgrade, It is allowing flexibility to store owners to streamline their complete business processes using the eCommerce platform
In this age of high online competition, Increasing sales is a key challenge for all eCommerce entrepreneurs out there in the market
Outstanding sellers go beyond selling best products and services just on their own online stores and also take advantage of using other online selling channels
Amazon and eBay are the best online destinations to showcase your products and expand the market reach.
With new heights being reached every year by these sites to have a huge customer base and attracting large number of new customers as well, Magento 2 ebay & Amazon integration opens doors for new opportunities to boost eCommerce sales for online web stores
M2EPro is the best possible solution which helps you integrate Magento 2 Store with Amazon and eBay with its amazing features and wide range of configurations options as per your business nature
It allows management of products and its attributes from a single place and no need to manage the product information for different sites but enter only once and use it for all the marketplaces.
Also, as a seller you can control the inventory levels from your own choices in store and it automatically updates automatically on other sales channels like eBay and Amazon
You can import orders from all marketplaces and manage it through Magento admin with help of this extension.
It’s very flexible to keep the prices different for same product on your online Magento store, Amazon and eBay marketplace.
To help you streamline your business process the M2EPro extension automatically update products, sales, inventory between multiple selling channels
It supports multiple e-commerce stores and multiple Amazon/eBay accounts and provides a single interface for carrying out the entire e-commerce transactions. This is cool, isn’t it?
Let’s get started with M2EPRO integration with your Magento store but before that we will provide you detailed guidelines on how to setup and install the extension on your Magento 2 store on your own
Before we start the installation process you have to check that your server meets below requirement for extension to function properly:
Once that’s ready you need to follow the below steps to install M2E Pro magento Module:
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
With this you have successfully installed M2E Pro on your Magento 2 store
Follow below steps to activate initial configurations and start selling on eBay.
The first stage in linking eBay to M2E Pro is to activate your Installation which means to obtain a License Key
Fill in the form and your account will be automatically created on M2E Pro Clients Portal
The License Key will be automatically generated. Click Continue button at the top to move to the next step.
Next, you should link your eBay Account to your M2E Pro Module
You can use both Sandbox and Live accounts. And, if you do not have an existing eBay Seller Account, you can register a new one.
Click Continue button and you will be redirected to eBay site where you will need to provide your Login and Password
Press Sign In and then I Agree button.
Voila! You have now successfully registered your M2E Pro Extension and linked your eBay Account to it
Now it’s time to create your First Listing and configure it to list the Magento Products to the selected eBay Marketplace
There are number of major steps involved in Listing Creation and we are going to guide you one by one as below
Step 1. General Settings
This step includes simple fields such as Title for Listing and selecting eBay account with eBay User ID
If the User ID is not available then you can add another with new eBay account. Next, select the eBay Marketplace account which you want to sell your products with this M2E Pro Listing on
The default currency is set based on chosen site automatically. After that you can select Magento settings for the Store view for this M2E Pro Listing. The choice you make here will determine which products and categories will be available for adding them to M2E Pro Listing
Step 2. Payment/Shipping Settings
This part includes more detailed steps after you are done with Account and Marketplace selection.
You can provide the email address related to your PayPal account and select if the Immediate Payment is required.
Also, note down that this option only applies to Items which are listed on PayPal-enabled eBay Marketplaces that are supporting immediate payment on categories when a Seller has a Premier or Business PayPal account
– Additional Payment Methods
There are other Payment Methods also available for eBay Marketplace for your Listing
This will show you a list of options in which you can set them as below:
This will be auto filled by your Magento settings where you can update the info if needed
Also you can select respective Magento values in Location settings
Domestic and International Shipping
There are different types available for Domestic Shipping Preferences and you can select suitable option for your customers’ delivery
– Flat: same cost to all buyers
Here it will apply charge of the single rate for domestic or international shipping. But if you choose this option then detail of at least one service needs to be provided with Add Shipping Method button
There are multiple modes as well which allows you to set custom costs for different types of products you will be selling
– Shipping Surcharge
For Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico (for USA or eBay Motors sites only) you can set surcharge in shipping using this option for Domestic Flat Shipping when FedEx or UPS Shipping Services are selected.
Click and Collect Opt-Out
This will allow your Customers to collect Items from eBay Collection Points available across the UK and Australia
Calculated: cost varies by Buyers location
With use of this by customer’s location (zip code or postcode), weight, and dimensions of a package, it will apply shipping charge automatically calculated
After selecting that it will show Package Details section like this
This is used for items which are heavier than 150 lbs and its only available for AU, CA, GB, US, CA (French) eBay Marketplaces.
If not planning to ship product and pickup is required by customer
eBay Shipping Rate Table
This charges shipping based on eBay Shipping Rate Table and only applicable to Domestic Flat shipping of the USA, the UK, Germany, Australia, eBay Motors and for International Shipping.
Dispatch Time (only for Domestic Shipping)
All customers expect short dispatch times, ideally next day but preferably within 3 working days. You can set the time your business takes to deliver the product to customer.
If there is any extra cost for packaging any product you can charge this cost. Customers will not be shown separate cost for this but included in shipping
Combined Shipping Profile
From your eBay account you can use this Profile to manage some of your shipping discounts which allows using flat shipping and calculated shipping rule profiles
Promotional Shipping Rule
From your eBay account you can use the Rules to give shipping discounts based on item quantity or specific order amount
“Cash On Delivery” Cost (eBay Italy only)
Add convenient method of cash on delivery which is required for COD Payment Method.
Offer Global Shipping Program (eBay US only)
With this you can easily sell items to customers from countries outside the US and UK to purchase items from US and UK sellers
Cross Border Trade – International Site Visibility
This is to maximize product visibility in search results international sites.
This will allow to specify the locations you will not ship products to
Customers trust those sellers more who offer product Return options if they are not happy with the product purchased, while most of them never do return. Products with a clear Returns Policy generally sell better than which don’t have one
Step 3. Selling Settings
Now that you have setup all your Listing and Payment/Shipping settings, it’s time to setup the Price, Quantity related settings as well as Item Description, Images and other major configurations
How You Want To Sell Your Item
This specifies type of listing for products will be fixed price, Auction, Private or Business only
Quantity and Duration
Here you can specify that products will be available for how many days and specific quantity you want available on eBay from your Magento inventory
In this section you can set your VAT Rate for European eBay Sites or you can use eBay Tax Table for US, CA or eBay Motors site
With this you can let your customers know that in what condition the product will be available for purchase along with notes to give more information on the condition for new items like defects, missing parts, scratches, or other wear and tear etc
It will take the product’s base image as main image by default from your Magento website but you can specify other images or provide direct URL of the image if it needs to be taken from external resource
There are other options as well to select big sized images, thumbnail images for gallery which are available up to 12 and attribute to select to specify the image associated with it
You can add a watermark to your images with different settings as below but this option is only available for the images available in Magento store
With these options you can specify different details for Product such as Title, Subtitle, Meta information etc
You can allow to show product description or short description or even custom value
eBay Catalog Identifiers
In this section, you should specify the eBay Catalog Identifiers, which are required for eBay Items as listed below and map them with Magento product attributes
With below additional features you can help your Listing to stand out from others but these require additional fees if you want to use them.
Congratulation on making this far because you have done fantastic job with configuration completion of specified general, Shipping/Payment and Price-, Quantity-related settings of your Listing.
Now next step is to set how Products in your listings automatically update – Synchronization Policy Rules and you have to enable M2E Pro Listings Synchronization for that
Go to the admin left side menu path:
eBay Integration > Configuration > Settings > Synchronization
There you need to define different type of Synchronization Rules:
In this rule you have to define which new products are to be listed on eBay based on the conditions specified
If selected Enabled it will automatically list new products from your Magento store inventory to eBay based on conditions set here
These are the Conditions which should be met to make the Item be listed to eBay which are self explanatory
With this you can add custom List Rules.The first rule is default: If ALL these Conditions are TRUE which means all conditions should meet with you define in rule or if any of them can be met (AND or OR) in order to execute the rule’s action
This icon will show a selection field to select required options
Click on the “is” link to specify comparison between conditions
Click on three dots to fill value field and enter the value
Your Rule is now configured with this and products from your store will be listed to eBay only if all the conditions setup above are met
And in this rule you have to define when the products which are listed on eBay need to be revised. These options are almost identical to List Rules so you can setup with above guide.
While in this rule you have to define when products that were previously listed on eBay but aren’t currently need to be listed again on eBay. This is identical to List Rules so refer to above
This rule defines when to stop the listings on eBay. If all conditions set to No or No Action then it will not stop the eBay listings. Based on the conditions you setup it will sync eBay listing to stop.
If Out Of Stock Control is enabled
If you have enabled Out of Stock Control option in the section of Price, Quantity and Format Policy for Good Till Cancelled Listing then it will run Revise action instead of Stop depending on the Stop Rules you configure and it will show warning in Log records to inform you for the same
After that product’s status will be changed from Listed to Listed (Hidden)
Please follow advanced conditions in List Rules as same can be applied on stopping the listing
Step 5. Add Magento Products
After you have successfully setup Listing and Synchronization settings for Payment, Shipping & Selling, you can specify which products you want to List to eBay marketplace.
For that you have to select the Products you want to List on eBay and then choose eBay Categories to list the products and after that you need to add specific information for eBay Categories
It will display all products as single list if you select Products from Products List
Start selecting Product in the table by checkboxes in first column to add those in M2E Pro Listing.
Click on Continue button after done with product selection and you will be asked to select eBay Categories for those
During Magento eBay integration, If you choose to select products from Category then it will allow you to SEARCH Products based on Magento Category.
To view the Sub-Categories click + sign in the hierarchy, Select Product in the tableby checkboxes in first column to add those in M2E Pro Listing
Your selection is added to total at the top Category list once you move to another Category
Total numbers of Products you have selected in that Category are shown in the bracket. Click on Continue once you are done
Also you can use Auto Add/Remove Rules to add or remove them from the M2E Pro Listing like Manual Product adding to the Listing. There are 3 levels to choose from
Global (All Products)
This is used for all products in Magento Catalog when products added
– New Product Added to Magento – you can specify what to do to the Product when added to Magento
– Add not Visible Individually Products – you can select if Products with Not Visible Individually status need to add to M2E Pro Listing automatically or not
– Product Deleted from Magento –what action to take on Listing when Product deleted from Magento store. It will remove from eBay Listing and M2E Pro Magento Listing
This option is available only when a Store View is specified in Listing Settings. All the options are same as above but only applicable to specific store.
This option helps you monitor the Categories when new products added to Magento
You can click on New Group then select Categories and specify Title and action to apply on the products of that category to setup this rule
You have to select the eBay Categories for the Products you want to add in M2E Pro Listing to send to eBay. There are below options for selection:
All Products Same Category
This will List all Products in same eBay Categories. This will allow you select the Primary and Secondary eBay Category and also select eBay Store Categories for existing eBay Store
Click on Edit to choose and set a Category and use tabs to select as well
Click on Confirm to go to previous screen once you have selected the Categories
Based on Magento Categories
This option will help you select from your Magento website categories
From Actions column you can select set All Categories, Primary Category or Store Primary Category
Choose Categories before choosing the action in the Actions bulk at top to make same changes to multiple Magento Categories and click Submit
If you stuck on anything during your M2e Pro Magento integration, You can contact your Magento eCommerce development team for assistance
Click Edit on this page to select the Primary Category
And then select eBay categories with various tabs same as above step
Once the Category is set then click Confirm button to go to previous screen where it shows confirmation of eBay Categories that you have selected in list
Get Suggested Categories
This option fetches suggested categories from eBay. This process time depends on the number of Products you have added in the listing and it will show a progress bar to keep you updated with its status of search
When search is complete it will display list of Products with suggested eBay Categories and show notification for products if category suggestion was not found on eBay
You can use Actions column dropdown if need to edit Product’s Category and follow same steps as above to select different Category with help of various tabs
Set Manually for each Product
If you select this option then it will show Products list from Listing and notification will be shown for a product if eBay Category is not set
You can edit to select the Product Category with help of left Action menu which will show the tabs to select eBay categories for each product
Now the last thing to do after you have added Magento Products to M2E Pro Listing and selectedrespective eBay Categories is to set Item Specifics
These are product related information like manufacturer, color, size, etc. This info is displayed on eBay at top of Products so that customers get all details about your product
You can choose options from eBay recommended, Custom value or Custom Attribute for each of the product info
Once you are done with all the above steps you can now see your Listing is created as below which synchronize your products with eBay Marketplace
Congratulations..!! This marks completion of your M2E Pro Magento 2 integration and now you can check your eBay account to view the products available for selling to eBay customers
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