3.3. Synchronization

Synchronization is performed to update the details (price, quantity, description and status) of existing at eBay products.

To start the process paress the [Synchronization] button, select the necessary configuration and confirm this operation by clicking the [Next] button.

Synchronize process

Make the main selections on the page with the general options to be able to proceed:

Sync General Options step

On the next step, you should specify the identification fields and choose the method of data synchronization in the corresponding area - they are mandatory:

Synchronization Options page

Take into account the item identification fields:

eBay Sync Identification Fields

Update active eBay items checkboxes in the @Synchronization Options" pane:

  1. "Update item price" - change the price on eBay on the value indicated in the store database.
  2. "Update items quantity (for fixed price items only)". If products on eBay have fixed price, their quantities will be modified to the ones specified in the store database.
  3. "Update items descriptio" allows to update description of products based on the available information in the store.
Update item with active status

You can perform some bulk operations in the scheduled listings:

1. "End active or delete scheduled listings if"

End or Delete Scheduled Listings

This can be possible if you select the current checkbox and choose one of the following conditions:

Out of stock dropdown

< - When a product which data should be updated to "is disabled" or "Out of stock".

Quantity is less then...field

< - When a product's availability for updating is less than specified number of units

2. "Relist inactive items if":

Relist inactive items
Product enabled and &#39;In stock&#39; status

< - If products contained in the store and involved in synchronization, are active and have the status "In Stock".

The product quantity is greater then..field

< - Each unit of product that is higher than the value specified in the relevant field, leads to the relisting in eBay catalog.

Additional fields of relisting area:

Additional fields of relisting
  • "Change price of relisted item". These items will be modified with the new price values that are currently available at the store.
  • "Change quantity of relisted item". Relates to items with the fixed price on eBay, and allows to modify the amount of products during synchronization.
  • "Change items description" - update description content based on the actual products information at the store.
Update product description

Use the lower buttons to configure the content:

  • The [Insert Macro] button. The macros help to upload the data from the corresponding field of the store database that will be displayed on the Product page in the "Description" tab.
  • If you want to add some additional text you can use the [Edit as HTML] button to launch the "HTML editor" form, and such content will be shown on the eBay front-end.

For example, you need to supplement text of product description. To activate the Item Description Template box on the right, firstly, select the checkbox responsible for updating the items description on the left:

Description area

In the right pane, there are also the options to change price values by using the expression formula:

Test Formulas button

Choose the required macro for each price field to form the necessary formula and press [Test Formulas] to verify the correctness of the indicated schemes (as you can see in the illustration above).

From the last addon's update (starting from the ver. 3.3.3:423) there is the possibility to update the price values of the variable products at the eBay store too.

The relevant field appeared on the Options step during eBay synchronization process.

Variation price formula field

Once the price of products with variations has been changed at the online store, you are able to apply this modification to the similar eBay positions, as well. Specify the price attribute in the Variation price formula field. Use the [Insert] button to choose the necessary macro, as you can see on the illustration above.

Note: this field contains only the "Fixed variations" price value.

Take into account, the particular form - "Item price Options" with the required field, can be available once the "Update item price" condition in the left side is checked.

Synchronization options activate

Then press the [Synchronize] button to launch synchronization.

Synchronization process

Click one of the product links in the summary step:

Finish step

You should see the modified description field with an extra text and the updated variation price values on the eBay Product page:

The results on eBay