Magento eBay Connector

Magento eBay Connector

eBay is the leading online marketplace where users can buy and sell their products globally. Using Magento eBay Connector allows syncing of Magento store with the eBay store. The admin can sync product, categories, and orders from eBay store to Magento store. This module provides bi-directional sync of products ie; eBay to Magento and Magento to eBay. Also, the admin can provide eBay specifications, variations, refund policy, shipping details for exported products.

Features

  • Import eBay products, categories, and orders in Magento.
  • Export products from Magento to eBay.
  • Works with Simple & Configurable products types.
  • Real-time inventory update for synced products.
  • Admin can also import categories of eBay to map with Magento category.
  • Admin can update imported product details from Magento.
  • Admin can configure return policy details for exported products.
  • Set the exported product listing duration.
  • Products synchronization with eBay condition, specification, and variation.
  • Exports products to eBay using SKU filter.
  • Sandbox mode is available for testing and development.
  • Configure default payment and shipping details for exported products.

Installation

Installation of Magento eBay connector is very simple. Unzip the respective Magento eBay Connector module zip, you will find the app folder inside that. You need to move this folder into Magento root.

installation of Ebay to Magento connector

After moving the app folder flush the cache from Magento admin module by navigating to system > cache management.

cache management

How to get eBay API credentials?

In order to do the module configuration you will need to fill your eBay developer keys (app id, cert id, dev id, user id, auth token) from https://developer.ebay.com/.
If don’t have the account then create an account and get these required keys.

First, you need to login to your account at https://developer.ebay.com/, after login you will see all the information displayed for the App Id, Dev ID, Cert ID. You need to fill these details while configuring the module. Next, click on option “User Token” to generate token.
installation of Ebay to Magento connector
After you click on “User Token” you will see a Sandbox “Sign-in” option. Click sign-in to access sandbox and another page will open up where you can type your credentials like the username and password for the sandbox for logging in.
installation of Ebay to Magento connector

installation of Ebay to Magento connector

After login, you will see a notification for “Grant Application Access” click on “I Agree”.
installation of Ebay to Magento connector

And you will be redirected back and can see your User Token generated.

installation of Ebay to Magento connector

Module Configuration

Now you can proceed to the admin panel configuration part where you need to fill these details. Navigate to System>Configuration>webkul>eBay Magento Connect.

First, you need to enter all the required credentials, select the default attribute set ID and select the eBay store country.

Then, the admin needs to get the eBay categories to Magento, click Download eBay Categories button.
get ebay category and shipping

The admin can mention the return policy information for the exported products.

While listing an item on eBay, the seller needs to set the listing duration. Here, in Magento, the admin can mention the listing duration for the exported products.

The admin can also provide PayPal information for the exported products.

Set the dispatch time for the exported products.

The admin can also set the default shipping information for the exported products.

The admin can also set the  “Update eBay Products From Magento” option to enable or disable. If the admin has selected “Yes” for this option then, any changes made to the eBay products on the Magento Store will get reflected on the eBay store as well. Else, if the admin has select “No“, then no changes will be reflected.

The admin can also select the default store and default website for the product synchronization.

On eBay, there are various specifications in a product. While importing products, the admin has an option to import the product specifications or not.

By navigating to eBay Magento Connector you will be able to :

  • Import Products from eBay
  • Map Categories with eBay
  • Import Orders from eBay
  • Export Products to eBay

Import Products from eBay

The admin can synchronize its products on both the stores with the help of this Magento eBay connector module. To map the products from your eBay store to your Magento store, go to eBay Magento Connector>Import Products from eBay.

Step 1 – the admin will click on the “Import Products” button.

Step 2 – Select Listing End Dates Range

When you list your item on eBay, you select the listing duration of 3, 5, 7, 10, or 30 days, or Good ‘Til Cancelled. Good ‘Til Cancelled listings renew automatically every 30 days until all of the items sell, you end the listing, or eBay ends your listing.

Now, here the admin the needs to enter the date range for those products whose listing will end.

After clicking the “Import” button, you will see that the products are being synchronized in the background. While synchronizing the product from eBay to the Magento store you can see the number of products being synchronized.

Step 3 – Create Imported Products

The admin can now create the products in Magento by clicking the “Create Imported Products” button. The imported products will be visible on the Magento storefront. The following information about the product will be imported:

The extension imports following information about the product:

  • Name
  • Price
  • Stock status (In stock/ Out of stock)
  • Quantity
  • Long description
  • Main product image
  • Variations (sizes, colors, etc)
  • Specifications
  • SKU (eBay product ID)

At the time of mapping, eBay Condition and Specification will be created as Product attributes and eBay variation will be created as Super Attributes (used for configurable products). From the system, admin can add price based on super attributes option.

Map Categories with eBay

Admin can map category, under eBay Magento Connector>Map Categories with eBay. The following page will open.

map category from magento ebay connector

Admin will click on “Map Category” option and then a new page will open like the below image. Please note that you cannot map the parent category of eBay with Magento. You need to select the sub-category of eBay and Magento.

map category from magento ebay connector

After mapping the categories, condition, specification, and variations will be created as Attributes in Magento. Condition and specification will be created as normal Product attributes and Variation will be created as a super attribute (only for configurable products).

Ebay product condition and specification

Now admin can view product attributes ( condition, specification, and variations) while editing and adding product. Magento super attributes created for variations will be displayed while adding a new Configurable product.

Ebay product condition and specification

Import Order from eBay

To map the orders from your eBay store to your Magento store, the admin will go to eBay Magento Connector>Import Orders from eBay.

Step 1- Click on the “Import Orders” button, it will fetch the order information of all the customers from the eBay store.

Step 2 – Now, click the “Create Imported Orders” button, it will create the orders in Magento Sales>Orders as per the snapshot below.

One any customer places an order on eBay, that order will be visible in Magento backend panel Sales>Orders. The cron will automatically fetch the orders from eBay and add them in Magento. The following information about the orders will be obtained:

  • Order date
  • Order status
  • Customer name
  • Billing address
  • Shipping address
  • Contact information
  • Email address
  • Payment method
  • Shipping method
  • Shipment cost
  • Ordered item information – product name, sku, price, quantity.

Export Products to eBay

To synchronize the products from Magento to eBay, the admin will go to eBay Magento Connector>Export Products to eBay. 

Step 1 – Select the products that you want to export.

Step 2 – Then, click the “Export to eBay” button. The products will be synced to the eBay one by one.

Please make sure that your exported product’s categories are already mapped between Magento and eBay. Otherwise, the products will not be exported and an error message will appear.

export to ebay

The following information about the product will be exported on eBay:

  • Name
  • Price
  • Stock status (In stock/ Out of stock)
  • Quantity
  • Long description
  • Main product image
  • Variations (sizes, colors, etc)
  • Specifications
  • Return policy information
  • Listing duration
  • PayPal ID
  • Dispatch time
  • Shipping information

Ebay Specification & Condition management

At the time of Category mapping, eBay Product Condition and Specification will be created as Product attributes in Magento and these attributes label will be followed by eBay category name from where eBay condition and specification came. Ebay specification option will come for every product in the back-end while editing or adding any new product. In eBay specification, admin can see various attributes with the label.

Ebay specifiaction

Ebay Variation management

At the time of Category mapping, eBay Product variation will be created as Super attributes (used in configurable products) in Magento and these super attributes label will be followed by eBay category name from where eBay variation came.

That’s all for the base Magento eBay Connector, still have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better webkul.uvdesk.com