Selling on eBay with Shopify can benefit you and your business wonderfully. Nevertheless, how can you jumpstart this process leading to real success? The first step should be to learn to integrate eBay with your Shopify account. Even if you don’t have a current eBay account, the system will prompt you to create one. This happens immediately you add eBay as your Shopify sales channel. If you have an eBay account, you’ll soon receive a prompt to connect you to Shopify and grant permission to publish listings.
How to integrate eBay with Shopify
- Add eBay as your channel for sales
Log into Shopify account. You need to locate the list of “Sales Channels.” It is found on the bottom-left of the page. Click on the plus (+) sign. It is located to the right of “Sales Channels.” Next, locate the eBay option in the pop-up list. Now click the ( +) button on the right. You’ve now successfully added eBay to your Shopify account as a sales channel.
You will immediately be shown what permissions you grant to eBay. These include orders, customers, managing products and other data that facilitate the operations of such an online store. Without these permissions, eBay cannot send or receive orders. Be assured that eBay will not alter your online store in ways contrary to what you want.
- Connect eBay Account to Shopify
To start the process of linking eBay to the Shopify account, just click ‘connect.’ You will receive a prompt requesting to give eBay access to connect with your Shopify account. Once eBay is able to do this, it can provide information relating to sales, customers, and messages to Shopify. After this is done, click ‘Add sales channel.” A pop-up window showing the eBay login dialogue box will appear. In case you already have an eBay account, enter the ID and password. Then log in to eBay. Click on ‘Register’ tab if you are selling for the first time on eBay. Follow the prompts and set up a new account. At this juncture, you may be requested to give further information relating to your business. This will apply whether you are opening a new account or trying to link an old one. This will include your contact information, ownership details, inventory details, and ownership ID. The information may be used on later occasions to verify the legitimacy of your eBay business. eBay excludes businesses that are unverified from some specific marketing initiatives. Make sure to answer all questions honestly and accurately.
After creating a new account, you will receive another prompt requesting you to give Shopify access to the account. Just click “I agree.” This will allow Shopify to start new eBay listings and inventory. At the same time, it connects your accounts seamlessly. This allows you to send responses and messages directly from Shopify to eBay buyers.
- eBay Policy Configurations
After completing the above processes, you will need to configure policies for eBay listings that you set u using Shopify. Follow the prompts to provide information about fulfillment practices, sales terms, and location.
Occasionally, the best practices of eBay may appear as default policies. You need to accommodate such suggestions. Indeed, they can lead you to big success on eBay. If you cannot accommodate some suggested policies, customize them according to what you want. On finishing with each page, click ‘continue’ and move to the policy page. There are four of these. Next, the prompts will return you back to the eBay channel overview located in your Shopify account.
- Publish Products as Listings
By now, your eBay account is securely connected to the Shopify account. However, you need to offer products for sale on eBay. To do this, promptly publish your Shopify products on eBay. Items published on eBay are called ‘listings.’ How do you publish your Shopify products here all at once? Just click ‘Review and publish products.’ If you want to publish only some of the products, click on ‘choose individual products.’ Regardless of the selected option, you will be able to fine-tune the listings before shoppers see them on eBay. In situations where you chose to publish some individual products rather than all at once, you will be requested to indicate which items you want to be published first. Go ahead and make your selection. After that, click ‘Save and publish.’ Next, refine the products that you want to be published. Finally, make them become live eBay listings. This allows shoppers to begin making purchases using them.
- Publish and Customize Products
In the next phase, you will see a table containing a list of products that you opted to publish on eBay. Remember that, in this table, rows represent products, and the columns represent sections of eBay listings that are due to be created for each product. However, it is possible to make changes to aspects of the listing. To make changes, you just need to click on selected cells in the list.
Ensure you add strategic keywords to your listing titles. Use clear, appealing and informative descriptions. Don’t be in a hurry. You need to spend enough time in this job to realize success. Don’t forget that any changes made in this table will impact on the eBay listings content that you seek to create. Ultimately, this will determine the number of sales that you eventually make. As soon as you finish, click on ‘Save and publish products.’ This indicates that you have succeeded to create the eBay listings.
It is possible that you may receive an error message appearing just above particular products. This may happen if you inadvertently made some key omissions while publishing. It may also be the case if there were additional requirements that you needed to fulfill before publishing the products on the listings. Whatever the case, the message received will tell you what changes to make in order to create a listing for your product successfully. Once the listing is created for the products you wish to sell on eBay, a significant milestone is achieved. The system then returns you to the eBay channel overview that is found in your Shopify account and, voila! You are now officially an eBay seller.From now on, your listings are live to shoppers here.
To attain real success in your business on Shopify and eBay, you need to do a few crucial things that must be scheduled daily: You must learn to ship orders promptly, properly manage inventory levels and list new products regularly. If you follow these steps, you will excel at using Shopify to sell on eBay.