How To Integrate Magento With EBay

How To Integrate Magento With EBay

Do you already have a Magento online store? If you want to increase your sales by opening a store on eBay, you’re in luck--there’s a free extension, fully endorsed by eBay, called M2E for Magento that does just that. Read on to learn the benefits and features.

 

Installation

 

Ever since eBay purchased a majority share of Magento, back in 2011, the integration between the two has really gotten solid. Passing information between the two services is easier than it ever has been, and there is some great functionality being offered to ecommerce store owners.

 

To install M2E, you simply need a key which is freely available by following the instructions within Magento Connect. From within Magento, go to the Magento Connect Manager and follow the wizard based instructions. It really is quite simple.

 

List Products

 

Once M2E is installed, included templates allow you to create, post and revise listings from within Magento. Using products already in your system, you can list these items on eBay and fill in all the fields eBay requires right from within Magento. With the advanced version, you can create policies and profiles to automate repetitive entries if you have loads of products. It’s worth installing the advanced version even if you don’t have very many products just for this feature.

 

Connecting Magento to eBay is also quite easy and menu driven. You only have to connect once. Then with a few clicks M2E publishes your listing on eBay and it goes live. If you need to make a change you can do it on the fly on a field by field basis inside of Magento. It is also possible to schedule eBay listings if you’d like them to post or relist at specific times.

 

Collect And Manage Orders

 

When a customer buys your product, the eBay transactions become Magento orders. Again, from within Magento you can process the order, verify payment, assign a tracking number and ship the item. There are other extensions available as needed for bulk shipping.

 

That’s really about all there is to it, on a simplified level. There are hundreds of settings if you want to optimise and customise your listings, but it is quite possible to start from scratch, install M2E and list a product in under an hour, and that’s without any experience.

 

Selling on eBay could be a great way to boost sales for your Magento online store. And here at Alingua, a Brisbane agency specialising in ecommerce, we’re experts at helping you setup and run a Magento online ecommerce site. Contact us today for a consultation.

Do you already have a Magento online store? If you want to increase your sales by opening a store on eBay, you’re in luck--there’s a free extension, fully endorsed by eBay, called M2E for Magento that does just that. Read on to learn the benefits and features.

 

Installation

 

Ever since eBay purchased a majority share of Magento, back in 2011, the integration between the two has really gotten solid. Passing information between the two services is easier than it ever has been, and there is some great functionality being offered to ecommerce store owners.

 

To install M2E, you simply need a key which is freely available by following the instructions within Magento Connect. From within Magento, go to the Magento Connect Manager and follow the wizard based instructions. It really is quite simple.

 

List Products

 

Once M2E is installed, included templates allow you to create, post and revise listings from within Magento. Using products already in your system, you can list these items on eBay and fill in all the fields eBay requires right from within Magento. With the advanced version, you can create policies and profiles to automate repetitive entries if you have loads of products. It’s worth installing the advanced version even if you don’t have very many products just for this feature.

 

Connecting Magento to eBay is also quite easy and menu driven. You only have to connect once. Then with a few clicks M2E publishes your listing on eBay and it goes live. If you need to make a change you can do it on the fly on a field by field basis inside of Magento. It is also possible to schedule eBay listings if you’d like them to post or relist at specific times.

 

Collect And Manage Orders

 

When a customer buys your product, the eBay transactions become Magento orders. Again, from within Magento you can process the order, verify payment, assign a tracking number and ship the item. There are other extensions available as needed for bulk shipping.

 

That’s really about all there is to it, on a simplified level. There are hundreds of settings if you want to optimise and customise your listings, but it is quite possible to start from scratch, install M2E and list a product in under an hour, and that’s without any experience.

 

Selling on eBay could be a great way to boost sales for your Magento online store. And here at Alingua, a Brisbane agency specialising in ecommerce, we’re experts at helping you setup and run a Magento online ecommerce site. Contact us today for a consultation.

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