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How To: Setup eBay Motors Fitment Compatibility

Introduction

 

eBay Fitment (also known as Parts Compatibility Listings) is a feature of eBay Motors that allows buyers to search for parts based on the specific year, make, & model of their car. Including fitment information in your listings makes it much more likely for buyers to find your products on eBay Motors.

 

Fitment information takes the form of EPIDs (eBay Product IDs). There are two types of EPIDs:

 

  • The first are Fitment EPIDs– this corresponds to a specific year, make, model of a vehicle.
e.g. 73988040 refers to a  1977 2-door coupe Porsche 911 S with engine: 2.7L 2688CC H6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated.

    • 

eBay keeps an updated list of Fitment EPIDs here

  • The second is a Catalog EPID which refers to a specific part in eBay’s Catalog which are organized by brand and MPN - these translate into all of the known fitment information for that part.
e.g. 74277680 refers to manufacturer part number SW906 from the brand Wells. 



    • We have built tables that list the current Catalog EPIDs, located here (updated December 2014)

 

Fitment Setup

 

Before you can start adding fitment information to your listings, you’ll need to make sure you have custom fields for Fitment EPIDs, Catalog EPIDs, and Fitment Notes created and mapped to the appropriate fields in your settings.

 

Also, you’ll want to make sure you have your Fitment Settings set up the way that works best for your business.

 

We will cover both of these subjects in the next two sections.

 

Setting Up Your Fitment Custom FIelds

 

If you don’t already have custom user fields created for Catalog EPIDs or Fitment Notes, then the first step is to create those fields.

 

Note: You will not need to create a custom user field for Fitment EPIDs, because that is created by SureDone by default and named “ebayepid”.

 

First, go to Settings > Advanced

Fitment - Settings - Advanced

 

Next, click on the “+ Add Custom User Field” section to expand it.

 

Before clicking:

Fitment - Add Custom User Field - Collapsed

 

After clicking:




Next, we’ll create the Catalog EPID field. To do this, enter the following information in the Add Custom User Field form (note, the “Type” field is a dropdown, so you will select the value rather than type it in):

Fitment - Add Custom Field - Expanded

Field Name

Value to Enter

Name

ebaycatepid

Label

Catalog EPID:

Type

Varchar

Length

50

 

Once you’ve finished, the form should look like this:

 

Fitment - Custom Field - Catalog EPIDs - Filled out

 

Finally, click the “Save Settings” button in the bottom right corner of the page, and the new custom field will be created.

 

Save Settings Button

 

The next field we’ll be creating is the Fitment Notes field. To do this, enter the following information in the Add Custom User Field form (note, the “Type” field is a dropdown, so you will select the value rather than type it in):



Field Name

Value to Enter

Name

fitmentnotes

Label

Fitment Notes:

Type

Varchar

Length

500

 

Once you’ve finished, the form should look like this:

 

Fitment - Custom Field - Fitment Notes - Filled Out

Finally, click the “Save Settings” button in the bottom right corner of the page, and the new custom field will be created.

 

Save Settings Button

 

That’s it, you’ve now created all of the custom user fields you’ll need for listing items with fitment information. In the next section, we’ll cover mapping your new custom fields to the Catalog EPID, Fitment EPID, and Fitment Notes fields, as well as adjusting the Fitment settings to fit your workflow.

 

Adjusting Your Fitment Settings

To adjust your fitment settings, go to Settings > Channels.

 

Fitment - Settings - Channels

 

This will take you to the Channels settings page. Next, click on the name of the eBay instance you’d like to adjust the Fitment Settings for. Clicking on the name will cause that section to expand and display the settings for that instance.

 

This is what the page will look like before clicking the eBay instance section to expand it.

 

Fitment - Channels - eBay Options - Arrow

 

After clicking, the list of settings for that eBay instance will be displayed.

 

Fitmen - Channels - eBay Options - Expanded

Scroll down in the list of settings until you see the “Fitment EPID Field”, “Catalog EPID Field”, and “Fitment Notes Field” settings. Or, use the Find feature in your web browser to search for “Fitment EPID Field” in order to jump to that part of the page quickly.

 

When you find these settings, they will look like the following screenshot.

 

Fitment - Channels - eBay - Fitment Settings

 

These five settings: Fitment Compatibility, Fitment Refresh, Fitment EPID Field, Catalog EPID Field, and Fitment Notes Field are the settings that control how and whether Fitment works on this particular eBay instance.

 

Fitment Compatibility

The Fitment Compatibility setting is an ON/OFF toggle switch. This setting controls whether the Fitment data is sent to eBay, and whether the Fitment section in the single item editor page can be displayed.

 

If the setting is set to OFF, then Fitment data will not be sent to eBay and the Fitment section in the single item editor will not be displayed.

 

If the setting is set to ON, then Fitment data can be sent to eBay and the Fitment section in the single item editor will be displayed, if the eBay Site ID has been set to “eBayMotors” and a valid eBay Motors category has been entered in the Category ID field.

Fitment Refresh

The Fitment Refresh setting is an ON/OFF toggle switch. This setting controls whether, when you update or relist an item, it will remove previously-existing Fitment data from the listing, or preserve that data.

 

If the setting is set to ON, then the Fitment data will be refreshed when the listing is updated or relisted. Refreshing the data means that the previous fitment data will be removed, and only the new fitment data will be shown.

 

If the setting is set to OFF, then the Fitment data will NOT be refreshed when the listing is updated or relisted. This means the previous fitment data will NOT be removed, and the new fitment data will be added to the previously-existing data.

 

Fitment EPID Field

The Fitment EPID Field setting is a dropdown that allows you to select a custom user field to map to the Fitment EPID field. For this field, click the dropdown field so it expands, and then select the value “ebayepid”. After selecting the value, the field should look like the following image:

 

Fitment - Mapping - Fitment EPID - ebayepid

 

Catalog EPID Field

The Catalog EPID Field setting is a dropdown that allows you to select a custom user field to map to the Catalog EPID field. For this field, click the dropdown field so it expands, and then select the value “ebaycatepid”. After selecting the value, the field should look like the following image:

 

Fitment - Mapping - Catalog EPID - ebaycatepid

 

Fitment Notes Field

The Fitment Notes Field setting is a dropdown that allows you to select a custom user field to map to the Fitment Notes field. For this field, click the dropdown field so it expands, and then select the value “fitmentnotes”. After selecting the value, the field should look like the following image:

 

Fitment - Mapping - Fitment Notes

 

After selecting these values, click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom right corner of the page. Doing so will save your mappings and allow them to be used in SureDone.

 

Save Settings - Button

 

After clicking “Save Settings” your setup of Fitment fields and settings is complete. You are now ready to use Fitment within SureDone.

Adding Fitment Information to an Item

Now that you’ve completed the setup for Fitment, you’re able to add Fitment data to listings from within SureDone. In order to do this, first go to the New Product or Edit Product Page (Products > New Product).

 

Fitment - Product - New Product

 

Once you’re on the Add (or Edit) page, the next step is to fill out your item’s information. Once that’s done, you can enter your fitment information in the Fitment section.

 

The Fitment, when it’s initially displayed, will look like this:

 

Fitment - Fitment Section

 

If, after entering your item’s information, the Fitment section isn’t visible, please check the following parts of your ilsting:

  • eBay Site ID -- this must be set to eBayMotors for the Fitment section to be displayed

  • eBay Category ID -- this must have a valid eBay Motors Category ID for the Fitment section to be displayed. The site isoldwhat has a list of eBay Motors categories.

  • Fitment Compatibility setting -- this setting, located in Settings > Channels > eBay Options, must be turned ON in order for the Fitment section to be displayed. For more detail on this setting, see the Fitment Compatibility section of this guide.

Catalog EPIDs

The Catalog EPIDs section allows you to select an EPID that refers to a specific part in eBay’s catalog. These parts are organized by Brand and Manufacturer Part Number (MPN), and translate into all of the known fitment information for that part. For example, the EPID 74277680 refers to MPN SW906 from the brand Wells.

 

SureDone has created tables that list the current Catalog EPIDs. These tables are located here.

 

In the Add or Edit product page, there is another way to select a Catalog EPID without having to look it up in the above tables. You can search for the part, using Model Year, Make, Model, Trim, and Engine, and then select from those search results.

 

Here is an example of selecting a Catalog EPID for a Honda Accord Catalytic Converter within SureDone.

 

Catalog EPIDs - Search - Arrows

 

In the Catalog EPIDs section, enter in a search term in the search box, and click the search button on the right to perform the search. When the search is complete, a Catalog Epid Search Results dropdown will appear to the right of the Brand/Part Search field.

 

Catalog EPID - Search Results

 

Click on the dropdown where it says “Select an Option” and it will expand, showing all of the results for the terms you searched for. For this example, we chose to select “Catalytic Converter CATCO 942145 fits 00-02 Honda Accord 2.3L-L4” as the Catalog EPID we wanted to select. To do this, we simply clicked on that entry in the search results dropdown.

 

Catalog EPID - Search Result Selection - Arrow

 

Once the Catalog EPID has been selected, the Catalog EPIDs section will look like this:

 

Catalog EPIDs - EPID selected - annotated

 

In the upper part of the Catalog EPIDs section (smaller red box), the selected part field indicates which part you selected from the Catalog Epid Search Results dropdown.

 

In the lower part (larger red box), there is a list of all the vehicles the selected part is compatible with.

 

If there are a large number of vehicles the part is compatible with, the results will be paginated, and you can navigate back and forth through the list by clicking the “Previous” and “Next” buttons (indicated by the arrow).

Fitment EPIDs

Fitment EPIDs correspond to a specific year, make, and model of a vehicle. eBay provides a list of up-to-date Fitment EPIDs here. Using a Fitment EPID allows you to specify a specific vehicle, or a range of vehicles, that your part is compatible with.

 

The Fitment EPID section has six dropdown fields in addition to the Fitment Notes field, which will be covered later. The six fields are: Year (start), Year (end), Make, Model, Trim, and Engine.

 

Fitment EPID - Blank Field

 

Year (start) is the first year of a year range. If your part is compatible with multiple model years, then you would select the earliest year of that range in this field. For example, if your part was compatible with model years from 2003-2006, then you would select 2003 for this field.

 

If your part is only compatible with one model year, then select that model year in this field, Year (start), and leave Year (end) blank.

 

Year (end) is the last year of a year range. If your part is compatible with multiple model years, then you would select the final year of that range in this field. For example, if your part was compatible with model years from 2003-2006, then you would select 2006 for this field.

 

If your part is only compatible with one model year, then leave the Year (end) field blank, and enter the model year in the Year (start) field.

 

The next field is Make, which specifies the make of the vehicle the part will fit. This field is required in order to add Fitment EPIDs.

 

The Model field specifies the model of the vehicle the part will fit. This field is required in order to add Fitment EPIDs.

 

At this point, you have entered enough information to add Fitment EPIDs to your listing.

 

Fitment EPIDs - Minimum Info - Arrow

 

Once you’ve selected a value for Model, a (+) button will be displayed. Clicking this will add Fitment EPIDs representing all vehicles that match the information that has been selected so far. In this example, because no values for Trim and Engine have been selected, Fitment EPIDs for every 2003-2006 Honda Accord will be added to the listing.

 

If you want a more specific list of Fitment EPIDs, then select values for the Trim and Engine fields.

 

Fitment EPIDs - Specific Fitment Selection - Arrow

 

In this example, we selected values for both the Trim and Engine fields, which narrows down the Fitment EPIDs significantly. Since we chose a Year range of 2003 - 2006, which covers four model years, when we clicked the (+) button, four Fitment EPIDs were added to the listing, one for each model year.

Fitment Notes

 

The Fitment Notes field allows you to enter notes next to your Fitment EPIDs in your listing. This is a good space to put information that you think the buyers should know, or would like to know. This field is limited to a total of 500 characters by eBay, but it’s best practice to keep the notes as short as possible for readability.

 

Please note that the Fitment Notes you enter will apply to both Catalog EPIDs and Fitment EPIDs, which means that your entered Fitment Notes will override any notes associated with Catalog EPIDs that you’ve already selected for your listing.

 

Using Fitment through SureDone’s Bulk Upload Interface

 

This portion of the guide assume you already know how to bulk upload, if you do not, please check out SureDone’s bulk guides here.

Step 1. Make sure you have set up your fitment mappings in your Settings page. For more detail on how to do this, see the Adjusting Your Fitment Settings section of this guide.

 

The custom user field mappings tell the system which custom user fields you will be uploading and storing fitment data to. There is a separate database field for Fitment EPIDs and Catalog EPIDs.

By default Fitment EPIDs are stored in ebayepid, we recommend you use that as your Fitment EPIDs field unless you have already stored the information in a different field.

If you want to upload Catalog EPIDs you’ll need to create a custom user field and map it here (check out this guide for help creating custom user fields). Then, select the field you’d like to use from the dropdown. Please see the Adjusting Your Fitment Settings section of this guide for more detail on creating a custom user field for Catalog EPIDs.

Step 2. Create Your Bulk Upload File

You’ll need the follow information:

   Action (either add, edit, start, or relist)

   Product Identifier (guid, id, or sku) for each item you are uploading fitment to

   The names of the fitment fields you mapped in Step 1

 

Fitment - Bulk Upload

Step 3. Add Fitment Data

Here is where you have choices, you can use EPIDs, Catalog EPIDs, Year/Make/Model, or any combination of the three. You can have up to 1000 total pieces of fitment information on eBay - trying to add more will result in having some fitment ignored and may cause errors.

 

  1. Specify the Year, Make, and Model

 

You can add specific year, make, and models in the Fitment EPID Field with the following format: YEAR1-YEAR2|MAKE|MODEL|SUBTYPE|ENGINE.

 

Example:

2001-2004|Lexus|RX300

or

2002|Toyota|Camry|2dr

 

Note: If you would like to add Fitment EPIDs for all Trims or Engine Types, you can leave those out of your Fitment EPID, like so:

 

2002|Toyota|Camry

 

The above example would add all Fitment EPIDs of 2002 Toyota Camrys, regardless of Trim or Engine Type.

 

You can also expand the last column of the fitment by using a caret (^)

 

Example:

 

2001-2004|Lexus|RX300^LS300^LX300

 

Second example:

 

2002|Toyota|Camry|2dr^4dr

 

Those examples are equivalent to entering these as separate lines in your bulk upload file:

 

2001-2004|Lexus|RX300

2001-2004|Lexus|LS300

2001-2004|Lexus|LX300

 

or

 

2002|Toyota|Camry|2dr

2002|Toyota|Camry|4dr

 

To add Fitment Notes to specific Fitment EPIDs, you can add them to the end after a double colon (::).

 

Example:

 

2001-2004|Lexus|RX300^LS300^LX300::This fits on the rear end only

 

The above example would result in an eBay fitment section containing this information:

 

2001 Lexus RX300 This fits on the rear end only

2002 Lexus RX300 This fits on the rear end only

2003 Lexus RX300 This fits on the rear end only

2004 Lexus RX300 This fits on the rear end only

 

2001 Lexus LS300 This fits on the rear end only

2002 Lexus LS300 This fits on the rear end only

2003 Lexus LS300 This fits on the rear end only

2004 Lexus LS300 This fits on the rear end only

 

2001 Lexus LX300 This fits on the rear end only

2002 Lexus LX300 This fits on the rear end only

2003 Lexus LX300 This fits on the rear end only

2004 Lexus LX300 This fits on the rear end only



A. For Fitment EPIDS, you can put up to 1000 values in each cell. In order to input multiple values, they must be asterisk (*) delimited. These can be combined with the Y/M/M fitment in the Fitment EPID field.

B. For Catalog EPIDS, you just put the value in the field. You may not enter more than one value in this field, doing so will result in it being ignored by eBay and could possibly cause errors in your fitment. If you have multiple Catalog EPIDs

 

Fitment - Bulk Upload - 2

 

Step 4. Upload the Sheet

You can do this under the Bulk tab - please consult our bulk guides if you have any questions.

That’s It! These EPID values will push to eBay and they will then be converted by eBay into the corresponding Parts Compatibility.


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