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Selling Manager Pro: Creating products and listing templates
What are products and listing templates?
Think of a product as a data record for an item that you sell. It helps you track information about your item, and contains listing templates for the different ways you sell your item.
A listing template contains the information needed to create a listing, including the title, description, pictures, and other options that you specify in the Sell Your Item form. A product can have up to 20 different listing templates, which allows it to be listed in many different ways.
How do I create products and listing templates?
There are several ways to create products and listing templates. Regardless of the method you choose, consider reviewing our inventory overview first. You'll learn how inventory works and get tips that can help you decide which products and listing templates you'll need.
What if I use Turbo Lister?
Creating a new product
A new product requires only the product name, but we recommend filling out additional information, such as your inventory quantity and average cost per item.
The product name and other information that you enter will not appear to buyers. Your buyers will only see the listings you create, which have their own titles, descriptions, and quantities.
To create a new product:
Tip: The process for creating a product with variations differs from the process of creating a single product. For more information, learn how to create products with variations.
Creating a new listing template
The easiest way to create a new listing template is to start from the Inventory view. You'll display the product that the listing template belongs to, and then add your new listing template.
To help you create your listing template, Selling Manager Pro opens the Sell Your Item form for you. This version of the Sell Your Item form is the same as the one you'd normally use to create a listing, but with a few differences:
To add a listing template to a product:
Saving existing listings as listing templates
If you have existing listings, you can save them as listing templates from the other Selling Manager Pro views.
For each listing you select, you'll be prompted to:
To save existing listings as listing templates:
Duplicating products and listing templates
To save time when setting up your inventory, you can duplicate existing products and listing templates and then change the details as needed.
When you duplicate a product, the listing templates associated with it are also duplicated and associated with the new product. The value for the quantity available to list is not duplicated, so you'll need to enter this value separately.
To duplicate products:
To duplicate a listing template:
Adding a standard footer to the end of your item descriptions
If you have standard information that you want to include at the end of your item descriptions (for example, details about your return policy or packaging method), you can save time by adding a custom footer to your listings.To add a default description footer, you follow two basic steps:
To create a default description footer:
Tip: To display site preferences , go to the Account tab in My eBay and click the Site Preferences link on the left side of the page. Click the Show link next to Sell Your Item form and listings and then click the Edit link next to Include a custom description footer.
To include your default description footer in a listing template:
Whenever you list an item with the listing template, your default footer is automatically appended to the item description.
Note: When you revise or relist an item, the description footer from your original listing is automatically included. To avoid having two copies of your footer information, don't select the option to include the default footer again.
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