Ebay Marketplace MIP: Choosing a Template

Kevin Rogers Updated by Kevin Rogers

Overview

Ebay MIP offers several standard feed types which are available as templates in DataFeedWatch.

These templates have both specific and overlapping functions. This gives the user flexibility to pick and choose templates depending on their business needs.

Template names and functions

Template Name

Template Function

Product

add and update product details (SKU, Title, Product Description, UPC, Brand etc.)

Availability

add and update quantity information for products at specific locations

Distribution

apply business policies (payment, return, and shipping) and pricing information

Combined

upload product, availability, and distribution information in one feed

Inventory

update the prices and available quantity of products already on the eBay site

Location

specify local store or warehouse locations

Delete-Inventory

delete one or more SKUs from MIP and/or delete one or more listings from the eBay site

Template use cases:

Initial upload of products to Ebay

  • Use individual Product, Availability, and Distribution templates together
  • Use the Combined template by itself

Update listing descriptions only (eg. title, descriptions, images - excluding price and quantity)

  • Use the Product template

Rapid price and quantity updates to existing listings

  • Use the Inventory template
Unsure which template to use? The Combined template contains all the critical information needed to create listings like product details, price, available quantity, and business policies.

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