Recently some new features were added to Fast eBay Listings to give you more control over how items on eBay are displayed on your site. Now you can customise the colour scheme of items and fine-tune exactly what fields you want to display. Here I will highlight some of these features and how you can get your site looking just right.
Do you sell items on eBay? Do you also have a WordPress website? Do you wish you could sell your items on eBay and on your WordPress site?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, then these eBay selling tips will show you exactly how to do this.
Why Display Your eBay Items on Your Website?
Ultimately, you want to maximise sales. A great way to do this is through exposure and promotion. It can be difficult to make your products stand out on eBay itself, but you can create your own website that does stand out and ranks well in search results.
Once buyers have found your website, you need to show them what you have for sale and make it easy to buy. You could set up your own e-commerce shop on your site, list all your items there and let visitors buy directly from your site. However, this is a lot of effort: set up time, adding products etc.
It can be challenging to manage stock between your eBay and e-commerce stores. You have to process orders from two different sites, updating the other when an item sells on one, you don’t want to oversell stock or sell the same unique item twice! Updating and syncing prices between eBay and your site is a hassle, overall there is a lot of duplicate effort is required to maintain the two stores.
A better approach is to display your eBay items on your website, displaying their live status, price, images, details and so on. Then simply prompt visitors to purchase and checkout on eBay, a platform they know, trust and probably already have an account on.
As a seller, you then only need to deal with orders from a single source and have a single inventory of items to manage. Once your website is configured to display your live eBay items, you can simply forget about it, knowing it will always be displaying your current eBay items on your site.
An exciting new feature has just been added to Fast eBay Listings WordPress plugin. In version 2.7 you can now display your eBay feedback rating and comments on your website. This is a great way to inspire confidence and trust in your potential buyers visiting your site. You can show details of your eBay rating, feedback comments from recent buyers and links to your eBay store.
How to Setup this eBay Feedback WordPress Plugin
Fast eBay Listings now provides an eBay Feedback Block and Shortcode that you can insert into a page or post.
Simply fill in your eBay username and the number of feedback comments you’d like to be shown. You can enter zero if you desire no eBay reviews from customers shown and just want to show the feedback rating scores.
Don’t forget, you use these new blocks as WordPress widget, giving you the option of an eBay reviews widget to add to your site’s sidebar or footer.
Back in 2020 eBay announced their decommissioning of RSS feeds, much to the chagrin of affiliate marketers using the eBay Partner Network. eBay RSS feeds were a simple way to pull items from eBay for display on affiliate sites. The proposed alternative was to use the eBay API, however, this requires more development effort, signing up to the eBay developer’s program, managing access tokens, adhering to call limits and maintenance to stay abreast of API changes – something the Fast eBay Listing WordPress plugin has always supported.
Nonetheless, many eBay Partner Network users have tried to continue with RSS feeds generated from third-party resources that create a feed using the eBay API. Thus enabling the bad approach of using older RSS eBay Feeds WordPress plugins like WP eBay Product Feeds that rely upon an RSS feed as input. In this article, I’m going to look at why this approach is bad and what your alternatives are.