Setting up Ebay
|You need to have an Ebay account. It is best to set one up specifically for using with your Actinic shop, rather than using any personal account (as your customers may look at your purchases and sales etc.).|
|It is also a good idea to accept Paypal. For ease of transaction processing you may decide to only take Paypal.|
Creating your products on Ebay
|Download and install the Product Mash from http://www.mole-end.biz/download/ME_ProductMash.exe|
The default feed created by the Ebay Product Mash is for a 10 day fixed
priced UK based item (of quantitiy 1). You can change these if you have
an Ebay shop (to GTC).
How to process the Ebay Orders
Ebay orders can not be imported into Actinic.
You can print directly from Ebay (using Selling Manager) or for larger numbers of orders (and to provide a better looking invoice) use the following approach using Integrated Label paper
This solution uses the same paper format as Actinic uses.
|A lot of Ebay sellers take all of the Ebay orders and enter them into the accounting software (e.g. Sage) as a single entry (e.g. Ebay Orders). This saves on data entry time and does not get you to the limit of the accounting software (particularly for Quickbooks).|
|Ebay can automatically give your customers feedback once they have placed the order (won the auction).|
|For improved and easier order processing you can use One Stop Order Processing for Ebay at www.1stoporders.co.uk|
How to limit the problems with using Ebay
|It is always a good idea to send items that require a signature. If using Royal Mail sent items recorded delivery. This limits people claiming that they did not receive the item(s).|
|You may decide to only send items to the registered Paypal address. This is a policy that a lot of B2B companies use (in some cases companies will only send to Paypal customers who have a rating of over 100).|
Shipping information does not import directly into Turbo Lister shipping fields. You can resolve this by creating your pricing in the Shipping Instructions information in the listing.
To do this create
a new property called Payment Instuctions (select this from the
Variable name list) and use the value of !!DeliveryCost!!
to include the shipping instructions (e.g. 'Shipping
costs: !!DeliveryCost!! on a 2 day delivery using Parcelforce').
You could also include this in the Description using a value of '!!Description!!
Shipping costs: !!DeliveryCost!!' for the Description
property. An example can be seen at:
you want to include your Actinic image as part of the Ebay desciption (allowing
you to pay less Ebay fees if using multiple images) you should use the following
You need to define you description with the Product Mash to include your image. You should create a Property called Description with a value of the following:
This will create an Ebay description that contains the Actinic description followed by the product's image. The product Mash property is shown below: