Import all your products and store categories from eBay to WooCommerce.
This plugin will get you started with WP-Lister if you have already listed all your products on eBay. You will have your WordPress powered e-commerce site up and running in no time – without adding all your products and categories again!
It will not only import all your active listings as products in WooCommerce – and recreate your eBay store categories in WooCommerce – it will set up your listings and categories in WP-Lister as well.
You need to install at least the free version of WP-Lister first and connect it to your eBay account. If you don’t want to use WP-Lister to manage your products you can remove both plugins when the import is done and you will have a copy of your eBay store in WooCommerce.
- Import all active listings from eBay
- Import all your custom store categories
- Supports product variations
- Supports hierarchical categories
- Item specifics on eBay will become product attributes in WooCommerce
- Option to filter item description with custom definition of allowed HTML tags
- Option to import a single item by entering its item ID (for testing)
- Create listings in WP-Lister automatically
- Create category mappings in WP-Lister Pro automatically
- WP-Lister 1.0.7+ (Pro or free) needs to be installed and set up
- You need to have an eBay store account to import store categories
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I run the import every day or week to add new items from eBay?
I’m afraid this is not what this plugin is designed for. It is designed for migrating all items from eBay to WooCommerce once – and let WP-Lister take care of managing and syncing items from that point on.
While you can run the import multiple times – until you are satisfied with the result – all previously imported products will be removed on each new run and if category import is enabled, all previously imported categories will be removed as well.
I don’t have an eBay store. Will the plugin import categories then?
The plugin can only import store categories – not the official eBay categories.
The eBay category tree consists of about 20.000 categories, sometimes more than five levels of subcategories deep. You probably would not want your WooCommerce categories populated with with such a category hierarchy, but if you are a professional seller on eBay, you are supposed to have an eBay store with your custom store categories anyway.
Does the plugin import shipping methods and payment options?
The plugin can only import products and categories. Shipping options and payment methods are not properties of a single product – neither in WooCommerce nor in WP-Lister – so the importer can’t just import your selected shipping or payment methods and “store” them along with the imported product.
Instead, you’ll need to define shipping and payment options in WooCommerce (globally) and in WP-Lister (on a profile level) as well. The importer can not create global WooCommerce settings or listing profiles for WP-Lister for you.
The importer does to help though – by importing your items weight and dimensions. So if you use calculated shipping services like UPS or USPS on eBay, all you need to to is to install the same shipping services in WooCommerce – and select them in your listing profile in WP-Lister. This way, all shipping fees will be set up automatically – but I’m afraid calculated shipping is only available on eBay US, CA and AU.
How will the plugin handle item descriptions when they use a predesigned listing template?
The importer contains a set of tools to process and clean your items description.
To extract the actual product description text from the HTML template, the importer allows you to define multiple “cut in” and “cut out” points that you can use to le it know where your description begins and where it ends.
Additionally, you can (and should) let the importer strip all html tags except for a list of allowed tags. You’ll probably want to keep simple tags for line breaks, paragraphs and bold or italics like
<br><p><b><i> – but you don’t want to keep all those
<div> tags containing hardcoded formatting styles which will only mess up your WooCommerce theme.
If that’s not enough you can define multiple search and replace rules to be applied to the description as well.