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Listing with Parts Compatibility
Parts compatibility is a better way for sellers to list parts that fit a variety of vehicles. It's also a great way for buyers to find parts that fit their vehicles. With new parts compatibility listings, you can create one listing describing a single part and add a complete list of compatible vehicles. This eliminates the need to list one part multiple times to ensure all compatible vehicles are found in search.
Using parts compatibility, you can include a detailed list of compatible vehicles for a single part right in one listing, reducing the number of listings you need to create. Compatibility information appears on the item page and is searchable. Your parts compatibility listings get a boost in Best Match search, and you can use your 80-character title for popular search elements like brand or part number to better market your listing.
We developed the parts compatibility feature to help you run your business more smoothly by simplifying listing creation and management and reducing repetitive listing. Buyers will be able to find parts faster and with more confidence that the part will fit, resulting in fewer returns and inquiries. Plus, fewer listings mean you pay less in fees.
No, using parts compatibility will be optional at launch. However, listings that display compatible vehicle data created with the new feature will help get your relevant items in front of buyers via search and helps to avoid using multiple listings for the same item, a violation of eBay's Duplicate Listing Policy.
There are two ways to list with parts compatibility:
For parts with clearly defined specifications like tires and wheels, you'll be asked to provide details about the part itself. For example, specifications for tires include width, aspect ratio, rim diameter, load index and speed rating.
For all other parts, you'll be asked to provide details about the vehicle with which the part is compatible. These details include year, make, model, engine and trim.
Please view Parts Listing tutorial to learn how to use parts compatibility.
Vehicle details include year, make, model, trim and engine. These are the details you can enter in the manual process.
Even if you do not enter all the details (e.g., you provide year, make, model but not trim or engine), the list of compatible vehicles will still include compatible vehicles with the details you provide.
Example: A seller has a headlight that fits all 2002 Dodge Durango trucks. The seller chooses Year: 2002, Make: Dodge, and Model: Durango. The system recognizes that this 2002 Dodge Durango has multiple trims and engines. The system presents all compatible 2002 Dodge Durango trucks, with all trim and engine options, for inclusion in the vehicle compatibility list. Please note the system will return only information on vehicles using the details you provided (in this case 2002, Dodge, Durango).
If your part is not in the eBay catalog (currently available in Car & Truck Parts & Accessories categories only), and you know which vehicles it is compatible with, you can add them to your listing by providing year, make and model of the compatible vehicles. It is optional to specify trim and engine information.
If you are unsure that the information returned to you when you input your part type, manufacturer or number is accurate, use the manual process to input the vehicles you are sure fit the part you're selling.
There is no need to repeat compatibility information in your listing title. Instead, use your title for popular search elements like brand, part type, MPN part number, equivalent OEM part number, part name, material, and any other part numbers (e.g., Platinum number). Some examples:
Old title: Ford Ranger 88/07 Short Bed New Tonneau Bed Cover 6ft.
New title: Freedom 9630 Black Tonneau Bed Cover 6 ft
Old title: 1992-1994 1995 Honda Civic EG6 Headlights+Vision
New title: JDM Blk Crystal Headlights w/Vision Amber Corner Lights
You can repeat compatibility information in your listing description, but this is not essential since this information will already be displayed on the compatibility tab and is used in search. Compatibility information in the description may not be surfaced in search.
Yes, you can use information from your existing listing in a new listing with parts compatibility by using the "sell similar" or "relist" options in the Sell Your Item form. Be sure to create a new title using popular search elements like brand and part number with your new parts compatibility listing. Please be certain the information you transfer to your new listing is correct since you are responsible for presenting accurate information about compatible vehicles.
Yes, Selling ManagerPro, Turbo Lister, Blackthorne Pro and File Exchange all support the new feature.
Check with your third-party service provider to see if parts compatibility is available.
Please use the Myfitment or Frooition tools for Bulk Update of Fitments.