How To Download My eBay Listings

download ebay listings

Do you need to export your eBay listings into a spreadsheet? Well you’ve come to the right place.
In this article we tell you how to download your eBay Listings, the different exports available and how you can use this data for your multichannel software, such as Linnworks.

eBay File Exchange

eBay has a free tool for online sellers which allows them to download their listings into a CSV file, the tool is called eBay File Exchange and it can be enabled on your account using this link: activate eBay file exchange.

Once activated, you can open up eBay File Exchange (here is the link) and download your active listings.
1. Simply click on the “Create a Download Request” link on the overview page. (highlighted in green on the graphic below)

export your ebay inventory

2. This will take you to the next screen where it will ask you what you would like to download, click on the drop-down box and select active listings. (highlighted green in the box below)

export your ebay inventory

3. Download your active listings.
But which file do you use? Well we’ve broken down exactly what you get from each export below.

eBay Export Types

There are 3 Active Listings exports that can be downloaded from eBay’s file exchange: “Standard”, “Add Unique Identifiers” and “Revise Price and Quantity”. Below we show you what fields come out on each export.
Standard: The standard active listing export gives you the following information.

  • Item ID
  • Custom Label
  • Product ID Type
  • Product ID Value
  • Product ID Value 2
  • Quantity Available
  • Purchases
  • Bids
  • Price
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Condition
  • Type
  • Item Title
  • Category Leaf Name
  • Category Number
  • Private Notes
  • Site Listed
  • Download Date
  • Variation Details
  • Product Reference ID
  • Condition ID
  • OutOfStockControl

File Exchange – Add unique identifiers (UPCEANISBNBrandMPN): This export downloads your active listings with the relevant fields for your items product identifiers.
These are the fields you receive from this export.

  • *Action(SiteID=US|Country=US|Currency=USD|Version=403|CC=UTF-8)
  • ItemID
  • Relationship
  • RelationshipDetails
  • Product:UPC
  • Product:ISBN
  • Product:EAN
  • Product:Brand
  • Product:MPN
  • Product:EPID
  • Product:IncludePreFilledItemInformation
  • Product:IncludeStockPhotoURL
  • ConditionID

File Exchange – Revise Price and Quantity: This export is typically used to update prices and quantities in bulk, here are the following fields you get on this export.

  • Action(SiteID=US|Country=US|Currency=USD|Version=585|CC=ISO-8859-1)
  • ItemID
  • Title SiteID
  • Currency
  • StartPrice
  • BuyItNowPrice
  • Quantity
  • Relationship
  • RelationshipDetails
  • CustomLabel

Using this data for Linnworks and other multichannel software

Exporting this data from eBay can allow you to start creating an inventory file for your multichannel software.

We recommend you download both the “Standard” export and the “File Exchange – Add unique identifiers” export as this will give you the most data.
Remember the Custom Label field is typically where the item SKU is held on eBay and used in linking listings to your linnworks inventory for stock control, so in a nutshell, this is the field you will be using for your SKU.

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  • Custom Label Field is the SKU
  • Download the Standard Export
  • Download the Product Identifier Export
Charlie McBroom

Charlie McBroom Growth Expert and Ecommerce Specialist