Under the Category Template section, you can categorize products with similar characteristics based on a query. When these products are listed on eBay, they are associated with specific categories and attributes, providing clear and accurate details in the listings. However, it is a prerequisite for users to begin by establishing a default template and subsequently create templates for other categories.
4.1. Actions you can perform on the Category Template of eBay:
- Create Template/Create Default Template
- Edit Default Template
- Edit Template
- Refresh Policy
4.1.1. Create Template/Create Default Template
Under the create template, assign products to specific categories and attributes when listed on eBay. When you haven’t specified a product category, the Default Category Template automatically places the product in the default category. It’s necessary to have a default template in place before you create a category template; without a default template, the option to create a template will be inactive.
The process for creating a category template and a default category template is identical. The category template list includes Template Name, Category, Rules, Total products and Action option.
Step 1: Go to the Category template and click on it. This will lead you to a new page where you can create a template. Also you are requested to create a default template.
Step 2: Go to the top right corner of the page and click on the Create Template button.
Step 3: Enter a unique name ( not exceeding 80 characters) for the product template that you wish to create.
Step 4: Assign business policy by selecting a Payment Policy, Shipping Policy and Return Policy for witnessing a smooth selling experience.
Step 5: Browse and select listing category for the product template and map eBay attributes with BigCommerce attributes or Set a Custom Value.
Step 6: You can create a Rule Group or query for your products by allowing specific filter options that can be applied to the template. These Rules help to apply settings on specific products.
- Select Any Condition to fetch the products fulfilling any of the conditions created.
- Select All Conditions to fetch the products fulfilling all the conditions created.
- Click on Add More to add multiple conditions in the Rule Group.
- Click on Run Query to fetch the number of the products on the basis of the Rule Groups created.
Step 7: Save the changes by clicking on the Save button present on the top right corner of the page.
4.1.2. Edit Default Template
Under this section you can edit template/default template that you have created. You can edit the fields such as Template Name, Category, Rules, Total products and Action option.
Step 1: Select the Payment Policy, Shipping Policy and Return Policy for seamless selling experience.
Step 2: Choose a Listing Category for the product template and map eBay attributes with BigCommerce attribute or Assign a Custom Value.
Step 3: Map eBay Category attributes to your BigCommerce Product attributes or Set a Custom value based on the eBay Product category selected. There are two kinds of attributes:
- Required (Must Fill): These are a set of eBay attributes mandatory to be mapped with BigCommerce store product attributes. You can also set a Custom Valid value for the same as per your requirement.
- Optional: This is an optional set of attributes you may or may not map per your requirements.
Step 4: Choose Product Condition from the drop down box i.e., New or Used. This feature allows you to clearly and accurately describe the condition of your item for effective eBay listing.
Step 5: Save the changes by clicking on the Save button available at the top right corner of the page.
4.1.3. Edit Template
Step1: Go to the Category Template section and click on it.
Step 2: Click on the Edit option present under the Actions column of the respective row of the product.
4.1.4. Refresh Policy
Refresh Policy option allows you to refresh the Payment Policy, Shipping Policy and Return Policy mentioned under the Create Template section.
Step 1: Select the Category Template section and then click on the Refresh Policy tab present on the top right corner of the page.
Step 2: A pop appears asking your permission to refresh the policy, click on the Refresh and implement the required changes.