eBay Description Template

You may substitute an HTML template for the straight-text eBay product description. To do so, you must provide a tokenized template in your eBay settings on FarApp, and inform us so that we can map your data to the tokens (the tokens will be replaced with data from your product fields when posting to eBay).

The tokens supplied in the template must be of the form ${TOKEN}. You can use the standard/built-in TOKENs, or add your own. The standard tokens are:

  • TITLE
  • DESCRIPTION
  • BULLETS
  • DOMESTIC_SHIPPING_RATE
  • INTERNATIONAL_SHIPPING_RATE

You can add other tokens to your template (just be sure to let us know, or they will not have any data mapped to them). The requirements are that the token-name must consist of only CAPITAL letters, numbers, and underscores, must be enclosed in curly braces, and prefixed by the dollar-sign, e.g. ${MY_TEXT_1}.

Once you’ve created your HTML template file, you can post it to Farapp in the eBay Dashboard (available from the Manage Account link). Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Click the 'Templates' tab in the eBay Dashboard, your sceen should look similar to the image below
  2. Click the 'Add' button You will see a new item show up in your list of templates.
  3. Select this new item. At the bottom of the screen is a text field where you can enter your template data. Copy your template into this field and click 'Save' at the bottom.

You will also need to let us know which NetSuite fields you want mapped to each token in your template.

Note: eBay has restrictions on what you may include in your product descriptions. The eBay policies can be found at eBay HTML and JavaScript policy


Example Description Template

Following is an example template. The HTML source is shown first, and then the template results, with the actual tokens viewable (those tokens will be replaced with actual data during mapping).

HTML

<table align="center" border="3"></table>
<table bordercolor="black" align="center" border="8">
    <tr>
        <td>
            <h2 align="center"> </h2>
            <h2 align="center"><font size="7">${TITLE}</font></h2>
           ${IMAGES}
            <div align="center">
                &nbsp;
            </div>
            <div align="left">
                &nbsp;
            </div>
            <p align="left"><em><font size="5">${DESCRIPTION}</font></em></p>
            <p align="left"><font size="5"><strong>Features:</strong></font></p>
            <ul><span class="nn4">
                ${BULLETS}
            </span></ul>
            <p align="center"><font color="#8B0000" size="7"><strong>$${DOMESTIC_SHIPPING_RATE}  Domestic Shipping</strong></font></p>
            <p align="center"><strong><font color="#8B0000" size="7">$${INTERNATIONAL_SHIPPING_RATE} International Shipping</font></strong></p>
            <p align="center"><strong><font size="6">Combine shipments and save - customers only pay shipping on the item with the highest shipping cost, all other items in the order ship free.</font></strong></p>
            <p align="center"><font size="6">Everthing We sell is new in the box and backed by the Full factory Warranty</font></p>
            <p align="center"> </p>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

Result

 

${TITLE}

${IMAGES}

 
 

${DESCRIPTION}

Features:

${BULLETS}

$${DOMESTIC_SHIPPING_RATE}  Domestic Shipping

$${INTERNATIONAL_SHIPPING_RATE} International Shipping

Combine shipments and save – customers only pay shipping on the item with the highest shipping cost, all other items in the order ship free.

Everthing We sell is new in the box and backed by the Full factory Warranty

 

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