What does this error mean?

This is a direct error from eBay saying that variations can't be added to a listing that is already published without variations.

Why can't we change non-variation listings to variations?

  • When a listing is published, eBay assigns a special Item ID to the item to signal if it is a variation or non-variation listing.

  • Because of technical reasons at eBay, Item IDs can't be changed from variation to non-variation (and vise versa).

How to fix:

Because eBay does not allow changing the Item ID, you will currently need to:

  • End the listing.

  • Edit the item to include variations (in the "Ended" folder of Listings),

  • Relist with variations.

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