In this article:
eBay CSV Requirements:
Save as a plain CSV
❌ Cannot include auto-formatted numbers (if using Excel)
SKU (eBay custom label):
SKU - Each row in the CSV must have a unique SKU.
Drafts - CSV Import will replace Drafts with the same SKU.
How to use the CSV Import Template
The Import Template includes 8 rows with examples of different listing types. Delete the listing types you don't need. Then, practice creating a couple of listings with the CSV.
1 — Listing Data Fields (column headers)
2 — Auction listing
3 — Fixed-Price listing
4-8 — Variation listing - (see variation CSV Format)
eBay CSV Fields to Know
Below are fields and listings that require either:
a specific format
or allow customisation.
eBay CSV - Auction VS Fixed Price
eBay Listings will import as "Fixed-Price" automatically.
To create an Auction listing, set
ListingDurationblank to create a Fixed Price listing.
eBay CSV - Item Specifics
Use 3Dsellers CSV Template Item Specifics (
Color, etc.) in your CSV.
If the template doesn't include your Item Specific, you can use the
Pro Tip: Always include an eBay Category in your CSV. The Category ensures the correct Required Item Specifics are assigned to the listing.
eBay CSV - Categories
Use Category IDs to include eBay and Store/Shop Categories in your CSV.
Category2can also search text (results may vary).
eBay CSV - Product Condition
Assign a Condition to the listing with eBay Condition IDs
Open box, sealed inner packaging. Never Used.
eBay CSV - Shipping Packages
3Dsellers supports eBay Global Shipping Program (GSP).
TRUEto enable GSP.
Pro Tip: eBay's accepted
PackageThickEnvelopefor almost every category and eBay site.
MailingBoxesfor eBay Australia.
Calculated Shipping requires dimensions and weight for postage.
Add weight units separately for
WeightMajor(Pounds / Kilos)
WeightMinor(Ounces / Grams)
Decimals are not allowed.
If you need, round up
MeasurementSystemis set automatically by the country of your eBay Account on 3Dsellers.
Location are required for eBay Estimated Delivery dates.
Pro Tip: If the item is in the UK, enter
eBay CSV - Business Policies (Returns & Shipping Settings)
Use Business Policy IDs to assign Shipping, Return, and Payment settings.
Skip these fields if all the listings use the same business policies.
Instead, choose policies when you bulk-publish the listings.
Find Business Policy IDs:
Navigate to: Products > Listings Manager > Business Policies
Pro Tip: Shipping and Return settings can only be set with eBay Business Policies. Why does 3Dsellers only use Business Policies? - If you create Shipping and Return settings for individual listings on eBay, eBay automatically creates Business Policies on your account. This can lead to hundreds of randomly-named policies, making bulk listing nearly impossible.
eBay CSV - Upload eBay Variation Listings
Import Variation Listings using multiple rows
Each variation row is linked to the "parent" listing by SKU.
For Variation Rows, only include:
and Item Specifics for Variation Options
A Variation Listing's Title
eBay CSV - Product Photos and Image Hosting
3Dsellers will host your product images automatically.
The SKU is saved with each image, so you can automatically apply the photos to Drafts in the future.
3Dsellers image host backs up your photos, so eBay can't delete them.
Saves time processing the CSV
eBay and self-hosting are optional.
Import and publish bulk listings
Step 1 - Upload eBay CSV
Navigate to Products → Listings Manager → Import CSV
Click the Import Products button:
Choose the upload method, and upload your CSV
Step 2 - eBay CSV Mapping
Verify that 3Dsellers import fields match your CSV column headers:
Fallback Explained: Set a default value for empty CSV fields.
Do all your CSV rows use the same value for a field? Use the "Don't Import" option for mapping, then set the Fallback to apply the value to every CSV row.
Step 3: Import & Publish Listings
Click Start Import.
Depending on the number of items, description length, photos, image host, etc., it may take time to process the CSV.
Navigate to 3Dsellers Drafts.
Make any edits (if needed)
Select the imported items and click the Publish to Channel button:
select the eBay Business Policies you want to use,
then set your preferences for your items:
Click Apply to eBay to publish the products to your eBay account.
A notification will display above your listings if eBay rejects any data in your Drafts.
Click View Errors to view eBay's error messages.
The eBay Error message will be linked to our eBay Error Resolve List