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Product:Brand,MPN not recognised in File Exchange Upload

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by password01, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. password01

    password01 Regular Member

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    Hey Folks,

    Is anybody here using the File Exchange to create listings?

    I have just uploaded a file and about half of the listings were created. The other half failed due to missing Brand and MPN, which I have completed.

    Has anybody come across this issue at all? How to fix?

    Thanks.
     
  2. orangesaber

    orangesaber Newbie

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    I had this very same issue! I ended up getting around it by using the following three columns:

    Product:UPC, C:Brand, C:MPN
    The C means you are just uploading them as item specifics, rather than trying to use them as product identifiers.
     
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    password01 Regular Member

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    Interesting. Do I need the UPC Column? I haven't been using that.

    Do you lose out by not using them as product identifiers?

    Thanks a million though, I will try that now.
     
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    orangesaber Newbie

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    It depends on the category. Sometime in February they'll be enforcing product identifiers more tightly, so I've been including it just in case. Also, having the UPC (or really, at least keeping track of it on my end) lets me use findItemsByProduct to find competition more easily than doing something like image comparison, for instance.

    EDIT: I just realized that I didn't answer your question. No you don't lose out on not using them as product identifiers as long as you have another working product identifier, and using them as item specifics still meets requirements in categories where it is necessary.
     
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  5. password01

    password01 Regular Member

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    Ah ok great thanks. I am using EAN so I think i'll be ok.

    Good method for finding competition.