How to Manage Existing Items without Changing Their Relationship Type in eBay by Assigning the Actual Listing ID as Default

Managing Existing Ebay Items with StoreAutomator

This article explains how to manage individual items on eBay even if these SKUs were initially created as child items in StoreAutomator. 

Flexibility with StoreAutomator

StoreAutomator gives you the flexibility to manage quantity and price adjustment for existing items without altering their core product data. Typically, products are required to have the same variations across Sales channels and StoreAutomator. They should not have different relationship types. If the product was originally created as a child, it must share the same variation family in channels otherwise a relationship error may occur leading to feed failures.

Addressing Unique Scenarios

If a product is single in StoreAutomator, it should reflect the same singularity on eBay. However, some users prefer not to modify existing listings, even if they were initially created with different relationship types in StoreAutomator. This reluctance is usually because they want to preserve their sales ranks and reviews. If this is the preference then StoreAutomator offers a solution through use of a dedicated switch within the eBay settings.

Utilizing the "Use Actual Listing ID for Legacy Child" Switch

To manage your existing single or child items without triggering any product data updates via StoreAutomator, activate the “Use Actual Listing ID for Legacy Child” switch. This feature enables StoreAutomator to handle prices and quantities for these specific items, allowing users to retain control without risking sales ranks or reviews.. 


NOTE: It is essential to disable product data updates for these kinds of SKUs. To do this, you can visit the link below.

How to disable product data updates for specific products

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