Are you looking for an easy way to transfer your eBay listings to Amazon (or vice-versa)? Here is the right place to learn how to do it by using Nembol:
- Avoid manually relisting every single product on both marketplaces
- Keep inventory aligned across channels.
- Keep the listing content identical, or differentiate it according to your needs.
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Copy products from eBay to Amazon
Export eBay listings to Amazon (step-by-step)
With Nembol, you can fastly copy your eBay listings to Amazon and vice-versa. But how does it work?
Let’s start from the beginning:
- The first step is opening the Channels Tab to connect your channels. In this article, we will focus on eBay and Amazon, but you can find instructions for each channel in our dedicated guide: first steps for new users.
- Start by connecting eBay to Nembol. Read the settings carefully, choose the functions to use, and import your products by clicking on “Get Products”.
- While Nembol is importing (this may take a while), connect Amazon, and check its settings as well.
- Once the import is finished, open the Products Tab and bulk select your products (up to 500 at a time).
- Click on the “Publish” button in the top right corner.
- And that’s it!
Read more about Nembol listing features:
Find below some useful advice on how to do this faster and error-free.
Amazon barcode requirements
Due to many mandatory requirements, Amazon is one of the more complex channels to list your products on. But no worries, we have a solution for each of the three following cases:
- List products with a barcode (already existing on Amazon). This one is the easiest case: if your eBay listings have a barcode already associated with an ASIN (meaning that someone else has already published this product on Amazon before you), Nembol will automatically recall the listing from Amazon and replicate it on your account.
This means that content is centralized on Amazon. Amazon will not accept new or redundant product information. You know well that, if you try editing some information, it will take some time to evaluate the effectiveness of your content before eventually deciding whether integrate it into the existing product info.
- List products with a new barcode. When creating a new product on Amazon, you will need to provide a genuine barcode (GTIN, EAN, UPC), a brand, and a unique SKU for each variation (you can add all this info on Nembol).
Import eBay to Amazon: checklist
- The barcode must be a GS1, UPC, or EAN barcode, or an ISBN from ISBN.org, genuinely sourced. Otherwise, Amazon may reject your listing.
- If you have a barcode exemption from Amazon, you cannot list using Nembol.
- To list on Amazon you need to be provided with the ASIN and use it in the SKU code field.
- Make sure to have an Amazon Pro seller Account before subscribing. Read more about the differences between Amazon Sellers and Vendor.
- Your pictures on eBay will typically be disregarded by Amazon if the product you are publishing is already in Amazon’s catalog. This is because Amazon has centralized content and might already have pictures for it.
- If the product is new to Amazon, make sure that the pictures you are uploading are compliant with Amazon’s picture policy (e.g. white background)
- eBay may reduce your picture quality when storing them. eBay will return pictures at up to 1,600 pixels in width and 72 dpi resolution. All larger pictures you may have uploaded on eBay will be reduced in size. Moreover, pictures at 1,600 pixels or smaller will be compressed by eBay. Therefore eBay is NOT an ideal place to store images.
If the publication of some of your listings fails because some values are missed or because some error occurs, Nembol will notify you and will display the error text in each product line (click on the yellow triangle in Nembol to read it).
If you can’t figure it out, write us in the built-in chat and ask for support. Amazon is complicated, especially at the beginning and may require a little bit of warm-up by new sellers. Nembol support team is here to help.
Can I sell the same item on eBay and Amazon?
Today a seller should really publish the same product contemporarily on both eBay and Amazon, and possibly a few more channels. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Publishing a product on both eBay and Amazon multiplies the chances of selling it.
- Selling multichannel helps to boost your store exposure and visibility.
- Amazon is more expensive than eBay (Amazon charges 15% on most categories, eBay 9% + PayPal fees) but has no listing fees.
- eBay listings expire unless you have the “GTC – Good Till Cancelled” duration, while listings on Amazon are there for the long term.
- eBay is a more open community, while Amazon makes it more difficult for retailers to be allowed to sell. This positions Amazon higher up from the buyers’ perception, which means that selling on Amazon is considered more prestigious.
- Selling on eBay and Amazon would help you reach different niches of customers.
- eBay and Amazon punish out-of-stock sales. Meaning that you have to avoid stockouts to be a proficient seller on both platforms. Fortunately, if a product gets sold on one of the channels, Nembol delists it from the other. Thus, publishing via Nembol protects the seller from incurring sanctions for double sales in Amazon or eBay.
Many sellers don’t start selling on multichannel because are concerned it would imply more complexity and effort to run the business. We calculated that, without Nembol, publishing one item both on eBay and Amazon takes a skilled user around 15 minutes, while using Nembol, it is possible to professionally publish a product on 10 social networks and e-commerce websites in as little as 90 seconds.
Moreover, Nembol doesn’t require any additional cost for publishing an item on multiple channels. This is because products are shared on both eBay and Amazon instantly, with a single tap, and Nembol tracks inventory to avoid double sales. That’s why we recommend using Nembol and publishing your products in as many channels as possible, especially on both Amazon and eBay.
List only products with ASIN
After Amazon released their new APIs, listing of products from Nembol to Amazon is limited to products which already have an ASIN, i.e. which already are recognized inside Amazon’s catalog. Sellers with products new to Amazon can create them inside their Seller Central account. Once this done, they can import them into Nembol using the “Get products” function and all subsequent sync and link functions will work nicely. Please stay tuned to our newsletter to be informed of new releases on this and other matters.
Is it okay to copy eBay listing content into Amazon?
Let’s make clear that listing eBay products on Amazon (and vice-versa) is allowed. You are not breaking any rule, nor you will be penalized.
As mentioned above, Amazon has more strict requirements on content compared to eBay. It follows its guideline to let customers have the best detailed and accurate descriptions. But remember that every channel has its own rules and policies, and the algorithms reward listings that best suit those requirements.
For example, rather than copying your own titles and descriptions from Amazon to eBay, try to keep your content differentiated and optimized according to the eBay SEO.
With Nembol, you can push listing on multiple channels with identical or differentiated content. Regardless of your choice, you will still be able to maintain the stock aligned and synchronized if you want to.
That’s because Nembol keeps the two different functions separated:
- The inventory sync keeps quantities aligned across channels (read the next paragraph to know more).
- And the “Edit function” (from Nembol or Shopify) updates connected listings’ content across channels every time you modify them.
Both these functions are independent and users can decide to use one or both of them.
Sync eBay and Amazon inventory
As mentioned above, Nembol is equipped with automation that allows users to sync matching products quantities across channels. Indeed, Nembol doesn’t pair products by titles, descriptions, or any content details, but by product IDs.
Through Product ID as the unique product identifier, Nembol recognizes when a product gets an order or you manually change the available stock and align quantities according to these actions.
Thanks to the sync function, you’ll be able to have your inventory synced in real-time across multiple channels.