In that particular example we will do the process for non sports like Star Wars. It's the same process for any other type of cards.
In fact you can create your own categories!
- Manage autocomplete lists for your categories
- eBay: Map your virtual category to ANY ebay category
- eBay: Choose the accent color for the description template
- eBay: Map and rename Kronocard fields for other uses on eBay
Ok, let's do an example. Let's list Star Wars cards on eBay:
Step One – Find the eBay category for Star Wars cards
As you may know, eBay has a lot of categories. We must tell Kronocard which eBay category CODE to use.
Just go to eBay web site and search for “star wars trading cards”:
In the left column I see the category I want: “Star Wars Trading Cards – Trading Card Singles”. Since it is not clickable I know it is a final sub category (ie: there is no sub-category for this one). This is what I want: I must provide final sub category code to Kronocard.
However, the category CODE is not shown. Here is what I do: I click on the parent category “Star Wars Trading Cards” and this time it shows “Trading Card Singles” link as clickable.
In most browsers, if I move the mouse cursor over that link, I will see the link address in the bottom left corner:
In that case for Star Wars single the final sub category CODE is 672.
Step two – Create a Virtual Category in Kronocard
From Kronocard access the Categories Manager in the settings tools screen:
Click on button “Manage categories”
- Select “Movies-TV” category in left column. Make sure its checkbox is active.
- Click button “Create a virtual category for Movies-TV”
We enter Star Wars as our category name then we click the “Ok” button to customize our new virtual category:
- The minimum required is to enter a “Location Code”. If you click on the [?] at its right, you will have a nice explanation about the use of that code but for the moment we will simply see it as an abbreviation of Star Wars.
- Since we want to list on eBay we enter the eBay category code for Star Wars Single Trading Card that we found at Step 1: 672
- I chose a green color as the description accent color just because it’s Yoda’s lightsaber color :)
Now on the right you have a section called Item Condition. This part is not too much user friendly from eBay. Each type of items on eBay have their own conditions.
Here is a guide line for the numbers but please note that it's not mentionned the one you can use or not per category. You can go see what are the condition name used by other listing and do some trial and error. A good starting point is to try with 3000 for the three values.
The following table summarizes the typical meaning of each condition.
1000 = New
A brand-new, unused, unopened, unworn, undamaged item. Most categories support this condition (as long as condition is an applicable concept).
1500 = New other
A brand-new new, unused item with no signs of wear. Packaging may be missing or opened. The item may be a factory second or have defects.
1750 = New with defects
A brand-new, unused, and unworn item. The item may have cosmetic defects, and/or may contain mismarked tags (e.g., incorrect size tags from the manufacturer). Packaging may be missing or opened. The item may be a new factory second or irregular.
2000 = Manufacturer refurbished
An item in excellent condition that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. The item may or may not be in the original packaging.
2500 = Seller refurbished
An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party who is not approved by the manufacturer. This means the seller indicates that the item is in full working order and is in excellent condition. The item may or may not be in original packaging.
2750 = Like New
An item that looks as if it was just taken out of shrink wrap. No visible wear, and all facets of the item are flawless and intact. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
3000 = Used
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Most categories support this condition (as long as condition is an applicable concept).
4000 = Very Good
An item that is used but still in very good condition. No obvious damage to the cover or jewel case. No missing or damaged pages or liner notes. The instructions (if applicable) are included in the box. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
5000 = Good
An item in used but good condition. May have minor external damage including scuffs, scratches, or cracks but no holes or tears. For books, liner notes, or instructions, the majority of pages have minimal damage or markings and no missing pages.
6000 = Acceptable
An item with obvious or significant wear, but still operational. For books, liner notes, or instructions, the item may have some damage to the cover but the integrity is still intact. Instructions and/or box may be missing. For books, possible writing in margins, etc., but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
7000 = For parts or not working
An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components. Supported in categories where parts or non-working items are of interest to people who repair or collect related items.
Before closing this window, I will make one change in the text mappings. As you know Kronocard origins are in sports cards: when I scroll down the texts mappings grid, there is a text named “Sport”. I simply rename it to “Category” as Star Wars is not a Sport.
That’s it. I can close the window and Kronocard is now ready accept Star Wars cards and will be able to list them on eBay.
Step three – Scan Star Wars Cards
Open Kronoscan: you can select your new Star Wars category and scan.
Step four – List on eBay
Document your cards (save time use our documentation services), set a price (remember: Kronocard will automatically raise the price to meet the minimum eBay price) and change the status to “EBF”.
Click “Save and Close” button.
If it is the first time you add cards to a new category, then you should do a test first: click on the “Check” button in upper right corner do to a simulation with eBay. If everything is right simply click “List/Modify Cards on eBay” button.
Here is the result for one of ours cards in our store on eBay:
And of course, all our Star Wars cards can be found in our store on kronozio.com