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Manage the auto listing rules

SYNCHRONISE FOLDER/ APPLY RULES

These functions can be used through two buttons next to the usual buttons-bar (new, update, duplicate etc.)

There is no difference in results of the two procedures enabled by the two buttons, they just start from two different conditions. The aim is to update entirely a group of listings that are already open or to create listings for products that, for any reason, are not published yet (e.g. created before the rules). 

Through the first button (Synchronise folder) it is possible, selecting one of the folders on the left, to apply the rules defined for that specific folder (and eventually subfolders). To implement the rules means that, after you click on the folder, eDock will ask you: how many listings are queued for the creation and how many listings are queued for the update. Obviously these numbers will be created according to the usual behaviour of eDock when creating auto listing rules. The listings that need to be updated will correspond to the rules implemented for products that already have an active listing. 

Through the second button (apply rules), on the other hand, you can do the same operations as the first button but applying only the rules you selected. Attention: if you apply a rule but there is a more specific rule already applied (created in a subfolder of the folder you are working on) the more generic rule cannot be implemented. 

Once obtained the number of listings to create/update/close from eDock, the user can choose to implement the ads to create or the ads to modify/close. Once confirmed, eDock processes your request creating, updating (if the quantity is >0) or closing the listings (if the quantity is <0). 

Some examples in which this functionality is useful:

Rules created after the creation of the products. Once the rules are created it is necessary to click on “apply selected rules”. The result is the same as if you had created the rules before. 

Rules that are not well created with missing information and, as a consequence, have not published the listings: just have to update and add the information needed, select the rule and click on “implement rules” 

If you need to update open listings, for example changing the shipping costs: once modified the rule/s, you just need to select and apply.

 

MULTIPLE MODIFICATION OF RULES

This function allows users to modify in a massive way the rules used to list directly from eDock. For example, it can be useful when you need to modify the shipment costs of every rule, or when you need to change the methods of payment or the account Paypal of every rule.

In this case, the prerequisite is that the rules you need to modify belong to the same eBay website.To make it easier, a filter was added to filter according to eBay websites. Once chosen the rules that need to be updated, you simply tick off and click on “update”. At this point a page with the same interface as the page for the modification of rules will open, but there are all the fields “hidden”. 

The user has to click on the button “update” corresponding to the fields of rule needed. For example, if the user needs to update the “product position” s/he just needs to click on the corresponding “update” button. Some options can be modified only by selecting the eBay website: in this case, when the user will need to modify them, s/he will receive an alert notification.  

The characteristics that are modified will be overwritten on the rules selected previously. The other functions are still the same, as specified on the rules.

Study case: a user want to uniform all the shipment costs of every rule implemented by eBay Italy. 

The user enters in Markets> eBay> auto-listing rules and filters the rules according to the website eBay: Italy. 

The user tick off all the rules and click on update.

A page of multiple modification will open, alerting that eDock is modifying X rules (X is the number of the rules selected) 

The user goes on “domestic shipping” and clicks on “update”: eDock alert that s/he is going to modify the type of shipment.

The user goes on “General” and clicks on “update” corresponding to the eBay website and chooses “Italy” (this function allow, e.g., to modify the website related to the rules, it is useful in case of duplicated rules) 

At this point, go back to “Domestic shipping”, click on update, select the type you need, click on save. Do this procedure as much as needed

Once finished to modify, the user click on Save.

The rules are updated only for the fields selected. 

This function, together with “apply rules”, is very useful as once modified the rule it is possible to update as a consequence the listings (without closing them).