Fast eBay Listings

Description

Fast eBay Listings provides additional blocks, shortcodes and widgets to present eBay items on your pages and posts.

  • Display single items or a grid of search results from eBay
  • Slideshow presentation with automatic or manual progression
  • Simple to use Blocks to arrange eBay items in the WordPress Block Editor
  • Easy UI to add eBay search shortcodes in Classic Editor
  • Dynamic widget to show eBay items relevant to the current page
  • Search for items from a given seller, any seller, or items specific to a post’s author
  • Filter results by category, price range, seller type, buying options etc.
  • Handy eBay category chooser tool – no manual lookup of category ID numbers by hand!
  • Items are shown with thumbnail size of your choice
  • Full item details can be shown: price, end date, BIN, etc
  • Deferred loading and inbuilt caching of listing for faster page loads
  • Earn commission on click-throughs via the eBay Partner Network and track with your own reference IDs
  • Highlighting of priority listings that earn high rates of commission

More details and documentation can be found at fubaby.com

Fast eBay Listings is a certified eBay Compatible Application and is actively maintained to ensure continued support for the latest eBay API updates.

A key feature of Fast eBay Listings is the ability to utilize the eBay Partner Network to earn commission on click-throughs from the listings to eBay. A great way to monetize your website, whether you present your own items on eBay or others.

This free version of this plugin will redirect 50% of clicks to earn the developers commission, to cover support and maintenance of this plugin.

Support

Fast eBay Listings has been maintained and supported since 2016 and has been kept up to date with the latest eBay API changes. You will be supported for many more years.

You can get support, help, or assistance in using Fast eBay Listings in a number of ways:

  1. Visit the plugin support forum on the WordPress.org site here
  2. Contact me directly via email here

I’ll endeavor to follow up as soon as I can and resolve any issues you’re having.

Usage

Utilize either easy-to-use Blocks in the Block Editor or visual editors for Classic Editor shortcodes, no need for you to type any shortcodes manually.

The key blocks / shortcodes you can add to your pages are:

eBay Search

Presents a list of eBay items, based on given search criteria. You can narrow down items to display by entering eBay search query, an eBay category, eBay seller(s) or min/max prices.

The display of the results can be tailored into a grid with dimensions of your choosing and optionally as a slideshow.

If any parameters are left blank, defaults from the plugin setting will be used.

eBay Item

Present details of a single eBay item listing. Simply enter the eBay item ID of the product.

eBay Image

Present just the image from a single eBay item listing. Similar to above, just enter the eBay item ID.

Shortcodes

For reference, if you wish to manually enter shortcodes in the Classic Editor text view, you can find the syntax and details of shortcode parameters supported here.

Fixed Search Widget

This widget presents an eBay search similar to eBay Search shortcode and will show the results from a fixed eBay search query.

Dynamic Search Widget

This widget presents an eBay search similar to the Fixed Search Width widget, however, the search query is dynamically driven by the current page displayed.
For pages and posts, either custom metadata can drive the query, or the title is used as the search query.
Custom meta key you can use are: ‘ebay-query’, ‘ebay-category’, ‘ebay-seller’, ‘ebay-minprice’ and ‘ebay-maxprice’.
When browsing categories or tags, the category or tag is used as the eBay query.
As a fallback, a default query can be specified in the widget settings for other pages.

Use this widget to display eBay items related to the page visitors are reading. You can of course filter this by a given eBay category, seller, price, etc.

Screenshots

  • Screenshot 1. How to configure Fast eBay Listings and setup defaults
  • Screenshot 2. A list of eBay items
  • Screenshot 3. A single eBay item.
  • Screenshot 4. A single eBay item that has sold
  • Screenshot 5. Example of Blocks to use in your WordPress Block Editor
  • Screenshot 6. Quick tag buttons for ease of inserting shortcodes

Blocks

This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Fast eBay Listings
  • Fast eBay Listings

Installation

The easiest way to install this plugin is to navigate to the ‘Plugins | Add New’ page within the Admin Dashboard of your WordPress site. Then simply search for ‘Fast eBay Listings’ and install/activate the plugin.

Alternatively, you can:

  1. Download this plugin from here
  2. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/fast-ebay-listings directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

Don’t forget to ‘enable auto-updates’ to ensure you get bug fixes and new features automatically deployed.

Use the ‘Settings->Fast eBay Listings’ screen to configure the plugin

FAQ

How do I earn money from eBay referrals with this plugin?

First, you need to sign up to the eBay Partner Network.
Then create yourself a Campaign within your EPN account.
Enter the 10-digit Campaign ID into the ‘Affiliate Campaign ID’ plugin settings field.
Done!

Note: the free version of this plugin will divert 50% of eBay links generated to earn the developer commission and help maintain and support this plugin’s development.

Does Fast eBay Listings display a link to the author’s website under results?

No!
Fast eBay Listings does not add any external links on your website back to the author’s site. This clutters up your website, hurts your search engine ranking and is against WordPress plugin guidelines!
Only links to eBay items you want on your website are presented and these are all tagged as ‘nofollow’ to avoid any negative SEO impact. You can optionally choose if eBay links should open in a new tab/window.

What types of slideshows are supported?

Fast eBay Listings currently supports two types of slideshows; manual and auto.

Manual: Will present slides which visitors can manually step through using buttons beneath.

Auto: Will present a slideshow that automatically steps through the slides, fading between each every 10 seconds.

All slideshows can be configured with as many slides as desired, limited only by the number of items returned from eBay.

Each slide can be configured with as many rows and columns as desired to produce a grid of items per slide.

How do exclude keywords from my eBay search query?

The search query field uses standard eBay syntax, so you can prefix a keyword with the minus sign to exclude it. For example:

Sony TV -CRT

Will search for all listings with the words ‘sony’ and ‘tv’, but exclude those with the word ‘crt’.

How do I search for eBay listings with word-A or word-B in the title?

Use the parenthesis eBay search syntax. For example:

Yamaha (motorcycle, motorbike)

Will search for all eBay listings with the word ‘Yamaha’ and ‘motorcycle’ or ‘motorbike’ in the title.

How do I show eBay items being sold by different WordPress users?

Fast eBay Listings has added a new metadata entry to each WordPress user’s profile page, where they can enter their own eBay username.

The search shortcode and widgets that can filter results by an eBay seller, also accept a special keyword ‘author’, which will trigger the plugin to look up the current post or page’s author and retrieve the above eBay username from their profile. This will then be used to filter the eBay search results.

If the WordPress user has no eBay username set, then the plugin will fall back to the default seller as configured in the plugin options.

How do I avoid eBay images from being scaled in the browser?

The latest eBay API serves images in the sizes 225px and 1000px. To avoid in-browser scaling, choose one of these sizes.

How do I customize the colors etc of listings?

Within the settings, you choose to inherit your WordPress theme’s color scheme (default), a black text on white background, or white text on a black background style.

Alternatively, you can override the CSS styles manually. Please get in touch with the visual customization you would like in future releases.

How do I customize the fields displayed on listings?

This is planned for a future release.

Please get in touch with the eBay field customization you would like in future releases.

Reviews

June 7, 2019
I don't read all description and stupidly install it. But after i see he take 50% of commission. I can understand if he take 20 or 15 % for free plugin, time to test it, but 50% is so much!
January 13, 2017
I spent a long time and a bit of money of various ebay plugins. But none do the job as well as this. The author is incredibly supportive and made some changes on request so a 50/50 split for this functionality is fine with me. Yes, it will be nice when the pro version comes out but what do you expect for free. The previous reviewer is now earning a 100% of nothing! And the information is clearly stated in the documentation and plugin info. If I could give this 8 stars to make up for what I consider an inappropriate review I would. This is genuine 5 stars all day long!
January 3, 2017
Does a great job of importing eBay auctions. Unfortunately, I'll be deleting it as I didn't realise the developer takes 50% of the ebay commissions which I think is way too steep. There is a paid version coming out eventually which means you'll get to keep 100%. I'll be looking at other options.
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Contributors & Developers

“Fast eBay Listings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.6.1

Fixed loading issue with shortcode editor GUI.
Fixed issues with display of Classified Ads and price display of single items.
Fixed issue with eBay links.

2.6

Added category chooser UI (no more manual category ID lookup!)
Default settings shown on blocks/shortcode/widget editing UI when fields are blank.
Fixed false validation error regarding blank category ID, when a default is specified in settings.
Improved script/stylesheet loading robustness.
Updated eBay marketplace/global id details and made selection more human readable in settings.
Images now centered on search listings.
Fixed slideshow display bug when there’s a partially filled final slide.

2.5.2

Added extra validation to search forms

2.5.1

Fixed bug when selecting arrangement options on admin pages.
Fixed minor CSS issues.
Localisation option of Buy it Now logos.
Improved robustness of eBay links.

2.5

Added search filters for seller account type and buying option (fixed, auction, best offer)
UI improvements to Block and Classic visual editors
Fixed bug when searching with no query and category alone.
Minor localisation tweaks