Fast eBay Listings

Description

Use Fast eBay Listings to integrate WordPress with eBay. Quickly display up-to-date eBay items and feedback on your WordPress blog.

Promote items from your eBay store or promote any items on eBay as part of an affiliate marketing strategy using the eBay Partner Network.

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

  • Display single items or a grid of search results from eBay
  • Show feedback ratings and comments from your eBay seller account
  • Slideshow presentation or ‘load more’ buttons for continuous scrolling
  • Simple to use Blocks with live preview 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
  • Show 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 and aspect ratio of your choice
  • Full item details can be shown: price, end date, BIN, condition, location, description etc
  • Deferred loading and inbuilt caching of listing for faster page loads
  • Geotarget eBay results to the local eBay site of your visitors
  • 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
  • SmartLinks features to make other eBay links on your site promotable affiliate links

More details and documentation can be found at fubaby.com

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.

With the free version of this plugin, 50% of the links presented will earn the developer commission to cover the support and maintenance of this plugin. As such, the display of an ad disclosure notice is mandatory.

A premium subscription version of the plugin is available that will attribute 100% of all clicks to your eBay Partner Network account, to maximize your earnings. It also provides full control of the ad disclosure notice, including the option to remove it.

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 Seller Feedback

Present the feedback rating and comments from your eBay seller account or shop, with links to it. A great way to show your reputation on your company website.

eBay Item

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

eBay RSS Feed

Present a list of eBay items from an RSS Feed as generated from RSS Ground or Auction Request.

Results can be presented in a grid with dimensions of your choosing and optionally as a slideshow.

Use this to migrate your existing RSS feeds until you can replace them with the more feature-rich eBay search block / shortcode.

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 the 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’, ‘ebay-maxprice’, ‘ebay-minbids’ and ‘ebay-maxbids’.
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.

SmartLinks

Fast eBay Listings includes a SmartLinks tool to turn all other eBay links on your site into promotable affiliate links. When enabled, it will automatically convert all of your eBay links and connect them to your Campaign ID.

This is a great feature if your site already has many links to eBay that you wish to make affiliate links and thus earn on click-throughs via the eBay Partner Network.

SmartLinks will not update any existing affiliate eBay links, it will only update unaffiliated eBay links you may have on your site.

Affiliated links will be made ‘nofollow’ links and optionally, open in a new window/tab.

Terms & Conditions

By using this plugin you must abide by the eBay and eBay Partner Network code of conduct. Including, but not limited to:

  • Always display the ‘Right Now on eBay’ logo alongside eBay results.
  • Promote eBay items alongside unacceptable topics, e.g. sexually explicit material, violence, weapons, illegal goods, and discriminatory or hate-orientated content.
  • Improper influence, to trick or mislead an end user into clicking a link to eBay (ensure links to eBay contain the term ‘eBay’ in their text).
  • All sites displaying links monetized via the eBay Partner Network (EPN) must show an ad disclosure notice in accordance with the EPN Network Agreement.

Fast eBay Listings reserves the right to block usage for non-complying sites.

Screenshots

  • Screenshot 1. How to configure Fast eBay Listings and setup defaults
  • Screenshot 2. A list of eBay items in a slideshow
  • Screenshot 3. A single eBay item.
  • Screenshot 4. A single eBay item that has sold
  • Screenshot 5. Live preview of eBay listings in the WordPress Block Editor
  • Screenshot 6. Easy UI to add eBay listing shortcodes in the WordPress Classic Editor
  • Screenshot 7. Present your eBay store details and feedback rating on your site

Blocks

This plugin provides 4 blocks.

  • Fast eBay Seller Feedback Present the feedback rating and comments from your eBay seller account or shop.
  • Fast eBay Single Item Present details of a single eBay item listing
  • Fast eBay RSS Feed Present a list of eBay items from an RSS Feed
  • Fast eBay Search Presents a list of eBay items, based on given search criteria

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 just show items from my own eBay store?

The simplest method is to enter your eBay user name in the setting field ‘Default Seller ID(s)’. Then all block, shortcode or widget queries will filter results to just the stock you have listed on eBay.

Alternatively, you can set the eBay seller to filter results per block or shortcode you add to your site.

Why do I get no results when searching by my seller id?

The latest eBay APIs mandate that any queries on a seller ID must also search by a category ID or some search query terms. Try setting a search query and/or category ID in addition to your seller id.

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

First, you need to sign up to the eBay Partner Network.
Then create 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 three types of slideshows; manual, auto and a ‘load more’ button.

Manual: Will present slides that 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 by default. You can change the slideshow speed in the plugin settings.

‘Load more’ button: Will present a button for visitors to load the next slide/page of results beneath the rest.

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.

Manual and Auto slideshow work best when displaying a grid with 1 or 2 rows of results. The ‘Load more’ button works best when displaying large numbers of results for a visitor to scroll through (especially mobile users).

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), 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?

Within the setting you can choose which fields to display for search results on blocks/shortcodes, results shown on widgets and for the single item block/shortcode separately.

Can I remove the ‘Right Now on eBay’ logo that is always shown?

The ‘Right Now on eBay’ logo is mandated by eBay T&Cs and must be shown next to any eBay content. To remove it would violate eBay’s policies and could put your eBay Partner Network membership at risk.

Reviews

Noyabr 11, 2023 1 reply
Without the 'premium' version, this plugin puts their own campid and customid on anything and everything you list with it!!! Stay away from this one. I can't believe wordpress.org lets them get away with this.
Oktabr 17, 2023
brilliant plugin, helped my business so much - customer service is excellent too - highly recommend.
Avgust 24, 2023 1 reply
I've been using a competing plugin for awhile now but results kept deteriorating over time so I decided to try another plugin. There aren't many good plugins for EPN affiliates anymore but Fast eBay Listings looked like it would do what I needed so I tried it. I'm using the paid version since the price is very reasonable and it can be used on three sites. Hopefully a bulk site package will be available soon for those of us who have a number of sites. The plugin is simple to implement, easily customizable, and looks good on page. But, the main benefit that I noticed almost immediately was a bump in average daily revenue over the former plugin. Fast eBay Listings just seems to engage users better than other plugins which results in better click through rates. Arthur is very accessible too. If you have suggestions he's willing to consider them and, if doable, to implement them quickly. Can't ask for much more than that. Overall, I think this is the best EPN affiliate plugin out there right now and will most likely get better over time.
Aprel 9, 2023 1 reply
This was very easy to use and just what I was looking for, Support has been great and Arthur even added new elements to this plugin to fit my needs better.
Yanvar 28, 2023 1 reply
it simplifies adding eBay listings to my sites. It works. I like the flexibility to choose the look and feel of the display. I see from the stats that people are clicking on the listings and buying. Highly recommend if you are an eBay partner.
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Changelog

2.12.0

Refactoring and optimizations.
Fixed issue with ad disclosure options being reset for premium version subscribers.
Improved robustness in the event of eBay query errors.

2.11.2

Fixed bug displaying Priority Listings notices.

2.11.1

Improved robustness of deferred loading when used with page caching plugins.
Localized SmartLinks text.

2.11.0

Added live preview of eBay results in Block editor
Simplified query of single items with variations.
Fixed EPN reference IDs not working on Feedback Shortcodes/Blocks

2.10.1

Localized text fixes.
Fixed ad disclosure text resetting issue.
Removed PHP 8.0 requirement.

2.10.0

Added admin notice to indicate expired subscription licenses.
Enforced display of EPN ad disclosure notice for unsubscribed plugin users – as mandated by the eBay Partner Network. Premium subscription users retain the option to hide this notice.
Ad disclosure notice now shown on Single Item shortcode/block.
Fixed bug displaying Priority Listings on Single Item shortcode/block.
Various CSS fixes and presentation improvements.
Deprecated Single Image shortcode.
Compatibility improvements for PHP 8.3.

2.9.0

Smartlink improvements to adhere to EPN improper influence guidelines.
Mandated display of a link to eBay with anchor text including the term ‘eBay’ to adhere to EPN improper influence guidelines.
Added option to toggle the display of bid count on listings.
Added option to load single items with variations, e.g. size, color etc.

2.8.13

Added option to limit the number of item description lines.
Fixed error triggered by bots reporting no user agent string.

2.8.12

Added option to filter searches by auction bids and location on Search classic widgets.

2.8.11

Added option to display feedback commenting user details and date.
Fixed ‘Picture centered, title below’ arrangement for single items.
Fixed deferred loading bug with RSS shortcode/blocks.

2.8.10

List of all domains linked to a subscription now shown in plugin settings.
Feedback shortcodes/blocks now have options to display feedback comments in a grid and slideshow style.
Fixed issue with ‘Right Now on eBay’ attribution links on Feedback shortcodes/blocks.
Improved robustness of deferred loading Javascript when used with other page optimization plugins.
Fixed missing US category ‘eBay Motors’ from category chooser popup dialog.

2.8.9

Fixed issue with Freeform aspect ratio cropping images to no bigger than a square.
Added optional feature to insert ad/affiliate disclosure notices.
Made ‘Right now on eBay’ logos an attributable link.

2.8.8

Fixed issues with some text not showing correctly in drop down menus.
Fixed spaces in ‘Right Now on eBay’ icon URLs that can cause loading issues with some firewall rules.
Fixed unattributed eBay links on search results title.
Fixed images being cropped when using the arrangement ‘Picture left, title right’
Fixed slideshow dots, so first dot is selected on first page load.
Fixed bug preventing widget specific arrangement and display fields being used when using deferred loading.
Added option to customize ‘load more’ button text.

2.8.7

Added option to customize image aspect ratios.
Added new slideshow/pagination option: Load more buttons for better UI/UX when scrolling many results, especially on mobile.
Increased slideshow pagination icons to be more usable on mobile touch screens.
Added option to filter eBay results to just nationwide or internationally.

2.8.6

Added option to show/hide account info and feedback star ratings on Feedback shortcode/block.
Fixed non-EPN links for items in feedback comments.

2.8.5

Added SmartLinks feature to make any eBay links on site EPN affiliate links.
Price filters will use currency of default marketplace, and not that of geotargeted marketplace.

2.8.4

Added option to customize eBay link text.

2.8.3

Fixed deferred loading broken within Instagram & Facebook mobile browsers.

2.8.2

Added filtering of auctions based on bid counts.
Added ability to search for keywords in item descriptions.
Added setting to choose automatic slideshow timer.
Ended items from cache results no longer displayed by default.
Cached results with too many ended items will trigger a re-query of fresh results.
GeoTargeted results will fallback to default country when no results found.
Fixed bug with sorting results ending soonest.
Improved deferring results loading robustness when jQuery is loaded in page footer.

2.8.1

Fixed bug with display of subscription status.

2.8.0

Optimizations to eBay data retrieval.
Added Geo-targeting feature.
Fixed issue with subscription check caching.
Fixed issue with feedback comment limit.
Improved robustness when loading of jQuery is deferred.
Added help text to Blocks.