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Tracking by SKU

 

// item quality

            item.Quantity = pQty;

 

            // item condition, New

            item.ConditionID = pCondition;

 

            // listing category, 

            CategoryType category = new CategoryType();

            category.CategoryID = pCategoryID; //CategoryID = 11104 (CookBooks) , Parent CategoryID=267(Books)

            item.PrimaryCategory = category;

 

            // item specifics

            item.ItemSpecifics = buildItemSpecifics(pItemSpecs);

 

            //Track item by SKU 

            item.InventoryTrackingMethod = InventoryTrackingMethodCodeType.SKU;

            item.SKU = pSKU; 

 

            /*Console.WriteLine("Do you want to use Business policy profiles to list this item? y/n");

            String input = Console.ReadLine();

            if (input.ToLower().Equals("y"))

            {

                // seller profile (shipping profile + returnPolicy profile + payment profile )       

                item.SellerProfiles = BuildSellerProfiles();

            }

            else

            {*/

                // payment methods

                item.PaymentMethods = new BuyerPaymentMethodCodeTypeCollection();

                item.PaymentMethods.AddRange(

                    new BuyerPaymentMethodCodeType[] { BuyerPaymentMethodCodeType.PayPal }

                    );

                // email is required if paypal is used as payment method

                item.PayPalEmailAddress = pPayPal;

 

                // shipping details

                item.ShippingDetails = BuildShippingDetails(pFreePriorityMailShipping, pUSPSExpressShipping);

 

                // return policy

                if (pReturnsAccepted)

                {

                    item.ReturnPolicy = new ReturnPolicyType();

                    item.ReturnPolicy.ReturnsAcceptedOption = "ReturnsAccepted";

                    if (pReturnsDescription != "") item.ReturnPolicy.Description = pReturnsDescription;

                    item.ReturnPolicy.ReturnsWithin = pReturnsWithin;

                }

 

                // handling time is required

                item.DispatchTimeMax = pDispatchTimeMax;

            /*}*/

 

            //item Start Price

            AmountType amount = new AmountType();

            amount.Value = pPrice;

            amount.currencyID = CurrencyCodeType.USD;

            item.StartPrice = amount;

 

 

 

I have some code above in which I change the inventory tracking method to SKU of the item and apply the SKU which originates from my sellers spreadsheet. My seller is reporting to me that the items loaded by the function above are not being tracked by SKU and are still being tracked by ID. I am not sure yet where in the eBay interface I would find the SKU or even the ID to check this myself yet. Is there someplace perhaps under My eBay -> selling at sandbox.ebay.com where I could locate a SKU?

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The SKU's look like this:

 

ANF-140806679826
ANF-130700226767
ANF-130717507701

 

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The SKU's look like this:

 

ANF-140806679826
ANF-130700226767
ANF-130717507701

 

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I have to include the SOAP which further leads me to believe that the SKU had to have been loaded:

 

 

[9/24/2012 12:56:28 AM, Informational]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"; xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"; xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">;
  <soap:Header>
    <RequesterCredentials xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
      <eBayAuthToken>******</eBayAuthToken>
    </RequesterCredentials>
  </soap:Header>
  <soap:Body>
    <AddItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
      <MessageID>34be3da0-a7ba-4212-8ba9-2e846188fb0f</MessageID>
      <Version>787</Version>
      <Item>
        <Country>US</Country>
        <Currency>USD</Currency>
        <Description> Men's GX ACE II Black Diamonds Watch Black Metal 2.9ct;Beautiful full black watch with 48mm bazel;Metal: Stainless steel with Black PVD Finish;Chronograph, Quartz Japan Movement;Illusion and CZ Dial.;Water Resistant 30m;Comes in Original box with 2 extra bands.;Retail Price $1,995.00;Ships within 24 hours of cleared payment, signature required on delivery.;COMES IN BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOX;YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY, PLEASE SEE OUR NO HASSLE RETURN POLICY BELOW.;</Description>
        <ListingDuration>Days_10</ListingDuration>
        <ListingType>Chinese</ListingType>
        <Location>91320</Location>
        <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
        <PaymentMethods>AmEx</PaymentMethods>
        <PayPalEmailAddress>me@ebay.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
        <PrimaryCategory>
          <CategoryID>67726</CategoryID>
        </PrimaryCategory>
        <Quantity>1</Quantity>
        <ShippingDetails>
          <ApplyShippingDiscount>true</ApplyShippingDiscount>
          <PaymentInstructions>USPS Priority Mail shipping.</PaymentInstructions>
          <ShippingServiceOptions>
            <ShippingInsuranceCost currencyID="USD">0</ShippingInsuranceCost>
            <ShippingService>USPSPriority</ShippingService>
            <ShippingServiceCost currencyID="USD">20.15</ShippingServiceCost>
            <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost currencyID="USD">0</ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
            <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
          </ShippingServiceOptions>
          <ShippingType>Flat</ShippingType>
        </ShippingDetails>
        <StartPrice currencyID="USD">400.25</StartPrice>
        <Storefront>
          <StoreCategoryID>461819</StoreCategoryID>
          <StoreCategory2ID>0</StoreCategory2ID>
          <StoreURL>http://stores.shop.sandbox.ebay.com/testuser-sepoto</StoreURL>;
          <StoreName>testuser_sepoto</StoreName>
        </Storefront>
        <Title>Black Diamond Watch Mens ACE II GX 2.9ct 48mm Black PVD Stainless New Style</Title>
        <SKU>ANF-130717507701</SKU>
        <PictureDetails>
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqFHJCME+Z+Jm7LVBQYBIjK9NQ~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqVHJC8E+WwjKDdoBQYBIjiSMw~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqVHJC8E+WwjKDdoBQYBIkC,O!~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqJHJDIF!5JbwebpBQYBIkf3uw~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqFHJCsE+,+L!vmuBQYBIk460Q~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqJHJCoE+t78wyKpBQYBIldPtQ~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqJHJEkE+VCHgUcZBQYBIoP,)w~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqVHJBMFB(MVF2VVBQYBIonWGg~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqVHJCUE+hnBQ((4BQYBIpE8)w~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqJHJCQFBTBwKyw1BQYBIphhkw~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqRHJC4F!l+tZtD0BQYBIp87bw~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
          <PictureURL>http://i.ebayimg.sandbox.ebay.com/00/s/MjUwWDI1MA==/$(KGrHqZHJDoFBPWS(O12BQYBIqYMQQ~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005</PictureURL>;
        </PictureDetails>
        <DispatchTimeMax>1</DispatchTimeMax>
        <ItemSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Type</Name>
            <Value>Luxury Watch</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Brand</Name>
            <Value>Joe Rodeo</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Measurements</Name>
            <Value>52mm</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Stone Type</Name>
            <Value>Diamond</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Carat</Name>
            <Value>3ct</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Stone Shape</Name>
            <Value>round</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Stone Color</Name>
            <Value>black</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Metal Type</Name>
            <Value>Stanless Steel</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Retail Price</Name>
            <Value>1995</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </ItemSpecifics>
        <ReturnPolicy>
          <ReturnsWithin>Days_14</ReturnsWithin>
          <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
          <Description>Returns accepted within 14 days of purchase. Goods must be in same condition as sold. Returns will not be accepted for items that have been Sized or Altered in any form of way. Please contact us to get a return authorization number before shipping. Following restocking fees will be assessed to cover shipping and administrative expense: Items upto $100 restocking fee $15 items from $100 to $300 restocking fee $20 items from $300 to $500 restocking fee $35 items from $500 to $1000 restocking fee $50 items from $1000 and up restocking fee $75</Description>
        </ReturnPolicy>
        <InventoryTrackingMethod>SKU</InventoryTrackingMethod>
        <ConditionID>3000</ConditionID>
      </Item>
    </AddItemRequest>
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"; xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"; xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">;
  <soapenv:Body>
    <AddItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
      <Timestamp>2012-09-24T07:56:27.579Z</Timestamp>
      <Ack>Success</Ack>
      <CorrelationID>34be3da0-a7ba-4212-8ba9-2e846188fb0f</CorrelationID>
      <Version>791</Version>
      <Build>E791_CORE_BUNDLED_15340089_R1</Build>
      <ItemID>110105252369</ItemID>
      <StartTime>2012-09-24T07:56:27.157Z</StartTime>
      <EndTime>2012-10-04T07:56:27.157Z</EndTime>
      <Fees>
        <Fee>
          <Name>AuctionLengthFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.4</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>BoldFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>BuyItNowFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>CategoryFeaturedFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>FeaturedFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>GalleryPlusFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>FeaturedGalleryFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>FixedPriceDurationFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>GalleryFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>GiftIconFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>HighLightFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>InsertionFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">2.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>InternationalInsertionFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>ListingDesignerFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>ListingFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">2.4</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>PhotoDisplayFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>PhotoFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>ReserveFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>SchedulingFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>SubtitleFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>BorderFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>ProPackBundleFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>BasicUpgradePackBundleFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>ValuePackBundleFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>PrivateListingFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>ProPackPlusBundleFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
        <Fee>
          <Name>MotorsGermanySearchFee</Name>
          <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
        </Fee>
      </Fees>
    </AddItemResponse>
  </soapenv:Body>
</soapenv:Envelope>

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Upon making a call to GetItem I am finding that my InventoryTrackingMethod is still showing as ItemID for my item ""110105252367". In addition the field InventoryTrackingMethodSpecified is set to false. My description is showing as valid...

 

 

Description "<p>2.2CTW DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING WITH PRINCESS CUT BLACK DIAMOND SOLITAIRE 1.45CT AND 0.75CT SIDE DIAMONDS.</p></br><p>Stunning one of a kind custom made Engagement ring.<p></br><p>Beautiful black princess cut diamond solitaire</p></br><p>Metal:White Gold 14K</p></br>CTW: 2.2ct;Center: 1.45ct Princess cut;Side Diamonds: Si-I Clarity;Wheight: 4.8gms;Center Diamond Measurements:6.25mm X 6mm;Retail Price: $3,595.00;Appraisal: Included;Your satisfaction our first priority, Please email us if you have any questions.;Comes in BeautifulGift Box.;Item Ships within 2 business days of cleared payment, signature required on delivery. Please Shop with confidence refer to our No Hassle Return policy for further details.;</br><h4>Canada only Calculated Based on 2lb and USPS Priority Mail international</h4>" string
 
Why would the SKU not be taking?
 

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I see that SKU is showing as active when I add fixed price items with:

 

FeeTypeCollection fees = apiCall.AddFixedPriceItem(item);

 

but not for normal items added with:

 

FeeTypeCollection fees = apiCall.AddItem(item);

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devanathan.developersupport@ebay.com answered ·

Hi esepich,

 

You need to user the AddFixedPriceItem API call instead of AddItem API call. The SKU management is effective only when you list the item using AddFixedPriceItem call and also the InventoryTrackingMethod is set to 'SKU'.

Please give another try and let us know.

 

Best Regards,
Devanathan Sampath
eBay Developer Support

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