Another issue quantity related. I am planning to start using the auto-cancellation feature. How this work with quantity non-updating field?
The same as I have to do now. You have to manually change the quantity on every multiple quantity listing to match what is on ebay otherwise you will over sell what you have on hand.
This is crazy if I have 30 multiple quantity listings into 3000 listings. I don’t have enough time. I hope in a fix too…
30 wouldn’t be bad. I have 300 to 500 depending on the items listed. You simply have to keep tabs on the quantity sold and make the changes to every listing before it is auto relisted. You miss a few to be sure but you get better at it over time.
This has also been a problem for me as well. In fact I have an order today that I cannot fulfill because of this issue.
I forgot some zeros. A solution is really needed here…
I think you got what I suggested wrong. Please take a look at the latest beta. I believe it should address the most pressing issues:
The check box works on the ebay side but GS still shows the wrong quantity available.
@ilja An added click box needs added for the auto cancellation and auto restart feature. I need a check box to be certain that GS restarts with the CURRENT quantity that is left on eBay like the check box on the relist and revise panel (‘Use quantity left’ as new quantity). Without this check box GS won’t know the correct quantity on hand to correctly restart.
@rlmartin you anticipated me of very few. This is something I just realizes, auto-restart feature wouldn’t work without a checkbox.
Use the remaining quantity as default quantity has always been the default behaviour of the auto-relist feature, unless you have the “Ignore Inventory Quanity” checked.
@ilja That is the remaining quantity that ebay shows or the quantity that GS shows? They can be different if part of the quantity has sold and GS hasn’t been updated.
Does it work also with auto-cancellation?
I read the Inventory Management section of the manual and didn’t think that was advantageous to me. My assumption was that the click box was associated with inventory tracking.
As far as I know, “Ignore Inventory Quanity” box simply means that, if checked, GS ignores the quantity into “Quantity” field, it should not concern the inventory section.
The problem now is to understand if auto-relisting does update the quantity field using the remaining one on eBay. Who wants to risk and test here ??
@fedege96 That’s how I found the scary problem. I set a bunch of auto-cancel and relist. With out the check box to be certain I am unsure the result. If I am revising and forget to be sure the checkbox is checked it is defaulted to the last use and it hit me what will auto cancel relist do? I have 1 set to go off tomorrow, 14 hours from now so we will see.
The auto-restart feature will always use the quantity left on eBay, because its triggered by the “item ended” event from eBay, which already includes the final value for the quantity-left field.
I’ll see that the auto-cancel feature will also update GarageSale’s quantity left field with the final value from eBay. Hope that’s easily feasible.
That would be the final solution. Then I will finally start with auto-cancelation feature.
Just a question, in order to avoid any trouble. To let GS end and restart automatically listings, do I have to set “Automatic relist” in advanced tab too, further than “auto-cancelation”? Does it check for sold listings and does not automatically restart sold ones, correct?
I changed the quantity in GS so it was different than what ebay showed to see the outcome. I had GS set to 3 in quantity and ebay had 4. GS relisted with 3 as quantity and didn’t change to what ebay said(4) in quantity. Now I need to auto cancel one with GS at 4 and ebay at 3 to see what the outcome would be. Some how we need to be certain that the 2 are in sync.
I auto canceled and relisted a listing that GS said 6 in quantity but ebay said 5 left in quantity. The new listing says 6. @ilja “Ignore Inventory Quanity” checked." Why would I check this box? I can’t see a time when I want ebay to sell more than I have in stock. I find this confusing. It is also the default check that is always checked when setting up a restart.