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Selling parts that fit specific vehicles

What is parts compatibility?

Parts compatibility allows sellers to show all the vehicles that are compatible with a part or accessory in a single listing, helping to save time and money and giving buyers an easy way to find the right parts for their vehicles.

When you assign compatible cars to your listing, buyers will find the parts they’re looking for more quickly, knowing that they’re buying a part that fits their model. This should help result in fewer queries and returns. You can choose compatible cars from a Master Vehicle List (MVL) of more than 39,000 models.

Master Vehicle List download

To download the latest Master Vehicle List, follow the steps below.
Note: You will need to accept a User Agreement in order to download the MVL.

  1. Click on the ‘Download Master Vehicle List’ link below
  2. Enter the password VehicleList when prompted
  3. Once downloaded, open the file and accept the User Agreement
  4. The Master Vehicle List will then be available for you to view.

Download Master Vehicle List

Cosmetic and material changes

From time to time, eBay may update the Master Vehicle List. Once the MVL has been updated, you'll need to familiarise yourself with the changes to the MVL feed and update your data accordingly. The latest updates (February 2014) are available within the ZIP file below.

Download the ZIP file with the following TSV files:

  1. AU_delete_file_EPIDS – this is a list of all the products deleted from the MVL
  2. AU_insert_file_EPIDS – this is a list of all the new products added to the MVL
  3. AU_title_update_old_to_new  – this is a mapping file between the old title and the new title for updated products - no EPID change
  4. AU_Deleted_EPID_Mapping_old2new- this is the mapping between old EPID which we incorrectly deleted in the Feb 7th 2014 and new EPID of the same product (only difference is in the formatting - see AU_title_update_old_to_new file)

You can also download the summary of February 2014 changes.

To receive email notification of future updates to the Master Vehicle List, please send your email address and eBay user ID to VehicleListUpdatesAU@ebay.com.au


If you use the eBay API directly to list or revise parts, you will need a different MVL in order to list or revise the parts compatibility information. Please contact us at VehicleListUpdatesAU@ebay.com.au with the subject "API MVL for eBay.com.au".

For information about purchasing the kType list please contact us at VehicleListUpdatesAU@ebay.com.au with the subject "kTtype list for eBay.com.au". 

Which categories is parts compatibility available in?

Parts compatibility is now available in most subcategories of Car, Truck Parts on eBay.com.au. The following categories are currently excluded

Excluded categories

Category Breadcrumb

Category ID

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Audio, Video

38635

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Charging, Starting Systems > Batteries

33574

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Charging, Starting Systems > Battery Chargers/Jump Starters

63687

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Charging, Starting Systems > Other

33578

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Car Care & Cleaning

72200

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Decals, Badges, Detailing

50444

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Exterior > Mud Flaps

50455

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Glass > Window Tint

63689

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Glass > Other

6781

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Interior > Seat Covers

33702

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Interior > Other

42612

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Navigation, GPS

169362

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Number Plates

421

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Safety, Security > Fire Extinguishers

33722

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Safety, Security > Seat Belt Shoulder Pads

50458

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Safety, Security > Other

6779

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Tools

34998

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Wheels, Tyres

33743

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Wholesale, Bulk Lots

40019

Vehicle Parts, Accessories > Car, Truck Parts > Other

6763

We will announce the release of parts compatibility listings in additional categories as they become available.

Creating new listings using the Master Vehicle List

You can update or add the parts compatibility data to your listings using Sell Your Item, the API, or 3rd party providers. You can select compatible vehicles using options for make, model, variant, year, submodel, platform/generation, body style, type, and engine.

At a minimum, you must specify the following characteristics when defining compatible vehicles for your part or accessory:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Variant

You can also choose to provide more detail by adding these characteristics:

  • Body style
  • Type
  • Submodel
  • Year
  • Engine

You can match your part with up to 37,000 models of vehicle and a searchable compatibility table will be shown to buyers on the item description page. This means that:

  • You'll have more room to describe your item in more detail in the item title, because you no longer need to include the vehicle details in the item title
  • You only need to create a single listing for all the vehicles compatible with your part or accessory. You no longer need to create multiple duplicate listings.

Modifying existing listings using the Master Vehicle List

As of 15 November 2012, you will be able to add parts compatibility information to new and existing listings. You should create a single listing for your part or accessory, adding all the models your part or accessory is compatible with, and end any duplicate listings.

If you don’t have duplicate listings, then all you will need to do is revise your item in the Sell Your Item (SYI) flow or via the API. 

If you do have duplicate listings:

  1. Use the free eBay Listing Analytics tool in the My eBay application tab to identify which of your duplicate listings is the most successful
  2. End all listings
  3. Add the compatible cars from the MVL to the most successful listing and relist it.

Note: If you want to change the title or category of your listing, you should end the listing and relist it. Doing this means you will keep your sales rank history.

Example:

If you currently have two listings titled ‘Brake Pads for BMW 316’ and ‘Brake Pads for BMW 318’ but the item listed is identical, you should relist the most successful listing as ‘Brake Pads’, adding the compatible car models - BMW 316 and BMW 318 - from the MVL to your listing.

Download the Step-by-step guide to adapting your listings to the new parts compatibility changes.

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