ChannelAdvisor, eBay Motors to host online sales webinar Aug. 22

Publish Date: 
Aug 16, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C. - E-commerce software provider ChannelAdvisor will host a joint webinar with eBay Motors at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) Aug. 22 to educate retailers on the benefits of parts compatibility for the motorcycle parts and accessories categories.

Parts compatibility, also referred to as fitment, simplifies the listing process for powersports sellers and boosts consumer confidence by ensuring that items are suited for specific vehicles. Retailers using fitment have seen sales increase by more than 30 percent.

“Our goal with this webinar is to introduce motorcycle retailers to parts compatibility for motorcycle parts and accessories categories,” said eBay Motors technical account manager Todd Ainsworth. “Powersports sellers can really benefit from using this program, saving time and money by reducing the number of listings that need to be created. Now, a single listing describing a part or accessory can be associated with multiple compatible motorcycles to help ensure shoppers that they are getting the exact part that they need.”

In addition to reducing listing volume, fitment produces better search results on eBay and search engines such as Google and Yahoo! by using the standardized vehicle information and the product title to match search queries.

This can improve the confidence of a buyer shopping for parts or accessories since only the listings that match a specific vehicle’s year, make and model are delivered in the search results.

“ChannelAdvisor’s sophisticated software can automatically match to eBay’s catalog using universal product codes, manufacturer part numbers and other identifiers or supply manual fitment data in bulk to populate eBay’s compatibility. During this presentation, we will instruct eBay sellers on how to best take advantage of this capability,” said ChannelAdvisor enterprise sales manager Curt McDowell.

ChannelAdvisor senior solution consultant David Monterroso will join McDowell and Ainsworth to offer a live demonstration of ChannelAdvisor’s support for eBay fitment during the webinar. Attendees will also learn:

  • The details of eBay’s fitment for the motorcycle category
  • Why fitment is critical to your success on eBay
  • How to make your product listings compatible with fitment
  • The timeline for the availability of fitment for other categories like ATVs

Register for the “eBay Fitment for the Motorcycle Category” webinar by visiting

There will be a live Q&A session following the webinar. Attendees may submit questions in advance by emailing them to or tweeting them to or using #Fitment hashtag.

Posted by Holly Wagner