Ebay add on export attributes/feature issues

Ebay add on export attributes/feature issues

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Jan 10, 2014
Dale Buird wrote
I have downloaded the trial and I need to determine if this is a module I can use because I have two problems. 1) the pics form the supplier are big enough to meet ebays requirements (almost big enough)I assume there is nothng that can be dont to fix this..is there? 2) its not pulling over the attributes to create variants. Nor is it pulling over the features. And it wont allow me to go into each product and create variant as that has to be done when creating the ad but the module creates them. And with the features it requires me to select them while preparing the export to ebay from store manager so all the features would have to be the same for all products. For example i did test export to ebay of ten products it allowed me to and I chose womens boots. i had to make the material listing as ie. leather but some of the boots arent leather of course so I would have to go into each product on ebay and revise all the features. And again same thing on for example size. I had to pick one size when the boots have attributes of multiple sizes. And i have over 1400 products! I really do need this module and i could export individually by category but again I would have to still go into each category and change the features and i cant create multiple variants??? i know 75%+ of stores have attributes so there has to be a way to export them over!
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Jan 13, 2014
Andrii Yanosh agent wrote
Hello Dale,

Q: 1) the pics form the supplier are big enough to meet ebays requirements (almost big enough)I assume there is nothng that can be dont to fix this..is there?
A: The Store Manager uploads and resizes product images according to the PrestaShop logic.
In order to retrieve product image (at the front-end), there should be 1 main image (original size, like provided by your supplier) and multiple resized images according to the image types required by your website template: http://screencast.com/t/qSOMCFIMx
Currently there is no way to decrease image size while import, however you're welcome to submit it as a feature: http://support.emagicone.com/823795-PrestaShop-Manager-Feature-Request

Q: 2) its not pulling over the attributes to create variants. Nor is it pulling over the features
A: Could you please specify that mode detailed. As we know, PrestaShop attributes can be generated into combinations and assigned to the products.
This also may be done in bulk with product import:
http://www.prestashopmanager.com/useful-articles/tips-tricks/tips-on-how-to-import-prestashop-attributes/
or with Product Combination Generator (which allows to select all products from category or even from entire database and generate combinations in bulk just in a few clicks).
You can check the difference between features and combinations here:
http://www.prestashopmanager.com/useful-articles/tips-tricks/prestashop-features-vs-attributes-and-attribute-combinations-detailed-comparison/

Also please note that eBay Integration addon does not allows to export products combinations, however you're welcome submit a feature request and we will consider it as well:
http://support.emagicone.com/823795-PrestaShop-Manager-Feature-Request
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Jan 13, 2014
Dale Buird wrote
okay lets talk about images first. So yes i do have the original supplier image URLs and i assume they are bigger (need them 500x500 minimum for ebay. So are you saying I should resize the images in PS back end (screen shot you included) OR use supplier images..BUT how? I really really need this so i how there is a way. Also I know how to generate mass combinations etc as i have used that to create all my attribute combos but that stinks they are not able to be exported to ebay. So it this true with features as well i assume?
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Jan 14, 2014
Andrii Yanosh agent wrote
Q: So yes i do have the original supplier image URLs and i assume they are bigger (need them 500x500 minimum for ebay. So are you saying I should resize the images in PS back end (screen shot you included) OR use supplier images..BUT how?
A: The Store Manager does not allow to resize the main image while export process. In order to reduce image size you have to reduce it before upload to PrestaShop store.

Store Manage will export to eBay the image of the same size which has been initially imported with your products to PrestaShop.
So you have to reduce image size before importing them to your store.
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Jan 14, 2014
Dale Buird wrote
Well I may just be up the creek without a paddle because like you said PS automatically resizes the images so if i changed them they would be changed back anyways right? Also i just relized i cant change them because they are image URL's not image files. AND I dont need to reduce them but they need to be bigger/enlarged to 500x500. Im not sure how to enlarge them manually cause they are inside URL if i could then i guess I could manually insert them into each ad but that would basically take away the whole point of mass import module.
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Jan 15, 2014
Andrii Yanosh agent wrote
Q: Well I may just be up the creek without a paddle because like you said PS automatically resizes the images so if i changed them they would be changed back anyways right?
A: The Store Manager resizes images according to the PrestaShop image types: http://screencast.com/t/qSOMCFIMx however the main image is being uploaded as well (in its full size).
However when you're exporting products from PrestaShop to eBay, the Store Manager exports the main product image in its original size.

Q: Also i just relized i cant change them because they are image URL's not image files. AND I dont need to reduce them but they need to be bigger/enlarged to 500x500. Im not sure how to enlarge them manually cause they are inside URL if i could then i guess I could manually insert them into each ad but that would basically take away the whole point of mass import module.
A: You can change the image type size in the back-end: http://screencast.com/t/y9HMlLGCXe8b and regenerate them: http://screencast.com/t/uR9tTnrZ
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Jan 15, 2014
Dale Buird wrote
I see okay so i changed the size of home_default cause the thinkbox_defualt was already set by theme at 900x900 BUT anyways after changing size of home_default it gave me this warning message: http://prntscr.com/2jkc7y

So should I go into my file manager and find this folder and delete it? What is the world are demonstration images???

P.S. Volodymyr Demyanov Im sure by now you have realized I am not a programmer in any sense of the word. I assume as a help desk guy you get frustrated dealing with a newbies like me so first off I want to thank you for your patience with me. It a one man show over here and so I am it! Ive have spend countless hours reading, asking and learning Prestashop. So again thx! Also I have no clue how any store owner operates with out store manager. Store manager should replace PS backend really!! It is literally a necessity so if there is a place to leave a testimony / feedback let me know because this module is amazing and you guys give great support!
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Jan 16, 2014
Andrii Yanosh agent wrote
You're welcome to leave your testimonial here:
http://emagicone.com/tell-the-world-about-your-company-in-your-success-story/
or just send it via e-mail.

All your questions have been answered via e-mail.