1 – About KType
KType is a reference number which allows to identify one precise vehicle version, for example KType 27206 refers to : Alfa Romeo 156, platform 932, version 1.9 JTD, assembled between 2003/11 to 2005/09, engine 1910 ccm, 93 KW, 126 PS.
eBay decided to use KType to identify compatible vehicle for auto parts. For example, if an eBay listing contains Ktypes 27206 & 27209, this means auto part is compatible with :
- Alfa Romeo 156, platform 932, version 1.9 JTD, assembled between 2003/11 to 2005/09, engine 1910 ccm, 93 KW, 126 PS
- Alfa Romeo 156, platform 932, version 2.4 JTD, assembled between 2003/06 to 2005/09, engine 2387 ccm, 120 KW, 163 PS
For more informations on auto parts compatibility, we strongly recommend you to read the article on auto parts compatibility on eBay Seller Center.
2 – Where to find KTypes, and how to complete PrestaShop catalog ?
KType list is produced & maintained by TechAlliance company, which sells various compatibility databases.
eBay distributes for free KType list in the Master Vehicle List “MVL”.
Seller will need to enter KType on each PrestaShop product, manually, or using one of the various import tool available on the market.
3 – How to configure eBay Marketplace module to send KType from PrestaShop to eBay ?
1/ In Prestashop, add a feature named “Ktype”.
2 / Create / edit a Prestashop product and add the Ktype feature.
Multiple values can be added by separating them with a comma or semicolon. For example: “27206; 59567,20331, 8274, 9425”
3 / Add KType in configuration of each syncrhonised categorie
Be aware that KType are only available for eBay categories of auto parts, this means all sub categories of category “Vehicles, auto parts accessories”. For example :
Associate Item Specific named “K-type” with PrestaShop characteristic you have fullfield, in our example this characteristic is named “KTypes”.
Clic save ; synchronization will start automatically.
4/ Check eBay listings : “Compatibility” zone should appear in Description section of you eBay listing.
Keep in mind each KType entered in PrestaShop should add one compatibility line on eBay listing.