Keeping track of eBay sales is an important part of running an eBay storefront. When only selling a few items it is easy to record sales data from your "My eBay" page, but for large eBay stores it can be difficult to keep track of sales on-site. Fortunately, eBay offers both free and paid tools to assist sellers in managing their eBay stores and keeping track of sales. One such tool is the eBay File Exchange, which allows sellers to upload shop inventory data from their computer and download accurate sales history data.
Click "Create a Download Request" in the "Downloads" section on the right side of the main File Exchange page. The download request page will open, allowing you to select the specific sales history data you want to download.
Choose a type of sales data from the drop-down list on the download request page, setting a date range for the request when prompted. The type of data and the date range determine what sales history data will be compiled in the download.
Confirm that your e-mail address is correct or add additional e-mail addresses to the "email" field if you want the data download information sent to more than one address. Separate multiple addresses with commas.
Click the "Save" button to finalise the request and send it to eBay. The sales data you requested will be compiled and a notification sent to the email address or addresses you provided.
Click the "View Completed Downloads" link on the File Exchange page once the download is compiled. Clicking the link provided for the download allows you to download the sales history data to your computer in a format for use by common spreadsheet programs.
Generating monthly sales history reports allows your eBay business to track its sales on a month-to-month basis. For best results, generate the report during the following month so that the date range can be set from the first day to the last day of the month.
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- Generating monthly sales history reports allows your eBay business to track its sales on a month-to-month basis. For best results, generate the report during the following month so that the date range can be set from the first day to the last day of the month.