eBay Motors Listing (K-Types) Import

Linnworks integrates with eBay's K-Type functionality, allowing sellers to show which makes and models of the car a given Automotive Accessory is compatible with as part of the listing. At it's most basic, this import requires the SKU for the inventory item and a K-Type Value, also known as MVL (Master Vehicle List) codes. You can also Include or Exclude specific years from the make and model covered by that K-Type value. Where multiple K-Types are associated with the same SKU, multiple rows will be needed in the file.

If a Delete column is included in the file (and mapped), including YES for a given SKU and K-Type value, will trigger it to be removed.

Available Columns


Key Description
Compulsory This field is a compulsory requirement for import. The data must exist as a column in the CSV and be mapped to the named field.
Additional This field relies on dependent data that is a compulsory requirement for the import. If this field is included in the import then the dependent fields must also be mapped.
  When the field is included in the import, the additional named field(s) are not permitted to be mapped and included in the import. The inclusion of both fields in the same import will prevent the import from executing.


Key Column Description Dependent fields
Compulsory SKU Unique identifier of the Linnworks inventory item that requires the additional K-Type data  
  KType The eBay motors Ktype number to be added to the Linnworks inventory item  
  Included Years A specific range of years that are compatible and will be included when listing on eBay Motors in the form 1998|1999|2000  
  Excluded Years A specific range of years that are NOT compatible and will be excluded when listing on eBay Motors in the form 1995|1996|1997  
  Notes Notes can be added to each k-Type to provide more detailed information to the buyer  
  Delete Include and map Delete column in the file to delete certain K-Types from certain SKUs. Add YES for a given SKU and K-Type value to trigger it to be removed.  KType

Example Files

Further Reading

  • The MVL database is maintained by eBay and can be accessed by request from eBay, for more information please see the documentation on the eBay site
  • Listing on eBay