Showroom Plus


Frequently Asked Questions

back to topWhat is Showroom Plus?

Showroom Plus is a premium version of the existing Showroom.

As well as a different layout, you get a unique, customisable web address for your Showroom Plus and you can personalise the way your Showroom Plus and your inventory is displayed.

back to topWhat are the advantages?

  • Unique, customisable web address: Your Showroom Plus will have a unique web address at http://your-company-name.ebaymp.co.uk. This address can be customised to your needs in the Showroom Plus settings.
  • Clean, structured layout: The new Showroom Plus is structured in multiple tabs ('Home', 'Deal Of The Week', 'Showroom', 'About Us' and 'Find Us') to allow easy orientation for potential buyers.
  • Present your entire inventory on one site: Your entire inventory is displayed to potential buyers in one place.
  • Promote special deals like car of the week: Through the eMP inventory page you can highlight one or more of your listings and provide promotion text displayed on your Showroom Plus. One of your listings can have a special promotion which will display on the 'Home' tab and on a separate tab in the Showroom with full details of the listing.
  • Enhanced branding and contact details: The Showroom Plus settings allow customisation of your Showroom Plus to your needs.
  • Slideshow for inventory presentation: A rotating slideshow on the 'Home' tab and three different showroom views on the 'Showroom' tab allow for optimal presentation of your vehicles to potential buyers.
  • Multiple filter options for potential buyers: Different sort orders (e.g. 'Most viewed', 'Promoted', 'Make' etc) on the 'Showroom' allow potential buyers to quickly find vehicles of interest.
  • Present your dealership with photo and video: The 'About Us' tab allows to present your dealership and/or staff with photos and videos.
  • Google Maps integration to find your location: The 'Find Us' tab shows your contact information together with a map including route planning.

back to topWhat does it cost?

The new Showroom Plus is available for only £14.99 per month.

back to topHow do I get it?

Login to your eBay Motors Pro account to subscribe or contact our Dealer Support to discuss and set up Showroom Plus.
Subscribe in your Account Subscribe to Showroom Plus from the Features page of your eBay Motors Pro account when logged in to your account.
Contact us by telephone 0800 368 7148
Monday - Friday, 0830 - 1700
Contact us by email motorsteam@ebay.com

back to topHow to use the settings

Learn how to configure and customise your Showroom Plus to your needs.

1. Listing promotion

Via the eMP Inventory Page you can promote one or multiple listings with optional promotion text like 'Summer Sale', 'Reduced Price' etc. which will be highlighted on your Showroom Plus.
One listing can have a special promotion assigned. It will be displayed on the 'Home' tab in a separate section and show on a separate tab in the Showroom with full details of the listing.
Figure 1: 'Promo' link on the eMP Inventory page
As soon as you have confirmed your Showroom Plus subscription, the 'Action' column on your eMP Inventory Page will show an additional 'Promo' link for each listing.
Figure 2: Open 'Promo' box on the eMP Inventory page
When you click on 'Promo' link of a listing an overlay box will open as depicted above.
This overlay box lets you manage the promotion status of your listings. To promote a listing click the 'Promote' button. This will highlight the corresponding listing on your Showroom Plus. You can optionally provide a promotion text in the input field of the overlay box. The text entered will be displayed in red above the listing picture on your Showroom Plus.

One of your listings can be marked as specially promoted by ticking the 'Special Promotion' checkbox. The marked listing will be displayed on the 'Home' tab in a separate section and show on a separate tab in the Showroom with full details of the listing.
Figure 3: Display of promoted listing on the eMP Inventory page
Listing promotion is indicated by 'Promotion' or 'Special Promotion' (and optionally the promotion text entered) above the listing title on your eMP Inventory Page as depicted above.

2. Showroom Plus configuration

The global Showroom Plus configurations allow you to customise the overall appearance of your Showroom Plus.

To access your Showroom Plus configuration navigate to the eMP Settings Overview page by selecting 'Settings' on the top right navigation menu.
The eMP Settings Overview page will show an additional section labelled 'Showroom Plus Settings' as depicted below. This section shows the URL of your Showroom Plus. Clicking on the URL will take you to your Showroom Plus.

Click on 'Change' to open your Showroom Plus configuration page.
Figure 4: Showroom Plus configuration on the eMP Settings Overview page
The Showroom Plus Settings page is separated in multiple sections allowing configuration of different global settings of your Showroom Plus.
2.1. Background colour
Figure 5: Configuration section for background colour selection of your Showroom Plus
The background colour selection section allows you to choose from multiple colours which will display as a colour gradient background on your Showroom Plus. The default background colour is blue (first radio button).
2.2. URL of your Showroom Plus page
Figure 6: Configuration section for your Showroom Plus page URL
The first section of your Showroom Plus Settings page allows you to change the URL of your Showroom Plus page.
The initial URL is based on your company name, but you can change it at any time to satisfy your needs.

Please remember to adjust links to your Showroom Plus whenever you change the URL. The links on your eBay listings to your Showroom Plus are updated automatically whenever you change the URL.
2.3. Company Logo of your Showroom Plus page
Figure 7: Configuration section for your dedicated Showroom Plus company logo
This section allows you to upload a dedicated company logo for your Showroom Plus without affecting your default company logo displayed with your eMP listings.
If no dedicated company logo is provided the default company logo added to your account in your settings page will be used.
Recommended dimensions for company logo used on your Showroom Plus have a width to height ratio of 4:1 or more.
Please check your Showroom Plus to make sure that your company logo displays as expected.
2.4. Special promotion tab label
Figure 8: Configuration section for the special promotion tab label
The listing marked for special promotion will be displayed with full details on a separate tab on your Showroom Plus.
By default this tab is labelled 'Deal Of The Week'. This section allows you to specify an individual label for the special promotion tab on your Showroom Plus.
2.5. 'About Us' configuration
Figure 9: Configuration section for your dealership and/or staff presentation on your Showroom Plus 'About Us' tab
The 'About Us' tab of your Showroom Plus will show the default 'About Us' text provided by you via the Settings Overview page.
The Showroom Plus 'About Us' configuration sections lets you add additional elements to present your dealership and/or staff to potential buyers. You can upload images (optionally enhanced by a headline and description text), specify a YouTube video URL (optionally enhanced by a headline and description text) or enter a text only element consisting of just a headline and description text.
The currently configured elements are displayed as a list which allows reordering, editing and deletion of the elements.
2.6. Show Email Address
Figure 10: Configuration section to configure e-mail display in the contact information sections of your Showroom Plus
By default your provided e-mail address will not be displayed together with your contact information (address, phone numbers and website URL).
To display your e-mail address together with your contact information on Showroom Plus, select 'Show e-mail address' in this section.