Activating Vehicles is the process of transferring vehicles from Staging Inventory to Live Inventory. Activating a vehicle allows it to be displayed on your website, and enables listing on eBay and exporting to the sites you have selected.
Each vehicle in Staging will have a corresponding icon. The yellow Warning indicates the vehicle may have some issues which could cause issues when exported to another source but can be sent to Live. The red Error indicates that there is something preventing the vehicle from being sent to Live.
Click Errors or Warnings to see what needs to be corrected.
Activation Warnings will not prevent the vehicle from being activated.
There are also several additional fields which are not required but which have certain recommendations for best results.
Activation Errors must be corrected before the vehicle can be activated.
If any of these critical fields have missing or invalid values, you will not be able to activate the vehicle until the errors are corrected.
Once you know what the errors are, just click on the vehicle and make the necessary adjustments, then save your changes. After making the necessary corrections your vehicle should no longer have errors.
When a vehicle has no errors, it can be moved to Live. Click the menu button on the right of any vehicle you would like to send to Live, then click Activate.
Once a vehicle has been moved to Live Inventory, it becomes eligible to be charged a listing fee (excluding WebManager accounts that allow unlimited listings).
Additionally, for WebManager Bronze and Silver plans, certain uniquely identifying Vehicle Detail fields can no longer be altered, including the VIN, Year, Make, and Model. Please be certain these fields are correct before activating vehicles, as this process is not reversible.
Because vehicles are immediately displayed on your website and are eligible to be listed on eBay and exported to classifieds sites once they are added to Live Inventory, certain vehicle details must have valid values before the vehicle can be activated.
If you need to change any information on a vehicle in your Live section, please contact AutoManager Technical Support at 800-300-2808.