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Category and Classification Updates

We’re making updates to our category and classification structures.

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What You Need to Know

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  • Updates will be made to our category structure to include new categories, remove outdated categories and to rename and merge existing categories. Review the new structure and see if you are impacted.
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Category and Classification Updates

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We’re making category updates to provide a more intuitive buying, selling, and search experience on eBay. Category updates including new additions, removals, merging and the renaming of categories will come into effect 13 June 2018.

If you have a listing in an affected category, we'll automatically move your listing to the most relevant category. Categories where we'll be making changes include:

  • Alcohol & Food
  • Baby
  • Business
  • Cameras
  • Clothing, Shoes, Accessories
  • Computers/Tablets & Networking
  • Electronics
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home Appliances
  • Home Entertainment
  • Home & Garden
  • Industrial
  • Jewellery & Watches
  • Musical Instruments
  • Phones & Accessories
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toys, Hobbies
  • Vehicle Parts & Accessories

To help buyers find your products faster and more easily, we encourage you to list your item in the single most relevant category rather than multiple categories. This will ensure that the most accurate and helpful search results are returned in buyers’ searches.

To assist you to list in the most relevant category, please use our eBay tools to update your items:

  • Listings tab in Seller Hub
  • Bulk edit functionality in My eBay
  • Selling Manager/Selling Manager Pro
  • File Exchange.
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What You Need to Do

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  1. Firstly, download a detailed view of the category changes (xls) coming into effect from 13 June 2018 to see if any of the changes affect your listings.  
  2. If you create listings using variations, be sure to download the full list of categories that support this type of listing.
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If your listings are affected by any of the changes, we'll automatically move them to the next most relevant category. Once your listing has been moved, we recommend that you review it and make sure the item specifics are relevant and up to date.

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