The Vehicle Parts & Accessories Catalogue

Our Vehicle Parts & Accessories catalogue is a comprehensive central repository of 1.2 million Vehicle Parts & Accessories products. 

By entering a brand and MPN or GTIN (UPC, ISBN, EAN), you can quickly link your new or existing listings to our catalogue. 

While it isn’t mandatory to match your listings with our parts catalogue, benefits include: 

  • Faster and simpler listing process 
  • Increased traffic to listings and higher conversion
  • Improve visibility in search
  • Automatic listing data, like images, item specifics, and parts compatibility
  • Rich features like product reviews
  • More satisfied buyers
Tools

How to Match Listings to our Parts Catalogue 

Using eBay Tools

For New Listings: 

  • Enter a Title, MPN, or GTIN (UPC, ISBN, EAN)

  • Review details of the matching products
  • Select the product that best matches the item you’re selling
  • Select the box to prefill the listing with eBay catalogue information
  • Select condition and provide any additional listing description information 

For Existing Listings:

  • Sign in to your eBay account
  • Search using the Item ID you’d like to revise
  • Make sure your item doesn’t feature multiple-SKUs or variations
  • Click on the Find a Product link to the right of your listing title
  • Enter a Title, MPN, or GTIN (UPC, ISBN, EAN)
  • Review details of the matching products
  • Select the product that best matches the item you’re selling

Using File Exchange

File Exchange uses product code fields to associate the eBay catalogue with your listings. Make sure you use the Product: ePID header and the number that best represents your inventory.

You may also want to use Product Details fields to define the catalogue attributes included with your listing.

Product Details fields are:

  • Product:IncludePrefilledItemInformation
  • Product:UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery
  • Product:IncludeStockPhotoURL

For more info about formatting and header prerequisites, have a look at our Advanced Instructions for File Exchange.

Tools
Tools

Using the Merchant Integration Platform (MIP)

  1. Open/ create the MIP flat file

  2. Add a column designated ePID and provide the number that represents your item in the eBay catalogue

  3. Upload the flat file to associate your items with the eBay catalogue

Using an API

Adopt the eBay Catalogue by assigning an EPID to your items

Using Third-Party Integration Partners

Contact your integration partner to find out how to associate your listings to eBay catalogue entries.

Parts Compatibility & Our Master Vehicle List (MVL)

Parts compatibility, or fitment, allows sellers in most Vehicle Parts & Accessories categories to show all the vehicles that are compatible with their part or accessory. This increases the visibility of your listings in search, and can reduce the number of listings you need to manage. Adding parts compatibility to your listings is quick and easy to do with our parts catalogue. 

The Master Vehicle List

You can also manually choose up to 3,000 compatible vehicles per listing, from our Master Vehicle List (MVL), which includes over 40,000 vehicle models. You can use the MVL with File Exchange to add parts compatibility data to your listings in bulk. Even if you don’t match your listings to our catalogue, it’s still important to manually add compatibility information to your listings to boost your visibility in search, and avoid duplicate listings.

If you can’t find a vehicle on our MVL, you can request it by emailing us at sdsupport@ebay.com. Assigning compatible vehicles to your listings makes it easier for buyers to find parts, and they can buy with confidence that they're buying a part that fits their model.

Start Using Parts Compatibility 

Step One: How to get started using parts compatibility to boost your sales. 
 

Step Two: Make sure your parts are visible on our Fitment Finder, using the elements you

Parts Compatibility Exclusions

You can't add parts compatibility information to listings in these categories:

Exclusions

 

Vehicle Parts & Accessories >
 
Category ID

Car, Truck Parts > Audio, Video
 
38635

Car, Truck Parts > Charging, Starting Systems > Other
 
33578

Car, Truck Parts > Car Care & Cleaning
 

72200
 
Car, Truck Parts > Decals, Badges, Detailing
50444
 

Car, Truck Parts > Exterior > Splash Guards & Mud Flaps

50455

Car, Truck Parts > Glass > Window Tint
 
63689

Car, Truck Parts > Glass > Other
 
6781

Car, Truck Parts > Interior > Seat Covers
 
33702

Car, Truck Parts > Interior > Other
 

42612
 

Car, Truck Parts > Navigation, GPS
 
169362

Car, Truck Parts > Number Plates
 

421
 

Car, Truck Parts > Safety, Security > Fire Extinguishers
 
33722

Car, Truck Parts > Safety, Security > Seat Belt Shoulder Pads
 
50458

Car, Truck Parts > Safety, Security > Other
 

6779
 

Car, Truck Parts > Tools
 

34998
 

Car, Truck Parts > Wheels, Tyres
 
33743

Car, Truck Parts > Wholesale, Bulk Lots
 
40019

Car, Truck Parts > Other
 
6763

Avoiding Duplicate Listings

Avoid duplicate listings, by clearly demonstrating the difference between your items in the title, price, condition, photos, subtitles, item specifics (like MPN), and parts compatibility. 

If you’re selling the same part for different cars, use parts compatibility to avoid unintentional duplicates. If you list with variants, like colour, each variant should be a different product, with different MPNs. If the brand has the same MPN, create a listing for each variant specifying colour as an aspect. 

How to Identify Duplicate Listings 

We’d recommend identifying duplicates by viewing all of your active listings, and sorting by title or price + postage, to see similar items grouped together. 

With File Exchange, you can export all of your active listings, sort, and edit in bulk. Make sure you check often to make sure you comply with our duplicates policy. 

Removing Duplicate Listings

Removing duplicate listings ensures we remain a fair platform, and often results in a substantial increase in sales.  If we identify that you have duplicate listings, we’ll compare search scores, number of purchases, and time on site, and will remove the listing with fewer sales. 

More About our Duplicate Listings Policy