In April 2020, this page will be updated with additional details of the improvements that will be made to the category structure.
We’ll release updates to our category structure from 15th October 2019.. This is to provide a more intuitive selling, buying and search experience.
These changes will ensure that your listings appear in the relevant categories. Buyers will find it quicker and easier to discover your items - especially on mobile devices.
When the category structure changes, your listings may be automatically moved to another category, based on the item specifications that you provided.
Aligning categories across international eBay sites will make cross-country trading on the eBay sites easier.
Find out if any of the high level and sub categories you are currently listing in are affected.
Please note that changing the category structure in the affected categories might result in a change in the pricing fees in these categories. (F.A.Q.).
Item specifics allow you to highlight important details about your item. They are displayed within your listing’s description, showing buyers relevant information about your item in an easy-to-read format. Adopting the item specifics on your listings helps buyers find your items and typically results in an increase in bids per listing and an increase in sales per listing.
All categories on all eBay sites allow you to create your own item specifics, but for maximum visibility to buyers, we recommend that you use the eBay-suggested item specifics whenever possible.