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Item specifics are details about the item you're selling, such as brand, size type, size, color, and style. These details appear at the top of your listing description, in a consistent format, making it easy for buyers to get the facts about your item.

Including item specifics

When you create your listing, review and complete the Add item specifics section for the item you're selling. In this section, you provide important details about your item.

Only use item specifics to describe the item you are selling. Don't use item specifics to include other information such as your terms of sale or shipping details. Enter shipping information, your return policy, and other information in the appropriate areas in the listing. For example, item specifics for a manufacturer's part number should only include part numbers, and not any other types of information.

To include item specifics in your listing:
  1. In the Add item specifics section of the Sell Your Item form, enter the suggested details for your item.

  2. For example, select your item's brand from the Brand drop-down menu.

  3. If any item specifics are prefilled for you, verify that they're correct. If not, revise them.

  4. Add other item specifics that apply to your item by clicking the "+" sign next to the item specific.

    Tip: To add your own custom detail, click the "+" sign next to Add your own item specific. For example, you might create an item specific called "Material" and specify that your item is "plastic."

  5. Remove any details that don't apply to your item by clicking the Remove link next to the item specific.

Adding or editing item specifics for individual listings

You can add or edit the item specifics for individual listings from My eBay.

To add or edit item specifics individually:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of any page and sign in.

  2. Click the All Selling link.

  3. Select the listings you want to revise, and then click the Edit button.

  4. From the Actions menu, select Edit listings individually.

  5. When you're finished editing a listing, click the Save and Next button to edit the next listing.

Find out more about revising a single listing.

Adding or editing item specifics for multiple listings at once

You can quickly add or edit item specifics to several of your listings at the same time in My eBay.

To add or edit item specifics in bulk:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of any page and sign in.

  2. Click the All Selling link.

  3. Select the listings you want to revise, and then click the Edit button.

  4. From the Edit drop-down menu at the top of the page, select Add item specifics.

  5. From the drop-down menu at the top of the next screen, select Edit listings in bulk.

  6. Make the changes you want in the grid, and then click Save and Close when you're finished.

Find out more about editing listings in bulk.

Adding or editing item specifics using Turbo Lister

You can also add or edit item specifics using Turbo Lister.

To add or edit item specifics using Turbo Lister:
  1. Open Turbo Lister.

  2. Choose the listings you want to edit by selecting the check boxes next to them.

    Note: If you don't see the listings you want to edit, click the Synchronize Now button in the button bar at the top of the screen.

  3. From the Edit menu, select Edit Item Specifics.

  4. If you have chosen items from multiple categories to edit, you'll need to edit the items in one category before moving to the other.

  5. On the next screen, make the edits you want to each item.

  6. When you're done, click Save.

Advantages to including item specifics

When you create your listing, we suggest item specifics based on the category in which you're selling your item. By providing the recommended item specifics, you make it easier for buyers to find your listing and make an informed purchase.

Item specifics tell buyers about your item.
Item specifics are shown at the top of your description, telling buyers exactly what you're selling. They make the basic facts about your item clear and accessible, helping buyers make a purchase decision.
Item specifics help buyers find your item.
The item specifics that you select can make your listing more relevant to a buyer's search.

The Refine search column, located on the left side of the search results page, lets buyers further narrow their search based on popular item specifics.

Tips for selecting item specifics

When selecting item specifics, keep these tips in mind.

Provide as many recommended item specifics as possible.
When selecting item specifics (such as your item's color, size, or style), try to choose from the options we provide.
For example, if your item's color is mostly red, choose "Reds" as the color and select from one of the recommended values for Shade, rather than providing a custom color.
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