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Listing your item with product details from our catalog

eBay- Listing your item with product details from our catalog

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When you list certain items in certain categories, you can speed up your listing process by using existing product details and a stock photo from our product catalog. Including details from the catalog creates a professional-looking listing that's attractive in search results.

Listing an item that's in our catalog

When you select an item from the catalog, be sure it's an exact match with what you're selling. If your item is used or refurbished, describe the condition and use the listing description area to note any wear or flaws. Include additional photos that show the condition.

When you create a listing or relist an item, the steps you complete depend on the listing method.

Listing or relisting a single item

When you create a new listing or relist an item, you're asked to select a product or category. You're prompted to search for the product in our catalog using item identifiers such as the UPC (Universal Product Code), manufacturer's part number, or manufacturer and model keywords. If an identifier matches a product in the catalog, you're asked to select the product, and then you can include existing product details and a stock photo.

Revising listings using the bulk editing tool

To revise listings in bulk:
  1. Select the listings or templates to edit.

  2. In the Edit fields menu, select Catalog product details.

  3. Edit the details for each item or template.

  4. Click the appropriate Save button, then Close.

  5. Click Submit changes.

How to revise an item with Turbo Lister:
  1. Open the listing.

  2. Under Details, search for items in the catalog by entering an identifier such as an ISBN, UPC, or keyword.

Choosing the right product

When you use the product catalog, it's important to select the right item so you don't mislead buyers. If the catalog doesn't have an exact match, don't use it. Instead, you can ask us to add a product to the catalog. Here are guidelines on when to use the catalog.

Allowed

Allowed

  • Listing a book with ISBN 123456789 and using catalog information for that ISBN

  • Listing a 32GB, white, Apple iPhone 3GS and using catalog information for the identical item

Not allowed

Not Allowed

  • Listing a green iPod Shuffle and using catalog information for a silver iPod Shuffle

  • Listing a Sony PS2 and using catalog information for a Sony PS3

  • Listing headphones for an iPod and using catalog information for an iPod Shuffle

  • Listing a book about the making of the movie Gone with the Wind and using catalog information for a Gone with the Wind DVD

  • Listing a CD with UPC 123456789 and using catalog information for a CD that looks similar but has a different UPC

Reporting incorrect or missing product details

Product details and stock photos are provided by other companies and may be changed or removed from time to time. So it's a good idea to confirm the accuracy of the information before listing your item.

Things to keep in mind

  • When you select an item from the catalog, be sure it's an exact match with what you're selling. It's against our search and browse manipulation policy to use catalog details for a product you aren't listing.

  • If a listing doesn't follow our guidelines, it may be removed and you could be subject to restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

  • The catalog details don't cover item condition. Because item condition is one of the top purchasing criteria for eBay buyers, it's a good idea to provide it in the item specifics.

  • Questions? Contact the Catalog Support team.

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