Category, Item Specific and Catalog Updates:
What happens to my listing if my category now has subcategories?
If subcategories are added, your listings will be moved to the one with the best fit. When you relist these items, you will need to list in the appropriate category. Be sure to use the correct item specifics for better visibility on the search results page.
How do I edit my listing when the item specifics in my category change?
To edit a single listing, select the listing you want to revise in My eBay, and then click the ‘Edit’ button. From the ‘Actions’ menu, select ‘Edit listings’. To edit multiple listings, select the listings you want to revise, and then click on the ‘Edit’ button. From the Edit drop-down menu at the top of the page, select Item specifics. From the drop-down menu at the top of the next screen, select Edit listings in bulk. Make the changes you want in the grid, and then click the ‘Save and Close’ button.
How will category updates affect my fees?
Generally, moved categories take on the fees of the new parent category. In cases where the category has been merged with a category with different fees, you will be charged the fees for the original category until the listing ends. When you relist the item, you pay the fees for the new parent category. When a Good Til Cancelled listing is up for renewal, it will look at the parent category it belongs to and apply the new pricing. See the fee chart
What categories will be discontinued?
Below is the current list of the categories to be permanently removed with the 2012 Fall Seller Update.
|Everything Else: Metaphysical: Psychic, Paranormal > Readings|
|Everything Else: Metaphysical: Psychic, Paranormal > Spells, Potions |
|Everything Else: Metaphysical: Tarot Readings|
|Everything Else: Advertising Opportunities|
|Everything Else: Memberships|
|Specialty Services: Advice & Instruction: Business & Computer|
|Specialty Services: Advice & Instruction: Lessons & Tutoring|
|Specialty Services: Advice & Instruction: Other|
|Specialty Services: Advice & Instruction: Diet & Fitness|
|Business & Industrial: Businesses & Websites for Sale > Advertising Inventory|
|Business & Industrial: Businesses & Websites for Sale > Home-Based Businesses|
|Art: Direct from the Artist: Digital Art|
|Art: Art from Dealers & Resellers: Digital Art|
|Home & Garden: Inside the Home: Food & Wine: Recipes|
Why are these categories being discontinued?
Transactions in these categories often result in issues between the buyer and seller that are difficult to resolve. To help build confidence in the marketplace for both buyers and sellers, eBay is discontinuing these categories and including the items on the list of prohibited items. The Digital delivered goods policy
already covers all goods that can be downloaded from a website or received by email and includes requirements that items be listed in the Everything Else>Information Products category using only the Classified Ad format. By removing the Digital Art and Recipes categories we will be consistent in our enforcement of this existing policy.
What items will be prohibited?
Items that will be prohibited include: advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic services; prayers; blessings; Psychic, Tarot, Reiki, and other metaphysical readings & services; magic potions; healing sessions; work from home businesses & information; wholesale lists, and drop ship lists.
How will sellers be affected?
The last date to list in these eliminated categories will be August 30, 2012 and sellers will no longer be able to sell these items on eBay. Sellers who continue to try to list prohibited inventory will risk having their items removed and could have their accounts suspended or removed.
What should I do if everything I sell on eBay now falls into the prohibited items list?
You will have until the first week of September to sell or remove any existing listings. If you sell digital images, digitally delivered goods, and wholesale lists, you can list them in Classified Ad format in the Everything Else>Information Products category. You will no longer be able to list or relist the rest of the items and any remaining listings will be removed.
Will my insertion fees be refunded if my category is discontinued?
If your listing was submitted and ended by eBay for any reason before August 30, your fees (including optional feature fees) will be refunded within 48 hours of the item being ended. You can see the refund in your Seller Account page.
If you remove a listing that will be prohibited in September and it was not listed as one of your 50 free listings per month, contact Customer Support for a refund of your insertion fees (not including optional feature fees).
If eBay removes a listing in September when a category is discontinued, your insertion fee (not including optional feature fees) will be automatically refunded and the listing will not be counted as one of your 50 free items for the month of September.