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Item Specific Changes

Changes to Item Specifics

Item specifics allow you, the seller, to highlight important details about your item. Item specifics are displayed within your listing's description, giving buyers information they want in an easy-to-read format.

As part of each category rollout, listings may be moved to new categories using the seller tags on your listings. For each area outlined below, please review the changes and update your live items if you list in any of the impacted areas. Update your existing listings and use the recommended seller tag(s) on any new listings as mentioned in the "Action Item" section.

Adopting the item specifics on your listings helps buyers find your items. For example, if item specifics are not used to describe an item's condition (such as "New"), that item will not be displayed to buyers who narrow their search to show only new items. Adding item specifics 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.

Changes to eBay Item Specifics

Baby
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All subcategories under Crib Bedding will be combined into a single category. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Pillows will be divided into several categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Stroller Accessories will be divided into product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Comforters will be divided into two categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Crafts
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All subcategories under Sewing Patterns will be combined into a single category. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Home & Garden
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The Water Features categories will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete the "Type" item specific now to ensure your items are moved to the correct new category.
The Pool Parts & Maintenance categories will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Tile & Flooring category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Windows, Screens & Hardware category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Paints & Varnishes category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Nails, Screws & Fasteners category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Lumber, Plywood & Molding category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Lumber, Plywood & Molding category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Portable Fireplaces & Stoves category will be divided into two categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Pool Parts & Maintenance categories will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Arches & Gazebos category will be split into two categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Awnings, Canopies & Tents category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Hoses & Hose Reels category will be split into two categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Umbrellas & Stands category will be split into two categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Edging, Gates & Fencing category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Fertilizer & Soil Amendments category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Composting category will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Plant Labels, Ties & Supports category will be split into two categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Pest & Weed Control categories will be split into several product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Some of the Flowers, Trees & Plants categories will be split into more specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Motors
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The Other Sailing Hardware & Gear categories moved to a new parent. Please use the newly added seller tag “Hardware Type” to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Musical Instruments & Gear
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Additions, removals and renames to the category structure in Musical Instruments & Gear. Please use the newly added seller tag “Type” to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Accordions & Concertinas category will be split into two categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Guitar Novelties & Gifts will be moved to a more appropriate location. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Guitar Amplifiers will be combined into a single category. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Guitar Strings will be combined into a single category. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Violins will be combined into a single category. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Saxophones will be combined into a single category. The subcategory Accessories will be combined into the Parts & Accessories category under Wind & Woodwind Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Clarinets will be combined into a single category. The subcategory Accessories will be combined into the Parts & Accessories category under Wind & Woodwind Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
All Vintage categories for Musical Instruments will become part of a new Vintage Musical Instruments section Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Sporting Goods
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Most Golf Clothing related categories have been expanded into multiple new categories.

New Archery categories added.

Books & Video subcategory has been moved to a more appropriate location.
Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.

Please complete the "Type & Format” item specific now to ensure your items are moved to the correct new category.

Sporting Goods: Camping & Hiking
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The subcategories under Backpacks will be combined into a single category. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Canteens & Coolers will be split into two new categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Clothing will be split into new Gender specific categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Stoves will be split into several new categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The inventory within Food Storage will be split between MREs & Freeze-Dried Food and Camping Storage categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Antique & Vintage Lanterns will be combined into the Lamps, Lighting category within Collectibles Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Showers & Toilets will be split into several new categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Survival & Emergency Gear will be split into several new categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Water Purification will be split into several new categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The category Maps, Topographic will be combined into the North America category within Maps Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Sporting Goods: Baseball & Softball
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The Baseball Bat subcategory Baseball-Wood will be combined into the Baseball Bat subcategory Baseball-Adult & High School. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Books & Video subcategory has been moved to a more appropriate location. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The subcategories under Clothing will be split into new Item & Gender specific categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Accessories category will be split between several new categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The inventory within the Vintage category will be combined into the subcategories under Vintage Sports Memorabilia Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.