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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

Antiques
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Books & Manuscripts categories will be split into product specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
All subcategories under Rugs & Carpets 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.
Business & Industrial
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Most categories under Electrical Test Equipment will be restructured & expanded to reflect new, product categories. Please complete Type item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
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Vintage Clothing, Shoes & Accessories categories will be split into product-based categories Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Health & Beauty
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Artificial Nails & Tips will be split into new product-based categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure your listing is assigned to the right category.
Orthotics, Insoles will be split into three new categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure your listing is assigned to the right category.
Many Medical, Mobility & Disability categories will be restructured into product-based categories. Complete the Type and Part Type item specifics now to ensure your listing is assigned to the right category.
Travel & Sample Sizes will be split into new product-based categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure your listing is assigned to the right category.
We will be splitting Allergy, Sinus & Asthma into two new categories. Complete the Purpose item specific now to ensure your listing is assigned to the right category.
Motors
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We'll soon be expanding to new product-based categories in Scooter Parts. Complete the Type item specific to make sure your listing is assigned to the right category.
Musical Instruments & Gear
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Instrument Parts & Accessories & Cases categories will be split into product-specific & instrument-specific categories.

Complete the Type item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.

Genre & Instrument-specific categories under Sheet Music & Songbooks will be combined into two new categories: Contemporary Sheet Music & Songbooks & Vintage & Antique Sheet Music & Songbooks.

Complete the Year item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Toys & Hobbies
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Radio Control Vehicles categories will be split into product-specific categories. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Radio Control & Control Line Parts, Templates, Manuals & Building Supplies categories will be split into product-specific categories. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Cell Phones & Accessories
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The Smart Watch Accessories category will be split into product-based categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Cameras & Photo
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The Finishing Equipment category will be split into product-based categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
The Smart Watch Accessories category will be split into product-based categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Computers/Tablets & Networking
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The KVM Switches & KVM Cables category will be split into product-based categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Consumer Electronics
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The Vintage Telephones category will be split into Vintage Home Telephones & Vintage Cell Phones. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.