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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
Change Call to Action
Subcategories under Asian Antiques have new tags called Type. Please use the new Type tag to provide detail on the type of art Statue you are selling. The Type tag helps buyers refine their search results.
The sub categories under Statues are rolling up to a new single category named Figurines & Statues. Please complete the new tags Theme, Chinese Dynasty, Features, and Height now to ensure your item are found when buyers use search refinements.
The sub categories under Maps, Atlases & Globes reduced and enhanced. Please complete the new tags Continent, Country/Region, Year, Map View, Era, North America States & Provinces, Type, Format, and Printing Technique, now to ensure your item are found when buyers use search refinements.
Art Glass
Change Call to Action
The sub categories under Fenton rolling up to a single category. Please complete the Pattern and Style item specific now to ensure your item is found when buyers use the Pattern and/or the Style search refinement.
A new seller tag, City of Origin, added to the Italian category under Art Glass. Please complete the City of Origin tag to help buyers refine search results.
Subcategories under Art Glass have a new tag called Type. Please use the new Type tag to provide detail on the type of art class you are selling. The Type tag helps buyers refine their search results.
Baby
Change Call to Action
Many new categories being introduced under Breastfeeding/Nursing. Use “Type” tag when listing items in the “Breastfeeding Supplies” as well as in “Breastpumps” to ensure your items appear in the new category when they become available in mid-June.
Business and Industrial
Change Call to Action
The sub categories under Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies rolling up to a single category. Please complete the “Type” tag when listing items in Buffer Pads & Drivers as well as the Other Buffers & Burnishers category to ensure you item is found when buyers use the “Type” search refinement.
Many new categories being introduced for carpet cleaners. Use the “Type” tag when listing in any in the Carpet Cleaner category ensure you items move to the new best fit category.
Many new categories being introduced for carpet extractors. Use the “Type” tag in the Carpet Cleaners category to ensure you items move to the new best fit category.
Many new categories being introduced for pressure washers. Use the “Type” tag in the Carpet Cleaners category to ensure you items move to the new best fit category.
Consumer Electronics
Change Call to Action
A new category, “Voice-enabled Smart Assistants” coming soon. Please complete the Product Line tag to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Crafts
Change Call to Action
Additional new categories added to the Jewelry Findings parent category. New tag “Type” added to the Other Craft Jewelry Findings category. Use the “Type” tag to help moved your item to a new category.
The Other Jewelry Making Tools category is going away. Use the “Type” tag to help moved your item to a new category.
The Tools & Warming Pots category is going away and replaced with the Other Candle & Soap Supplies category. Please use the Tool Type seller tag to provide now to ensure your item is found when buyers use the Tool Type search refinement.
Sports Memorabilia
Change Call to Action
Disc Golf will be expanding to new product-based categories. Please complete the Type item specific now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Hang Gliding & Paragliding will be expanding to new product-based categories. Please complete the Type item specific now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Paragliding will be expanding to new product-based categories. Please complete the Type item specific now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Sky Diving will be expanding to new product-based categories. Please complete the Type item specific now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.