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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

eBay Motors
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Motorcycle Helmet related inventory will be split into multiple categories. Please complete the Product Type item specific now to ensure your listing is moved to the right category.
Motorcycle Clothing categories will be split into two new areas: one for Street Motorcycle Gear and one for Off-Road Motorcycle Gear, with product-based categories in each. Please complete all Product Type, Type and Street/Off-Road item specifics now to ensure your listing is moved to the right category.
Collectibles
Trading Card Games
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Non-sport trading card areas will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete the Item Type tag to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category (singles, lots, sealed, etc.)
Warhammer 40K & Warhammer Fantasy Battle area will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete the Item Type tag to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category (miniatures, rulebooks, bits, etc.). For listings already moved to an existing item-based category (like Warhammer 40K > Terrain, Scenery)—no action is required.
Trading Card Game areas will expanding into multiple new categories.
Please complete the Item Type tag to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category (individual cards, complete sets, boosters, etc.). For listings already moved to an existing item-based category (like Magic the Gathering > Individual Cards)—no action is required.
Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop
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Storage & Display Supplies will be  expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Knives, Swords & Blades
Other Collectible Blade Accs will be expanding into multiple new categories.

Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.

Comics
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There will be a new superhero category created for Deadpool.
Please complete all relevant item specifics in the Main Character tag of existing superhero categories now to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.

 

Crafts
Scrapbooking & Multi-Purpose
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Adhesives & Glue Guns will expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Adhesives, Glue, & Tape will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Scrapbooking Paper will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Ribbons & Bows will be split into product-specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Blades, Cutters & Trimmers will be split into product-specific categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Bottle Caps will be split into Flattened Bottle Caps and standard Bottle Caps. Please complete the Type tag in the Bottle Caps category now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Needlecrafts & Yarn, Leathercrafts, Sewing & Fabric
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Sewing Notions & Tools will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Many Rug Making categories will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Embroidery and Cross Stitch will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Leathercraft will be expanding into multiple new categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
The Fabric category will split into Fabric and its painting/decorating supplies. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Art Supplies
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Sub-categories of Art Supplies will be expanding into multiple new categories. Complete the Type tag now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Sub-categories of Woodworking will be expanding into multiple new categories.. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Sub-categories of Ceramics & Pottery will be restructured and incorporated into a new area for  Sculpting, Molding & Ceramics. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Cake Decorating
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The Cake Decorating Supplies category will be expanding into multiple new categories. Complete the Type tag now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
The Party Candles & Cake Toppers category will be split into two new categories. Complete the Type item specific now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Sporting Goods
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Riding Boots, Chaps & Protective Gear will be split into product-specific 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.
Equestrian Clothing will be split into gender-specific and product-specific categories. Please complete the Type and Gender item now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Driving, Horsedrawn 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.
Equestrian Books & Video will be split into product-specific categories. Please complete the Format item specific now to ensure your item is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Horse Grooming Tools & Totes, Hoods & Masks, Boots & Leg Wraps and Fly & Insect Control will be split into product-specific 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.
Equestrian Training Aids will be split into product-specific 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.
Pet Supplies
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Horse Supplies will be split into 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.
Furniture
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Listings for bar carts & serving carts will be moved out of Sideboards & Buffets into the new category Bar Carts & Serving Carts. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
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Several new categories will be created for Children's Vintage items:  Bibs; Slips & Petticoats; Swimwear; Vests. Please complete the Type item specific in Other Kids' Vintage Clothing category to make sure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Dolls & Bears
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New Barbie Categories will be added for Barbie Basics and Fashionistas. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Books
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Children & Young Adults books category will be split into several categories. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Home & Garden
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Outdoor Lighting categories will be expanded into product based categories. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.
Toys & Hobbies
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LEGO categories will be expanded into product based categories. Complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure your listing is moved to the correct category once the new category structure is in place.