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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

Business & Industrial
Packing & Shipping: categories being consolidated
Change Call to Action
All subcategories under Shipping & Moving Boxes 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.
Crafts
Needlecrafts & Yarn: categories being consolidated
Change Call to Action
• All subcategories under Crocheting & Knitting> Knitting Needles will be consolidated

• All subcategories under Crocheting & Knitting> Patterns will be consolidated
Please complete the "Type" item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Health & Beauty
Oral Care: categories splitting apart
Change Call to Action
Systems & Kits will be expanded into multiple new categories. Please complete the "Type" item specific now to ensure your items are moved to the correct new category.
Jewelry & Watches
Jewelry Boxes & Organizers: categories being consolidated
Change Call to Action
All subcategories under Jewelry Boxes will be combined into a single category Please complete the "Material" item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Motors
Parts & Accessories: categories being consolidated
Change Call to Action
All subcategories under Salvage Parts Cars will be combined into a single category. Please complete the "Year" item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Musical Instruments & Gear
String Instruments: categories being consolidated
Change Call to Action
All subcategories under Violin > Acoustic will be combined into a single category. Please fill out the "Size" item specific now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Toys & Hobbies
Diecast & Toy Vehicles: significant redesign
Change Call to Action
Diecast & Toy Vehicles will undergo a complete reorganization, including many consolidated categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Board & Traditional Games: significant redesign
Change Call to Action
Board Games, Card Games and Chess will undergo a complete reorganization, including many consolidated categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.
Model Railroads & Trains: significant redesign
Change Call to Action
Model Railroads & Trains will undergo a complete reorganization, including many consolidated categories. Please complete all relevant item specifics now to ensure visibility once the new category structure is in place.