Category Changes

May 2021

We will release updates to our category structure from 11th May 2021. This is to provide a more intuitive buying, selling and search experience.

  • These changes should ensure that your listings appear in the relevant categories. Buyers will find it quicker and easier to discover your items - especially on mobile devices.
  • When the category structure changes, your listings may be automatically moved to another category, based on the item specifications that you provided.
  • Aligning categories across international eBay sites will make cross-country trading on the eBay sites easier.

Please note that changing the category structure in the affected categories might result in a change in the pricing fees in these categories.

Generally speaking, when your item(s) is moved to a new category with different final value fees, it will adopt the final value fees of that new category. Insertion fees and optional listing upgrade fees will also be based on the new destination category. 

For changes in final value fees:

  • If you are activated for managed payments any changes in final value fee will apply when the item(s) sell. 
  • If you have not yet been activated for managed payments, any changes in final value fees will apply only when the item(s) sell after your listings renew or get relisted.

For more information on selling fees, please refer to our selling fees article.

For more information on affected categories please click on the links below

Download all category changes for May 2021 (US): PDF, CSV

Download all category changes for May 2021 (CA): PDF, CSV

Download all category changes for May 2021 (CA FR): PDF, CSV

Download the new category structure after May 2021 (US): PDF, CSV

Download the new category structure after May 2021 (CA): PDF, CSV

Download the new category structure after May 2021 (CA FR): PDF, CSV

Category Changes Archive

  • Download all category changes for October 2020 (US): PDFCSV
  • Download all category changes for October 2020 (CA): PDFCSV
  • Download all category changes for October 2020 (CA FR): PDFCSV
  • Download all category changes for May 2020 (US): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for May 2020 (CA): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for May 2020 (CA FR): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for October 2019 (US): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for October 2019 (CA): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for October 2019 (CA FR): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for June 2019 (US): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for June 2019 (CA): PDF, CSV
  • Download all category changes for June 2019 (CA FR): PDF, CSV

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