Spring Seller Update Includes Changes to eBay Categories


As part of the 2014 Spring Seller Update, eBay will release category, item specifics and catalog updates, with the goal of increasing item visibility, eliminating redundancies and improving the overall shopping experience on eBay.

Beginning the week of April 7, the following updates will be made within the categories listed below, most of which involve adding, combining and renaming meta-categories.

If you’re using Category IDs in your Custom Banners, RSS feeds, Link Generator, widgets or other configurations that use a Category ID, you’ll want to make sure that your category numbers align with these latest changes.

Updated categories include:

  • Business & Industrial
  • Cell Phones & Accessories
  • Clothing Shoes & Accessories
  • Coins & Paper Money
  • Collectibles
  • Dolls & Bears
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Motors
  • Pet Supplies
  • Sporting Goods
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Stamps
  • Travel

You can view details including new category numbers here.

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