eBay occasionally refines its category structure to provide a more intuitive buying, selling and search experience. The next update will go live Feb. 9-10, with just a few new and renamed subcategories across all global sites. The following chart highlights the changes:
|Category Name||Category ID||Update|
|-||Business & Industrial||12576|
|-||Electrical & Test Equipment||92074|
|-||Connectors, Switches & Wire||100016|
|-||Wire & Cable||73136|
|Wire Connectors||73140||Renamed from Wire Nuts|
|-||Cell Phones & Accessories||15032|
|Cell Phone & Smartphone Parts||43304||Renamed from Replacement Parts & Tools|
|-||Computers/Tablets & Networking||58058|
|Tablet & eBook Reader Parts||180235||New Category|
|-||Home Telephones & Accessories||3286||Renamed from Home Telephones|
|Home Telephone Parts||9425||New Category|
If you’re using Category IDs in custom banners, RSS feeds, link generators or any other widget that contains Category IDs as an option, you’ll want to update accordingly.
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