Minor Category Changes Roll Out in February


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
- Consumer Electronics 293
- 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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