Category Changes

Fall Category Changes – Starting September 10th

If you’ve been with eBay Partner Network for a period of time, you know that sometimes eBay updates categories as part of the seasonal Seller Releases. On Monday, September 10th the latest changes will go into effect. These changes will affect those publishers that put Category IDs in Custom Banner, RSS feeds, Link Generator or any widget that contains Category IDs as an option.

Updated categories include:

  • Art
  • Business & Industrial
  • Cameras & Photo
  • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
  • Coins & Paper Money
  • Computers/Tablets & Networking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • DVDs & Movies
  • eBay Motors
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Music
  • Musical Instruments & Gear
  • Specialty Services
  • Toys & Hobbies
  • Everything Else

You can see the detailed changes HERE.

These changes affect many eBay sites around the world including: US, CA, UK, AU, AT, FR, DE, Motors, IT, BENL, NL, ES, CH, IN, IE and CAFR. In all between 30 and 50 millions items may be moved as part of this update. You can check out the complete 2012 Fall Seller Update for more information.

Questions about any of these changes? Feel free to leave your comments below.

Reminder: Category Changes Coming May 1st!

As Spring continues to roll along and April comes to a close, we wanted to take a minute to remind our partners that category changes will go into effect on Tuesday, May 1st. We put together a blog post outlining this change back in March with all the relevant info, but wanted to make sure that everyone was prepared.

Questions? Leave them in the comments below and we'll do our best to get answers before May 1st.

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eBay Category Changes Coming May 1st

If you’ve been part of the eBay fold for a period of time, you’re probably aware that from time to time we make changes to our category structure. We do this to make our shopping experience richer, easier and more rewarding for our eBay users, but we do understand that these changes affect your business. The upcoming changes could lead to a different set of results based on the same Category ID, so we want to encourage you to review these changes and decide if it makes sense for you to make updates to your category choices in links, tools, widgets, feeds and/or API calls.  These category changes will affect eBay’s US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland marketplaces.

You can see the complete list of category changes for the US/Canada HERE, for the UK/Ireland HERE, and for Germany/Austria/Switzerland HERE. Please take some time to review these changes, in particular for categories that have been merged or moved, and let us know if you have questions. Our goal is to help you work through this as smoothly as possible before these changes go live on May 1st.