eBay Seller Release 12.1 :: eBay Category and Item Specific Changes (Early April)

Sellers can enjoy increased sales with improved product find and search as more categories are refined on eBay. Customers will be able to find relevant products quicker and easier so Sellers can enjoy increased exposure and those all important words, ‘more sales!’.

(Please note, always refer to your relevant eBay website for the latest accurate information)


The following category and item specifics are being introduced / updated:

  • Cameras & Photo
  • Cell Phones
  • Coins
  • Computer & Networking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Clothing Shoes & Accessories
  • Coins & Paper Money
  • Computers & Networking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • eBay Motors
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Tickets
  • Toys

Other highlights:

  • New maximum fee for standard auction-style listings
    From May 1st, the maximum final value fee for standard auction-style listings will be $250, this will only impact transactions of more than $1,111 for sellers who currently do not have an eBay Store subscription
  • You can now list Motor Vehicles easier with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN).

As a seller, how does this help me?

With improved product search, clients will be able to find your products quicker and easier than ever before. Meaning your sales will increase, as relevant Buyers find your products faster!

What do I need to do as a seller?

If you list in the above categories you need to update your listings to the new category item specifics and categorisations. Pleasingly you can use our fantastic eBay category finder tool to help you, check out this fantastic free eBay tool here http://faq.frooition.com/ebay_categories.php.

Top Tips:

  • Sellers should familiarise themselves with the new item specifics to gain maximum listing potential
  • Sellers need to familiarise themselves with the new eBay categories and start using them as soon as they are available to maximise listing potential
  • Make sure your items are competitively priced to get the best exposure
  • Consider the use of a bulk revision tool to make the update transition easier.

To help you, we’ve created this completely FREE eBay tool, the ‘eBay Category Feature Finder Tool

Check back each day over the next two weeks for a detail release on each key highlight of eBay Seller Release 12.1!

Check back tomorrow for a detailed release on eBay Listing Update :: (Late May)

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