category changes

eBay Category change

Category-ChangesAs part of the 2014 Spring Seller Update, eBay will release category, item specifics and catalogue updates, with the goal of increasing item visibility, eliminating redundancies and improving the overall shopping experience on eBay. From the 8th of April, the following updates will be made within the categories listed below, most of which involve adding, combining and renaming meta-categories. (Click on the name of each programme to visualize the relative changes).

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.

You can view details including the new category IDs by clicking on the relevant programmes:



Category Changes April 2013

eBay will be updating how some categories are structured. These changes are part of ongoing efforts to create a better experience for eBay’s buyers and sellers at eBay. For eBay Partner Network publishers, these changes will impact Custom Banners, RSS feeds, Link Generator or any widget that contains Category IDs as an option. The following categories will be updated:

  • Clothes, Shoes & Accessories
  • Coins
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home, Furniture & DIY
  • Jewellery & Watches
  • Pet Supplies
  • Sporting Goods
  • Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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