How To

Determining eBay Categories

It will be important to have a clear understanding of what eBay categories you plan on listing to and also to be aware of the various data requirements to list in those categories. It is also important to take the time to make sure that you are selecting the most applicable category for each of your products to list to. Each eBay category is assigned a category ID. This number will be needed when posting your items to eBay in order to be listed in the correct category. There are several ways to obtain this information, the easiest of which is to use the Automatic Category Lookup functionality to discover appropriate categories based on your product information.

Get additional information in our tip sheet "Product Categorization Made Easy with ChannelAdvisor" which you can download below:

 

Prerequisites


The following topic should be reviewed before completing this task.

 

Tasks to Complete


Choose any of the methods below and follow the steps to determine your eBay categories

  • Method 1: Automatic Category Lookup
    1. Create Ads without categories configured to the ad.
    2. Enable the Automatic Category Lookup setting.
  • Method 2: eBay
    1. Go to eBay.com.
    2. Select the Categories tab.
    3. Select any category.
    4. In the URL there will be a number visible which represents the eBay Category ID.
    5. Assign the appropriate category ID to your posting templates.
    6. If you are listing in multiple categories you should consider enabling the Automatic Matching for eBay Item Specifics setting in ChannelAdvisor.
  • Method 3: Posting Template
    1. Follow the steps to create a posting template .
    2. If you assign a category to the posting template you will be able to find the category ID through these steps.

It will be important to have a clear understanding of what eBay categories you plan on listing to and also to be aware of the various data requirements to list in those categories. It is also important to take the time to make sure that you are selecting the most applicable category for each of your products to list to. Each eBay category is assigned a category ID. This number will be needed when posting your items to eBay in order to be listed in the correct category. There are several ways to obtain this information, the easiest of which is to use the Automatic Category Lookup functionality to discover appropriate categories based on your product information.

Get additional information in our tip sheet "Product Categorization Made Easy with ChannelAdvisor" which you can download below:

 

Prerequisites


The following topic should be reviewed before completing this task.

 

Tasks to Complete


Choose any of the methods below and follow the steps to determine your eBay categories

  • Method 1: Automatic Category Lookup
    1. Create Ads without categories configured to the ad.
    2. Enable the Automatic Category Lookup setting.
  • Method 2: eBay
    1. Go to eBay.com.
    2. Select the Categories tab.
    3. Select any category.
    4. In the URL there will be a number visible which represents the eBay Category ID.
    5. Assign the appropriate category ID to your posting templates.
    6. If you are listing in multiple categories you should consider enabling the Automatic Matching for eBay Item Specifics setting in ChannelAdvisor.
  • Method 3: Posting Template
    1. Follow the steps to create a posting template .
    2. If you assign a category to the posting template you will be able to find the category ID through these steps.
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