eBay Mandatory Product Identifier Categories

Main Category

Sub-category

Cat. ID

Brand

GTIN

MPN

Comments

Baby Baby Bathing/ Grooming 20394 Y Y  
Baby Books 53676 Y Must be ISBN.
Baby Carriers/ Backpacks 100982 Y Y  
Baby Changing & Nappies 45455 Y Y  
Baby Feeding 20400 Y Y  
Car Seats & Accessories 66692 Y Y Y  
Christening & Gifts 100978 Y Y  
Clothes, Shoes & Accessories 3082 Y Y  
Maternity/ Pregnancy 87167 Y Y  
Nursery Bedding 20416 Y Y  
Nursery Decoration & Furniture 66697 Y Y  
Other Baby 1261 Y Y  
Potty Training 37631 Y Y  
Pushchairs & Prams 66698 Y Y Y  
Safety 20433 Y Y Y  
Toys & Activities 19068 Y Y  
Walkers 134282 Y Y  
Books, Comics & Magazines Accessories 45110 Y Y Y Must be EAN.
Audio Books 29792 Y Must be ISBN.
Calendars 45673 Y Must be EAN.
Children’s & Young Adults 1093 Y Must be ISBN.
Comics 63 Y Must be ISBN for Graphic Novels only (#171491); all others require EAN.

Product identifiers not required for 1897-1937 (Platinum Age) (#65), 1938-1955 (Golden Age) (#66).

Product identifiers not required for categories under: 1956-1969 (Silver Age) (#73); 1970-1983 (Bronze Age) (#12590).

Fiction 171228 Y Must be ISBN.
Food & Drink 11104 Y Must be ISBN.
Magazines 280 Y Must be EAN.
Non-Fiction 171243 Y Must be ISBN.
Other Books, Comics, Magazines 268 Y Must be ISBN.
Textbooks & Education 2228 Y Must be ISBN.
Business, Office & Industrial Electrical & Test Equipment 92074 Y Y Product identifiers not required for Manuals & Publications (#25409).
Medical/ Lab Equipment 11815 Y Y  
Industrial Supply/MRO 1266 Y Y  
Industrial Tools 64808 Y  

New for 2016 eBay Mandatory Product Identifier Categories

Main Category

Sub-category

Cat. ID

Brand

GTIN

MPN

Comments

Added on Jan 2016

Agriculture/ Farming 11748 Y Y  
Building Materials & Supplies 41498 Y Y  
Hand Tools 46576 Y Y Y  
Industrial Tools 64808 Y Y Y GTIN not required for Scaffolding (#147831), Other Construction Tools (#64810), Dust Extractors (#116670), Engineering Tools (#121893), Generators (#46412), Painting (#121894), Plumbing Tools (#64816), Pressure Washers (#46536), Surveying Tools (#26204), Other Industrial Tools (#633)

GTIN not required for categories under: Cutting & Sawing Tools (#112395), Drilling Tools (#147833), Measuring Tools (#147840)

Manufacturing & Woodworking 147849 Y Y  
Metalworking/ Milling/ Welding 11804 Y Y  
Office Equipment & Supplies 25298 Y Y Y GTIN not required for Trade Show Displays/ Stands (#1304).
Packing & Posting Supplies 19273 Y Y Y  
Power Tools 61573 Y Y Y  
Printing & Graphic Arts 26238 Y Y  
Restaurant & Catering 11874 Y Y Y GTIN not required for Catering Trailers (#46590)

MPN not required for Clothing/ Aprons (#11885)

Retail & Shop Fitting 11890 Y Y Y GTIN not required for Signs (#25380).
Telephone & Answering Systems 34165 Y Y Y  
Video Broadcasting & Recording 3319 Y Y Y  
Other Business & Industrial 26261 Y Y