New eBay Item Specifics came into effect on 1st May 2019

By Chris Dawson May 8, 2019 - 11:00 am

With the bank holiday weekend out of the way, many eBay sellers will be turning to their listings to replenish stock. If you’re a clothing seller this may be when you realise that new eBay Item Specifics came into effect on the 1st of May for some fashion categories.

First the good news, eBay say that your Good ‘Til Cancelled listings won’t be blocked and will continue to renew. The not so good news is that you can’t make any edits to these listings such as adjusting available quantities without updating the new eBay Item Specifics.

The new eBay item specifics you’re required to complete for new listings or when editing existing listings are: Skirt Length; Style; Colour; Material; Outer Shell Material; Heel Height; Neckline; Fit; and Sleeve Type.

New eBay Item Specifics from 1st May 2019

Women’s clothing

Men’s clothing

Coats, Jackets & Waistcoats: Style, Colour, Outer Shell Material
Tops & Shirts: Style, Material
Jumpers & Cardigans:Style, Colour, Material, Neckline
Boots: Style, Heel Height, Colour, Upper Material
Sandals: Style, Colour, Upper Material
Skirts: Style, Colour, Material, Skirt Length
Shorts: Style, Colour, Material
Coats, Jackets & Waistcoats: Style, Colour, Outer Shell Material
Shorts: Style, Colour, Material
Casual Shirts & Tops: Style, Colour, Sleeve Type, Fit
T-Shirts: Colour
Hoodies & Sweatshirts: Style, Colour
Formal Shirts: Style, Colour, Sleeve Type, Fit
Trainers: Colour, Upper Material

You can download the complete list of new eBay Item Specifics in spreadsheet format on the following links:

Use Optiseller’s Aspect Finder Tool to find missing new eBay Item Specifics

eBay have made Optiseller’s Aspect Finder Tool available free of charge to use until the 30th of June 2019. This tool is intended to automatically review your listings, identify which ones are missing item specifics and extract the information if it’s found elsewhere in the listing. You can then use the report to update your listings directly on eBay in bulk or through your listing tool.

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