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eBay Mandatory Item Specifics for Home & Garden Categories from 10th July

By Chris Dawson July 9, 2019 - 10:00 am

From this Wednesday, the 10th of July, eBay will start requiring you to complete mandatory Item Specifics in three new categories – Bedding, Rugs & Carpets, and Furniture.

Future Item specifics updates Plans

There will be more mandatory Item Specifics coming later in the year – we’re expecting to see them annouced in Electronics categories next.

“Later in the year, we’ll require more item specifics in the Home & Garden, Fashion and Electronics categories. We’ll let you know about these closer to the time and you’ll continue to get at least 8 weeks notice to help you prepare.

Our continued analysis of search filters will determine the item specifics we need you to provide. We know it takes more time to provide detailed information for your listings, but we strongly believe the benefits to you on eBay and beyond are worth the effort. Thanks for your cooperation”
– eBay Seller Release

Bedding Mandatory Item Specifics

Leaf category

Leaf category ID

Item specific 1

Item specific 2

Item specific 3

Item specific 4

Bedding Sets & Duvet Covers 37644 Size Colour Material Brand
Blankets 175750 Size Colour Material Brand
Canopies & Netting 48090 Size Colour Brand
Decorative Quilts & Bedspreads 175749 Brand Size Type Material
Duvets 45462 Size Material Tog Rating Brand
Mattress Toppers & Protectors 175751 Size Type Material Brand
Other Bedding 25815 Size Colour Material Brand
Pillow Cases 54257 Size Colour Material Brand
Pillows 20445 Size Material Fill material Brand
Sheets 20460 Size Colour Material Brand
Valances 20450 Size Colour Material Brand

 

Rugs and Carpets Mandatory Item Specifics

Leaf category

Leaf category ID

Item specific 1

Item specific 2

Item specific 3

Item specific 4

Item specific 5

Fitted Carpets & Underlay 175820 Colour Type Material Brand
Hides, Skins & Faux Fur Rugs 91421 Colour Material Brand
Rugs 45510 Colour Material Item Length Item Width Brand
Runners 20574 Colour Material Item Length Item Width Brand

 

Furniture Mandatory Item Specifics

Leaf category

Leaf category ID

Item specific 1

Item specific 2

Item specific 3

Item specific 4

Item specific 5

Item specific 6

Armchairs 115763 Type Material Colour Item width Item Height Brand
Bed Frames & Divan Bases 131583 Compatible Mattress Size Type Material Colour Brand
Bedroom Furniture Sets 20480 Number of Items in Set Set Includes
Beds with Mattresses 175810 Compatible Mattress Size Type Material Colour Brand
Benches 103431 Type Material Brand
Chairs 54235 Type Material Brand
Chaises Longues 38186 Type Material Colour Brand
Futons 131579 Type Material Colour Brand

Headboards & Footboards 109064 Type Brand
Inflatable Mattresses/Airbeds 131598 Size Features Brand
Mattresses 131588 Type Size Firmness Brand
Other Sofas & Suites 42618 Type Material Colour Brand
Sofa Beds 101422 Type Material Colour Seating Capacity Brand
Sofas 93676 Type Material Colour Seating Capacity Brand
Stools & Breakfast Bars 153928 Type Material Brand
Suites 141183 Type Material Colour Number of Items in Suite Brand
Table & Chair Sets 107578 Number of Items in Set Set Includes
  • 1 week ago

    If there was clear evidence of benefits to sellers, then everyone would use them. They’ve fallen back on item specifics because the catalogue was descredited and failed. So it’s back to the future for sellers, dear old inappopriate incomplete misleading item specifics.

    Why don’t they get the searches working properly and enable buyers to get onto the site without constant trouble?

    And why not sort out the checkout issues which have been a problem for so many years now?

    Surely that’s something for Wenig to be getting on with, instead of knocking a golf ball into an upturned paper cup at the top of Ebay towers.

    What’s that Mr Wenig, too busy optimizing B2B services, maximising dynamic markets, aggregating robust partnerships and meshing value-added systems. All while job sharing at GM.

    • Dav
      1 week ago

      Wenig and eBay don’t care at all about the deterioration of the site and marketplace. Their only concern is to fabricate whatever numbers they can for Wall Street. Sellers and buyers with constant issues are just “noise” to them. Their only goal is to milk whatever money they can from anyone still using the site and by any means possible. Many of the tactics they use are deception and trickery resulting from the constant changes. They cause confusion on purpose for their profit. eBay couldn’t care less about sales anymore. They’re sending out numerous messages and promotions trying to get items on the site, and it has nothing to do with Google Shopping as they claimed. The only reason for it is trying to trick sellers into GTC relisting fees. They want store money, they want Promoted Listings money (their “trending rates” are a scam), they want advertising click money from ads they plaster all over the site. All of their schemes amount to them getting money for doing nothing without regard to sales. This company is a money collection scheme, not a selling platform.

  • jim
    1 week ago

    @Dav
    were all in this to make money why should ebay be different?

    • Dav
      1 week ago

      @jim lol seriously? Exactly as one of the cheerleaders on the eBay community board would say. The way eBay conducts business is to cause chaos, confusion, and deception through constant changes, most of which they don’t give notice. They just change terms of use on the fly. Everything they do seems to be underhanded on purpose in order to trick and steal money. You’re defending this behavior? What other ecommerce site makes so many changes at a breakneck pace, so many site errors, so many checkout issues, so many levels of fees and schemes that lead to more fees? This isn’t about how eBay gets its money, it’s about how they treat its users. It’s not acceptable.

  • jim
    6 days ago

    Dav,
    ebay is everything you say and more,
    though were realistic ebays a business whose first responsibility is to make money
    for its share holders
    its our choice to use their services were not forced to

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