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Selecting a category
Our new product-based shopping experience, powered by the eBay Catalogue, where all listings for the same product are grouped together, makes it easier for buyers to find and buy what they want.
We're adding categories to the catalogue in phases - select the dropdown menu to see what we've added so far. If you're selling in any of these categories, you should use the catalogue to list your items.
See Listing with the eBay Catalogue to learn more.
Help buyers find your items by selecting the category that best describes your item. Be precise when you select your category so it's the most relevant one for your item. In some cases, we might change your listing's category if you've selected a category that doesn't match your item.
Finding categories used for similar items
One way to find a category is to find out what other sellers have used for similar items.
To see which categories other sellers have used:
Using a category you've used before
When you list an item, we save the category you used so you can select it again. You can use this category as your main or secondary category.
Selecting a category when you create your listing
To select your category:
Finding a product in our catalogue
If the item you're listing is associated with a product in our catalogue, you'll be prompted to search using a unique identifier, such as:
If your item matches a product in our catalogue, you'll be offered product details and a stock photo for your listing. Learn more about using product details from our catalogue.
If you don't find the product you're selling:
To report any errors in product detail information, click the Report an error button on the Review product details page or on the form when you sell your item, and submit the correct information.
Creating a listing with variations
You can create a listing with variations if you want to offer choices in your listing, such as a T-shirt in a variety of sizes or colors. Listings with variations are always fixed-price listings.
Some advantages of creating listings with variations:
Currently, you can create a listing with variations in most categories within:
Types of variations you can specify are:
To create a listing with variations:
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