Listing your products in the correct category on eBay is important to consider when optimizing for eBay’s ‘best match’ search algorithm. In most cases, it will be very clear which category to map each of your products to, however, in some cases there is more than one “suitable” category. eBay does allow you to map a second category to your products if you choose, however, this comes with an insertion fee each month.
eBay provides 2 category options
Within the grid you’ll find two unique category columns after adding “eBay categories”:
- Category: This column refers to the eBay-defined category taxonomy that your product will be listed in and used for buyer searches. This column will be automatically mapped if you do not update prior to listing.
- Store category: The store category function allows you to create custom categories within your branded eBay store. By doing so, you can more accurately mimic your website browsing experience on eBay.
You have 2 category mapping options with Codisto
- By default, Marketplace Connect will automatically categorize your listings using the product title. Auto-cat can save you a lot of time, however, may take some time to complete, so be patient. Your listings will first be mapped to a “Lots more, other” category as the auto-cat tool works its way through your catalog and updates to the final listing category. If you are not happy with the final outcome of Auto-Cat, you can also...
- Manually map your categories directly on the grid by navigating to the Listing screen and then updating the “eBay categories” field.
You can use the various filters in the grid to narrow down your product group for mapping in bulk. Use Marketplace Connect suggested categories or search all eBay categories manually.
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