As announced in the 2018 Spring Seller Update, eBay is transitioning to a product-based shopping experience and we introduced the first phase starting with an initial list of product lines which will now be expanded to full categories.
Listing with the eBay catalog reduces your listing time, and improves the accuracy and value of the competitive pricing guidance we provide so you can manage your business better.
With the expansion to the categories below, we invite you to contribute your expertise by suggesting edits to the eBay catalog, which will help ensure that product information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You will also have the ability to add new products if you have relevant inventory that is not represented. Seller Hub and My eBay will show recommendations on your existing listings that need to be updated in order to comply with the new requirement of below categories:
- Cardio Equipment
- Cell Phones & Smartphones
- Computers/Tablets, Networking Tablets & eBook Readers
- Internet & Media Streamers
- Major Appliances
- Portable Fans
- Programmable Thermostats
- Small Kitchen Appliances
- Space Heaters
- TV, Video & Home Audio: Internet & Media Streamers
- Voice-Enabled Smart Assistants
Starting mid-August 2018, we will provide you with the ability as you list to suggest edits in the catalog to products that you may feel are inaccurate or missing critical information. You will also be able to suggest a new product to be added to the eBay catalog. We strongly encourage you to begin updating your listings to comply with the requirement so that there will be no interruptions to your eBay business when we require catalog adoption starting mid-September 2018.
Additional information: https://pages.ebay.com/seller-center/seller-updates/2018-summer/inventory-optimization.html
Listing with the eBay Catalog
To use the eBay catalog in eBay's channel in Shopify, access your listings in the channel and select the title.
Be sure the item attributes are filled in accurately and select the find product button.
Locate the item you're selling in the eBay catalog, then select Use this product. You may also choose the More details link to see the information that will be displayed within your eBay listing from the catalog information.
Once the listing is published to eBay, the additional catalog information is displayed within your listing.