The eBay Catalogue

What is the eBay catalogue?

The eBay catalogue is a database of structured product data designed to help you list your inventory. With the eBay catalogue, you can more easily associate your products with the attributes buyers are looking for. This also qualifies your listings for things like product reviews and price trends, futher highlighting the value of your offer.

What am I required to list using the eBay catalogue?

As of May 2018, you'll be required to associate your items with the eBay catalogue for the product lines listed below. In the coming months, we'll expand to additional product lines.

Brand

Product line

Amazon

Fire Stick

Amazon

Echo

Apple

TV

Apple

iPhones

Apple

iPads

Dyson

Pure

Dyson

AM Humidifier

Dyson

AM Cooling Fan

Dyson

AM Fan Heater

Google

Chromecast

Google

Home

Jawbone

Jambox

NEST

Thermostat

Roku

Premier / Express / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Associating your listings with the eBay catalogue

  • Using eBay tools

    New listing

    1. Enter a title, MPN, or GTIN
    2. Review the details of the matching products
    3. Choose Select for the product that best matches the item you're selling
    4. Tick the checkbox to pre-fill the listing with information from the eBay catalogue
    5. Select the item's condition and provide more details in the item description

    Existing listing

    1. Log in to your eBay account
    2. Search using the Item ID you'd like to revise
    3. Make sure your item doesn't feature multiple SKUs or variations
    4. Select Find a product to the right of your listing title
    5. Enter a title, MPN, or GTIN
    6. Review the details of the matching products
    7. Choose Select for the product that best matches the item you're selling
  • Using File Exchange

    File Exchange uses product code fields to associate an eBay catalogue listing with the item you're listing. To ensure that your items qualify for the new product-based shopping experience, use the Product:ePID header and the number that best represents your inventory.

    You may also want to use the product details fields to define which catalogue attributes are included with your listing. The product details fields are:

    • Product:IncludePrefilledItemInformation
    • Product:UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery
    • Product:IncludeStockPhotoURL

    For more information on formatting and header prerequisites, review the File Exchange Advanced Instructions.

  • Using the Merchant Integration Platform
    1. Open/Create the MIP flat file
    2. Add a column with a designated ePID and provide the number that represents your item in the eBay catalogue
    3. Upload the flat file to associate your items with the eBay catalogue
  • Using Turbo Lister
    1. Select the appropriate category. For example, DVDs & Movies > DVD, HD DVD & Blu-ray
    2. Under Details, search using a keyword or the product's assigned identifiers (UPC/EAN/ISBN) to return a list of product matches
    3. Select the product and choose Next to enter, review, and provide additional item specifics
    4. Once the item specifics are selected, select Done to save the product details
  • Using the API

    When using an API, follow these instructions to adopt the eBay catalogue by assigning an ePID to your items.

  • Using third party providers

    Contact your third party provider to find out more about associating your listings with an eBay catalogue entry.



Associating your multiple variation listings with the eBay catalogue

  • Using eBay tools
    1. Under the Variations section of the listing details, select Edit
    2. On the variations page, scroll down to the Variation Combinations section
    3. Under the UPC column, select the designated drop-down box and enter the UPC/EAN/ISBN
    4. Select Save and Close, or Save and Preview
  • Using File Exchange

    See the product code fields in the File Exchange Advanced Instructions document.

  • Using the Merchant Integration Platform
    1. Open/Create the MIP flat file
    2. For product lines included in the list above, for each variation line item, provide the manufacturer-issued GTIN in the designated column for UPC, EAN, or ISBN
    3. Upload the flat file to apply GTINs to each of your variations
  • Using Turbo Lister
    1. Under Variations, select Edit to modify details
    2. In the Item specifics section, under UPC, provide the GTIN (UPC, EAN, ISBN) that was assigned by the manufacturer
    3. When finished, select Done to return to the item review page
  • Using the API

    Learn how to edit variation field descriptions to add GTINs to your listings.

  • Using third party providers

    Contact your third party provider to find out more about assigning GTINs to your variations.



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