Categories are the “aisles” or “shelves” that allow you to organise and display your listings to buyers. You can create up to 300 categories with up to three levels (e.g. Sporting Goods > Golf > Balls). Your categories can be unique - they don't have to match eBay's category structure.
Please note all these steps are made in your eBay Seller Account in eBay:
This process will require some up-front effort to categorise your products.
Be sure to re-check the “Other” category on a regular basis for new products, as they will default to this, until being assigned a Custom Store Category.
1. Set Up your Custom Store Categories
Log into your eBay seller account and go to "Manage your marketing activity" at https://www.ebay.com.au/sh/mkt
Click Manage Store Categories under Manage your brand
Click the Add Category button at the level where you’d like to add a category.
Enter your category name(s) and click the “Save” button.
- To add sub-categories below your top level categories, just click on the category name and then click the “Add Category” button.
- You can create a maximum of 300 custom store categories with up to three levels (e.g. Sporting Goods > Golf > Balls).
2. Assign Custom Store Categories to your products
The fastest way to do this is as follows:
Go to the Listings tab and click Active https://www.ebay.com.au/sh/lst/active
- Click on the “Search” tab so that the search bar appears, then select “Store category” and choose “Other” and click the “Search” button.
- Select all products which belong in the same “Custom Store Category” (e.g. “Screen Protectors”) and click Edit then “Edit Selected” from the drop down.
- Select Edit fields and choose Categories from the dropdown
- From the popup window choose “Change To” for “Store Category” and then select the appropriate store category. You can also do the same for Store Category 2 if appropriate.
- Click the “Save and close” button.
- Finally click the Blue “Submit Changes” button and then the “Confirm and submit” button in the popup window.
Repeat this process for each of your store categories, until there are no products left assigned to the “Other” store category.