eBay have recently announced that from 30 September 2019, eBay will require the most important item specifics for listings in certain Home & Garden and Fashion categories in addition to the other categories previously announced.

Item specifics in eBay is additional product data that can be searched/filtered by. This is typically things like material, style, size, colour etc and is different depending on the type of product.;

See the Item Specifics article in the eBay Seller Centre 

Step 1: Find out the data that eBay requires

Now that you know the 'Name' and 'Value' you can add them in BigCommerce.

Step 2: How to add product attributes in BigCommerce for eBay item specifics 

In this example, products in the eBay category Clothing, Shoes, Accessories:Women's Clothing:Jumpers, Cardigans requires the Item Specifics for Colour, Material, Neckline and Style.

  1. Login to BigCommerce and go to the Products section in the left navigation menu. Choose a product you need to add data to.
  2. Click 'Custom Fields' from the top menu.
  3. In the Name field enter eBay followed by the name of the item specific, then the value. Please note that eBay requires these tags to be case specific eg
    • Name Material Value Merino Wool
    • Name material Value merino wool

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  4. Click 'Save'


  • If your products require the item specifics Brand or Colour or Size you won't need to do anything as we already have this data available and will pre-populate it for you.