You Could Lose All Your Ebay Listings! Changes Effective [Sept 18, 2017]
Hey Ebay Sellers,
Make sure your listings meet ebay's new requirements, or your items will be kicked from their marketplace.
eBay now requires all new and manufacturer refurbished item listings in most categories to include a valid brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and global trade item number (GTIN).
Week of Aug 21, 2017:
Starting this week, you will no longer be able to relist non-Good 'Til Cancelled items without including valid product identifiers.
September 18, 2017:
Your Good 'Till Cancelled listings won't automatically renew until valid product identifiers are provided.
Why does eBay use product identifiers?
Product identifiers are used to help accurately identify items you are searched for both on ebay and search engines. The right product identifiers are imperative to having your listings show up in searches.
Update your listings now to avoid any interruption to selling.
Ebay's Tips for editing your listings:
- Use the eBay bulk edit and relist tool, or contact your third-party tool vendor to add product identifiers to your listings.
- Look for identifiers like MPN and GTIN on a product's packaging or directly on the product itself. You can also use a database such as EAN-Search.
- Match your item with a product in the eBay catalog, and the unique identifiers for your item will be included automatically in your listing.
- If you can't find the number on your item, you can do a web search using the item name, brand, and model number.
- Test valid GTINs here.
- Use "Does Not Apply" only when the manufacturer has not assigned a valid MPN or GTIN for the product.
- Make sure to list valid product identifiers for both the parent items as well as each variation for multi-sku listings.
Click here to learn more about how you can properly use product identifiers to increase your sales.
As always, thank you for selling on eBay.
The eBay Selling Team