Listing your products in the correct category on eBay is important to consider when optimising for eBay’s ‘best match’ search algorithm. In most cases it will be very clear which category to map each of your products to, however, in some cases there is more than one “suitable” category. eBay does allow you to map a second category to your products if you choose, however this comes with an insertion fee each month.
eBay provides 2 category options
Within the Xpress grid you’ll find two unique category columns after expanding “eBay categories”:
- Category: This column refers to the eBay defined category taxonomy that your product will be listed in and used for buyer searches. This column will be automatically mapped if you do not update prior to listing.
- Store category: The store category function allows you to create custom categories within your branded eBay store. By doing so, you can more accurately mimic your website browsing experience on eBay. You will need to first create the custom store categories in Codisto settings before you can assign your listings.
You have 2 category mapping options with Codisto
- By default, Codisto will automatically categorise your listings using the product title. Auto-cat can save you A LOT of time, however may take some time to complete, so be patient. Your listings will first be mapped to a “Lots more, other” category as the auto-cat tool works its way through your catalog and updates to the final listing category. If you are not happy with the final outcome of Auto-Cat, you can also...
- Manually map your categories directly on the grid by navigating to and then updating the “eBay categories” column. You can use the various filters in the grid to narrow down your product group for mapping in bulk. Use Codisto suggested categories or search all eBay categories manually.