April 2012 category changes
During the week commencing 30 April 2012, eBay made some improvements to the category structure on eBay.com.au. The category changes were made so that eBay.com.au's category structure aligns with other international eBay sites, thus making it easier for buyers and sellers to trade on eBay regardless of where they are located.
If you would like to understand what has changed, click on any category below to see a detailed list of the changes that took place for that category.
While you may not be required to take any action, it is recommended that you check your listings to ensure they are listed in the appropriate categories.
1. What will happen to my listing after the changes come into effect?
If you had a live listing in one of these impacted categories, it was automatically migrated to the relevant category. However, any new listings will need to use the new categories once the changes have taken effect.
2. What will happen if I try to relist an item that was not live when the changes came into effect?
If your listing was in an affected category, upon relisting you will be required to select a new category for your listing.
From May 2012, eBay began to phase out the ID-based attributes system. Developers who are not already doing so should switch to the Custom Item Specifics system. Learn more.