Mandatory eBay Item Specifics coming Feb 22nd 2021

We are always stressing the importance of item specifics and how they increase the discoverability of your listings within eBay and on external search engines. The more data you give eBay about your products, the better they can match your item to what the buyer is looking for either through query search or left hand nav filters.

( P.S. We know Item Specifics is SUPER painful to complete, so if you are time poor like us and need a tool to speed up your item specifics completion - Check out our Item Specifics Editor HERE. )

Listings in the categories below will have new mandatory item specifics in the below as of February 22, 2021 for all new, relisted, and revised listings.

  • Business & Industrial
  • Clothes, Shoes & Accessories
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Garden
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sporting Goods

Previously released item specifics are here:


  • Coins & Paper Money
  • Business & Industrial
  • Electronics
  • Home & Garden Summer
  • Home & Garden Winter
  • Sporting Goods
  • Watches


  • Collectibles and Media & Gift Cards
  • Fashion
  • Home & Garden
  • Toys

Note, if you do not complete mandatory item specifics, your listings will be at risk of being blocked and you may not be able to revise your listings. MerchantSpring encourages all sellers to add as many Recommended item specifics as they can.

Don't know what we are talking about? Check out our comprehensive guide to item specifics HERE.

Need a tool to speed up your item specifics completion? Check out our Item Specifics Editor HERE.

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