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July 2022 eBay Mandate: Collectibles and Toys Category Changes

By Laura Cassidy   
June 20, 2022

There is only one month to go until the current eBay mandate deadline. Which means if you sell in any of the below categories, you should be updating your listings as we speak! By the 20th July 2022, all existing and new listings must be updated with the correct item specifics.

This week, we’ll take a look at what will be changing in the category of Collectibles and Toys.

Why does eBay continue to release new mandates?

When they come around, mandates might seem like a nuisance at the time, but are crucial to your long-term success as an eBay seller. Without item specifics, buyer experience would be long-winded and frustrating. By giving filter options, it smoothly guides a buyer through the purchasing process. eBay keeps an eye on these search habits to keep them relevant and as up to date as possible. If they see a significant change in what’s being searched for or filtered, eBay will add these to their mandatory item specifics.

By filling in all item specifics and making the necessary updates as eBay mandates roll out, it not only betters buyer experience, but increases traffic to your store and overall sales performance.

 

Here are a few examples of affected categories in the Collectibles & Toys vertical for the UK:

Category Product
LEGO ® Building Toys Storage & Display  
LEGO ® Building Toys Minifigures  
LEGO ® Building Toys Complete Sets & Packs  
Construction Toys Construction Toy Storage & Display  

 

Here is a full list of item specifics that may be required for UK listings:

  • Brand
  • Type
  • Item Height
  • Item Length
  • Item Width

Brand being one not to miss – as this is the most updated item specific in this category. So, if you sell LEGO® products, you won’t want to miss this mandate.

 

Make mandates less painful with Optiseller

Use tools that do the hard work for you and take the stress out of eBay mandates. Our software is designed to optimise your listings by auto populating item specifics, bulk update and filter the listings you want to focus on.

Aspect Finder+ is one of our most popular tools. Use this to generate a detailed report highlighting which of your listings have Required, Required Soon, Recommended or Optional item specifics. You will also benefit from auto-populated item specifics that will ensure better coverage and higher traffic to your listings.

Use the Bulk Updates feature to update as many of your listings in a single upload – no more doing it one by one. Use the Filter Builder Feature to filter your listings, showing just the ones that are being affected by the mandate – making sure those are completed first before the deadline.

Discover our full range of tools to help guide you through this next eBay mandate. Start your 7-day free trial with Optiseller today or get a taste of some of our tools with the completely free Taster Plan.

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