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July 2022 eBay Mandate: Parts & Accessories Category Changes

By Laura Cassidy   
June 27, 2022

We hope by now we have given you the information, tools and motivation needed to get through this eBay mandate! If you haven’t had a chance to read up on our other posts regarding the category changes, check out the links when you get to the bottom of the page.

The July 2022 eBay mandate is right around the corner and the deadline to have your listings updated is the 20th July. With that said, this week we’ll take a closer look at what will be changing in the category of Parts & Accessories.

Why it’s wheely important to comply with eBay mandates

eBay mandates are essential to the evolving nature of buyer search habits. These mandates focus on categories and their item specifics – which are filters used by the buyer to find precisely what it is they are looking for. When eBay release a new mandate, it means they’ve discovered new item specifics that will benefit your listings and in doing so, can boost your visibility and traffic to your store. What eBay seller wouldn’t want that?

Types of Item Specifics

There are four different types of item specifics:

  1. Required: Required item specifics are mandatory for eBay sellers.
  2. Required Soon: Required soon item specifics aren't mandatory yet, but will become will be in the near future.
  3. Recommended: Recommended item specifics are optional but provide more information to your buyers
  4. Additional: Additional item specifics are optional and provide extra information about your listings to potential buyers. These values are not as highly searched as the recommended item specifics, but should be populated where possible to ensure your listing is optimised to its fullest.

 

Here are a few examples of affected categories in the Parts & Accessories vertical for the UK:

Category Product
Wheels, Tyres & Parts Wheels  
Wheels, Tyres & Parts Tyres  
Wheels, Tyres & Parts Wheels & Tyres  

 

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

  • Brand
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • Wheel Diameter
  • Wheel Width
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Rim Diameter
  • Tyre Width
  • Unit Quantity
  • Package Quantity

 

Roll through mandates 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.

And if you sell in motor parts and accessories, you’ll want to have a go at our Parts Compatibility Finder. This tool enables the completion of vehicle parts compatibility data, for both cars and motorcycles. It sorts your compatibility data using either vehicle information in your listing titles, or Product identifiers such as UPC, EAN or Brand & MPN in your item specifics.

 

 

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.

 

Check out these other posts on the current mandate as well as a deep dive into Parts and Accessories.

Parts & Accessories Deep Dive 

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Overview

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Home & Garden

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Collectibles & Toys

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