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Navigating through eBay mandates: February 2023 – are you ready?

By Laura Cassidy   
February 22, 2023

It only feels like yesterday the latest eBay mandate was announced – and now the deadline is here!

As a seller, you want to make sure the newly required item specifics in the below categories are updated on all your relevant listings:

  • Collectables (Figurines)
  • Parts & Accessories (Motorcycle, Scooter and UTV/ATV P&A)
  • Health & Beauty (Beauty & Skincare, Food & Drinks, Oils & Supplements)
  • Home, Furniture & DIY (Candles & Home Fragrance, Home Décor, Cushions, Curtains, Blinds & Accessories)

If you’re still feeling a bit in the dark or overwhelmed at the thought of updating all those listings, take a look back at our recent blogs that cover everything you need to know about eBay’s mandates.

Navigating through eBay Mandates Series Overview

Blog One- Why Item specifics are important

Get a quick overview of the categories affected in this first blog, with information on why item specifics are so important and what could happen if you don’t update your listings.

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Blog Two – Item specifics within each category

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list of item specific changes within each category affected, jump over to this blog. Are you a Parts and Accessories seller? Scroll down to this category to discover tools that will help you, including the Parts Compatibility Finder, a must-have for eBay P&A sellers.

This one’s a hefty article, so grab a cuppa and dive in (enjoy the memes along the way!).

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Blog Three – Helpful resources

Head over to this blog for some helpful resources to help get you through this eBay mandate and beyond. Here, we provide more information on optimisation tools that help streamline the mandate process when updating listings. Other resources include our OptiCalendar (FREE to download!) packed with more seller tips, important e-commerce dates and OptiTasks to get you through your seller journey. You’ll also find useful videos with expert advice within this blog.

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Blog Four – OptiPup and a mandate refresher

Blog four, again, is a quick refresher on what’s required for the latest eBay mandate. Read up on the four different types of item specifics and what you need to do to be prepared. And who could resist this superhero OptiPup? 😍🐶

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Final Food for Thought

eBay mandates don’t have to be a dreadful thought. They’re released by eBay for good reasons, to help buyers find what they want and sellers to be seen. With the right resources, tools and guidance, mandates can go from mountain climbing to a walk in the part, and we’re here to help guide you every step of the way.

Let Optiseller be your co-pilot through your seller journey and together, we can help you to sell more and stress less.

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