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The latest on eBay’s mandates for February 22, 2022

By a contributor   
October 12, 2021

It won’t come as much of a surprise to many of you seasoned eBay sellers that there are newly required item specifics coming up for a range of verticals. Thankfully, eBay have given you warning in plenty of time. You can make the changes any time from today until the 22nd February 2022.  

Here is what we know so far... 

The verticals affected this time around are: 


The sooner you get started, the better 

We know that it can be tempting to sit back and let the time pass, especially in the lead up to peak trade season. There is plenty other things for you to get on with. But it is actually more beneficial to get ahead of these changes. The updated requirements for item specifics are designed to improve the buying experience for customers, but also the selling experience for you. The categories with mandated changes have been monitored by eBay and identified as having enough traffic to merit these additional item specifics. So, the sooner you make the most of them, the sooner you may see an increase in traffic to your listings. If you miss the deadline, you will be unable to revise your listings or list any new products. So this is worth doing now and saving you hassle in the future. 


Get a head start 

We know these changes can be overwhelming, whether you have a large number of listings or are just starting out. Our Aspect Finder+ tool can help you tackle these changes. The tool scans your listings and identifies which of your item specifics are required, required soon, recommended and additional. You can then use our drop down of suggestions to ensure you are using terms recognised by eBay. Which leads us on to our next feature to aid in completing mandate changes – the Bulk Update feature.  


More time saving features 

If you have a large volume of listings that need updated, we have our Bulk Updates function, which is a feature of the Aspect Finder+ tool. This brand new feature allows you to make changes in bulk rather than sifting through listings individually and inputting the same information over and over. Thus saving you time and letting you focus on the business. If you like the sound of this, you’ll also love our Filter Builder. This handy feature ensures you get the most out of your item specifics, you can filter down to find what is most relevant to you. For example, you can filter by ‘eBay mandate’ to see exactly what changes you need to make ahead of the February deadline. 


How Optiseller can help and the next steps. 

New information is coming out as we speak regarding specific changes by vertical. Once we have this information, Optiseller will of course keep you updated and informed as we progress through mandate season.  

As we also discussed, the Bulk Update and Filter Builder features are two really useful tools during mandate period, and so we are delighted to have recently released them in time for the mandate kick off.  

There are also a number of other tools that can help you optimise your eBay performance as part of our Optiseller plans.  

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up and get started today!

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