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How to create your eBay store categories.

Creating your eBay store categories can be pretty harmless once you know where to go to create them. You can also create sub-categories, categories inside of categories. So you can create a main category for Women's shoes. Within that category  you can create sub-categories for say different sizes or for different types of shoes. This will help your shoppers easily find what they are looking for. IF they can find it they can then buy it.

Also, I will show you how to choose how your categories are arranged after you have created all your categories

So, let's get started. Assuming you already have your eBay store up and running.

Let's start by clicking on the "my eBay" link usually found in the upper right corner of any page.

Because eBay gives you different options for setting up your page, the next link you need to click on could be in a different location than mine. You can click on either "manage my store" or "display settings" as both links will take you to the same page. .

 

On this page, click the link on the left "store categories".

 

Here is where you are going to create your categories. Remember, these are your main categories. You can create sub-categories within your main categories but you have to first create your main categories. To create a main category, click on the button to the "add category" near the top right of the page, image shown below.

On this page you can add all your main categories. If you need more spaces just click on the link "add more categories" as shown in the example picture below.

Once you have entered all your main categories, just click the save button at the bottom.

Now if you should see all your main categories. An example picture below.

Now, if you need to create any sub-categories simply click on the main category you want to add the sub-categories to. There you will add your sub-categories just like you did your main categories. You can also add another set of sub-categories to your sub-categories.

Once you have added all your categories and sub-categories you can then decide on how you want your categories to be visible (arranged). You want to go back to the "store categories" page. You can get there by clicking on the "store categories" link on the left.

Once there, click on the little link above the "create category" button on the right.

Here eBay gives you 3 options to choose from. You can choose from Alphabetical order, by number of listings, or you can manually choose the order of your categories.

 

And that's it. You have successfully created and organized your eBay store's categories.

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 How many categories am I allowed to create?
 You can create up to 300 main and sub-categories.
 
How long can I make my category name?

eBay allows up to 30 characters long for each category.

 
Do I have to create categories that match eBay's categories.
NO, you can create whatever type of categories you need.
 
I already had listings when I opened my eBay store. Where did all my original listings go in my store?
If you already have listings up when you open your eBay store, all your listings will automatically go into the "other items" category.
 

Below are some tips you can find on eBay about your categories.

Tips for setting up Store categories

Think like a buyer. Create a set of categories that help buyers quickly find the types of items that you have to offer without overwhelming them. Your can organize your listings according to brand, type of item, price levels, and so forth. For example, if your Store primarily sells laptop computers, you could include categories such as: Laptops > Laptop Cases > Samsonite

Be sure that you have enough listings to make each category meaningful to a buyer. If you only have a few listings in each category, you probably have too many categories and might be creating a poor buying experience.

List your items in two categories - a main Store category and a secondary Store category. There is no charge for listing in two Store categories.

Consider creating special categories that attract buyers' attention, such as "50% Off" or "Featured Items".

Similar to a physical store, your eBay Store categories are the "aisles" or "shelves" that enable you to organize and display your listings to buyers.

Basic facts about Store categories

  • Your Store categories don't need to match eBay's categories.

  • You can create as many as 300 Store categories and subcategories with up to three levels of categories; for example, a category named Sporting Goods, can have two additional subcategories: Sporting Goods > Golf > Balls

  • Another category, named "Other items", will appear for listings that you did not assign to a Store category.

  • Your category names can be up to 30 characters long.

  • Whenever you create a new listing, you'll be able to assign it to one of your Store categories, in addition to eBay's categories.

  • You can add, rename, move, and delete Store categories at any time.

  • A category will not appear in your Store if there are no listings in it.

  • You can move listings from one category to another.

Note: Listings that you created before you opened your Store automatically appear in the "Other items" Store category, but you can edit those listings to change your category selection.

Tips for setting up Store categories

  • Think like a buyer. Create a set of categories that help buyers quickly find the types of items that you have to offer without overwhelming them. Your can organize your listings according to brand, type of item, price levels, and so forth. For example, if your Store primarily sells laptop computers, you could include categories such as: Laptops > Laptop Cases > Samsonite

  • Be sure that you have enough listings to make each category meaningful to a buyer. If you only have a few listings in each category, you probably have too many categories and might be creating a poor buying experience.

  • List your items in two categories - a main Store category and a secondary Store category. There is no charge for listing in two Store categories.

  • Consider creating special categories that attract buyers' attention, such as "50% Off" or "Featured Items".

 

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