Tagged: correct ebay product catalog
08/17/2021 at 4:47 pm #90379WBirdParticipant
I’ve been listing many books lately and was surprised at how much incorrect information was in ebay’s product catalog by looking up ISBN numbers. For instance, one ISBN was a paperback book but ebay had it as a magazine with only magazine-oriented structured data fields. There was no way to change the category from Magazines to Books. It’s frustrating to be forced to list wrong information.
You can request corrections be made to the ebay product catalog by emailing:
I’ve only taken the time to submit one correction, but they changed it the same day.
08/17/2021 at 6:54 pm #90383JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
I actually didnt know eBay had product pages. Do you share the page with other sellers like Amazon? Or do you just copy the page for your own store?
Can you link to an example of an eBay product page?
08/18/2021 at 12:36 am #90386
The product info appears when the ISBN number’s entered into eBay’s ISBN field. Last time I did that, a library file of the cover appeared, and the dimensions and page length were pre-filled. I think that the library file didn’t appear in the subsequent listing. (this is from memory, so it might not be entirely accurate)
This started a few years back, and like WBird says, it can be really inaccurate. I avoid it by not filling in the ISBN field, but placing the ISBN without spaces in the listing text, so viewers can copy the ISBN and paste it directly into Amazon’s search box. My thinking on this is that I can then undercut sellers on Amazon without being subject to their predatory pricing algorithms, where the robo-sellers like World Of Books drop their prices below yours as soon as you list on Amazon.
If you use this ISBN, it’ll start the process:
List in Books, Comics & Magazines>Books and copy and paste straight into the ISBN field.
(i’d just like to take a moment to say that the book might be a “Sunday Times Bestseller” but it’s not worth reading 🙂 )
08/18/2021 at 3:59 am #90388
The reason I remove the spaces and dashes from the ISBN is that leaving them in seems to fox the Amazon search box.
08/18/2021 at 8:56 am #90392WBirdParticipant
For anyone who isn’t clear on this, I suggest grabbing a modern book with a barcode on the back cover. Pretend you are going to list it by going to “create a listing” on your seller hub page. When it asks you what you want to list, punch in the ISBN number. The product should pop up and you will be asked if you want to select this product or not. Sometimes there is a stock photo associated with it, sometimes not. eBay asks you if you want the details of this product published with your listing. You can select “see details” to check if the information is correct or not. The most common mistake in the product details that I was finding were hardcovers listed as paperbacks and vice versa. I’ve been using the condition description field to tell buyers if the catalog info is wrong.
This applies not only to books, but to any product where are you enter the UPC code.
08/18/2021 at 12:06 pm #90395AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
You can do it faster in the mobile app. Go to List an Item and choose the barcode option on the right (left is a keyboard option.) Click it, and point your camera over the barcode. You don’t have to do anything, it will auto read if it finds a readable barcode. Works on any readable barcode that is in the system.
08/22/2021 at 3:46 am #90426
I’ve just had a go at listing a book for a friend’s new account (private seller). Book title “Victorian Nottingham”. Possible matches found: the theory test for a heavy goods vehicle driving licence, Dune, 1984, the Brothers Karamazov and “The Unhoneymooners” (escape to paradise with this hilarious and feelgood romantic comedy).
Maybe this is a list of the most-searched-for books on eBay UK (we’ve got lots of truck driver jobs going, ‘cos all our truck drivers have moved back to mainland Europe)
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