How to Create, Edit and Delete your Store Categories

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What are Store categories?


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.

You can simply create, edit and delete your eBay store categories with Ad Lister using our built-in tool which can be found in  Store / Categories


How to create a new  Store category:


To create or edit Shop categories, you will have to navigate tot he Categories page – you will have to hover your mouse over “Store” and then click on Categories



Use this block on the right and add the name of your category under “Name”




Select a parent category: if it is a 1st level, main category, then the parent is Root. If it is a 2nd level, sub-category, then the Parent is the category to which you wish this to belong to. In this case, select from the dropdown list.

Make sure the Add to eBay box is ticked.

Click Add, and watch your category appear in the list on the left.


How to edit a Shop category:


Click edit on the right of the category that you wish to edit:


Enter the name of the new category in the “New Category Name” box and tick the  “Update eBay category too” option



Click Save to update.


How to Delete a Store category:


Select the category you wish to delete by ticking the box on the left then scroll to the bottom  of the list and click Delete:




Before deleting make sure there are no items in the category. In any case, you will receive a warning to move any items from the selected category into a different one.




Make sure you tick Delete eBay categories too in order to completely get rid of the category that you no longer need.




The changes you make to the Store categories will affect all the products that are assigned to the given categories.

You can always Import store Categories from eBay by clicking on the “Get new from eBay” button on the top of the page.

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