On June 29th, eBay required Product Identifiers on products listed in certain categories. Many sellers entered "does not apply" resulting in receiving an email stating listings will not be available to relist until these listings are fixed, also resulting in sales coming to a screeching halt. (ouch!)
Right now, eBay is making it unavailable to relist any listings, other than GTC, especially those with "does not apply" until UPC and MPNs are entered in item specifics, until they are fixed.
Then on Sept 16th, GTC Listings without proper UPC and MPN's , at the end duration time,these listings will not relist automatically until they are fixed. For Sellers, scaling up listings as fast as they can, using purchased Product Identifiers, applied to Brands located in eBay's Catalog this is causing a significant loss of sales and painstaking time to go back and change, perhaps 1,000's of listings.
What These Sellers Didn't Know!
Search engines, including the one on eBay.com and external sites like Bing and Google, use thousands of algorithms to help identify and display relevant product matches during online search sessions. Product identifiers help those search engines capture eBay sellers' merchandise and display it for relevant searches.and various Promotion Ads. Product Identifiers also help grow the eBay catalog—which will ultimately facilitate faster, better buyer/item matching on eBay.com. Over time, as more sellers use product identifiers in their listings, the eBay catalog will grow — connecting more shoppers to their listings.
4 Ways To Maximize Product Identifiers...
1) Be sure to include your item’s unique product identifiers any time you list branded items in new condition—particularly in the categories listed below:
2) To save time and to make sure your listing is as accurate match your item with a product from the eBay catalog every time you list, when you do, the unique product identifiers for your item are included automatically.
Not a Category Brand? Quickly find product identifiers at: http://upcdeal.us It's Free!
3) Use eBay’s bulk listing and editing tool to update your existing listings with the required product identifiers now to take advantage of increased search visibility.
4) Listings are given a score and then sorted. Listings are sorted according to the most relevant criteria to show buyers on each page of Best Match (default) search results. The keys to success for sellers remain the same: Learn how to optimize your listings for highest ranking possible.
When creating a new listing, always check to see if your product Brand is in eBay's Catalog, If not, use this reliable FREE tool to locate a products UPC or MPN numbers. Use Bulk Listing tool if you need to add or change a high volume of product identifiers. Optimize listings for highest possible ranking in search results. Detailed accuracy is key to success.
“Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn.” :))
Ms. Debra Bee-Stefani
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