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Drop Shipping:

Drop shipping on eBay seems to be a difficult thing. Because eBay is going to change their visibility of products as a buy box. Click here to see how to fix your listing according to new eBay Catalog.

Product Identifiers:

eBay forewarned of this in the 15.1 seller release, but starting June 29, product identifiers,  including brand name,(MPN) and different global trade item numbers (GTINs), such as UPC, EAN or ISBN — will be required for new listings of branded items in new and manufacturer-refurbished condition within many categories.

Acquiring the data may take a little extra work if you don’t already have it, but this change is for the better. Not only will it make it easier for shoppers to find and buy your items, but listings with these product identifiers receive better visibility — both on eBay and through outside search engines — and are also eligible for inclusion in more deals and promotions.

If you’re already selling on other marketplaces like Amazon or advertising with Google’s Product Listing Ads, then you likely already have the data that eBay will require for certain categories.

What Does This Mean for Drop shippers of eBay?

Drop shippers simply need to map this information in the eBay posting template using the Product Identifier fields as well as the Item Specifics fields (screenshots below).

If you’ve already upgraded to the new template, use the Product Identifier section to map your UPC, EAN or ISBN values (Image 1).

product-identifiers

 

mapp the Item Specifics as Brand and MPN (Image 2).

The Item Specifics section will note any Brand and MPN requirements for your category.  We strongly recommend taking action in both sections.