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Listing your item with details from our catalogue

You can create professional listings – and speed up the listing process – by using details and stock photos from the eBay catalogue.

Our catalogue is an online library of details and images for products across a wide range of categories.

When you list using our catalogue, product information like brand, model number, dimensions, colour, capacity, compatibilities, and professional photos can be automatically included in your listing.

Adding details from our catalogue

Pre-filling your listing with product details and photos from our catalogue is easy. To add details:

  1. Enter the UPC, ISBN, part number or the product name of your item in the listing form - opens in new window or tab.
  2. If the product is in our catalogue you'll see similar products in our catalogue.
  3. When you find the matching product, select See details to view the item information or choose Select to add the information to your listing.

If you'd like to remove the details, simply uncheck the Prefill this listing with eBay catalogue info box at the top of the page.

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You can read more about item specifics on our Seller Centre page.

Missing products

If you can't find an item in the catalogue, check to make sure your spelling is correct, or try searching with fewer or different words. When you use the product catalogue, it's important to select the right item so you don't mislead buyers. If the catalogue doesn't have an exact match, you don't have to use it.

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If you see an error in our catalogue, select the flag icon underneath the product to let us know.

Sharing and using content

The product catalogue consists of images and information provided by eBay members and other third parties. To make sure the catalogue is accurate and up-to-date, we may add the photos that sellers upload to their listing to represent a product in our catalogue. Photos are chosen at our discretion, and photos in every listing are considered for catalogue inclusion – you can't selectively choose which photos are considered for inclusion, and there's no guarantee any of your photos will be added.

For more information, check our rules about intellectual property and our images and text policy.

Listing guidelines

When you select an item from the catalogue, be sure it's an exact match with what you're selling. It's against our search and browse manipulation policy to use catalogue details for a product you aren't listing.

More info
Allowed Allowed
  • Listing a book with ISBN 123456789 and using catalogue information for that ISBN
  • Listing a 32GB silver Apple iPhone 5S and using catalogue information for the 32GB silver Apple iPhone 5S
 

Not allowed Not allowed

  • Listing a Sony PS3 and using catalogue information for a Sony PS4
  • Listing headphones for an iPod and using catalogue information for an iPod Shuffle
  • Listing a book about the making of the movie Gone with the Wind and using catalogue information for a Gone with the Wind DVD
  • Listing a CD with UPC 123456789 and using catalogue information for a CD that looks similar but has a different UPC

If a listing doesn't follow our guidelines, it may be removed and you could be subject to restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

You can email our Catalogue Support team - opens in new window or tab for help or more information.

 

You can quickly create professional listings by using details and stock photos from the eBay catalogue.

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