Item specifics requirements

Download the latest item specifics requirements for your categories.

Item specifics requirements

Item specifics play an important role in increasing the visibility of your listings on both eBay and on external search engines. The more data you give us about what you’re selling, the better we can match your item to what a buyer is looking for, either through query search, left-hand navigation filters, or category merchandising pages.

New item specifics in the below categories will be required on February 22, 2023 for all new and revised listings.

You can add these item specifics to your listings now, and we encourage you to update your listings as soon as possible.

Previously released item specifics requirements

For item specifics previously released, please see below:

2022 (Summer)


2022 (Winter)

2021 (Fall)

† In Art, Collectibles, Movies & TV, Music, Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, and Toys & Hobbies categories. Note that not all sellers may be able to access selling in this category. For more information, see our Electronically Delivered Items Policy.

2021 (Spring)



In addition to Required item specifics, we encourage you to add as many Recommended item specifics as you can. For Recommended item specifics that aren’t relevant to a listing, you can select “Don’t remind me about these recommendations again” when creating or revising listings through eBay. This will remove that listing from the ‘Item specifics—recommended’ quick filter as well as tasks and email reminders about missing recommended item specifics.