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Adding a category to your listing

To help buyers find what they're looking for, eBay organises items into different categories. Your choice of category – and whether you add a second category – can help you reach the right buyers.

Lots of buyers refine their searches by category, so choosing the right category will make your item easier to find.

How to add categories

When you start listing your item, a category is usually pre-populated with suggestions based on your title.

If you don't agree with what's suggested, you can select Search categories or Browse categories to find an alternative.

When you've used a category in a previous listing, eBay saves it so you can select it again as either your main or secondary category.

Tip
Sometimes we'll change the category if your selection doesn't match the item listed.

How to list in two categories

Listing in two categories increases the chances that your item will get in front of an interested buyer.

To add a second category, select Add a second category in the Product details section of the listing form.

Bear in mind that your item needs to be fully relevant to both categories. For example, you could list a vintage table from Japan in both the Asian Antiques category and the Antiques > Furniture category. 

If you choose to list your item in two categories, you'll pay an insertion fee for the second category, regardless of whether you're using a free listing. Any feature fees will be charged twice (once for each category). Learn more about eBay selling fees.

On eBay.com.au, Real Estate items can only be listed in one category.

Your choice of category – and whether you add a second category – can help you reach the right buyers.

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