Selecting item specifics
Item specifics let you provide details about the item you’re selling, such as its condition, size, colour, or style. These details appear at the top of your listing description, in a consistent format, making it easy for buyers to get the facts about your item.
How sellers add item specifics
When you create your listing, review and complete the Item specifics section for the item you’re selling. In this section, you’ll provide important details about your item’s features and condition.
To include item specifics in your listing:
In the Item specifics section of the Sell Your Item form, enter the suggested details for your item.
For example, specify whether your item is new or used by selecting among the choices on the Condition drop-down menu.
If any item specifics are prefilled for you, verify that they’re correct. If not, revise them.
Add other item specifics that apply to your item by clicking the “+” sign next to the item specific.
Tip: To add your own custom detail, click the “+” sign next to “Add your own item specific.” For example, you might create an item specific called “Material” and specify that your item is “plastic.”
Remove any details that don’t apply to your item by clicking the “Remove” link next to the item specific.
Advantages to including item specifics
When you create your listing, we’ll suggest item specifics based on the category in which you’re selling your item. By filling out as many item specifics as possible, you’ll make it easier for buyers to find your listing and make an informed purchase.
Item specifics tell buyers about your item.
Item specifics are shown at the top of your description, telling buyers exactly what you’re selling. They make the basic facts about your item clear and accessible, helping buyers make a purchase decision.
The Refine search column, located on the left side of the search results page, lets buyers further narrow their search based on popular item specifics. In the example below, a buyer who selects a shoe size of “8” will be shown only those listings with that size in their item specifics.
Tips for selecting item specifics
When selecting item specifics, keep these tips in mind.
Add as many item specifics as possible.
Don’t skip important item specifics, such as Condition.
For example, if your item is new but you don’t choose among the options on the Condition drop-down menu, buyers who narrow their search results to look for new items won’t see your listing.
When selecting item specifics (such as your item’s colour, size, or style), try to choose among the options we’ve provided.
For example, if your item’s colour is mostly red, choose “red” rather than adding a custom colour. Choosing among the options provided will make it easier for buyers to find your items when they're searching.
Tip: If none of the choices are accurate, go ahead and create custom information for the item specific (for example, “striped”). We’re constantly reviewing our item specifics, and popular additions from our sellers may be included in the future.