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List Of Categories With Applicable Product Identifiers

eBay uses an item's brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and global trade item number (GTIN)—such as a Universal Product Codes (UPCs) and International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs)—to help buyers quickly find the items they're looking for. For sellers, including these product identifiers not only increases your items' visibility in eBay search results and navigation, it improves your placement in search engines like Google and Bing.

Be sure to add your item's brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and global trade item number (GTIN)—along with item specifics such as size and color—any time you list on eBay. Please see the list below for affected categories. If a specific category or subcategory is not listed below, product identifiers are not a requirement at this time. However, we will continue to extend the product identifier requirements to additional categories later in 2016.

How to identify whether the categories I deal in require product identifiers and if they do, which product identifiers will be required?

Please go through the detailed sub category level product identifier list below

Against your sub-category(ies),

-  if a product identifier - Brand, MPN, GTIN (UPC/EAN/ISBN) has a value ‘Yes’ written against it, it means that product identifier is mandatory for all listings under that sub category

-   if a product identifier - Brand, MPN, GTIN (UPC/EAN/ISBN) has a value ‘-‘ written against it, it means that product identifier does not apply for the particular sub category.

There will be some exceptions. For example, in Men’s Clothing sub category there is a sub-sub category called Ethnic Wear. Though Men’s Clothing has GTIN mandatory, since Ethnic wear may not have GTIN you can either select “does not apply” or leave GTIN identifier blank.

Category Sub Category Required
Brand MPN GTIN
Audio & Home Entertainment AA & AAA Batteries Yes Yes Yes
DJ & Karaoke Yes Yes Yes
DVD, Blu-Ray & Media Players Yes Yes Yes
Headphones & Earphones Yes Yes Yes
Home Theatre Systems Yes Yes Yes
iPods, MP3 & MP4 Players Yes Yes Yes
Landline Phones Yes Yes Yes
Projectors Yes Yes Yes
Audio Speakers Yes Yes Yes
Stereo Components Yes Yes Yes
Audio & Video Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Everything Else Yes Yes Yes
Automotive Bike Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Car Accessories Yes Yes -
Car Electronics Yes Yes Yes
Services - - -
Spare Parts Yes Yes -
Tyres & Alloys Yes Yes -
Baby & Mom Baby Bath, Grooming,Skin Care Yes Yes Yes
Baby Clothes Yes Yes Yes
Baby Diapering Yes Yes Yes
Baby Food & Feeding Items Yes Yes Yes
Baby Gear, Nursery & Bedding Yes Yes Yes
Baby Gift Packs Yes Yes Yes
Baby Health & Safety Yes Yes Yes
Baby Footwear & Fashion Access Yes Yes Yes
Baby Toys Yes Yes Yes
Maternity Wear & Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Other Baby & Mom Yes Yes Yes
Books & Magazines Audio Books - - Yes
Antique & Collectible - - -
Art, Architecture & Design - - Yes
Biographies & Autobiographies - - Yes
Business & Management - - Yes
Children & Teens - - Yes
Comics and Graphics - - Yes
Computers - - Yes
Crafts & Hobbies - - Yes
Education & Professional - - Yes
Entertainment - - Yes
Fiction & Literature - - Yes
Food & Wine - - Yes
Health & Fitness - - Yes
Home & Garden - - Yes
Language & Language Aids - - Yes
Magazines - - Yes
Non Fiction - - Yes
Photography - - Yes
Reference - - Yes
Religion & Spirituality - - Yes
Self Help - - Yes
Sports & Recreation - - Yes
Entrance Exam Study Aids - - Yes
Travel - - Yes
Hindi & Other Indian Languages - - Yes
Other Books - - Yes
Cameras & Optics Digital Cameras Yes Yes Yes
Other Film Cameras Yes Yes Yes
Camcorders Yes Yes Yes
Camera Accessories Yes Yes Yes
SLR Camera Lenses Yes Yes Yes
Telescope Yes Yes Yes
Binoculars Yes Yes Yes
Digital Photo Frames Yes Yes Yes
Microscopes Yes Yes Yes
Other Optics Yes Yes Yes
Charity Apparel & Accessories - - -
Art - - -
Books & Magazines - - -
Calenders & Greeting Cards - - -
CDs & DVDs - - -
Celebrity Memorabilia - - -
Celebrity Experiences - - -
Collectibles - - -
Donations - - -
Festivals - - -
Handicrafts - - -
Home Decor - - -
Jewellery - - -
Office Stationery - - -
Others - - -
Clothing & Accessories Men's Clothing Yes Yes Yes
Men's Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Women's Clothing Yes Yes Yes
Women's Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Lingerie & Sleepwear Yes Yes Yes
Women's Handbags Yes Yes Yes
Kids' Clothing Yes Yes Yes
Bags & Luggage Yes Yes Yes
Coins & Notes Indian Coins - - -
Indian Notes - - -
World Coins - - -
World Currency - Collectibles - - -
Medals & Tokens - - -
Share, Letters & Autographs - - -
Supplies & Accessories - - -
Numismatic Books & Catalouge - - -
Hundis, Share Certificate - - -
Collectibles Antiques - - -
Antique Furniture - - -
Art - - -
Collections - - -
Entertainment Memorabilia - - -
Maps, Atlases & Globes - - -
Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone - - -
Statues & Artifacts - - -
Souvenirs, Novelties, Curios - - -
Sports - - -
Other Collector's Items - - -
eBay Daily Beverages - - -
Biscuits, Cookies & Crackers - - -
Breakfast - - -
Canned/Bottled Food - - -
Cooking Ingredients - - -
Cooking Pastes & Sauces - - -
Desserts Confectionery - - -
Pasta & Pasta Sauces - - -
Ready To Eat/Cook - - -
Sauces & Dressing - - -
Snacks & Nuts - - -
Soups & Noodles - - -
Others - - -
Sports, Fitness & Outdoors Equipment & Weight Training Yes Yes Yes
Exercise & Fitness Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Nutritions & Supplements Yes Yes Yes
Camping, Hiking & Outdoor Yes Yes Yes
Sports Yes Yes Yes
Fitness Gadgets Yes Yes Yes
Beauty, Health & Grocery Personal Care Devices Yes Yes Yes
Health Care & Instruments Yes Yes Yes
Massage Yes - Yes
Bath & Body Yes - Yes
Hair Care Yes - Yes
Skin Care Yes - Yes
Shaving Care Yes Yes Yes
Make Up Yes - Yes
Nail Care & Polish Yes - Yes
Perfumes Yes - Yes
Deodorants Yes - Yes
Grocery & Gourmet Yes - Yes
Vision Care Yes Yes Yes
Sexual Wellness Yes - Yes
Gifts Yes Yes -
Wholesale Lots - - -
Games, Consoles & Accessories Gaming Consoles Yes Yes Yes
Video & Computer Games Yes Yes Yes
Gaming Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Gaming Merchandise Yes Yes -
Home & Living Decals, Stickers & Vinyl Art Yes Yes -
Home Decor Yes Yes -
Party Supplies Yes Yes -
Home Furnishings Yes Yes Yes
Furniture Yes Yes Yes
Housekeeping & Organization Yes Yes Yes
Lightings & Bulbs Yes Yes Yes
Bath Yes Yes Yes
Garden Yes Yes Yes
Crafts Yes Yes -
Pet Accessories Yes - Yes
Religious & Healing - - -
Home & Kitchen Appliances Large Appliances Yes Yes Yes
Kitchen Appliances Yes Yes Yes
Small Appliances Yes Yes Yes
Home Security Systems Yes Yes Yes
Jewellery & Precious Coins Diamond Jewellery Yes - -
Fashion & Imitation Jewellery Yes - -
Gold Jewellery Yes - -
Jewellery Storage & Cleaners Yes - -
Loose Diamonds - - -
Loose Gemstones & Pearls Yes - -
Mens Jewellery Yes - -
Precious Metal Coins & Bars Yes - -
Sterling Silver Jewellery Yes - -
Kitchen & Dining Barbeque Machines & Tools Yes Yes -
Kitchen Tools Yes Yes -
Cookware Yes Yes Yes
Cutlery Yes Yes Yes
Dining Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Dinnerware: Sets & Loose Yes Yes Yes
Drinkware & Bar Yes Yes Yes
Food Processors Yes Yes Yes
Kitchen Storage Yes Yes Yes
Tea & Coffee Yes Yes Yes
Thermoware Yes Yes Yes
Other Kitchenware,Dining & Bar Yes Yes Yes
Laptops & Computer Peripherals CD / DVD Drives & Writers Yes Yes Yes
Computer Components Yes Yes Yes
Desktop PCs Yes Yes Yes
Internet & Services - - -
Keyboard & Mouse Yes Yes Yes
Laptop Batteries & Adapters Yes Yes Yes
Laptops Yes Yes Yes
LCD / TFT Monitors Yes Yes Yes
Panel PCs (All in One) Yes Yes Yes
PC Tools & Laptop Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Printers/Scanners & Cartridges Yes Yes Yes
Servers Yes Yes Yes
Software - - Yes
Speakers, Webcams & Multimedia Yes Yes Yes
USB Modem, Router & Networking Yes Yes Yes
LCD, LED & Televisions LCD Televisions Yes Yes Yes
LED Telvisions Yes Yes Yes
3D LED Televisions Yes Yes Yes
UHD/4K Televisions Yes Yes Yes
OLED Televisions Yes Yes Yes
Other TVs Yes Yes Yes
TV Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Set Top Box Yes Yes Yes
Memory Cards, Pen Drives & HDD Hard Disk Drives Yes Yes Yes
Memory Cards & Readers Yes Yes Yes
Pen Drives Yes Yes Yes
External Drive Casings Yes Yes Yes
Internal Hard Drives Yes Yes Yes
Blank Media Yes Yes Yes
Other Digital Storage Media Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Accessories Mobile Value Combos Yes Yes Yes
Batteries Yes Yes Yes
Power Bank Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Devices Yes Yes Yes
Car Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Cases & Covers Yes Yes Yes
Datacable & Chargers Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Spare Parts Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Handsfrees Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Gadgets Yes Yes Yes
Selfie Sticks Yes Yes Yes
Mobile OTG Pendrive Yes Yes Yes
ScratchGuard, Screen Protector Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Memory Card and Readers Yes Yes Yes
More Mobile Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Phones   Yes Yes Yes
Motor Classifieds Cars - - -
Motorcycles - - -
Commercial Vehicles - - -
Movies & Music Combo Packs - - -
Indian, Hindi DVDs - - -
Indian, Hindi VCDs - - -
Indian English - - -
International DVDs - - -
International VCDs - - -
Music - - -
Regional Movies - - -
Sports, Fitness Videos & DVDs - - -
Other Movies & Videos - - -
Musical Instruments Guitars, Bass & Gears Yes Yes Yes
Piano, Keyboard & Synthesizers Yes Yes Yes
Amplifier & Effects Yes Yes Yes
Recording & Live Equipments Yes Yes Yes
DJ & VJ Equipments Yes Yes Yes
Brass & Wind Instruments Yes Yes Yes
Drums & Percussion Yes Yes Yes
Indian Instruments Yes Yes -
Instruction Books, CDs, Videos Yes Yes Yes
Accessories & Parts Yes Yes Yes
Stringed Instruments Yes Yes Yes
Karaoke Equipments Yes Yes Yes
Public Address Systems Yes Yes Yes
Other Instruments Yes Yes Yes
Shoes Men's Shoes Yes Yes Yes
Women's Shoes Yes Yes Yes
Kid's Shoes Yes Yes Yes
Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Stamps Indian Stamps - - -
Topical & Specialty - - -
Postal History - - -
Postal Stationery - - -
FDCs, Special Covers - - -
Errors, Freaks, Oddities - - -
Fiscal & Revenue - - -
Asia - - -
UK (Great Britain) - - -
Europe - - -
British Commonwealth - - -
Middle East - - -
USA - - -
Rest of World - - -
Philatelic Books & Catalouge - - -
Supplies & Accessories - - -
Stationery & Office Supplies Drawing Yes Yes Yes
Office Electronics Yes Yes Yes
Office Supplies Yes Yes Yes
Organizers, Planners Yes Yes Yes
Stationery Yes Yes Yes
Wholesale Lots Yes Yes Yes
Other Stationery Items Yes Yes Yes
Tablets & Accessories Tablets Yes Yes Yes
iPad Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Tablet Accessories Yes Yes Yes
eBook Readers Yes Yes Yes
eBook Reader Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Tools , Hardware & Electricals Power Tools Yes Yes Yes
Fastening Tools Yes Yes Yes
Air, Pneumatic Tools & Blowers Yes Yes Yes
Hardware Yes Yes Yes
Bath Fitting and Sanitarywares Yes Yes Yes
Electricals and Wires Yes Yes Yes
Flashlights Yes Yes Yes
Generators Yes Yes Yes
Locks, Padlocks Yes Yes -
Magnets Yes Yes Yes
Meters, Testers, Probes Yes Yes Yes
Paints, Brushes & Paint Tools Yes Yes -
Plugs, Switches, Fuses Yes Yes Yes
Safety, Protective Gear Yes Yes Yes
Swiss & Camping Knives Yes Yes Yes
Tapes, Glues Yes Yes Yes
Security Yes Yes Yes
Welding & Soldering Yes Yes Yes
Wholesale Lots - - -
Toys, Games & School Supplies Art & Creativity Yes Yes Yes
Action & Cartoon Figures Yes Yes Yes
Battery Operated Toys Yes Yes Yes
Blocks & Sets Yes Yes Yes
Building Toys, Kits Yes Yes Yes
Card & Board Games Yes Yes Yes
Wooden Toys Yes Yes Yes
Diecast, Toy Vehicles Yes Yes Yes
DIY Models & Kits Yes Yes Yes
Dolls, Doll Houses Yes Yes Yes
Inflatable Toys Yes Yes Yes
Learning & Educational Yes Yes Yes
Musical Toys & Instruments Yes Yes Yes
Outdoor Toys, Structures Yes Yes Yes
Pretend Play Yes Yes Yes
Pull Along Toys Yes Yes Yes
Puzzles Yes Yes Yes
Radio, Remote Control Yes Yes Yes
School Supplies Yes Yes Yes
Soft Toys Yes Yes Yes
Toy Guns Yes Yes Yes
TV, Movie & Video Games Yes Yes Yes
Other Toys & Games Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Services   - - -
Watches Men's Watches Yes Yes Yes
Women's Watches Yes Yes Yes
Pair Watches Yes Yes Yes
Pocket Watches Yes Yes Yes
Clocks Yes Yes Yes
Vintage Collection Yes Yes Yes
Kids' Watches Yes Yes Yes
Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Wearable Devices Activity Trackers Yes Yes Yes
Smart Glasses Yes Yes Yes
Smart Watches Yes Yes Yes
Smart Watch Accessories Yes Yes Yes
Other Yes Yes Yes
Everything Else Gifts, Cakes & More - - -
Alternative Energy -Solar/Wind - - -
Calling Cards - - -
Event Tickets - - -
Fun Stuff - - -
Membership & Priviledge Cards - - -
Miscellaneous - - -
Office & Industrial Equipment - - -
Services & Real Estate - - -
Travel - - -
Travel Vouchers & Coupons - - -
FMCG - - -
Web Related - - -
Test Auctions - - -
Other - - -
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