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How to categorize your listings on eBay after importing them from Shopify

Nembol can help you categorize your listings with no effort in eBay, while categorization on other channels has to be done manually.

If you have listings in an online channel, such as Shopify, WooCommerce, or eBay, most likely such listings are published in one or more categories. Categories have always been a problem for online sellers, because different online channels have different category-names and logic. Shopify does not even call them categories, but “Collections”, and Amazon in some descriptions calls them “Browsing Nodes” (and their code is a “Browse Node ID”).

Import listings from Shopify, Nembol saves the “Product type” in the “Category” field.

Nembol will get the “Product type” from your Shopify product and save it in its “Category” field

Nembol will get the “Product type” from your Shopify product and save it in its “Category” field

You can edit the “Category” field in Nembol as needed to have a perfect categorization in eBay. Changes made here, will NOT change your product type in Shopify.

You can edit the “Category” field in Nembol as needed to have a perfect categorization in eBay. Changes made here, will NOT change your product type in Shopify.

Nembol will save your Shopify Product type in the “Category” field inside Nembol product card. This “Category” field will be used by Nembol exclusively to help categorization on those channels that have an automated categorizer, for instance eBay.

Therefore, our suggestions for a perfect categorization of your listings on eBay are:

  1. Check one product after importing your products from Shopify into Nembol and verify what you see written in the “Category” field in Nembol;

  2. Edit this field with words that in your opinion will help eBay to categorize: your edits will not be pushed back to Shopify! Bear in mind that eBay is one of the few marketplaces with a fully automated categorizer.

  3. Test publish this listing on eBay and check what category eBay assigned it to.

  4. When you are happy with the categorization, push them all, or edit them all in advance if needed.

NOTE: as for other channels:

  • Amazon requires you a manual selection of the “Browse node ID” (find here a full article on Amazon Browse Node ID’s and how to find them)

  • WooCommerce requires manual categorization performed by sellers directly in WooCommerce settings inside Nembol

  • Etsy too requires manual categorization performed by sellers by selecting a “Shop section” in Etsy “publish to” settings inside Nembol