Ebay Category ID numbers

In order for Auction2Post (A2P) to retrieve eBay listings for posting to your wordpress blog or site, you need to determine which eBay Product Categories will best suit your website’s niche. This will enable you to create Highly Targeted Niche Specific Content.

Ebay assigns a Category ID number for each of its Product Categories. Auction2Post users require these ID numbers for use with A2P plugin.

At some point in 2014, eBay’s link to their Category numbers was changed:


This link now redirects to http://www.ebay.com/sch/allcategories/all-categories but doesn’t reveal the actual Category Tree numbers. At this point, we’re unsure as to why this was done.

Ebay Partner Network (EPN) Affiliates now have to be a little more resourceful in order to locate the correct ID numbers. If you visit eBay’s  http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/categorychanges.html page, you’ll be able to determine the ID number by clicking on any of the listed Categories.

However, if you want to get your hands on a complete list of Categories and ID numbers for each EPN participating Marketplace (country), then visit the CMG guys who provide a downloadable spreadsheet for free! Kudos to them for providing such a resource.


Leave a Reply