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Published: November 06 2016, 8:44:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 11:25:42 PM

With the new Product Identifier mandate coming soon, how to we migrate our listings with MPN in the VariationSpecifics to incorporate the new <Name>, <Value> pair?

The next phase of the Product Identifier mandate in eBay listings will begin in February 2017. Here are some of main changes that sellers need to be aware of:

·         New listings of new or manufacturer-refurbished products in most categories will require at least one product identifier (e.g. UPC, ISBN, etc.)

·         More product identifiers will be introduced, including Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (ASINs) and Google product identifiers

·         Using “Does not Apply” or “NA” will no longer be supported; instead, sellers will need to create their own custom IDs (e.g. SKUs) when other industry-standard identifiers are not available/applicable for the product


Here are a few steps that we have outlined for the existing MSKU items with MPN specified as a part of the VariationSpecifcs.

You will have to end the listing and Add or Relist the MSKU item to reflect the new tags. This means the sales history for the item will be lost.


Old (Multiple SKU/Variation Listing):

<Item>

     <Variations>

           <Variation>

                <VariationProductListingDetails>

                     <UPC>639382000393</UPC>

</VariationProductListingDetails>

           </Variation>

           <Variation>

                <VariationProductListingDetails>

                     <UPC>639382000394</UPC>

</VariationProductListingDetails>

           </Variation>

     </Variations>

</Item>

New (Multiple SKU/Variation Listing):

<Item>

     <Variations>

           <Variation>

                <VariationProductListingDetails>

                     <NameValueList>

                           <Name>UPC</Name>

                           <Value>639382000393</Value>

                     </NameValueList>

</VariationProductListingDetails>

           </Variation>

           <Variation>

                <VariationProductListingDetails>

                     <NameValueList>

                           <Name>UPC</Name>

                           <Value>639382000394</Value>

                     </NameValueList>

</VariationProductListingDetails>

           </Variation>

     </Variations>

</Item>

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