Category Mapping




Category mapping matches up your Neto webstore categories to eBay’s category list, as well as your eBay store categories.

Neto will then use the webstore category assigned to a product, to determine which eBay category and store category it will be listed to.

Category is extremely important when migrating active listings to Neto, as a category change can adversely affect your search ranking, so it is vital to configure your mapping correctly.

Once you have added your own product categories you can setup eBay category mapping.

  1. From the Neto Dashboard select eBay > Category Mapping



  2. On the eBay Category Mapping page, select Add New


  3. Select the eBay store, eBay site and Category tree (product categories - by default) you want to create mapping for​.



  4. Map your product categories to eBay categories by selecting the related primary, secondary and store categories. If you do not want to list to secondary or store categories, you can leave these blank. For steps on how to create store categories, please see our comprehensive support article.



    Please Note: Setting a Secondary eBay category will incur additional listing fees.



If a leaf/subcategory is not completed, you will receive the following error when listing:

Primary Category is required. Record Skipped.

Overwriting your category mapping for individual products

When you have thousands of products, it’s important to be flexible when listing your products to the correct category. The category mapping system is a great way to do this in bulk, but it will also be just as important to make tweaks to individual products along the way.

Please Note: Listings can be assigned to an eBay category on an individual basis only if category mapping is not enabled or the product category is not mapped.

  1. To do this from the Neto dashboard, navigate to Products > View Products and edit the SKU you wish to make changes to.

  2. Scroll down to the List to eBay section where you will see your current listing.

  3. Directly underneath the Select a Listing Rules Template dropdown, you will see your listing rules templates applied to your listing with the rules separated by multiple columns. Under the heading eBay Category and eBay Store Category, you can click the edit button to overwrite the categories in which your products are assigned to.

  4. Make your changes, click the green List button and press Revise Active Listings and your new category will be updated. Sometimes this is not instantaneous and requires 5-10minutes to be populated.




  • Last Modified: 06/06/2017 Neto Version: 6.8