There are around one thousand categories in the Ebay Commerce Network Taxonomy. Categories provide breadcrumbs in order to help describe a product’s classification. Ebay Commerce Network Categories are recommended but not required. For example, if you wanted to classify a Nikon SLR digital camera, it would be classified under ‘Electronics > Digital Cameras’ according to the suggested Ebay Commerce Network Taxonomy. Ebay Commerce Network Taxonomy can also be found by querying the ECN API where every category will be associated to a form id so that the a BEFID parameter can be used. The query can be built by using single or full level taxonomy.
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