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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Brian Roizen is the co-founder and chief architect of Feedonomics, a full-service feed optimization platform that optimizes product data for hundreds of channels. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and eCommerce webinars, and regularly contributes to Search Engine Land and other industry-leading blogs. Brian graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.