We have a new tool feature we want to share with all of you. Starting today, users will be able to optionally create custom subcategories that can help better categorize your listing.
The purpose of the custom subcategory tool is to provide a more descriptive listing and increase relevance when browsing. For example, under the Music & Instruments category, you will only find the fixed ‘CD’ and ‘Records’ subcategories. Previously, if you had a guitar, there would not have been a subcategory relevant to your listing. But now, users can create a custom subcategory called “Instrument”, resulting in a more descriptive listing. Over time, the most commonly used custom subcategories will be evaluated and included into our fixed subcategories as needed.
To use this tool, simply go to the List Auction page. Under any category, you will be able to find the Subcategory drop down menu. First look to see if the current sub-categories are relevant to your item. If not, you can click on “Choose your own” and enter your custom sub-category label.
Using the earlier example, you create a custom subcategory called “Instrument” to further describe your listing. Once you have created the custom subcategory and finished your entire listing, click “Submit” and you will find your new subcategory in your listing page.
All users will have the ability to use your custom subcategory for their future listings.
NOTE: Custom subcategories are optional and are to be used for descriptive purposes only. Custom subcategories are to help better categorize your listing so misuse of this tool (e.g. irrelevant word/phrase, providing profile information (seller feedback, free shipping offerings, location) etc) is not allowed. Listia reserve the rights to remove a custom subcategory if we find users misusing this tool. Any abuse of this feature will and can result in listing removal, partial or permanent suspension.
This information is available on our Support page here: http://www.listia.com/support/topic/custom_subcategories
We hope this feature creates a better listing description and search result. What sub-categories will you be creating? Help us help you!