eBay’s New Feature Lets You Organize Your Watch List by Category

Our new filtering option makes it easier to sift through the Watch List and find what you are looking for.

When you are shopping on eBay and you aren’t quite ready to buy—you can add that item to your Watch List and keep track of it while you continue to search. If you’re like me, after a while of shopping and searching, you might end up with more than 30 items from across eBay in your Watch List. I might spend a week or two looking for the best deals on new sneakers. Do I want the latest Stan Smiths? Tech steel or mint green? I might even take a break and start searching for things for my newborn—and suddenly my Watch List is half Adidas and half Aden + Anais. Maybe I want to see just my shoes or maybe just the baby blankets.  

Today, we’ve added category filters to the eBay Watch List to help do just that. The new filter feature lets you sift through your Watch List by selecting a specific category of items to view. Watching items on eBay has never been easier with this filtering option that helps you compare and find what you are looking for.

When you go to your Watch List, you’ll see different categories for the different types of items you have saved, whether it’s Men’s Shoes or Nursery Bedding! Once you select the category you are interested in filter to, you’ll be able to see all of those specific items in your Watch List. Now, all you have to do is decide which to buy. 

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So, add as much as you want to your Watch List, because this filtering feature will make it easier to sort through. It’s just one of the ways we are expanding the Watch List to make your shopping experience uniquely you on eBay. We’re continuing to improve the filtering system to offer a more flexible and personalized experience.

The Watch List category filters are currently live on desktop and on iOS in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Italy and Spain. They’ll be coming to Android later this year. 



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Gilad Ayalon is a Senior Product Manager at eBay where he focuses on personalization and engagement. He loves the privilege of catering to a diverse, vibrant and global set of engaged customers, and enjoys the unique challenges the scale of eBay’s marketplace offers.