Just getting started -- is category mapping required?
I sell products in the Sports & Outdoors category on Amazon, and I am looking to come over to eBay and automate things. I have 30,000 SKUs, and I list on Amazon by simply providing them with a UPC code, my quantity, and my price, and let them match it up to their existing listings and hierarchy. Can I get close to this with eBay APIs? My SKUs are spread out over 100-150 subcategories within Sports, and it would be a ton of labor to map these onto my 800+ catalog categories. If I use accurate UPC codes and just use the general top-level Sports category as the category ID, will eBay override and put it into the best specific category?