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How can I edit my descriptions in the Bulk Editing tool?

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The easiest way to make changes to your listing descriptions is by utilizing the find and replace function in the Bulk Editing tool.


To start, you'll need to obtain the HTML code for your listing description. If you use Firefox or Chrome, you can follow the steps below to get this information:


  1. Go to the item page for the listing you want to edit.
  2. Scroll down to the description and highlight the portion that you intend to remove / replace.
  3. Right click, then choose View Selection Source (in Firefox) or Inspect element (in Chrome).
  4. This will bring up a page that has the HTML of the description as seen on our servers. The section of HTML that you need should be automatically highlighted.
  5. Right click and copy this text. You can paste it into a Word document or text file if you want to save it for later.


Now that you have the HTML to use in your search, here's how to find and replace:


  1. Select the listings in the Bulk Editing tool, click Edit fields and choose item description.
  2. Click the drop-down under "Select action," then choose Edit listings in bulk - find and replace.
  3. Paste the HTML into the "Find" section.
  4. If removing the text, leave the ‘Replace with’ field blank.
    If replacing, enter your text within the ‘Replace with’ field.
  5. Click Save and close.