Home Discussion Forums Announcements Hidden eBay Description Issue -Updated 11/8/2019 2 PM EST

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    John Manning
    John Manning

    Update: eBay is aware of the issue and working on resolving it soon. No action will be required.

    Due to a new development with eBay that we are currently investigating, current and new listings are not showing their Descriptions on eBay.

    The issue appears to be blocking parts of the description enclosed in the Mobile Description identifiers. By default, we enclose you entire description in these tags when submitting to eBay. This feature has been working correctly for a few years, but is now being handled differently on the eBay site. We’re working with them to resolve this issue without any changes being necessary, if possible.

    As a workaround, in SixBit, click File > Options > Submitting Listings and uncheck the option to “Set the contents of the Description field as the default mobile description.”

    New listings should go up with the correct HTML. Existing affected listings should be fixed by highlighting them in the Check Listings > Running mode and right-click Send Revisions to Site.

    We’ll update this as we get more information.




    Senior Developer


    I added this to my css file as a workaround and my listings display properly without revising.

    #ds_div div[typeof=”Product”] span[property=”description”] {

    display: block !important;


    The original html code added by Sixbit (or eBay?) had display: none.


    Having the same problem… ‘it affects viewing ended listings, too. However, everything looks normal when viewed from my phone.


    So I need to revise all 30 thousand of my listings, or are you coming up with a better solution?

    Robert Vary
    Robert Vary

    When I tried to fix the problem by unchecking the box and then using the “Send revisions to site” method, it didn’t work.  I found that I actually had to go into each description wrapper and make a change.  I do this by typing a space somewhere at the bottom of the wrapper.  SixBit then offers to revise affected listings, which I think is working.

    Ben Hoffman

    After seeing this notice I have been checking some of my listings.


    I list on eBay.ca, some of the listings I’m checking are not showing the description on .ca but they are being shown on .com



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