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Selling limit and Zero insertion fee listings

eBay limits are designed to help new sellers to get acquainted with the marketplace, build a positive sales history, meet buyers demands, and lay a solid foundation for a new business.

All new eBay sellers have a Selling limit and Zero insertion fee listings.

Selling limit

This is an account-based limit.

New sellers have a 10 item selling limit with a total value of $500 per month. This means that, during the month, you can sell no more than 10 items for a total of $500. This is the standard limit for all new eBay sellers.

The selling limit depends on what will be reached first — the number of listed items or the total sum of items in the active listings.

Example: You have created 2 listings on ebay.com: one of them lists one item, the second — nine items. Thus, you have reached your selling limit by the number of listed items.

  • each item is counted in the listing;
  • if you have at least one active listing by the end of the month, items in it will be taken into account in the selling limit for the next month;
  • If you have reached your selling limit per a calendar month, you will not be able to create additional listings, raise prices, or add items to your listing till one of the active listings ends, or till the first day of the next calendar month.

To see what is your eBay selling limit:

  1. Go to My eBay.
  2. Open Activity tab.
  3. In the Sell section click on the All Selling.
  4. Find the Monthly limits section to view your current limit.

You should not use other accounts for sales or create new ones when you reach the selling limit. It violates eBay policy. In this case, all of your accounts may be suspended indefinitely.

If you've reached your monthly selling limit, you can request a limit increase and we will consider it. To request a limit increase:

  1. Go to My eBay.
  2. Open Activity tab.
  3. In the Sell section click on the All Selling.
  4. Click the Request a limit increase link in the Monthly limits section and follow the on-screen instructions.

We'll review your account every month and adjust your limit automatically based on your sales volume and items total value.

Zero insertion fee listings

The number of zero insertion fee listings per month is not related to the account's selling limit.

If you are registered on ebay.com, you receive 50 zero insertion fee listings per month. This means you won't be charged insertion fees for these listings. You'll only pay insertion fees after you've used up those listings.

Example: you've listed 51 items on ebay.com during a month. You will be charged insertion fees for one listing.

This offer is available only on ebay.com. On other eBay sites, a number of zero insertion fee listings may differ or be unavailable.

The available allotment Zero insertion fee listings include fixed price listings, listings with the Buy it Now option and auction-style listings.

If you need more zero insertion fee listings set up an eBay Store. The number of zero insertion fee listings increases depending on the level of eBay store.

The number of zero insertion fee listings cannot exceed your selling limit.

Example: if your selling limit is 10 items / $500 per month, and you have 50 zero insertion fee listings, you still can’t list more than 10 items with a total value above $500 per month.

To check how many zero insertion fee listings have you got:

  1. Go to My eBay.
  2. Open Activity tab.
  3. In the Sell section click on the All Selling.
  4. You can see the number of used and available zero insertion fee listings in the Promotional Offers section.

Selling limits help new eBay sellers to avoid too many mistakes while taking their first steps on eBay. And zero insertion fee listings helps you to grow your business.