Listing Types & Durations

Listing Types & Durations

If you want to ensure that your listing gets the most possible views and results in successful sales, you need must ensure that you:

1. Choose the right type/format for your listings    2. Choose the right duration for your listings    3. Price your items competitively.

So let’s understand the Listing Types & Durations that are available to you for your listings on the eBay marketplace

If you want to ensure that your listing gets the most possible views and results in successful sales, you need must ensure that you:

01

choose the right type/format for your listings

02

choose the right duration for your listings   

03

price your items competitively.

So let’s understand the Listing Types & Durations that are available to you for your listings on the eBay marketplace

You can choose from two listing types when creating a listing:

Auction-Style Listings & Duration

It is best to use an “Auction” listing when:

You are selling a unique or a very rare item

Your item is in high demand and selling very fast

You are unsure of what price to set for the item.

It is best to use an “Auction” listing when:

You are selling a unique or a very rare item

Your item is in high demand and selling very fast

You are unsure of what price to set for the item.

Point to note in an Auction Style listing

  • Buyers will bid for the item, and the item will go to whomever is the highest bidder when the auction ends. 
  • You will set a minimum price at which you are willing to sell the product – this is called as the “Starting Price”.  
  • If you know the exact price which you would like to receive, then you can also set a “Buy It Now” price.  This gives buyers the option to purchase the item immediately / skip the bidding process. Do remember that the Buy It Now price must be be at least as high as the “Reserve Price”.
  • You can also choose to add a “Reserve Price”. This will stay hidden from buyers. The listing will not end in a sale unless the winning bid is least as high as the Reserve Price.  

With the “Auction-Style” listing you can choose a listing duration of 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days. If the item is not sold during that period, once the period expires the listing will be moved to “Unsold” section of your account. 

Point to note in an Auction Style listing

  • Buyers will bid for the item, and the item will go to whomever is the highest bidder when the auction ends. 
  • You will set a minimum price at which you are willing to sell the product – this is called as the “Starting Price”. 
  • If you know the exact price which you would like to receive, then you can also set a “Buy It Now” price.  This gives buyers the option to purchase the item immediately / skip the bidding process. Do remember that the Buy It Now price must be be at least as high as the “Reserve Price”.
  • You can also choose to add a “Reserve Price”. This will stay hidden from buyers. The listing will not end in a sale unless the winning bid is least as high as the Reserve Price.  

With the “Auction-Style” listing you can choose a listing duration of 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days. If the item is not sold during that period, once the period expires the listing will be moved to “Unsold” section of your account. 

Fixed Price Listings & Duration

It is best to use an “Fixed Price” listing when:

You know an exact item price

It is rare for the pricing of that type of item vary significantly

You have large quantities or multiple variations of an item.

It is best to use an “Fixed Price” listing when:

You know an exact item price

It is rare for the pricing of that type of item vary significantly

You have large quantities or multiple variations of an item.

Fixed Price listings are the simplest and easiest way to set the price of items. Under this listing type buyers can make and act upon a purchase decision right away.

 

The default duration under Fixed Price listing is set to Good ’Til Canceled. This means that your item will be relisted on eBay every month until it sells or until you end the listing.  

Fixed Price listings are the simplest and easiest way to set the price of items. Under this listing type buyers can make and act upon a purchase decision right away.

The default duration under Fixed Price listing is set to Good ’Til Canceled. This means that your item will be relisted on eBay every month until it sells or until you end the listing.  

Out-Of-Stock Option

Every listing that runs out of stock is, by default, automatically ended

If you will be regularly restocking your listed items, then we would recommend you enable the “Out-Of-Stock” listing option. 

If this option is enabled, instead of an out of stock listing ending, it will be “hidden” i.e. it will not show in buyer’s search eBay, until you update the listing to confirm that it has been restocked. 

Not only does this help you save time and save your sales history, but it also ensures that you do not end up selling items that you do not have in stock. 

You can enable the Out-Of-Stock option at

My eBay > Account > Site Preferences > Sell Your Item Form and Listings > use the Out-of-stock option

Out-Of-Stock Option

Every listing that runs out of stock is, by default, automatically ended

If you will be regularly restocking your listed items, then we would recommend you enable the “Out-Of-Stock” listing option. 

If this option is enabled, instead of an out of stock listing ending, it will be “hidden” i.e. it will not show in buyer’s search eBay, until you update the listing to confirm that it has been restocked. 

Not only does this help you save time and save your sales history, but it also ensures that you do not end up selling items that you do not have in stock. 

You can enable the Out-Of-Stock option at

My eBay > Account > Site Preferences > Sell Your Item Form and Listings > use the Out-of-stock option