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Selling multiple items in a single listing


You can sell multiple items in a single listing if you have more than one identical item to sell.

Listing and selling multiple items

You can list multiple identical items in one listing. When you create a fixed price listing, you specify a Buy It Now price for each item. Buyers can purchase your items immediately without bidding and waiting for an auction to end.

When selling multiple items at a fixed price, it pays to choose a longer duration, such as 10-day, 30-day, or Good 'Til Cancelled. If you often sell the same items, find out how listing them together at a fixed price can improve your standing in search results.

In a fixed price listing, you need to sell your items for at least £0.99 or €1.00 each.

Here's how it works:

  1. When listing your item, select the Fixed Price tab, enter the Buy It Now price, and then enter the number of items for sale in the Quantity field. Note: If you don't see the Fixed Price tab or can't enter a number in the Quantity field, check that you meet the requirements.

  2. Buyers purchase one or more of your items by clicking Buy It Now on your listing. Buyers can keep buying your items until you run out of stock or the listing ends.

Note: The process for creating a listing with variations has additional steps. Learn more about creating listings with variations.

Requirements

To create a fixed price listing, you need to meet the listing requirements outlined in the following table :

Options

Requirements

If you have a PayPal account

  • Minimum Feedback score of 15

  • PayPal accepted as payment method on your listing

  • If you’re selling through a Premium or Anchor Shop, you also need to be PayPal Verified

If you don’t have a PayPal account

  • Minimum Feedback score of 30

  • Registered eBay user for at least 14 days

Displaying the quantity of items

If you have more than 10 of the same item to sell, you can choose to show the quantity available as “more than 10”, or show the actual number of items available.

To select whether to show the exact number of items:
  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences.

  2. In the Selling Preferences section, click Show next to Sell Your Item form and listings.

  3. Click Edit next to Show the exact quantity of items in your listing if the quantity exceeds 10.

  4. Select either:

    • Display “More than 10 available” in your listing (if applicable)

    • Display the exact quantity in your listing

  5. Click Submit.

Good 'Til Cancelled listings and the out-of-stock option

If you're selling multiple identical items in a single fixed price listing with Good 'Til Cancelled as the listing duration, you can select the out-of-stock option in My eBay > Site Preferences to help manage the visibility of your listing.

When you enable the out-of-stock option:

  • All of your existing and future Good 'Til Cancelled listings use the out-of-stock option until you disable the option.

  • When the quantity of the listing becomes 0, your listing stays active, but is hidden from search results. The quantity in the listing can become 0 either through buyer purchases or you can revise the listing and set the quantity to 0.

  • When you increase the quantity of items available, the listing is eligible again to appear in search results.

  • If you change the duration of your listing to anything other than Good 'Til Cancelled, the listing is no longer out-of-stock enabled, and ends when the quantity becomes 0.

  • You can still end your Good 'Til Cancelled listing yourself at any time.

Using the out-of-stock option on your Good 'Til Cancelled listings may help protect you from receiving a transaction defect for running out of stock. Learn more about our seller performance standards.

Insertion fees and credits:

With a Good 'Til Cancelled listing, we charge an insertion fee every 30-day period from the time you create it until all the items in the listing sell, you end the listing, or we end the listing. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when you create the listing and when it renews. Learn more about our standard selling fees.

If you enabled the out-of-stock option, and your Good 'Til Cancelled listing has a quantity of 0 for the entire 30-day billing period, at the end of that period you may qualify for an insertion fee credit and a credit of any advanced listing upgrade fees applicable to that period. Learn more about receiving insertion fee credits. A Good ‘Til Cancelled listing that has a quantity of 0 is still considered a listing and may be counted against your listing entitlements.

If your listing has a quantity of 0 for the entire 30-day billing period for 3 consecutive 30-day billing periods, we end it.

To enable the out-of-stock option:

  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences.

  2. In the Selling Preferences section, click Show next to Sell Your Item form and listings.

  3. Click edit next to Use the out-of-stock option.

  4. Make your selection and click Submit.

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