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Selling Limits are not the most invigorating eBay topic, but they are necessary to understand (and increase). So let’s unpack eBay Selling Limits with quick, to-the-point information.
Every business grows at its own pace, so eBay implemented Selling Limits to help you grow sustainably and safely.
Selling Limits restrict sales and total listed items for every seller, protecting against:
If you’re an established merchant, but new to eBay, don’t worry; your expertise and reputation will increase your selling limits fast. (more info on this below)
Selling limits restrict:
If you max-out the total inventory or sales value, eBay will
Once a month, eBay Selling Limits are reset. Previous sales will no longer impact your Total Sales Amount.
A new eBay seller account can publish
In practice, a new seller can have:
Pro Tip: eBay’s “number of items” limit is based on total quantities of each listing (not the number of listings). New sellers can max-out limits with only one GTC (fixed-price) listing that has a quantity of 10.
GTC listings will renew each month on the same day as the publish date. (e.g. listings published on June 3 will renew August 3). This means that active GTC listings will always impact selling limits.
In these cases, you may consider ending low-perfoming items to make room for more product. You can do this by filtering listings that aren’t selling, then ending them in bulk. (Pro Tip: You can use 3Dsellers eBay listing software to do this quickly, including with CSV files)
Go to the Seller Hub Dashboard:
Pro Tip: 3Dsellers merchants (and their virtual assistants) can view eBay Selling Limits on the 3Dsellers Dashboard at login. Free 7-day trial
To be eligible for a selling limit increase, your eBay seller account needs to meet a few requirements. But after these requirements are met, you are in a position for eBay to allow you higher seller limits.
After some time of meeting these requirements with steady sales, eBay will automatically send you an eBay Message with a link to increase your selling limits.
If waiting for eBay to offer a limit increase isn’t an option, you can request to list more. Visit your Seller Hub Dashboard and click “Request to list more” under the Selling Limits section.
Talk to eBay directly and explain why you need higher selling limits if you are
Gather your business documents and prepare to introduce yourself as a new business partner. Ensure your elevator pitch is ready with
Click the “Help & Contact” button at the top left of eBay’s website. You’ll find options to contact eBay via Phone, Email, Chat.
Contacting eBay via phone will typically work best and fastest for this occasion. Let them know why you need higher selling limits and how high you want them.
Focus on generating more sales, then try increasing the selling limit again again.
If you are a new seller, maximize your sales across the 10 items by listing low-cost, trending products.
Pro Tip: Use 3Dsellers’ eBay Listings Software to hide actual quantities (to keep a low quantity on each listing).
When you see a steady increase in sales, review the requirements above, then contact eBay again.
New sellers can list (or sell) up to 10 items with up to $500 in sales each month. Higher limits are subject to eBay’s evaluation of a seller’s account.
You can request higher selling limits on eBay on your Seller Hub Dashboard or by contacting eBay directly.
Use 3Dsellers Listings Manager to hide your real inventory in a warehouse. This lets you keep a low quantity on eBay to avoid maxing out your seller limits. In addition, focus on more sales and good customer service to make you eligible for a limit increase.
eBay’s selling limits are needed to protect buyers, your business, and the shopping experience on eBay. Not being eligible is common if requesting higher selling limits through Seller Hub. But, eBay via phone can be very understanding if you explain the importance of why you need higher limits.
Ensure your account meets the requirements for a limit increase and make the most of your active listings to get as many sales as possible. Pro Tip: Use eBay listing design templates and SEO to boost listing performance.