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Jordan Sweetnam
Jordan Sweetnam

It’s Holiday ramp-up time! We’re excited, and I know a lot of you are too. But—I want to be sure. So we’re kicking it up a notch and announcing something that many of you have personally asked me for: More free—zero insertion fee—listings, starting October 15*.

You also asked for more flexibility with the free listing formats and categories. Done. We expanded the categories so that more of your items qualify for the zero insertion fee allotment.

And, to help make the most of the Holiday selling season, we’ve increased the listing limits for tens of thousands of eBay sellers.

Plus, for those of you who don’t yet have an eBay Stores subscription, there’s a Free Trial Offer that will take your selling game to the next level. It includes a higher monthly allotment of listings—yes—but more importantly, you’ll have access to promotional tools for Holiday selling, and you can dress up your Store home page for the season.

So, here are the details:

Starting on Thursday, October 15, the following price and listing changes will go into effect:

For sellers without an eBay Stores subscription:

  • You’ll get an increased monthly allotment from 20 to 50 zero insertion fee listings for auction-style, or fixed price listings, in nearly all categories†. This increased allotment also replaces the 20 zero insertion fee listings dedicated to auction-style listings in Collectibles categories

  • And, for those of you ready for the next level, you can try a Basic eBay Stores subscription for one month—FREE. But, space is limited, so you’ll have to activate it by October 31. Learn more

For eBay Stores subscribers:

  • Basic-level subscribers will get an increased allotment from 150 to 200 zero insertion fee fixed price listings per month

  • And—for all eBay Stores subscribers—the monthly allotment of 100 additional zero insertion fee auction-style listings will be extended to apply to listings in both Collectibles and Fashion categories**

Check out this chart to see—at-a-glance—what this means for your seller level:







Once this goes into effect, I hope this encourages you to list more than ever. Because, in a few weeks, we’ll be launching our Holiday “Wish Bigger” campaign (get a sneak peek here)—and then it’ll be on.

As always, thank you for selling on eBay.

Jordan Sweetnam
Vice President,
Seller Experience

* Optional fees and final value fees still apply. You’re charged one insertion fee per listing per category, regardless of the quantity of items, for any duration including Good ‘Til Cancelled. Good ‘Til Cancelled listings count toward your monthly allotment of zero insertion fee listings upon renewal every 30 days and may incur insertion fees and optional fees upon renewal. Terms are subject to change. Learn more.

 Motors Vehicles, Real Estate, Classified Ads, Heavy Equipment, Concession Trailers & Carts, Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment, and Commercial Printing Presses are excluded. You will receive one insertion fee credit for each auction-style listing above your monthly allotment if that item sells.

** Collectibles categories include Antiques, Art, Coins & Paper Money, Collectibles, Dolls & Bears, Entertainment Memorabilia, Pottery & Glass, Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop, Stamps, and Toys & Hobbies. Fashion Categories include Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Health & Beauty, and Jewelry & Watches.

by nbgrandma · Adventurer

I have just gone into the new program that you are offering that I wasn't really aware of and I wish you would go back to the old one.  It was much easier to understand and less confusing.  I am 73 years old and do this for fun and a little extra cash and you are making it more like a real job.  I have a basic store so have 500 listings a month that some times I do not even use them all.  You will be losing many of us small time sellers and the seniors sellers if you keep making the changes and pushing people to have to research more and have to think about the changes you are making.  The new listing is not for smaller sellers either it is aimed at volume.  Thank you for letting me give my opinion. 

by hparks55 · Adventurer

Ebay sure has been lacking here lately with bunches of free listings offer's.  Use to get one a month for over 2000 now....get nothing at all.....makes sense if I get more free listings in a month, EBAY will make more money....


oh well......will just keep my inventory list of over 3000 items up to date for when you all come around again.....



Rising Star

Why dont we get more offers of 500 for free listings ebay would ultimately make more money becuase more items would sell this is so fustrationg to be stuck a 50