eBay has introduced a new out-of-stock option for sellers to use on their multi-quantity Good ‘Til Cancelled listings. Free to use for all sellers, this new option helps safeguard your hard-earned reputation—and helps protect you from associated defects—when your qualifying listings reach a quantity of zero.
Here’s how it works: when your qualifying listing reaches a quantity of zero, we automatically hide it from all buyer searches, which may prevent the risk of receiving a defect for selling an item that’s out of stock. Though hidden, these listings retain their purchase and search history, so that when you replenish your stock, they become available to buyers once again.
Besides keeping your listings active and helping to protect your reputation against defects related to out-of-stock cancellations, selecting the new out-of-stock option offers other important benefits, including:
Any Good ‘Til Cancelled listing with a quantity of zero for an entire 30-day billing period may qualify for an insertion fee credit at the end of that period
On any Good ‘Til Cancelled listing that has a quantity of zero for the entire 30-day billing period over 3 consecutive 30-day billing periods, eBay will end the listing on your behalf