How to revise a listing
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How to revise a listing

Have you taken better photos of your item or found a mistake in the description? Perhaps, you want to lower the price or offer free shipping. You can usually make changes to your active listings, but there are some restrictions depending on what you want to change and when.

There’s no fee to revise a listing unless you add a special feature.

To revise a listing:

  • In Seller Hub:
    1.
    Go to the Manage active listings page.
    2. Check the box beside each listing you want to make a change to.
    3. From the dropdown menu, select Edit.

  • In My eBay:
    1.
    Go to Active in the Selling section, find the listing you'd like to revise.
    2. Select Revise from More actions (see the screenshot below).
    3. Make your changes, then select Revise it to save the updated listing.

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Tip. If you have a lot of listings, you can narrow down the search for the ones you want to revise. On the Manage active listings page of Seller Hub, use filters in the Search area: by eBay or Store categories, by listing format, status, item title, SKU, current price, etc.

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What changes you can make

Here's an overview of what you can change and when you can do it:

  • For most listings on eBay, you can edit a listing title, add or change photos, and add optional listing upgrades at any time
  • For fixed price (Buy It Now) listings and auction listings with more than 12 hours left and no bids, you can lower the price
  • In most cases, you can't change the listing duration or format. However, you can send a fixed price listing to auction by going to Seller Hub Active Listings and selecting Change to auction from the Actions menu:
    • If you change from fixed price to auction, you will not have the option to add a Buy It Now option
    • The previous view and watcher information from the fixed price listing will not be carried over to the auction listing
    • If the fixed price listing has only one item, it will be ended when the auction listing is created
    • If the fixed price listing has more than one item, one item will be sent to the auction listing and the quantity in the fixed price listing will decrease by one
  • If you'd like to sell a different item, you'll need to create a new listing for the item, instead of editing an existing listing

For more information, see the eBay rules and policies page.

Auction-style listings

What you change in an auction-style listing depends on how much time is left on the listing and whether your listing has received any bids.

12 or more hours left on the listing

⠀⠀ No bids Bids
✅ You can
  • Remove the following optional listing upgrades: Buy It Now, eBay photo upgrades, reserve price, and 10-day listing (in applicable categories)
  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your item's visibility
  • Add or change photos
  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions (fees may apply)
  • Reduce the starting price of your item. (You won't receive credit for any difference in your insertion fees)
  • Edit your listing's title
  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions (fees may apply)
  • Add to the item description
  • Add photos
  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your item's visibility
❌ You can't
  • Change the listing format
  • Extend the listing duration if 2 or more hours have passed since the listing was submitted
  • Change the listing format
  • Change the listing duration
  • Change the starting price
  • Edit the listing description

Fewer than 12 hours left on the listing

⠀⠀ No bids Bids
✅ You can
  • Change the category and add item specifics
  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions (fees may apply)
  • Add to the item description
  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your item's visibility (fees may apply)
  • Add photos
  • Add new payment methods and ship-to locations
  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your listing's visibility (fees may apply)
  • Answer buyers' questions, but you can't post the questions and answers to your listing
❌ You can't
  • Change the listing duration
  • Change the starting price
  • Change the listing duration
  • Change the starting price
  • Change or add to the shipping details
  • Edit the listing description

Fixed price listings

What you can change in your fixed price listing depends on whether there have been any purchases from the listing.

⠀⠀ Purchases No purchases
✅ You can
  • Decrease the price
  • Edit the title
  • Change the primary and secondary category
  • Change the quantity and store category
  • Add or remove optional listing upgrades (Fees may apply if you add listing upgrades, and you won't receive a refund for any listing upgrades you remove)
  • Add to the description
  • Add or change photos using eBay photo services
  • Lower the Buy It Now price of your item
  • Increase or decrease the number of items for sale
  • Edit the shipping details. However, buyers who made a purchase prior to any shipping detail changes are charged the original shipping cost during checkout
  • Add or remove variations to the listing (if it is a multi-variation listing)
  • Edit the title
  • Add or remove a Best Offer
  • Change the primary and secondary category
  • Add or change the gallery photo
  • Add or change photos
  • Lower the Buy It Now price of your item
  • Increase or decrease the number of items for sale
  • Edit the shipping details
  • Add or remove variations to the listing (if it is a multi-variation listing)
❌ You can't
  • Edit variations on the listing (if it is a multi-variation listing)
  • Edit variations on the listing (if it is a multi-variation listing)

When an offer is sent or received

Offers can be sent or received for auction style or fixed price listings (but not auction and fixed price listings combined).

✅ You can
  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your listing's visibility (fees may apply)
  • Answer buyers' questions through messaging, but you can't update the description with new information to your listing
  • Change the available quantity of the listing
  • Add additional shipping options, including local pickup
  • Add additional photos (on an auction style listing), but not remove existing photos
  • Add an additional, separate description (on an auction style listing)
❌ You can't
  • Change the listing duration (on an auction style listing)
  • Change the starting price (on an auction style listing)
  • Change the item specifics/aspects of your listings
  • Change or add to the existing shipping details
  • Edit the existing listing description

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