What is a presale listing?
Presale means listing an item for sale on a marketplace before its official release date. In such cases, delivery is scheduled for a later date.
eBay has specific requirements for presale listings, which are reflected in a special policy.
This policy helps ensure customers are protected by eBay’s buyer and seller guarantees. In order to protect buyer and seller guarantees, presale listings must follow eBay policy, including listing the date the item will be available to ship.
Presale policy on eBay
This policy helps ensure customers are protected by eBay’s buyer and seller guarantees.
- Presale listings must guarantee that the item will be shipped within 40 business days of purchase
- The date the item will be available to ship must be clearly stated in the listing
- Listings must clearly indicate in the title and description that the item is being offered for presale
- Handling time details should include the time it will take the seller to acquire the item, in addition to the time it will take the seller to deliver the package to the shipping carrier
Activity on eBay is required to:
- Follow all applicable laws
- Respect the rights of third parties
- Follow the eBay User Agreement
- Follow this eBay policy
If activity doesn’t meet these requirements, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so.
Such actions may include, as an example only:
- Administratively ending listings or canceling transactions
- Hiding or lowering the placement of listings in search results
- Lowering seller rating
- Restricting buying or selling
- Forfeiture of fees
- Loss of buyer or seller protections
- Restricting access to member communication and rating tools
- Removing feedback
- Account suspension