To help buyers find what they're looking for, eBay organizes items into different categories. There are restrictions on the number of items you can sell in certain categories.
It’s important to differentiate between category limits and selling limits.
Selling limit — is an account-based limit which refers to the number of sold items and the items' total value per month.
Category limits refer to the number of listed and sold items in certain categories (see the list below)
When you reach the category limit, you will receive a message that you can only list further items in this category from the following month. In certain categories, there are restrictions not only on the number of sold but also to the number of listed items.
eBay may limit the amount of items you can sell or list in a particular category if:
All eBay sellers are required to meet minimum performance standards, regardless of whether you have a personal or business account.
If you've reached your monthly selling limit in a certain category, you shouldn't list items in a different one, as it violates our Search and browse manipulation policy.
Please, revise your items carefully. If an eBay policy violation is discovered, the following measures may be taken:
Each seller may be eligible to have a listing allowance in certain categories increased.
To increase your category limits you’ll need to:
If you've met these eBay requirements, category limits will be automatically increased. You don't need to take further action.
Permission to list more items in the category does not mean the category limit will be automatically removed.