eBay limits are designed to help new sellers to get acquainted with the marketplace, build a positive sales history, meet buyers demands, and lay a solid foundation for a new business.
All new eBay sellers have a Selling limit and Zero insertion fee listings.
This is an account-based limit.
New sellers have a 10 item selling limit with a total value of $500 per month. This means that, during the month, you can sell no more than 10 items for a total of $500. This is the standard limit for all new eBay sellers.
The selling limit depends on what will be reached first — the number of listed items or the total sum of items in the active listings.
Example: You have created 2 listings on ebay.com: one of them lists one item, the second — nine items. Thus, you have reached your selling limit by the number of listed items.
To see what is your eBay selling limit:
You should not use other accounts for sales or create new ones when you reach the selling limit. It violates eBay policy. In this case, all of your accounts may be suspended indefinitely.
If you've reached your monthly selling limit, you can request a limit increase and we will consider it. To request a limit increase:
We'll review your account every month and adjust your limit automatically based on your sales volume and items total value.
The number of zero insertion fee listings per month is not related to the account's selling limit.
If you are registered on ebay.com, you receive 50 zero insertion fee listings per month. This means you won't be charged insertion fees for these listings. You'll only pay insertion fees after you've used up those listings.
Example: you've listed 51 items on ebay.com during a month. You will be charged insertion fees for one listing.
This offer is available only on ebay.com. On other eBay sites, a number of zero insertion fee listings may differ or be unavailable.
The available allotment Zero insertion fee listings include fixed price listings, listings with the Buy it Now option and auction-style listings.
The number of zero insertion fee listings cannot exceed your selling limit.
Example: if your selling limit is 10 items / $500 per month, and you have 50 zero insertion fee listings, you still can’t list more than 10 items with a total value above $500 per month.
To check how many zero insertion fee listings have you got:
Selling limits help new eBay sellers to avoid too many mistakes while taking their first steps on eBay. And zero insertion fee listings helps you to grow your business.