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Creating a listing

Creating a listing is the first step in getting your item in front of buyers. Depending on your needs, we have a range of tools and options to help make sure your listing ends in a sale.

If you're selling in certain categories, you should create your listings using our product catalog.

Select the dropdown menu to see the categories we've added to the catalog so far. We'll be adding more shortly.

Categories in our catalog

Consumer Electronics

  • Audio Docks & Mini Speakers
  • Smart Speakers
  • Media Streamers
  • TVs

Heating, Cooling & Air

  • Space Heaters
  • Air Purifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Portable Fans
  • Programmable Thermostats

Small Kitchen Appliances

  • Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines
  • Coffee Grinders
  • Coffee Roasters
  • Espresso & Cappuccino Machines
  • Filter Coffee Machines
  • French Presses
  • Milk Frothers
  • Other Coffee, Tea & Espresso Makers
  • Parts & Accessories
  • Percolators, Moka Pots & Turkish Coffee Pots
  • Pod & Capsule Coffee Machines
  • Tea Infusers
  • Tea Makers

Major Appliances

  • Dishwasher Parts & Accessories
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Microwave Parts & Accessories
  • Other Major Appliances
  • Ranges & Cooking Appliances
    • Cooktops
    • Other Cooking Appliances
    • Parts & Accessories
    • Range Hoods
    • Ranges & Stoves
    • Wall Ovens
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
    • Kegerators
    • Mini Fridges
    • Other Refrigerators & Freezers
    • Parts & Accessories
    • Refrigerators
    • Upright & Chest Freezers
    • Wine Fridges & Cellars
  • Washers & Dryers
    • Dryers
    • Other Washers & Dryers
    • Parts & Accessories
    • Washer Dryer Combinations & Sets
    • Washing Machines

Sporting Goods

  • Ellipticals
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Gliders
  • Machine Parts & Accessories
  • Other Cardio Equipment
  • Rowing Machines
  • Ski Machines
  • Stair Machines & Steppers
  • Treadmills
  • Vibration Platform Machines

See Listing with the eBay Catalog to learn more.


Getting started

When you're ready to list your item, you'll start by describing what you're selling, choosing whether to use the auction or fixed price format, and setting a price.

You'll then go on to select your shipping preferences, a return policy, and how you want to get paid.

We recommend that you get to know our rules for sellers, our policies on prohibited and restricted items, and what's allowed and not allowed when listing and completing a sale.

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Our listing tools

Quick listing tool

If you're a casual seller, our quick listing tool - opens in new window or tab provides the core features you need to start selling, and will walk you through the listing process step-by-step.

If you want to see more options in the quick listing tool, such as reserve price, duration and schedule listing, here's how to enable them:

  1. At the top of the listing form, select Change listing preferences.
  2. Check the Enable more options box and Save.
  3. Select More options.


Advanced listing form

If you're selling frequently, in bulk, or as a business, you may want to use our advanced listing form which gives you more listing options such as buyer requirements, subtitles, combined shipping discounts and more.

Read our article on using the advanced listing form for more information.



Seller Hub

As your sales on eBay grow, you may want to consider using Seller Hub, a central place for managing your eBay business. It's free, consolidates all our selling tools in one place, and has helpful data and recommendations to help grow your sales.

You can find more information in our Seller Hub article.

If you need to, you can save drafts of your listings and go back to finish them later. If you use the quick listing tool or advanced listing form, you can find your drafts on the listing drafts page in My eBay. You can save up to 20 drafts there, and they'll be available for 30 days. You can save up to 5000 drafts in Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab, although they expire after 45 days.

Completing your listing

Our guides below have useful information on how to add images and categories, set buyer requirements, make changes to your listing after it's live, and more. 

See all articles on completing a listing

Adding pictures to your listings

Learn how to choose, edit, upload, and manage the pictures you use in your eBay listings.

Adding a category to your listing

Find out how choosing the right category can help you reach the right buyers.

Creating listings with variations

Discover how to create a single fixed price listing that includes all the variations you offer, such as different colors and sizes.

How immediate payment works

Find out how requiring immediate payment can help when you're selling a time-sensitive item.

Setting buyer requirements

Learn how to manage who can bid on, or buy, your items.

Creating 1-day listings

If you're selling something time-sensitive, such as food or holiday packages, 1-day listings can help you find a buyer quickly.

Bulk listings

If you've got more than one of the same item available for sale, use eBay bulk listings to make all your stock available at once.

Selling templates

Find out how using listing templates can help simplify the listing creation process.

Revise a listing

Learn how when changes you can make to a live listing, and when you can make them. 

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