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Creating listings with variations

When you have many similar items that have different variations, such as color or size, you can create a single fixed price listing that includes all the variations you offer.

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.


Each listing can have 5 variation details and up to 60 values for each of those details.

For example, if you're selling shoes, your 5 variation types could be color, size, width, material, and style. Each of those details can have up to 60 values: 60 different colors, 60 different sizes, and so forth.

You can have up to 250 variations in a single listing for no additional fee.

The prices of your items can vary, but your payment methods and shipping costs must be the same.

How to add variations on eBay listings

You can create and manage your variations through the advanced listing form, or Seller Hub. Each tool will walk you step-by-step through the process.

When listing, you'll want to:

  • Describe the features of the item that are standard across all of the items
  • Specify your variations and the options for each variation
  • Review the variations to make sure your inventory matches exactly with the quantity selected for each variation. You can delete variations for which you're missing inventory
  • Add pictures. You can add up to 12 for each variation
  • Add quantities and price, which can be different for each variation of your item

If you relist your listing, any variations that are at a zero quantity will be relisted with the original quantity. You'll need to review and update your quantities to match your current inventory. If you plan on relisting regularly, we recommend listing with Good 'Til Cancelled.

Which categories can have eBay listing variations?

Most categories are set up for eBay listing variations. Please note that if you’re selling in Parts & Accessories, your compatibility information must apply to all your variations.

For similar items that have variations such as color or size, you can create a single fixed price listing that includes all variations you have available.

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