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Relisting items

If an item you list on eBay doesn't sell, we can automatically relist it for you to get it back in front of buyers.

You can also relist your item if the buyer didn't pay, you had to cancel the order, or you had to end the listing early, but in these situations you have to do so manually.

When an item is relisted, either automatically or manually, it can take a few hours before it appears on the site.

Automatic relisting

Auction style listings

  • If you're using the quick listing tool, auctions with a duration of 5 days or more will be automatically relisted up to 8 times. When you use the quick listing tool, automatic relists do not count towards your zero insertion fee listings balance. 
  • If you're using the advanced listing form to create an auction with a duration of 5 days or more, you can choose to automatically relist the item by checking the Automatically relist this item up to 8 times if it doesn't sell box. When you use the advanced listing form, automatic relists count towards your zero insertion fee listings balance

If your item doesn't sell after 8 relists, it will appear in your unsold items - opens in new window or tab.

Fixed price listings

  • If you're using the quick listing tool, fixed price listings are set to Good 'Til Canceled duration by default. This means your item will be listed on eBay until it sells or you end it
  • If you're using the advanced listing form, you can choose whether to add automatic relisting by checking the Automatically relist this item up to 8 times if it doesn't sell box

Categories excluded from automatic relisting

Items in some categories can't be relisted automatically, including:

  • Business > Businesses for Sale
  • Home & Garden > Real Estate
  • Tickets, Travel > Flights
  • Tickets, Travel > Tickets
  • Tickets, Travel > Travel
  • Tickets, Travel > Vouchers, Gift Certificates

Manual relisting

Auction style listings with a 1 to 3 day duration have to be relisted manually. If you need to relist an auction or fixed price listing because you ended it early, canceled an order, or the buyer didn't pay, you'll also have to do this manually.

It's important to remember that manual relists count towards your zero insertion fee listings balance. All sellers get zero insertion fee listings every month – how many you get depends on whether or not you have a subscription to an eBay Store. If you've used up your zero insertion fee listings allowance when you manually relist, you'll be charged an insertion fee.

Here's how to manually relist an item:

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Keep in mind that fees for any listing upgrades you've chosen will apply when an item is relisted manually.

How to remove automatic relisting

Quick listing tool 

If you used the quick listing tool to list your item, you'll need to end your listing - opens in new window or tab if you don't want to relist it. 

If you want to control whether your item will be relisted automatically or not, use the advanced listing form when creating new listings.

Advanced listing form 

  1. Find your item in Active listings - opens in new window or tab.
  2. Select the dropdown arrow beside your item and then Revise.
  3. Uncheck the box beside Automatically relist this item up to 8 times if it doesn't sell.
  4. Save your changes.

Seller Hub

  1. Find your item in Active listings - opens in new window or tab.
  2. Check the box beside the listing.
  3. From Actions, select Remove Automation rules.
  4. Select Remove rule.

Auctions with a duration of 5 days or more can be automatically relisted up to 8 times.

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