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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 must 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:
    • Automatic relisting is selected by default
    • Auctions with a duration of 5 days or more will be automatically relisted up to 8 times
    • Auctions with a duration of 1 or 3 days may be relisted up to 8 times as a 7-day listing
  • When you refund a buyer after accepting their request to cancel a transaction, or return an item because they changed their mind, we’ll automatically relist your item for you.
    • If you don’t want your item to be relisted, simply uncheck the Relist item or Relist item after cancellation box when issuing the refund.

Automatic relisting is available in most categories, but there are some exclusions (see below). If your item doesn’t sell after 8 relists, it will appear in your unsold items.

We charge an insertion fee (or count it as a zero insertion fee listing) for the original auction-style listing. Automatic relists are free for all non-business sellers except for listings in the eBay Vehicles categories. If you’re selling on eBay as a business, we charge an insertion fee (or count it as a zero insertion fee listing) each time the item is relisted.

eBay vehicles categories

You can choose to automatically relist items in eBay vehicles categories up to 2 times. If you're using the quick listing tool, then the features and pricing for the original package you selected will apply for each relist. If you're using the business tool, the fees for the original listing will apply for each relist.

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

Fixed price listings:

Fixed price listings are set to Good ’Til Cancelled duration by default. This means your item will be relisted on eBay every month until it sells or you end it. 

Manual relisting

Auction-style listings with a 1- to 3-day duration may 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 need to do this manually.

We charge an insertion fee (or count it as a zero insertion fee listing) for both the original listing and the manual relisting. However, if your relisted item sells, you may qualify for an insertion fee credit.

Here’s how to manually relist an item:

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 from auction-style listings

You can remove automatic relisting from auction style listings in Seller Hub. Here’s how:

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

Auction-style listings may be automatically relisted up to 8 times.

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