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How do I change the way my search results are sorted?

When you search on eBay, we automatically sort your results to show listings that best match what you’re looking for first.

What does "Best Match" mean?

When we sort search results by Best Match, we evaluate listings and sellers to display the most relevant items from our best sellers first.

We focus on many of the factors that are most important to buyers, which may include:

  • Relevance to the words you entered in the search box

  • Seller track record, including sellers rated highly by other buyers

  • Popularity of an item, including recent sales history (for fixed price items)

  • End time (for auction-style listings)

How do I sort by other criteria?

You can use the Sort by drop-down menu at the top of your search results to sort in other ways.

Depending on what you're looking for, you might want to sort your search results differently.

To find: Sort by:

Listings ending soonest

Time: ending soonest

Lowest total price, including shipping costs

Price + Shipping: lowest first

Items located closest to your postal address

Distance: nearest first

Items grouped by the category in which the sellers listed them


How do I change my default sort order?

If you'd prefer to have your items always sorted in a particular way, here's how to change the default sort:

  1. Make sure you're signed into eBay.

  2. Search for an item.

  3. At the top of the results page, click the Customize view link.

  4. In the pop-up window, click Advanced Options.

  5. Choose your preferred sort order for searching and browsing using the drop-down menus.

  6. Click the Apply Changes button.

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