Prohibited and restricted items
Find out if the item you want to sell is prohibited or subject to restrictions.
Selling practices policy
Become a better seller by providing excellent customer service and following the guidelines in this policy.
Rules about intellectual property
Find out how we're protecting copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.
Policies about avoiding eBay fees
Before listing items, be sure to learn the rules about avoiding eBay fees.
Hateful, offensive, profane, or vulgar language isn't allowed, though there are a few exceptions.
Reserve price policy
Find out how you can avoid reserve price violations.
Payment methods you can offer
Accepted payments policy
Find out the payment methods you can—and can't—offer.
PayPal payments policy
Learn the rules about offering PayPal payments.
Payment surcharges policy
Find out what kinds of surcharges sellers are and aren't allowed to charge.
Listings policies you should know
Search and browse manipulation policy
Find out how to list items in the appropriate category, how describe items accurately, and how to include a keyword or a brand name that doesn't manipulate eBay's search feature.
Duplicate listings policy
Sellers can't use separate listings to sell multiple identical items at the same time.
Find out the types of links you can—and can't—include in your listing description.
Rules about offering to buy or sell outside of eBay:
No item listings and inappropriate comments policy
Listings that don't offer anything for sale or those that offer intangible items aren't allowed. A listing also shouldn't include personal opinions, political views, or offensive comments about eBay members.
Rules about the following types of listings:
Item location misrepresentation policy
Learn how to accurately describe your item's location.
Selling with improved results
Find out how to create better listings that follow the rules.
Creating legally compliant listings
Learn how to create listings that follow the rules.
Creating effective listings
Get tips and tools on how to create a listing that attracts buyers.
Listing your item with product details from our catalog
Learn how to add product details and a stock photo from our catalog to your listing.
How to report inappropriate buying and selling
Find out what we can investigate and the actions we'll take.
Meeting buyer expectations when you sell collectibles
Find out how to follow our policies and satisfy your buyers when you sell collectible items.