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Relisting your item
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If your item doesn't sell the first time you list it, your buyer doesn't pay, you cancel the transaction, or you end your listing early, you can relist the item and offer it for sale again.

You can relist an item in 2 ways:

  • Manually relist - you can manually relist an item after the listing ends. Use this option when:

    • A listing ends, but the item doesn't sell

    • The buyer doesn't pay

    • You cancel the transaction

    • You end your listing early

  • Automatically relist - you can set your listing to automatically relist up to 2 more times.

If you use Selling Manager or Selling Manager Pro, you can also set your items up to automatically relist via the automation rules. Normal insertion fees and advanced feature fees apply each time your item is relisted. Normal insertion fees apply to each automatic relisting. Learn more about listing and relisting items in Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro.

In some situations, you may be eligible for an insertion fee credit for manually relisted items. Learn more about receiving insertion fee credits.

Automatically relisting an item

You can easily set up your listing to automatically relist.

When you automatically relist your item:

  • Your item is relisted up to 2 more times if it doesn't sell.

  • When your item is relisted, the duration of the listing is the same as the prior listing period for that item.

  • You can revise your listing at any time during the relisting period. Our rules on revising listings apply. Learn more about restrictions on revising listings.

  • You're charged an insertion fee for the original listing, and an insertion fee each time your item is automatically relisted..

  • When an item is automatically relisted, it counts toward your monthly free-insertion-fee listings. (For example, if you list an item and it automatically relists 2 times, it counts as 3 free-insertion-fee listings – 1 free-insertion-fee listing for the original listing, and 1 free-insertion-fee listing for each of the 2 relistings.) Learn more about free-insertion-fee listings.

  • You're charged the fees for any advanced listing upgrades you selected each time your item is relisted. Learn more about how fees work.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Relisting your item automatically isn't available for 1- and 3-day duration listings and Good 'Til Cancelled listings.

  • You can automatically relist both auction-style and fixed price listings.

  • When your item is relisted, it might not appear on the site for several hours after the initial listing ends.

  • Your eligibility to automatically relist an item is based on your transactions and sales. When you're eligible to relist an item automatically, you see the option in the listing form. You can see your transactions and sales in your Seller Dashboard in My eBay.

  • Once you choose to automatically relist your item up to 2 more times, you won't be able to relist it manually until the automatic relisting periods are over.

  • If the automatic relist was unsuccessful, you can still relist your item manually. If the automatic relist is unsuccessful, you see a message displayed for that item in My eBay.

  • You can remove the automatic relist setting at any time.

To automatically relist your item up to 2 more times:
  1. Click Sell at the top of most eBay pages.

  2. Create your listing by describing the item, setting a price and selecting shipping options.

  3. On the Review your listing page, select Automatically relist this item up to 2 more times if it doesn't sell.

Cancel automatic relisting:

You can remove the Automatic Relist feature from your listing at any time in My eBay.

To cancel your automatic relisting:
  1. Go to My eBay > Activity > Selling > Active and locate your listing.

  2. In the More actions drop-down menu, select Remove Automatic Relist.

  3. Save your changes.

Relisting an item manually

To relist an item manually after the listing has ended:
  1. Go to My eBay > Activity > Sold or Activity > Unsold.

  2. From the More actions drop-down menu to the right of the listing, select Relist.

  3. Make any changes to your listing and save.

Things to keep in mind:

  • When you manually relist an auction-style listing and the item sells during the second listing, you may be eligible for an insertion fee credit. Learn more about receiving insertion fee credits.

  • Manually relisted items count toward your monthly free-insertion-fee listings.

  • When you relist an item, your listing might not be searchable in a keyword or category search for several hours.

  • If you chose to relist your item automatically up to 2 more times, you won't be able to relist it manually until the automatic relisting periods are over. You can also relist your item manually if the automatic relist was unsuccessful.

A note about manually relisted items that use the automatically relist feature:

If your item didn't sell the first time, and you originally didn't choose to automatically relist the item, you can still relist it manually. If you relist your item manually, and then at that time you choose to automatically relist the item up to 2 more times, you're responsible for the insertion fee for the original listing, the insertion fee for the manual relisting, and insertion fees each time your item is relisted automatically.  You're also responsible for any advanced listing upgrades you selected each time your item is relisted. In a case like this, if your item sells during an automatic relisting period, we credit your account for the insertion fee for the manually relisted item. Learn more about receiving insertion fee credits.

Relisting tips

If your listing has ended and you'd like to relist your item manually try these ideas to help your item sell the next time:

  • Lower your starting price

    • Lowering your starting price may attract more buyers.

  • Improve your title and description

    • Use words in your title that specifically describe your item (like "Chinese Ming Vase" rather than "flower vase"). Remember that if you change your listing title, it may not be searchable in a keyword or category search for several hours.

    • Avoid words and characters that buyers won't search for (like "L@@k").

  • Add pictures

  • Lower your starting price

    • Lowering your starting price may attract more buyers.

  • Rethink the category

    • Choose a category that suits your item. Keep in mind that if you change your item's category, you may not have the same item conditions to choose from to describe your item. Learn more about item conditions and selecting a category.

    • Consider listing in 2 categories. Keep in mind that if you relist an item in 2 categories, you may encounter certain restrictions. Learn more about listing in 2 categories.

  • Add product details

    • Including product details makes it easier for buyers to find your item. If your item's category is associated with a product in our catalog, we may show you a product from our catalog and ask you to confirm that it's the same as your item. We may offer you product details from our catalog and a stock photo for your listing.

    • Product details may also be available if you're relisting products in bulk. We'll walk you through adding product details to one item at a time.

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