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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 relist automatically 1 time with no additional insertion or advanced feature fees.

If you use Selling Manager or Selling Manager Pro, you can also set your items up to relist automatically via the automation rules. Normal insertion fees and advance feature fees apply to each automated relist. 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.

Relisting an item automatically

You can easily set up your listing to relist automatically.

When you relist your item automatically:

  • Your item is relisted 1 time 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.

  • After the first insertion fee for the listing, you aren't charged an additional insertion fee for the relisted item.

  • Aside from the initial listing, automatically relisted items don't count toward your monthly free-insertion-fee listings. (For example, if you list an item and it automatically relists 1 time, it does not count as one free-insertion-fee listing.) Learn more about free-insertion-fee listings.

  • You are not charged the fees for any advanced listing upgrades you selected when your item is relisted. Learn more about how fees work.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Relisting your item automatically isn't available for 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 relist an item automatically 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 relist your item automatically 1 time, you won't be able to relist it manually until the automatic relisting period is over.

  • If the automatic relist was unsuccessful, you can relist your item manually. When 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 relist your item automatically up to 1 time:
  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 1 time 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 1 time, you won't be able to relist it manually until the automatic relisting period is 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, you can relist the item manually and then you can also choose to relist it automatically. In this case, you would initially be responsible for 2 insertion fees: The fee for the original listing and the fee for the manual relisting with the automatic relist feature. In a case like this, if your item sells during the 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 suites your item. Keep in mind, 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, 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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