Clarification for the number of Free Listings for non-store sellers as stated in the Spring Seller Update on eBay

There are changes coming to the number of free listings that will each seller level will receive when the changes go into effect on May 1, 2015. I've noticed a lot of questions and definitely some confusion about what the exact changes are and what they mean for each seller who does not have a store subscription. It is now being recommended that if you list and/or sell more than 20 items a month it might be time to open a store.

Starting on May 1, every NON-STORE seller gets 20 listings that can be used as fixed price or auction (any category) and 20 auction listings to  be used in the collectible categories. When you list an auction in a category other than collectibles, the first 20 you list will come off of the 20 per month whether they sell or don't sell. After that with every SUCCESSFUL auction auction that you list, you will receive a credit for the insertion fee. 

Example you list 20 auctions in one of the collectible categories and 18 sell, no charge for any of those 20. The collectible categories include:

  • Antiques
  • Art
  • Coins & Paper Money
  • Collectibles
  • Dolls & Bears
  • Entertainment Memorabilia
  • Pottery & Glass
  • Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop
  • Stamps
  • Toys & Hobbies

You also use all of your 20 listings for auctions or fixed price. It doesn't matter how many sell or do not sell, they are yours to use as you please whether they sell or not.

Next week you list 20 more auctions and 15 sell. You will be credited the insertion fee only for 15 auctions.( I understand this to read almost any category, except real estate, biz/industrial, motors)

There will be no extra fee for 10-day auctions.

There will be a fee for 1 or 3-day auctions.

The reserve price fee will also increase.

The price for insertion for media will no longer be at a lower rate, but will be the same rate as all items.