How To Turn Off Auto Relist On eBay

To turn off auto-relist for your eBay listings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your eBay account on the eBay website.
  2. Go to the “My eBay” page by clicking on the “My eBay” link located at the top-right corner of the page.
  3. On the “My eBay” page, find and click on the “Selling” tab.
  4. Under the “Selling” tab, you will see a list of your active listings. Locate the listing for which you want to turn off auto-relist.
  5. Click on the checkbox next to the listing to select it.
  6. Once the listing is selected, a menu bar will appear at the top of the page. Click on the “More actions” dropdown menu.
  7. In the dropdown menu, you will see an option for “End item.” Click on it.
  8. A new window will open with options to end the listing. Select the option that says “End and relist.”
  9. On the next page, you will see a checkbox for “Automatically relist this item up to 2 more times.” Make sure this checkbox is unchecked.
  10. Scroll down and click on the “End my listing” button to confirm the changes and end the listing without auto-relist.

Repeat these steps for any other listings you want to modify.

What Happens When You Relist An Item On eBay

When you choose to relist an item on eBay, it means that you are re-listing the item for sale after the previous listing has ended. Here’s what happens when you relist an item on eBay:

  1. New Listing: When you relist an item, eBay creates a new listing for that item. The relisted item will have a new listing ID and a new listing duration, which you can select during the relisting process.
  2. Listing Fees: Depending on your eBay account and the listing options you choose, relisting may incur listing fees. eBay’s fee structure can vary, so it’s important to review the current fee schedule to understand any associated costs.
  3. Item Details: When you relist an item, you have the option to revise and update the item details, such as the title, description, photos, pricing, and shipping information. This allows you to make any necessary changes or improvements to the listing.
  4. Listing Duration: During the relisting process, you can select the duration for the new listing. eBay offers various listing durations, such as 1-day, 3-day, 5-day, 7-day, and 10-day listings. Choose the duration that suits your preferences and goals for selling the item.
  5. Visibility: The relisted item will appear as a new listing on eBay’s search results and relevant category pages. It will also be visible to potential buyers browsing or searching for items on eBay.
  6. Listing History: While the previous listing has ended, the relisted item will retain some aspects of the listing history. This includes the number of views, watchers, and any feedback received during the previous listing. However, the previous bids or offers on the item will not carry over to the new listing.
  7. Promotions and Marketing: If you had applied any promotional tools or marketing features to the previous listing, such as featured listing upgrades or seller discounts, you will need to reapply them to the relisted item if desired.

By relisting an item on eBay, you give it a fresh start in terms of visibility and exposure to potential buyers. It allows you to make any necessary adjustments to the listing and continue your efforts to sell the item.

How Long Do eBay Listings Last

eBay offers various listing durations for sellers to choose from. The duration you select determines how long your eBay listing will be active and available for buyers to view and make purchases. Here are the typical listing durations available on eBay:

  1. Good ‘Til Cancelled: This is the default and most common listing duration on eBay. With Good ‘Til Cancelled, your listing will remain active until you manually end it or the item is sold. eBay will automatically renew the listing every 30 days, and you will be charged a listing fee for each renewal.
  2. Fixed Duration Listings: eBay also offers fixed-duration listings that have a specific end date and time. These durations include:
    • 1-day listing: The listing is active for 24 hours from the time it is listed.
    • 3-day listing: The listing is active for 3 days (72 hours) from the time it is listed.
    • 5-day listing: The listing is active for 5 days (120 hours) from the time it is listed.
    • 7-day listing: The listing is active for 7 days (168 hours) from the time it is listed.
    • 10-day listing: The listing is active for 10 days (240 hours) from the time it is listed.

When the fixed duration listing expires, the item will no longer be available for sale on eBay unless you choose to relist it.

It’s important to note that listing durations may vary based on your eBay account type, location, and any promotions or subscriptions you have with eBay. Additionally, certain categories or listing formats may have specific duration restrictions or options.

Before listing an item, it’s advisable to review eBay’s current fee structure and listing policies to ensure you understand the costs and options available to you.