What are the new rules?
The new rules give slightly less flexibility for the length of your free listing. At the moment, you can choose whether your 20 free listings last for one, three, five, seven or 10 days, but the 1,000 free listings can only last five, seven or 10 days.
The rules will apply to private, consumer sellers – those with business eBay accounts have different charges.
From 3 March, the rules around listing items will be as follows:
- Sellers without a subscription will get 1,000 free listings a month, lasting for five, seven or 10 days. If a seller wants to list more items, or list items for one or three days, they’ll need to pay 35p a item.
- Sellers with a £19.99 monthly subscription will get 1,000 free standard listings a month, plus 100 shorter one or three-day listings. Any listings beyond this will cost 35p each.
You’ll still need to pay 35p to relist an item, which applies regardless of whether you have a subscription or not, and there are also fees to upgrade your listing with options such as setting a ‘buy it now’ price or adding a subtitle.
The free listings won’t include classified ads or items listed in property and cars, motorcycles and vehicles categories of the website.