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Selling limits

Selling limits are designed to help you grow your business in a manageable way and ensure you can give your buyers great service. As you get more comfortable meeting buyer demand, we'll increase your limit.

You can always find your selling limit in Seller Hub, here's how:

  1. Go to the Overview - opens in new window or tab tab of Seller Hub.
  2. Scroll down and find the Monthly limits section to view your current limit.

Selling limits still apply, even if you have a remaining number of free listings. Selling limits may also apply to eBay shop subscribers. We review your account every month and adjust the limits automatically based on your volume of sales and the Feedback you've received from buyers. 

We may end any listings that you have created over your existing limit. Don't worry though – you can list them again when your monthly allowance renews, or if you receive an increase in the amount that you can sell. Remember, your active and sold listings count towards your monthly limit.

Good 'Til Cancelled listings count towards your selling limits – these won't renew automatically if you've reached your maximum amount that you can list.

Increase your selling limit

If your selling performance and sales metrics are strong, you may be able to have your limits increased – you can always check your performance in Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab or in your Seller Dashboard - opens in new window or tab.

When you're getting close to your monthly limit we'll send you a message to let you know. You can request a limit increase directly from within that message, or by using the button below.

Request a limit increase

When you request a limit increase, we may need more information such as contact or business details.

If you have more than one seller account, you may also be able to raise your limits by linking to your other, more established seller account. If your accounts can be linked, you'll see that option when you select Request higher selling limits in the Monthly selling limits section of My eBay's All Selling - opens in new window or tab view.

Category limits

If you're new to selling in a particular category, we might limit how much you can sell. This helps you manage your inventory more efficiently, and allows you time to understand any rules that may apply in that category.

When you're comfortable fulfilling your orders, and have a good track record with customers and with following our policies, most specific category limits will automatically be removed. However, other limits may apply depending on the categories you list in.

Items should always be listed in the correct category. If you've reached your monthly selling limit for a certain category, you shouldn't list items in the wrong one, as it violates our Search and browse manipulation policy.

We'll review your account every month and adjust your limit automatically based on your sales volume and the Feedback you get.

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