Many members have limits placed on their account or on certain categories and items until they confirm certain information or establish a positive selling history. These limits help you become a successful seller, in addition to ensuring a safer experience for all eBay customers.
We have three types of limits:
Read below to find out how these limits are applied, how to increase your limits, and how to improve your selling performance.
There may be other limits that may apply to your account. Also, keep in mind that registering new accounts or buying and selling with other existing accounts to avoid buying and selling limits or other policy consequences is a violation of eBay polices. Learn more about the proper use of multiple accounts.
Note: Selling limits also apply if you have an eBay Store.
Account limits allow eBay to review account activity and confirm certain information from the seller. These limits vary by seller and may be increased based on your overall selling activity.
Account limits don't apply to the following listing categories and formats:
Motor Vehicles (except for Parts & Accessories)
How overall account limits work
You have a limit on sold items, gross merchandise volume, and active items for sale. If an item sells, it counts toward the limit, but if a listing ends without any sold items, it no longer counts toward the limit.
You may be able to request a higher account limit by confirming your information or contacting eBay. When you reach a selling limit you'll be given the option to request a limit increase. eBay may also evaluate your selling activity on a monthly basis and grant a new limit on your account if you qualify.
Important: If you exceed your limit in a month, you should reduce the number of active listings you have on eBay to bring the number within your limit. Any listings that place you over your current limit may be automatically ended.
You may also review the seller performance standards. These standards provide sellers an opportunity to examine their selling practices to focus on improving performance.
How limits on certain categories work
In certain categories, for certain sellers, eBay limits the number of items that can be listed in a calendar month. These limits may apply to your account if:
You registered your account less than 90 days ago
You haven't listed multiple items in this category before
You haven't sold in this category in over a year
You need to establish a positive selling history in the category you're listing in and show that you're able to meet the needs of your customers before you are permitted to list higher quantities.
Once you've been a seller for more than 90 days, have sold multiple items in the category you want to list in, and have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service and following eBay's rules and policies
, these specific category limits will be removed. Other limits may still apply. Since these specific category limits are removed automatically, you don't need to do anything else.
Once you've reached the selling limit for an item with limits, you'll get a message explaining that you'll need to wait a calendar month to list that item.
Important: Don't try to get around these limits, for example, by listing your items in another (potentially wrong) category. Listing items in the wrong category is a violation of our search and browse manipulation policy.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
Categories with Limits:
Cameras > Digital Cameras
Computers > External Hard Drives > External Hard Drives
Computers > USB Flash Drives > USB Flash Drives
Home Entertainment > Televisions > Televisions
Computers > iPads, Tablets & eReaders
For a safer buying and selling experience on eBay, some items may be subject to additional limits. For example, eBay doesn't allow listings for counterfeit items, fakes, replicas, or unauthorised copies. Such items may infringe on someone's copyright or trademark and are harmful to legitimate sellers, buyers, and eBay.
Some of these limits will be lifted after you've established a good selling history, but other types of limits will always remain in place.
Note: These are item-based limits, as opposed to account limits or category limits.
Increasing your limits
When you list an item, you may see a message letting you know that you have met, or are close to, one of your monthly account limits. If you can't wait until the next month to continue listing, you can click the link in the message to request higher selling limits. Some sellers may also find this link in the All Selling section of My eBay in the Monthly selling limits section.
From time to time, eBay asks members to verify contact information and business practices before they're allowed to list more items on our website. It also sometimes asks members to confirm some information.
eBay may send you an email with more information on what you need to do next. You can find the email in the Messages section of My eBay. Once eBay can verify your information, it will review your account to see if it can allow you to list more items.
If you already have an established seller account
You may be able to increase the limits on your account if you have another, more established seller account on eBay. Your other account needs to meet all of these conditions:
If your account meets all of these conditions, follow the instructions on the Request higher selling limits page
to confirm that you already have an established seller account.