There are two ways of increasing your eBay selling limits. This page provides an overview of the types of limitations set in place for sellers, the ways you can overcome these limitations and what options are available when your official requests are denied.
What are eBay’s selling limits? #
Trust is the foundation of eCommerce. Providing a reliable service keeps customers coming back, but how does eBay ensure everyone is playing by the rules? Selling limits allow merchants to prove their credibility without reducing chances to sell.
eBay sellers are restricted to the maximum amount of items they are permitted to sell in a given period. The amount is dynamic and varies depending on various factors related to each seller. This mechanism exists to protect customers purchasing on eBay.
New sellers on eBay start with a limit of 10 items per month, up to a total value of $500. Sellers who have been evaluated by eBay and deemed trustworthy can apply to have their selling limit increased.
What types of eBay selling limits are there? #
eBay has a sophisticated system for preventing scams without restricting sellers’ selling abilities. This involves three types of selling limits:
- Account-related limits which are placed on sellers
- Category-related limits set on specific categories
- Item-related limits set on individual items
How do I increase my eBay selling limits? #
Since eBay has limits set for buying, offering and feedback, the platform automatically expand the limits once you’ve proven that you are a reliable seller. This prevents buyers from potentially being scammed and sellers from being inundated with orders. Your credibility is demonstrated by not only making sales but by delivering on time and providing good customer service to gather positive feedback.
eBay will notify you when you’re getting close to your limit and when you’ve reached it. If you have a proven track record of outstanding service, eBay will allow you to sell more items. You can find a link to request a review of your account’s limits by going to your Seller Hub and selecting “Overview”.
Selling limits for established eBay sellers #
If you’ve been selling on eBay for an extended period and your account is in good standing, you are less likely to face restrictive selling limits. At any time, you can submit a request for a review. All the following factors are taken into consideration by eBay:
- Positive feedback from customers
- Disputes/Unresolved cases
On top of that, there are some fixed requirements:
- Authentic products
- Selling history of at least 90 days
- Verified PayPal account (only applies to some countries)
- Account in good standing with no recent violations
Selling limits for new eBay sellers #
Thanks to our service, even if you are new to eBay, you can still increase your selling limit. When raising your limits through Ormosis, there is only one requirement: your account must be older than thirty days.
The results almost entirely depend on your eBay account and sales history. You can request that your limits be increased once every 30 days through eBay or Ormosis.
What if my request gets denied? #
If you applied to expand your trading limits but don’t meet the requirements, don’t panic. You can re-apply later once your account meets all the requirements. You can also wait a month so that your selling limit automatically resets.
We are presenting our eBay selling limit increment service for those who cannot wait. Once every 30 days, we will be able to request a review on your behalf using our private method. This increases your chance of increasing your limits, even when you do not fully meet the requirements.
There are two ways to get your eBay selling limits increased. The first is to go through the official route and directly request a review from eBay. If your request has been denied and/or you don’t yet meet the requirements, the second and recommended way is to apply through Ormosis.