Creating a listing
To create a listing, you need to provide your item's title, description, price, and shipping and payment information. To make your listing even more engaging and reduce the time you spend answering questions, add pictures, enhanced formatting and other upgrades.
Before you list your item
Creating your listing
|1. ||Get started|
Click Sell at the top of most eBay pages. You may need to sign in.
If you're using our quick listing tool, we'll walk you through listing your item. Tell us what you're selling and we'll help you choose the right category so buyers can find your item easily. We'll also look for similar items to give you a starting point for your listing. Get more information on creating a listing with our quick listing tool
If you're using our advanced listing tool (you can get there by clicking Switch to advanced tool
at the top of the page), you'll select a category
by searching or browsing. Choose the category most relevant for your item, to make it easy for buyers to find your listing.
|2. ||Create your listing|
Depending on your item and how you choose to list it, you may have different options. Follow these guidelines:
Write a good title and description
Help buyers find your listing with a title that's clear, complete, and descriptive. State exactly what the item is (even if it repeats the category name). Include details such as the brand, product name, size, or artist. Consider adding a subtitle for more description that'll be seen in searches (not available in the quick listing tool). Ensure that all your listing content and images have secure HTTPS content
Provide item specifics
For some categories, you have the option of selecting item specifics. Providing additional item details makes it even easier for buyers to find your item. An example of an item specific is the condition of the item. These specifics may also be included in your Q&A
Specify the condition of the item
: Item condition specifications vary by category. Accurately describing your item gives buyers confidence that they'll get the item they want.
Include product details from our catalog
Many items, including certain books, golf clubs, CDs, video game systems, and cell phones, are associated with products in our growing catalog. If your item is one of these, you'll be offered product details and a stock photo from the catalog once you've chosen your category. If you select product details, they'll appear in your listing. Using product details can save you time and help attract more buyers to your listing.
Select a selling format
: Choose from auction-style, fixed price, and Classified Ad formats. (Classified Ads are not available in the quick listing tool.)
Choose a starting price
This includes understanding pricing options to help you get the price you want for your item.
Select the payment methods you'll accept
For community safety, PayPal or Internet merchant credit card payment options are required in most categories. These methods make it easy for your buyer to pay you right away so you can ship the item faster.
Specify your return policy
: All sellers on eBay are required to specify a return policy, whether they accept returns or not. Buyers are more comfortable shopping with sellers who have clear return policies.
|3. ||Preview your listing|
You can preview and edit your listing on the Review page. Click the Preview your listing link to see how your listing will appear. Click the Edit link if you'd like to change something.
|4. ||List your item|
When you're ready, click the List button to post your listing on eBay.
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