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Getting started on eBay

Updated Jan 31, 2021

This article provides additional information for selling on eBay after you have connected to it with BookRouter Plus.

If you are looking for how to begin selling on eBay, please see 'How do I connect to/start selling on eBay?'

If you have additional questions, you may find the answer in our 'eBay FAQs'

Listings

We often find that sellers who are new to eBay are surprised to learn about its Selling Limits. eBay places initial limits in terms of quantity and price. For example, an initial limit may be 1,000 items/$25,000. We usually recommend starting with inexpensive items in order to generate sales quickly. This can prompt eBay to increase your limit when it reviews your account, which it does on a monthly basis. You can also request a limit increase here. Eventually, your limit should increase to be inclusive of your entire stock or the limits may be removed entirely.

You can choose to select items to be listed yourself or contact us to discuss ways that we can help automate selection.

If you select items yourself, please be sure to stay within your current selling limits. eBay will reject listings above your limit, which can cause our system to become out of sync with eBay's.

If you are new to selling on eBay with low selling limits and would prefer to select items yourself, we recommend you mark individual items for sale on eBay after they have been uploaded. If you select items yourself and your selling limits are higher, you can contact us about adding a field to your uploads.

Items must have at least one image to be listed. eBay will reject listings without images.

Do NOT edit or delist items in eBay. Only update your items through Bibliopolis.

Seller Hub

We recommend that you enable the Seller Hub in your eBay account. It has more features, such as an option to send offers directly to those who added your listing to their 'watch list.' You can learn more about all of the enhanced features and analytical tools here. To enable Seller Hub, click here and sign in to your account.

Top Rated Seller Benefits

Each month, eBay will review your performance and rate your selling as Below Standard, Above Standard, or Top Rated. If you meet their criteria, your listings will have a Top Rated Plus seal and you will get a 10% discount on your final value fee.

Click here for eBay's article on 'Seller levels and performance standards.'

In certain categories, including 'Collectibles & Art' and 'Books,' you do not need to offer the usual 30-day free returns in order to receive the discount benefit. (Although your listing will not have the seal.) Please check here for the most up-to-date 'list of circumstances.'

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