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About scheduled listings

You can control the time your listings start and end by scheduling them in advance. You can schedule up to 3,000  listings as much as 3 weeks in advance.

To make your listing searchable at a specific time, you may want to schedule it a day in advance of when you want it to show up in a search. Although your listings will generally be searchable within 24 hours, for security reasons, there are times when this can take longer.

  • There may be an additional fee when you schedule to start at a later time.

  • Applicable fees are charged at the actual start time, not when the listings are submitted.

  • On some eBay sites, the start time of a scheduled listing might be delayed by up to 15 minutes. The listing end time will also be delayed by the same period of time.

  • For billing purposes, you need to place a credit card on file to schedule listings in advance.

Scheduling a listing

To schedule your listing:
  1. On the form when you sell your item, scroll to the Choose how you’d like to sell your item section.

  2. Select the Scheduled start time option, and then select the date and time you want your listing to begin. (If you don't see this option, click the Add or remove options link at the top of the section. Then click the Scheduled start check box, and click the Save button.)

  3. Complete the Sell your item form. Review and submit your listing.

You can view your scheduled items in the Scheduled view in My eBay.

Rescheduling or canceling a scheduled listing

You can reschedule or cancel a scheduled listing before it starts by following these directions:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Place your pointer over the Activity tab, and select Sell.

  3. In the Scheduled section, select the listings you want.

  4. To specify a different start time or date, click the Reschedule button.

  5. To cancel the listing, click the Delete button.

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