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Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro: Searching your listings

In Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro, you can search for listings or sales records using the search box and options at the top of each view.

Searching is useful when you want to quickly find a specific listing or sales record, or narrow your listings to certain criteria such as the selling format or date range.

How to search

You can search in almost any view of Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro. This includes your Scheduled, Active, Unsold, Sold, and Archived views, plus Inventory view in Selling Manager Pro.

The available search options vary by view, but here a few of the things you might want to do:

  • Search for certain keywords in the listing's title or description, or search by item number.

  • Search for sales records in the Sold view, for example, by entering the buyer's username or by selecting a date range from the Period drop-down menu

  • Display only listings that have a certain selling format by selecting an option in the Format drop-down menu

  • Search for products in your Inventory view (Selling Manager Pro only)

To search within a view:
  1. Enter search keywords or select other options at the top of the view.

    None of the search options are required, and you don't have to enter any keywords in the search box.

    For example, you can display only fixed price listings by leaving the search box empty and selecting Fixed Price from the Format drop-down menu.

  2. Click the Search button.

The search will be performed only in the view that you're currently in. It won’t search across all views.

Using keyword searches

In all views, you can search for words or numbers that appear in the listing or sales record. When you enter your keywords, you'll also specify the part of the listing or sales record that you want to search.

Some common things to search for include:

  • Item title

  • Item number

  • Item description

  • Buyer username

  • Buyer email address

  • Sales record number

  • Product name (Selling manager Pro only)

  • Custom label, which many sellers use to track the product SKU (Selling Manager Pro only)

To search by keyword:
  1. Enter one or more words in the search box at the top of the view.

  2. From the drop-down menu to the right, select the part of the listing or sales record that you want to search.

    For example, to search by item number select Item number from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the Search button.

Searching for item title, item description, product name, or buyer email

You don't need to enter the exact text for the item title, item description, product name, or buyer email address. You can just type the prefix of the email address or type any word in an item title, item description, or product name and the search will return all results containing that matching keyword.

Entering multiple keywords

Entering more than one keyword at a time can help narrow your search to get more specific results.

The table below shows how to search your item titles to return the listings that you want.

Search Goal


Example search

Items returned

Listings that contain 2 or more keywords

Separate the keywords with a space

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Listings with all words in the title, in any order

Listings that contain 2 or more keywords in a specific order

Enclose the keywords in quotation marks. The keywords must be in the exact order that you want to search for.

"Gone With the Wind"

Listings with titles containing the exact phrase "Gone With the Wind," but not just "wind," or "Gone With Wind."

Using advanced search

Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro include an advanced search option that lets you quickly find active listings using a combination of criteria including title, price, category, and format.

To use advanced search:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may be asked to sign in.

  2. On the left side of the page, click the Active link.

  3. Click the Advanced Search link at the top of the list.

  4. In the window that pops up, choose to show listings that match All of the criteria or Any criteria.

    Note: All narrows your results; Any expands your results.

  5. Add up to 8 criteria that you want to create specific searches.

    For example, you can search for all listings that have camera in the title with a duration greater than or equal to 3 days and a starting price of $100.

  6. Click the Search button.

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