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Using the quick listing tool
Starting your listing
The quick listing tool helps you get your item up for sale quickly by providing guidance on how to price and send your item. Tell us what you're selling, and we'll give you specific suggestions based on similar items that have sold.
Get started by entering words that describe your item. What is it, and what are its most important features? The more meaningful words you enter, the better we'll be able to identify your item and give you specific help along the way.
Based on what you enter, we'll help you select the category where your item will be listed on eBay.
Creating your listing from a similar item
Creating a listing from a similar item saves time because most of the information is already filled in for you.
To create a listing from a similar item:
If you don't see the right item to work with, don't worry - you can still quickly create a listing from scratch. You'll just need to fill in a little more information yourself.
Photos are a key part of any successful listing. Buyers can instantly recognise what you're selling in search results and take a closer look in your listing. They'll be more confident about buying from you.
You can add 1 picture for free with each listing.
Setting a price
If you want to sell your item to the highest bidder, create an auction listing. If you'd rather offer your item at a specific price (with no bidding), choose fixed price and set the price at which buyers can purchase your item right away.
Tip: Auction is the best option for most items listed through the quick listing tool.
To create an auction listing:
Selecting postage options
When possible, we'll automatically select the postage options including package type, delivery service, and cost that most sellers have chosen for similar items.
Tip: Buyers like free P&P. You may want to offer this in your listing to increase your chances of a sale.
If you want to take a different approach, you can create your own postage option.
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