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Scheduling Your Listings

Scheduling gives you the flexibility to list items on eBay at a starting day and time you choose, up to three weeks in advance. You can create your listings at your convenience and control the time they start and end.

Note: To make your listings searchable at a specific time, you may want to schedule them a day in advance. Although your listings will generally be searchable within 24 hours, for Trust and Safety reasons, there are times when this may take longer.

To schedule your listing:

  1. In the "Choose a format and price" section of the Sell Your Item form, click Schedule start time.

  2. Select a start date and time for your listing.

  3. Complete the Sell Your Item form, and click the List your item button on the Review Your Listing page.

You can view your scheduled items in the Pending Items view in My eBay.


  • There is an additional fee for each listing you schedule to start at a later time. There's no additional fee if you schedule your listings to start when you upload them. (See Fees page )

  • Fees charged are those applicable at the actual start time, not when the listings are submitted using the Sell Your Item form.

  • On some eBay sites, the start time of a scheduled listing may be delayed by up to 15 minutes, however the listing end time will also be delayed by the same period of time. This applies to listings on all eBay sites in Europe.

  • You can schedule a maximum of 3,000 listings as far as three weeks in advance.

  • You need to place a credit card on file for billing purposes in order to schedule listings.

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