eBay Listing Upgrades:
Optional Listing Features and Options
eBay listings present sellers with a dizzying array of features and options. Use this guide to learn about each of them by name.
eBay presents sellers with a dizzying array of optional features and listing types. Use this guide to help you to decide which features to use with your listings.
Counters can be placed at the end of an auction listing in order to show the number of potential bidders who have seen it.
Through the eBay Giving program, sellers can donate a portion of auction proceeds to a selected nonprofit.
Fixed price listings sell items at a fixed price, without subjecting them to auction-style bidding.
The "Featured Plus" option forces the item listing to be displayed near the very top of search results.
The "Gallery Featured" option displays the item at the top of the gallery results and display the item's first photo next to the description in standard search results.
The "Gallery" option displays the item in gallery view results so that buyers can find and bid on the item by photo in addition to being able to find it by description and display the item's first photo next to the description in standard search results.
"Gift Services" are optional features offered by the seller to provide buyers with gift wrapping, greeting card, drop-shipping, and other gift-oriented features.
"Get It Fast" is an optional feature offered by the seller to indicate that the item can be shipped rapidly and via expedited means once the auction is won.
The "Highlight" option shows the item listing in bold text against a colored background in search results.
The "Home Page Featured" option causes the item listing displayed on the eBay front page, in rotation with other eBay front page promotion items.
The "Immediate Payment Required" option forces buyers to pay immediately for listings in order to Buy It Now.
The Listing Desienr offers sellers the chance to easily create visually appealing designs and layouts for their listings.
Multiple auction item listings (also known as "Dutch Auctions") sell multiple identical items at auction, with prices determined by bidding.
Multiple fixed-price item listings sell multiple identical items for a fixed price, with the price determined by the seller.
Motors listings feature cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, or other vehicles for sale.
The "Payment Instructions" feature provides prospective buyers with additional details about the payment methods(s) that a seller requires or accepts.
PayPal payments enable sellers to accept payment from buyers by credit card or electronic bank transfer, and to subsequently access received funds using a standard personal bank or checking account.
The "Picture Pack" option is an eBay pictures feature that adds both "Picture Show" and "Supersize Pictures" to an item listing.
The "Picture Show" option causes eBay pictures to be displayed in a rotating slideshow to prospective buyers or bidders.
eBay pictures are digital photos added to item listings to give potential bidders or buyers a visual representation of the item for sale.
Real Estate listings sell residential housing, land, or investment property on eBay through non-binding auctions.
The "Return Policy" is composed of optional information provided by the seller detailing return and refund (if applicable) options for the winner of the item listing.
A "Reserve Price" is an optional seller-supplied price below which the auction bidding results are not binding to either buyer or seller.
"Scheduled Listings" are pre-composed listings that are started automatically by eBay at a time supplied by the seller in advance.
Second categories are supplied by a seller in order to display an item listing in search or browse results in more than one category.
"Shipping Details" are seller-supplied details about shipping methods and surcharges, automatically displayed to and calculated for prospective bidders or buyers.
The "Starting Bid" is a seller-supplied amount that will be used as the minimum first bid when the auction listing is posted.
"Sales tax" features are surcharges that can be automatically calculated and added by eBay to the buyer's total based on location and tax rate.
"Supersize Pictures" are an optional eBay Pictures ffeature causing picture(s) in the item listing to be saved and displayed for prospective bidders or buyers at an increased size.
10-Day listings are listings that extend to ten days rather than ending after the usual 1, 3, 5, or 7 days, in order to provide additional exposure to a listing and to give all prospective bidders or buyers and chance to bid.
Ad or Service listings are listings for goods or services that do not easily fit into the "item," "real estate," or "motors" paradigms.
"Buy It Now" enables sellers to offer bidders the chance to win an auction immediately by agreeing to pay a pre-set price.
Entertain offers to buy immediately from bidders, accept or reject them at will.