End your duplicate listings before eBay do it for you

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It’s mid-May and sellers are no longer be allowed to have multiple listings for identical items. If you do still have duplicate listings expect them to start being ended from some time in the next few days.

To enable you to check for duplicate listings there’s a new tool to check for duplicates listed on your eBay account.

This policy applies to fixed price listings across most categories and should save fees as well as benefiting sellers from recent sales on multi-quantity listings. What will still be allowed is up to 15 listings for items made to fit specific products, models, or brands to enable sellers to specify the fitment in item titles.

Whilst there won’t be any serious implications for sellers the first time that listings are ended, it’s likely to affect the selling strategies for those accustomed to flooding eBay with product in order to gain visibility. It should be remembered that the Duplicate Listing Policy limit of 15 identical items applies to both Fixed Price listings and to Auctions listings.

If you use the eBay tool to check for duplicates listed on your eBay account and manually end them at least you’ll get to choose which listings to retain and avoid the risk of account sanctions in the future.



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