OpenBay Pro

eBay Selling / Listing Limit

eBay impose a selling / active listing limit for most new sellers.

This is usually in the form of: Maximum X number of active items for sale - this is the total QUANTITY of all items in your listings, not the number of active listings Maximum X value of active items for sale

A common misunderstanding is seeing an error saying that you have exceeded your selling limit when trying to list an item. This is because your quantity or the value (quantity x price) exceeds your account limit when added to your current active catalog of products.

Example; A seller has a product value limit of $1000 and a 100 item limit.

This means they could list:
1 x $1000 item listing with a quantity of 1 OR
10 x $100 item listings with a quantity of 1 OR 
1 x $100 listing with a quantity of 10 OR
100 x $10 item listings with a quantity of 1 OR 
1 x $10 listing with a quantity of 100 OR
5 x $10 listings with a quantity of 10 PLUS 1 x $100 listing with a quantity of 5

When creating / editing an item with OpenBay Pro you can choose to list a lower quantity that you have in your actual inventory. This will help maximize a lower listing allowance until eBay remove the restrictions.

The lower level of stock listed will try to be maintained by the module until the actual stock level falls below it.

Example; A seller has 500 items in stock but only chooses to list 5.

When an item sells the stock will reduce on eBay until the order is imported to the store. When the module imports the order and checks the actual stock level, the stock will be updated on eBay back to 5.