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Sat July 2 2016 07:53:54

How to Find Your Selling Limits on eBay

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I just noticed in the readers responses to one of your articles that eBay sellers were trying to find what their seller limits were...saying eBay would not tell them.

I googled  - how to find eBay seller limits - and this popped up.

That got me to my seller limits however let me walk you through it because the above directions took some figuring out:

Click My eBay - you may have to sign in

On left under SELL click ALL SELLING - you may have to tick the down box beside SELL

Scroll down that page past your active listings and the next Gold / Yellow heading will be SELLING LIMITS

Mine says I can list 6xxx items or $750,000. Whichever comes first.

It then breaks down the current month activity and tells you how many items or $'s are left on your seller limit.

There is also a link on the bottom of that section for "How Selling Limits Work" and "Request Higher Selling Limits"

By the way I really appreciate your "Bytes".
Sincerely,
Don




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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sat Jul 2 11:46:07 2016

Our account still has no limits at this time

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 2 12:24:35 2016

Wrong....I tried over 3 different stores and 4 different computers set up with different operating systems.

There is nothing. NA DA

Must be I don't have any.

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This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Sat Jul 2 13:29:01 2016

Everybody can find those limits without a problem.

What people are talking about are the secret limits that are somewhat lower that what is reported there.

For example, over the course of a couple of years, I saw that once I hit 4 or 5 sales for the month, I was done.  It didn't matter if that last sale occurred 3 days in; the month was, for all intents and purposes, over.  For some of the older/bigger sellers, you'll see them mentioning getting capped at a certain dollar amount, where growth just stops no matter what they do.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Sat Jul 2 22:23:52 2016

I'm with froggy on this one.  I've never had a selling limit stated on my Selling Manager anywhere.  If I have one, I'm unaware of it and there has been no consistency like RKtoys has noted.  At least not for me.

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 2 23:46:01 2016

I've got a selling limit ... some stupid number that I never reach.

Even if I would reach it - Id just put the goods on Amazon ..

Only a company run by brain dead morons would impose limits on their sellers .... I guess Dumb@ss Burke and Uncle GOOD GRIEF are wealthy enough ...

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by: RLS This user has validated their user name.

Sun Jul 3 09:49:26 2016

@tooolguy,

Perhaps you could let us know the name of your ebay store so we may study it. You seem to be on top of things with regard to ebay.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sun Jul 3 11:40:39 2016

@RLS

z50com & vw

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ric

Sun Jul 3 13:25:49 2016

One has to wonder why eBay does not include such vital selling information in a highly accessible manner such as posting it as part of Selling Manager or on the sellers account details page.

eBay's fetish for concealing information and making access so convoluted shows just how little eBay's executives and management value their sellers time and efforts.

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by: Bloggo This user has validated their user name.

Sun Jul 3 23:47:33 2016

"I've never had a selling limit stated on my Selling Manager anywhere." Me too.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Bill

Mon Jul 4 00:18:13 2016

The simple fact that eBay would impose selling limits and limit the visibility of any sellers is an act of complete stupidity on there part. Also to allow a search engine to operate that does not act like any other search engine on the web shows that the whole company is being run by a complete group of morons.

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by: rudestar This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 4 10:25:44 2016

I have been at my selling limit for past five years.
Complaining will only get it reduced.
You can double your listings and get no extra sales.
You can fail to list anything new for six months and not suffer a fall in sales.
You can sell twice as much by cutting your prices in half.
Not a business, it's a hobby.
I resell fast moving used car parts and can only sell $250.00 a day including shipping.
I think price fixing is the first concern and not letting individuals get close to 100K gross sales.
This queers any thoughts of a business plan. Changes what and how I sell, and is bad for ebay. I tell people I make $100.00 per hour on ebay! Only catch is I only get 15 minuets work a day.

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This user has validated their user name. by: gettingby

Mon Jul 4 12:53:41 2016

I was speaking to a very nice Customer Service Rep about raising the limit on my 2nd, newer account (since that call, they seem to be raising the limit each time I have roughly 75-80% of the limit listed).
Anyway... while I had a friendly guy on the phone, I told him I'd never been able to find a limit on my original (1999) account, and asked about the limit. He said that it had a "silent" limit. I asked what that meant, and he said that means the limit is so high that it was likely unreachable.
I'm guessing it's probably the same for most of the folks who can't find their limits after following the above instructions.

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by: blaumann This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 5 09:21:03 2016

I have no ''all selling'' Where can I look. I have selling manager plus I believe...

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 5 09:43:30 2016

For example, over the course of a couple of years, I saw that once I hit 4 or 5 sales for the month, I was done.  It didn't matter if that last sale occurred 3 days in; the month was, for all intents and purposes, over.  For some of the older/bigger sellers, you'll see them mentioning getting capped at a certain dollar amount, where growth just stops no matter what they do.
^^ I've got to contact Griff about this.  I can't find a selling limit in Ebay Hub.  But I do know that it seems I'm only doing about 4 sales a month and then NADA, nothing.  Then the next month I do about the same and then NADA.  Something strange is going on, because I should be having more sales than 3-4 a month.

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by: JohnGermaine This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 5 13:35:23 2016

Unable to locate as described. Can someone figure this out for us?

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 5 14:00:08 2016

@ToolGuy... all eBay Sellers have 'selling limits'... it is not SHOWN to all... they are rolling it out, little by little... and limits can be increased by contacting eBay...

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 5 14:00:56 2016

@JohnGermaine... you can call eBay if your is not yet posted...

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This user has validated their user name. by: Philip Cohen
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Tue Jul 5 15:46:40 2016

Call eBay, and get on the end of the ever-lengthening queue to an understaffed, less than competent CS department—LOL

The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the unscrupulous, the malevolent, the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid. ...

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by: Terry in Texas This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 5 19:20:58 2016

i have seller limits on my account due to my ''below standard'' rating. (inventory snafus that have resulted in my immediately refunding customers when i discover i don't have the item in stock. of course after 8+ years ebay thinks i don't know how to run my business and am dishonest by selling items i don't have in stock--even though i issue refunds. really?......)

at the beginning of the month seller manager tells me how many listings/dollar amount i am allowed. currently it's 270 listings or about $4200. since i'm lucky if i have 5 sales a month (back in good times it was 280), i'm not worried about hitting my ceiling.  currently all it does is limit my listings. and since ebay isn't showing my items to anyone, doesn't matter.

but back in good times, i noticed that my monthly sales were ALWAYS between $2300 and $2800. so that maybe was my HIDDEN selling limit.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Jul 5 21:13:54 2016

@epuise

People here have been saying for years that there are selling limits imposed on all accounts.  Some sellers see them on the Selling Manager and some don't.

I have no idea if selling limits are true or not.  For me, there is no consistency in my sales.  Some months are good some are not.  But no matter what, my sales were much higher on a regular basis until March of 2014.  It has been downhill every since.

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