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Creating listings with variations

When you have many similar items that have different variations, such as colour or size, you can create a single fixed price listing that includes all the variations you offer.

Each listing can have 5 variation details and up to 50 values for each of those details.

For example, if you're selling shoes, your 5 variation types could be colour, size, width, material, and style. Each of those details can have up to 50 values: 50 different colours, 50 different sizes, and so forth.

You can have up to 250 variations in a single listing for no additional fee.

The prices of your items can vary, but your payment methods and postage costs must be the same.

How to add variations on eBay listings

You can create and manage your variations through the business tool - opens in new window or tab, or Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab. Each tool will walk you step-by-step through the process.

When listing, you'll want to:

  • Describe the features of the item that are standard across all of the items
  • Specify your variations and the options for each variation
  • Review the variations to make sure your inventory matches exactly with the quantity selected for each variation. You can delete variations for which you're missing inventory
  • Add pictures. You can add up to 12 for each variation
  • Add quantities and price, which can be different for each variation of your item

Which categories can have eBay listing variations?

Most categories are set up for eBay listing variations.

You can download a full list of categories - opens in new window or tab where listing variations are available.

For similar items that have variations such as colour or size, you can create a single fixed price listing that includes all variations you have available.

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