eBay Trading APIVersion 1091

ListingTypeCodeType ( token )

This enumerated type contains the valid selling formats for eBay listings.

Types that use ListingTypeCodeType:

Calls that use one or more values of ListingTypeCodeType:

Enumeration Values

Value Description
AdType Advertisement to solicit inquiries on listings such as real estate. Permits no bidding on that item, service, or property. To express interest, a buyer fills in a contact form that eBay forwards to the seller as a lead. This format does not enable buyers and sellers to transact online through eBay, and eBay Feedback is not available for ad format listings.
Auction This enumeration value is only applicable to the GetMyeBaySelling call. This value is used in the ActiveList.ListingType field if the seller only wants to retrieve active listings that are in the auction format.
Chinese This value indicates a single-quantity auction listing. In an auction listing, prospective buyers engage in a competitive bidding process, although Buy It Now may be offered as long as no bids have been placed. Auctions occur on the eBay marketplace site, and the auction listings will also appear in the seller's eBay Store (if the seller has an eBay Store).
CustomCode Reserved for internal or future use.
FixedPriceItem A basic fixed-price item format. Bids do not occur. The quantity of items is one or more.

Also known as Buy It Now Only on some sites (not to be confused with the BuyItNow option that is available for auctions).

Sellers must meet certain feedback requirements and/or be ID Verified to use this format. See eBay Features Guide for more information.

Fixed-price listings are listed on eBay.com, and they are listed in the seller's eBay Store if the seller is a Store owner. Stores fixed price items will be treated as basic fixed-price items. Permitted durations of 30 days and GTC are now available for store and non-store subscribers (in addition to the existing durations of 3, 5, 7, and 10 days).
LeadGeneration Lead Generation format (advertisement-style listing to solicit inquiries or offers, no bidding or fixed price, listed on eBay).
PersonalOffer Second chance offer made to a non-winning bidder on an ended listing. A seller can make an offer to a non-winning bidder when either the winning bidder has failed to pay for an item or the seller has a duplicate of the item. A seller can create a Second Chance Offer immediately after a listing ends and up to 60 days after the end of the listing.

eBay does not charge an Insertion Fee, but if the bidder accepts the offer, the regular Final Value Fee is charged. In the case of an Unpaid Item, the seller should ensure that everything has been done to resolve the issue with the winning bidder before sending a Second Chance Offer to another bidder.

See the Unpaid Items Process for details. Make sure you're aware of other rules and restrictions surrounding Second Chance Offers. Use AddSecondChanceItem to submit Second Chance Offers. Listed on eBay, but does not appear when browsing or searching listings.
Unknown Unknown or undefined auction type. Applicable to user preferences and other informational use cases.
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