eBay Trading APIVersion 1131

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 This enumeration value represents a classified ad in a Real Estate category. This listing type is only used to solicit inquiries from interested parties. 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.

Although listing durations may vary by eBay marketplace and category, typical listing durations for real estate ads are 30 and 90 days. It is recommended that the seller uses the GetCategoryFeatures call to retrieve the actual listing durations that are supported for real estate ads on a particular marketplace and category.
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 an 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).

Although listing durations may vary by eBay marketplace and category, typical listing durations for auctions are 3, 5, 7, and 10 days. It is recommended that the seller uses the GetCategoryFeatures call to retrieve the actual listing durations that are supported for auctions on a particular marketplace and category.
CustomCode Reserved for internal or future use.
FixedPriceItem With this listing format, the selling is offering the item at a fixed price, although it is still possible for the seller to negotiate the price with prospective buyers using the Best Offer feature. A fixed-price listing can offer a single item, or if the seller has multiple quantity of the same item, multiple quantity of that same item can be made available for sale through the same listing. Additionally, the seller can set up a multiple-variation, fixed-price listing, where similar items can be sold through the same listing. An example of a multiple-variation, fixed-price listing might be a t-shirt (or another article of clothing) that is available in multiple color and size combinations.

Traditionally, listing durations for fixed-prices listings have varied by eBay marketplace and category. Typical listing durations for fixed-price listings ranged from three to 30 days, or GTC (Good 'Til Cancelled). As of April 1, 2019, 'GTC' is the only supported listing duration for all eBay marketplaces with the following exceptions:
  • The following eBay Motors US categories are exempt from this change: Cars & Trucks (6001), Motorcycles (6024), Other Vehicles & Trailers (6038), Boats (26429), Powersports (66466).
  • All child categories under Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles (9800) categories on the eBay UK and eBay Italy sites are also exempt from this change.

With the 'GTC' listing duration, the listing will remain active as long as the listing shows that inventory is available for purchase (available quantity is '1' or more). For sellers listing motor vehicles on the eBay US Motors, eBay UK, or eBay Italy sites, it is recommended that the seller uses the GetCategoryFeatures call to retrieve the supported listing durations for their particular marketplace and category.

Note: For active fixed-price listings with listing durations other than 'GTC', sellers do not have to take any action. For listings that are automatically renewed by eBay, the renewed listings will automatically be set to 'GTC'. For any listings that are relisted by the seller, the only listing duration value that will be accepted is 'GTC'.
Note: As of July 1, 2019, the Good 'Til Cancelled renewal schedule has been modified from every 30 days to once per calendar month. For example, if a GTC listing is created July 5, the next monthly renewal date will be August 5. If a GTC listing is created on the 31st of the month, but the following month only has 30 days, the renewal will happen on the 30th in the following month. Finally, if a GTC listing is created on January 29-31, the renewal will happen on February 28th (or 29th during a 'Leap Year'). See the Good 'Til Cancelled listings update in the Spring 2019 Seller Updates for more information about this change.
LeadGeneration This enumeration value represents a (non-Real Estate) classified ad listing. The AdType enumeration value represents Real Estate classified ads. This listing type is only used to solicit inquiries from interested parties. 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. Non-Real Estate classified ads are only available in a limited number of eBay categories, including Business and Industrial categories, Travel, ans Specialty Services.

Although listing durations may vary by eBay marketplace and category, typical listing durations for (non-Real Estate) classified ads are 30, 60, and 90 days. It is recommended that the seller uses the GetCategoryFeatures call to retrieve the actual listing durations that are supported for real estate ads on a particular marketplace and category.
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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