Relisting an item creates a new listing with all of the properties of the previous listing, except those that the seller explicitly changed.

If a listing ends, it may be eligible to be relisted. Refer to the Relisting items help topic for complete information about when an item is eligible to be relisted.

Note: If the item was being watched when the listing ended, it will continue to be watched when the item is relisted.

When a seller relists an item, it can be done without any changes to the item by providing the item's original Item.ItemID using the RelistItem request.

You can also relist an item and make one or more changes to the listing. For example, the seller might want to a lower the price for the item hoping to better entice a user to purchase the item. When relisting an item, not all elements of a listing can be changed and some changes can incur listing fees. A relist with no changes is typically free. An example of when a listing fee may be charged is if the seller relists an item and specifies a fee-based listing enhancement when the original item did not use that listing enhancement.

The application must use the original Item.ItemID for every RelistItem attempt regardless of whether the seller is making changes to the listing or not.

  • If no changes are being made to the item with the relist, the only value required in the RelistItem request is the Item.ItemID field.
  • If changes are being made to the listing, the corresponding ItemType object properties must be assigned the new values.