Using the eBay Out Of Stock Control Feature

By using the Out Of Stock Control functionality you can keep your Fixed-Price GTC (Good 'Til Cancelled) items alive, even when the quantity reaches zero. While the item has no quantity and is unavailable for purchase, eBay will remove it from the eBay search results, but will continue to keep the item's listing page to advertise the item and will continue to charge listing fees every 30 days. This is useful if you are waiting for stock of an item with the same item number. Instead of ending the listing and then recreating it when the stock arrives, you can use this feature to hide the item. Then when stock arrives revise the item to update it's quantity.

While the quantity is zero the benefits of using this feature are:

There are a few things to note:


When an item's quantity is zero it is removed from eBay's search results but the item is still live. This means that Good 'Til Cancelled automatic renewal will continue every 30 days and listing fees will be charged.

You therefore must be sure that you wish to make use of this feature as the potential to incur expensive fees is very high.

More information can be found on the eBay help page.

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Article ID: 406
Created On: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Last Updated On: Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

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