When you sell an item at a fixed price, your buyers have the convenience of buying the item immediately at a known price.
Choosing a fixed price format
Depending on whether you want to allow bidding on your item, you can either:
Create a fixed price listing, with no bidding allowed
Create an auction-style listing and add the option so that buyers can choose whether to buy your item right away or compete in the auction
With either option your listing will appear whenever buyers search or browse on eBay. The icon next to the item lets buyers know that they can buy it right away.
Compare Buy It Now options
Buyers can purchase your item immediately at the price you set, but cannot bid on your item.
√ The Buy It Now price is always available.
√ Your item appears when buyers browse and search for items and when they click the Buy It Now tab.
√ You can sell more than one item per listing.
√ You can create a single multi-quantity listing with variations.
√ You can let buyers suggest a price they are willing to pay for an item by selling with Best Offer.
Auction-style format with Buy It Now option
Buyers can purchase your item immediately or place a bid.
√ The Buy It Now price is available until someone bids on the item or the reserve price is met. When the Buy It Now option disappears, the auction proceeds normally. In a few categories, the Buy It Now option may continue to be available after the first bid for a limited time.
√ Your listing appears when buyers browse and search for items and when they click the Auctions only or Buy It Now only tabs.
√ You can sell only one item per listing.
To sell an item at a fixed price, you must have a Feedback score of at least 0 and list the item for at least INR 1.00.
Creating the listing
When you create the listing, in the Choose how you'd like to sell your item section of the Sell Your Item form, include a Buy It Now price.
To add the Buy It Now option to an auction-style listing, select the Online Auction tab and enter the Buy It Now price.
To sell at a fixed price only, select the Fixed Price tab and enter the Buy It Now price.
For certain specified categories, you are allowed to include shipping and other charges only in your price while listing your item.
Unless specified by you, the terms 'price' or 'list price' or 'listing price' or the like, referred to indicate the amount payable by Buyer for the item/product listed by you and shall be inclusive of the item price, shipping, taxes and other charges.
You shall raise and provide invoice(s) to the buyer for the amount paid by the buyer to you for the item. As you are aware, your listing and the item price indicated by you should be in due compliance with applicable provisions of law.
Maximum Retail Price
‘Maximum Retail Price’ or ‘Retail Sale Price’ means the maximum price at which the commodity in packaged form may be sold to the consumer. The Retail Sale Price of the package shall clearly indicate that it is the maximum retail price inclusive of all taxes and the price in rupees and paise be rounded off to the nearest rupee or 50 paise. Illustrations: For declaration of Retail Sale Price:
(a) Maximum or Max. retail price Rs. or xx.xx (inclusive of all taxes), or
(b) Maximum or Max. retail price Rs. or xx.xx inclusive of all taxes, or
(c) MRP Rs. or xx.xx incl. of all taxes, or
(d) MRP Rs. or xx.xx (incl. of all taxes)
(d) MRP Rs. or xx.xx (incl. of all taxes)Fees
Depending on the selling options you select, additional fees may apply:
Fixed price listing: You pay an insertion fee based on the Buy It Now price. You do not pay an additional fee for the Buy It Now option.
Fixed price listing with a Best Offer option: You pay an insertion fee based on the Buy It Now price. If the item sells at the Best Offer price, the final value fee is based on the offer you accept.
Auction-style listing with a Buy It Now option: You pay an insertion fee based on the starting price, plus an additional fee for the Buy It Now option. If you've specified a reserve price, the insertion fee is based on the amount you specify.
Changing your listing format
You can't switch between a fixed price listing and an online auction with a Buy It Now price. However, in some situations, you can add, edit, or remove a Buy It Now price.
For auction-style listings: If more than 12 hours remain before the listing ends, you might be able to add, edit, or remove a Buy It Now price as long as the listing has not received any bids.
For fixed price listings: You can edit the Buy It Now price.
Learn more about revising your listing.
Changing your fixed price listings to auction-style listings
You can convert your fixed price listings to auction-style listings using My eBay.
To change your fixed price listings to auction-style listings:
Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may be asked to sign in.
In the Sell section, click the Active link.
Select the check box next to the listings you want to send to online auction.
Click the Send to Online Auction button.
Edit the format for your listings by clicking the Edit button and choosing Format.
On the Review & Submit page, verify your changes, and then click the Submit button.
If you choose to send a multi-quantity fixed price listing to auction, we'll create a single item auction-style listing and remove 1 of your items from the multi-quantity fixed price listing. If you choose to send a single-quantity fixed price listing to auction, we'll create a new single item auction-style listing and end the fixed price listing.
Note: Neither of these changes will happen until you click the Submit button.