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How to determine when listings are going for another month?

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  1. password01

    password01 Regular Member

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    Hey Guys,

    So i'm dropshipping to eBay from Amazon and just opened a Feature Store to list 1200 items.

    I want to max out my listings but also remove non-performers at the end of each month so I can add new items the following month.

    For this though, I need to know how your listing usage is calculated? For example, when I add a GTC item, when does it roll over and be considered a listing for the coming month?

    Is it at the end of each calendar month? Regardless of when you started your subscription or is the date more related to 30 days from the day in the month you started? Or is it on a listing by listing basis, based on when each listing started?

    Many thanks
    PWD01
     
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    If you list something GTC, it will roll over every 30 days until it's delisted. This will use up your free monthly listings.
     
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    it's based on when you listed it, 30 days after you list the GTC item it will then renew.
     
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    password01 Regular Member

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    Yes, I understand that, I am trying to figure out when I can take the item down so it doesn't cost me in the following months listings. i.e. if it is a bad seller, I want to replace the listing with something else.

    Ok, thanks. So to make things easy I should probably just create all my listings and have them ready to list on the first of the month. Then just before the end of the month, remove the bad seller, in anticipation for replacing at the beginning of the next month?
     
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    im sure it will always carry over to the next month for you
     
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    Take it down before it ends on the 30th day. It count against your limits on the day you list the item. If a new month starts its counted.
     
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    Thanks, I don't currently have limits so not concerned about that right now. It's more to with the cost of listings. Thanks.
     
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    In that case, i believe its the start of every month.

    Check your previous invoices to know for sure.
     
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    Yep that's what I'd do if I had that many items listed or just list them all on one day and make a note of it for next month.
     
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    ~~~~~~ THE SOLUTION ~~~~~~

    Hi Guys,

    It looks like the answers have been mixed. I spoke with an eBay rep and they instructed me how to check my credits. It real easy.

    Steps:

    1. Go to "My eBay"
    2. Click "All Selling"
    3. Scroll to bottom of page, past your listings.
    4. At the end of the page you will see a section called "Promotional Offers"
    5. This outlines the various credits you have e.g. Store Listings and 20 free per month. It also shows when they expire and renew etc.

    So in my case, for under-performing listings I need to remove them before the 1st of the following month, otherwise they will be counted in the next months promotion.

    Hope that helps somebody else.
     
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