From March 3, 2019, sellers who list items for five days or more will be able to upload almost as many items as they want without paying a penny.
However, choose to list for less than three days, and you will have to pay a 35p per item fee.
The new rules will also apply to business owners, who will get an additional 100 short-term listings a month, before the 35p charge kicks in.
"We’re delighted to launch ‘Free to List’, and as a platform we’re always looking for opportunities for people to make more through eBay.co.uk, and this provides them with a trusted platform and global audience to showcase their unwanted items," Nikin Patel, at eBay UK, said.
"Consumer-to-consumer selling is an area we continue to invest, develop and innovate in. In this time of uncertainty we continue to look for opportunities to give families a boost as they declutter to cash in."
Currently, eBay sellers without a shop can list up to 20 items for free each month before the 35p charge kicks in. This ‘free’ allowance includes all listings – including one to three day auctions.
However, under the new rules, sellers will no longer be able to sell for three days or less for free.
eBay operates by taking a 10% cut of all sales processed through its website – including postage – under what’s known as a ‘final value fee’.
However this is capped at £250 – meaning if you sold a car for £3,000, you’d pay less than 10% in charges.
If your item doesn’t sell, you won’t have to pay a final value fee. However, if you pass on contact information to another user, you will have to pay a referral fee.
This will be the higher of the fixed price, auction start price, ‘buy it now’ price, reserve price or the price identified between the buyer and seller.
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