Ebay,sell same item,different quantities

I have a product I wish to sell and want to give buyers the option to purchase different quantities,say 5,10 or 20 just as an example.
How are the fees charged ? Does it cost me more to do it that way or should I just list as separate items ?
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  • the_lunatic_is_in_my_head
    the_lunatic_is_in_my_head Posts: 7,320
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    edited 30 January at 1:46PM
    You can't have duplicate BIN listings so you need one listing with a QTY of say 100 and then buyers can add however many they want to the basket (with multi-buy, vouchers or order volume discounts applied if you wish).

    If you want to sort of sell in a pack of 5, 10, etc then in theory you can have more than one listing but driving sales through a single listing will give you better search placement, assuming you get sales :) , so you can add variations to a single listing with the option of pack size then set a price and available QTY for each option. (i.e pack of 5 at £4.99 with 20 available, pack of 10 at £9.49 with 15 available, pack of 50 at £39.99 with 10 available).

    You can still add multi-buy, vouchers or order volume discounts if you wish, free postage might be simpler but you can set up with charged P&P and each extra item at £x but that is across the listing rather than each option.

    You can also either just add images as normal or set an image to each option which shows as the buyer picks each option from the drop down menu (which helps make it clear exactly what they are getting for each option). 

    Probably sounds complicated above but is pretty simple to set up.

    Forgot to add, fees are as normal (FVF + fixed fee), if someone buys 2 of something (or something from 2 options) and pays together you save by only paying 1 fixed fee. 
  • soolin
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    Daz2009 said:
    I have a product I wish to sell and want to give buyers the option to purchase different quantities,say 5,10 or 20 just as an example.
    How are the fees charged ? Does it cost me more to do it that way or should I just list as separate items ?
    Just as an extra to the excellent response above, this is obviously a business sale and assuming it is correctly on a business account a MVL listing will still only cost you the one insertion fee, currently 35p. 
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  • Daz2009
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    soolin said:
    Daz2009 said:
    I have a product I wish to sell and want to give buyers the option to purchase different quantities,say 5,10 or 20 just as an example.
    How are the fees charged ? Does it cost me more to do it that way or should I just list as separate items ?
    Just as an extra to the excellent response above, this is obviously a business sale and assuming it is correctly on a business account a MVL listing will still only cost you the one insertion fee, currently 35p. 
    soolin said:
    Daz2009 said:
    I have a product I wish to sell and want to give buyers the option to purchase different quantities,say 5,10 or 20 just as an example.
    How are the fees charged ? Does it cost me more to do it that way or should I just list as separate items ?
    Just as an extra to the excellent response above, this is obviously a business sale and assuming it is correctly on a business account a MVL listing will still only cost you the one insertion fee, currently 35p. 
    Actually it's not a business sale,I bought a large box of a product,have only used a few and wish to sell the rest off.
    As the ad says,once they're gone they're gone lol.
  • Daz2009
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    You can't have duplicate BIN listings so you need one listing with a QTY of say 100 and then buyers can add however many they want to the basket (with multi-buy, vouchers or order volume discounts applied if you wish).

    If you want to sort of sell in a pack of 5, 10, etc then in theory you can have more than one listing but driving sales through a single listing will give you better search placement, assuming you get sales :) , so you can add variations to a single listing with the option of pack size then set a price and available QTY for each option. (i.e pack of 5 at £4.99 with 20 available, pack of 10 at £9.49 with 15 available, pack of 50 at £39.99 with 10 available).

    You can still add multi-buy, vouchers or order volume discounts if you wish, free postage might be simpler but you can set up with charged P&P and each extra item at £x but that is across the listing rather than each option.

    You can also either just add images as normal or set an image to each option which shows as the buyer picks each option from the drop down menu (which helps make it clear exactly what they are getting for each option). 

    Probably sounds complicated above but is pretty simple to set up.

    Forgot to add, fees are as normal (FVF + fixed fee), if someone buys 2 of something (or something from 2 options) and pays together you save by only paying 1 fixed fee. 
    Thanks that's very helpful
  • Daz2009
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    edited 9 February at 10:54AM
    I'm having trouble with the listing.
    I have 24 items and I want to sell them in multiples of 6,so 6 at 1 price,12 at a different price and so on.
    But the option is only to offer a percentage discount for multiple buys 
    Am I doing it wrong?

    Some googling suggests private sellers can't do it :(
  • soolin
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    Daz2009 said:
    I'm having trouble with the listing.
    I have 24 items and I want to sell them in multiples of 6,so 6 at 1 price,12 at a different price and so on.
    But the option is only to offer a percentage discount for multiple buys 
    Am I doing it wrong?

    Some googling suggests private sellers can't do it :(
    An MVL should be able  to that easily with both quantity and price chosen on set up as options (rather than just numbers0  as I've done it myself on my business account. perhaps it is restricted on a private account ?
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    You need to set up a variation listing
    Use the option to "add variations"

    I don't think you can get the option on the app, you need to use a laptop/pc 
    Also not all categories support variations 
  • Daz2009
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    se2020 said:
    You need to set up a variation listing
    Use the option to "add variations"

    I don't think you can get the option on the app, you need to use a laptop/pc 
    Also not all categories support variations 
    I can't see that option
  • soolin
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    I s on my listing page in my private account. I can use variations to add both amounts and price differences. 
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    From there I can open ‘edit’ and add both number of items and price by manually adding those where promoted 
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