How to Change Your Item Location on eBay
By Danielle Fernandez
The self-proclaimed "world's marketplace," eBay gives anyone with an Internet connection an avenue to buy and sell goods on a global scale. The premise is simple: sellers post items for sale, buyers bid auction-style or purchase items outright, then the seller ships to the buyer. EBay policy states that sellers must accurately state the location their items will be shipped or picked up from, so it's important to provide changes to this information when applicable. You can modify current listings individually or make changes to the registered address for all future listings.
Changing Location of Current Listings
Navigate to the eBay site. Hover your mouse over "My eBay" at the top right, then click "Selling." Alternately, you can click "My eBay" at the top right, then click the arrow next to "Selling" on the left menu, then click "All Selling" underneath.
Find the item you wish to change and select "Revise" in the Actions drop-down menu. EBay allows bulk revisions for some listing information, but location modifications must be made to each listing individually.
Click "Edit" on the right side of the Selling Preferences section and change the ZIP code specified in Item Location.
Review your changes and any pertinent fee information, then click "Submit Revisions."
Changing Location for a New Listing
Navigate to the eBay site, hover over "Sell" at the top right and click "Sell an Item."
Enter prelimary title and item specifics.
Click "Edit" on the right side of the Selling Specifics section and modify the ZIP code next to Item Location.
Click "List It" when your listing is complete and ready to list.
Changing Your Default Location
Navigate to the eBay site and click "My eBay" at the top right.
Hover your mouse over the "Account" tab, then select "Addresses." Alternately, you can click on "Account," then click "Addresses" in the menu on the left sidebar of the My Account screen.
Modify the address information as necessary. The Registration Address will modify your default location for future listings.
- If you have a large quantity of items for which you need to change the location, it might be more efficient to utilize a third-party bulk auction editing application. You can compare available software, prices and features with a general keyword search on your favorite search engine.
- EBay limits the changes you can make if there are less than 12 hours left until the end of your listing.
Based in Tampa, Fla., Danielle Fernandez been writing, editing and illustrating all things technology, lifestyle and education since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, Working Mother magazine, and a variety of technical publications, including BICSI's "Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual." Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Florida.