Now’s the time to list in Canadian dollars

Starting this spring, Canadian dollars will be the sole listing currency on eBay.ca

Listing in US dollars on eBay.ca?

As of this spring, Canadian dollars (CAD) will be the sole listing currency available on eBay.ca. Sellers will no longer be able to create listings in US dollars (USD) when they list on eBay.ca. They can set prices in CAD and list on eBay.ca, or set prices in USD and list on eBay.com. Either way, all buyers—Canadian, US, or international—can pay in their own currency with PayPal.

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Important dates to remember

May 2nd

eBay Listing Migration Tool launches
Use it to convert your USD listings into CAD, or move them to eBay.com.

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June 1st

New listings in CAD only

New listings can only be created in Canadian dollars when you list on eBay.ca.

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August 2016

Good ’Til Cancelled listings in CAD only
To renew and maintain these listings, re-list them on eBay.ca.

Here’s how to get ready

Canadian Loonie

List in CAD
When you create new listings on eBay.ca, select CAD. You’ll likely sell your items faster and save on fees, too.

Find listings

Find affected listings
Only USD listings on eBay.ca will be affected. If you’re not sure which site your USD listings were created on, use our eBay Listing Look‑up Tool to locate them.

Convert listings

Convert your listings
Relist your USD items in CAD on eBay.ca or as USD listings on eBay.com. Either way, we’ve got a tool to help you figure it out.

Why we’ve made
this decision

Andrea Stairs, Managing Director of eBay Canada, talks about why eBay Canada has made the decision to end USD listing currency support on eBay.ca—and how it serves Canadian eBay sellers’ best interests.

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Need help converting or moving your listings?

We recognize that this change may be difficult for you to manage, so we’ve prepared the eBay Listing Migration Tool to help you to identify your affected listings and convert them to Canadian dollars, or move them to eBay.com, in bulk.

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3 benefits of listing in Canadian dollars

  1. Sell your items faster
    Sellers who list on eBay.ca in CAD have seen an average 10% higher sell-through rate. See below for more details.

  2. Save on fees
    If you charge more for US shipping, you’ll reduce your final value fees by listing on eBay.ca.

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  3. Protect your profit margin
    Don’t let fluctuating exchange rates hurt your margins or your sales.

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Sellers do better with CAD listings

For fixed price and auction listings alike, nearly all items located in Canada and listed on eBay.ca in CAD perform better than similar listings made in USD—on eBay.ca or eBay.com. Choose your category to see how it performs in Canadian dollars.

  Fixed price sell-through rates* Auction listing conversion rates**
Collectibles 10% higher for CAD listings 5% higher for CAD listings
Electronics 5% higher for CAD listings 15% higher for CAD listings
Fashion About the same for CAD
and USD listings
10% higher for CAD listings
Home & Garden 5% higher for CAD listings 10% higher for CAD listings
Lifestyle 10% higher for CAD listings 15% higher for CAD listings
Media About the same for CAD
and USD listings
15% higher for CAD listings
Parts & Accessories 10% lower for CAD listings 5% lower for CAD listings

Where should you list?

While we recommend listing on eBay.ca for most sellers, we understand that listing on eBay.com may be a better fit for some sellers. Answer these questions to see if you should list on eBay.ca or eBay.com.


  1. Do you sell within Canada only?

    • Yes:

      Keep listing on eBay.ca

      eBay research shows that eBay.ca sellers who list in Canadian dollars see an average 10% higher sell-through rate than those who list in US dollars.

    • No. Please go to the next question.

  2. Do you list in Automotive Parts & Accessories?

    • Yes:

      List on eBay.com

      eBay.com gives you access to the fitment catalogue, which is not yet available on eBay.ca.

    • No. Please go to the next question.

  3. Do you ship your items within the US using the US Postal Service?

    • Yes:

      Keep listing on eBay.com

      If you ship using USPS, list on eBay.com so that you can add USPS-branded services to your listing, or use USPS calculated shipping.

    • No. Please go to the next question.

  4. Do you ship to your US buyers from the US and to your Canadian buyers from Canada?

    • Yes:

      Create listings on both eBay.ca and eBay.com

      Use the appropriate shipping service for buyers in Canada and the US, rather than offer US shipping on eBay.ca or Canadian shipping on eBay.com.

    • No. Please go to the next question.

  5. Do you charge higher shipping rates for US buyers?

    • Yes:

      Reduce your final value fees and list on eBay.ca

      Your fees are calculated according to domestic shipping costs—which are lower than US shipping costs.

    • No. Please go to the next question.

  6. Do you list in French?

    • Yes:

      List on cafr.ebay.ca

      It’s an ideal platform for selling to Francophone buyers in Canada and abroad.

    • No. Please go to the next question.

  7. Are the majority of your sales to US buyers?

    • Yes:

      Choose a US shipping option and list on eBay.ca

      Your US buyers will see your listing price in both Canadian and US dollars—which will heighten the item’s value. What’s more, sellers who list in Canadian dollars see an average 10% higher sell-through rate.

    • No:

      List on eBay.ca

      There’s never been a better time to sell Canadian. In fact, eBay research shows that eBay.ca sellers who list in Canadian dollars have a 10% higher overall sell-through rate than those who list in US dollars.

How your buyers will see your listings

If you have inventory in Canada, list your items in CAD on eBay.ca at prices that makes sense for your business. When you select a US shipping option, US buyers on eBay.com will see the price converted to USD.

On eBay.ca

An example listing on ebay.ca

On eBay.com

An example listing on ebay.com

We’re here to help

Get the eBay Listing Migration Tool
If you need to migrate or convert your US dollar listings, use the eBay Listing Migration Tool.

Try the Tool

Watch the webinar replay
Join Russ Patterson of eBay Canada as he walks you through the update—and how you can profit from it. Watch the replay now.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about the change? We have answers.

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