Eve Echoes Trade: What is Exceed the Maximum Number of Orders?

Want to get rid of the "exceed the maximum number of orders" error message in EVE Echoes? Here's the solution, and how to never get the message again.

Trading is a great way to make money in EVE Echoes. The principle is simple: buy low and sell high. Sometimes you get tangled in all the trading so much that you lose track of your operations, which may cause the "Exceed the maximum number of orders" error message to pop up. 

This guide will help you properly manage your trading orders, so that you never exceed the maximum number of orders again.

How Buy and Sell Orders Work

Everyone has a limited number of buy and sell orders. This depends on your current Trade skill level, which determines the order limit. The higher your Trade skill is, the more active orders you can have at a time.

Players can buy and sell goods at ITC stations. Here's how you can put a buy order in EVE Echoes:

  1. Dock at the ITC station of your choice
  2. Open the Trade menu
  3. Choose the item you wish to buy
  4. Tap the item and select "Buy" option
  5. Choose shipping type

Your buy order is now activated, and it will stay active until this item either gets shipped to you or you travel towards the delivery spot.

Sell orders are active until someone buys an item from you after you've made it available at the market. Here's how you can put out a sell order in EVE Echoes:

  1. Dock at the ITC station
  2. Open your inventory
  3. Go to "Item Hangar" tab
  4. Choose item you wish to sell
  5. Tap the item and select "Sell" option
  6. Input the price
  7. Confirm by pressing "OK"

When this is done, you can see all your buy and sell orders by tapping on "My Orders" tab at the Market menu.

If all your order slots are occupied, then you will not be able to buy or sell any more items. You will then get the "exceed the maximum number of orders" error message.

How to Cancel Orders

In the very beginning, players can put in up to five simultaneous orders. If you want to trade something on top, you can simply cancel old orders by following these steps:

  1. Dock at the ITC station
  2. Open the Market menu
  3. Tap on "My Orders" option
  4. Tap on the order you wish to cancel
  5. Choose "Cancel Order" option

Now you can activate a new buy or sell order from the Trade menu.

How to Increase Order Limit

The best way to increase your trading operations is to invest money into various trade skills. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Tap on your hero portrait
  2. Select "Skill" option
  3. Tap on "Social Science" tab
  4. Select "Trade" option

Here you will find a list of skills that will allow you to increase the number of active trade orders. These are the best skills to level up:

  • Trade Skill (+1 order per level)
  • Advanced Trade Skill (+4 orders per level)
  • Expert Trade Skill (+8 orders per level)

Level these skills up, and you will be able to trade a lot more and make more money.

That's all you need to know about trading orders in EVE Echoes and avoiding the "exceed the maximum number of orders" error message. If you are trying to understand cosmic anomalies, then refer to this anomalies guide for EVE Echoes. To learn more about mining, check out our primer here


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Aug. 27th 2020

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