Selling items on eBay is a great way to help raise funds for charity. However, to ensure sellers and their nominated charities are protected, we have rules that must be followed when listing items for sale that benefit charitable organisations.
What is the policy?
Sellers can use eBay for Charity when:
- The eBay for Charity Seller Terms and Conditions are accepted and the account is kept in good standing
- It is agreed that at least 10% of the final sale price (or 1% for vehicles sold on eBay Motors) is donated to a certified organization in the nonprofit directory if the item sells, with a minimum donation of $1
- Payment is accepted by PayPal, credit card, or debit card
- Listings are not in the Adult Only or Real Estate categories
Sellers can list items for charity without using eBay for Charity when:
- Listings are on behalf of recognized, tax-deductible charitable organizations (for example, those with T3010 or equivalent status with the Canada Revenue Agency
- They have received written consent from the charitable organization and include the following in their listing:
- A readable image of the written letter of consent on the charity's letterhead, signed by one of the charity's officers
- The charity's tax-deductibility status
- Their name or eBay username, dates of the event or listings, and the donation amount (as a percentage of the final sale price) to be donated if the item sells
Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.
Why does eBay have this policy?
This policy helps ensure that important government regulations are followed.