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Your eBay order number

You’ll receive an order number every time you make a purchase on eBay. 

You’ll need your order number if you ever need to speak to us or your seller about a purchase. You’ll find the 12-digit order number in the following places:

  • Your order details
  • Your purchase history
  • Your order confirmation email

Where to find your order details

You can find all the information about a purchase, including shipping address, order number, and tracking details, in your order details. Follow these steps to find your order details:

  1. Select Purchase History - opens in new window or tab.
  2. Find your item in the list.
  3. Select View order details.

From here, you’ll also be able to let us know if the item hasn’t arrived on time, or start a return if there’s something wrong.

If you purchased your item as a guest, the order won’t appear in your purchase history. You can find your order details in your order confirmation email.

Your order confirmation email

Every time you purchase an item on eBay, you’ll receive an order confirmation email letting you know your order is complete and that your item should soon be on its way.

Your order confirmation email will contain your estimated delivery date, any available tracking information, and your order number.

If you can’t find it, check your junk folder. If it’s not in your junk folder, go to the Account - opens in new window or tab section of My eBay to confirm that your registered email address is correct. You’ll also find the information sent in the email in your purchase history - opens in new window or tab order details.

Each item also has its own unique item number. Sometimes called an item ID, the item number identifies each distinct item in your eBay order.

You’ll find your 12-digit order number in your order details, purchase history, or confirmation email.

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