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Charity listings policy

Charity listings must either use the eBay for Charity feature or include written consent on the charity's letterhead.

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: 

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 501(c)(3) or equivalent status with the IRS) 
  • 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 canceling 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.

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Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps ensure that important government regulations are followed.

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