BECOMING AN EBAY POWERSELLER

Rules for Selling

There are several rules that you should be aware of so that you don’t make any crucial mistakes when it comes to selling your items on eBay. Although the process of selling on eBay is as simple as possible there are still some things that you should know before you start selling and growing your business.

One of the most important things that you need to be aware of is keeping your selling and buying transactions as safe and secure as possible. There are policies in place which ensure the safety and privacy of the financial information of the people who are buying from you as well as your own financial information. Some of the other things that you’ll need to know when you sell on eBay include:

• EBay’s tax policy and regulations.
• The policies for listing at eBay.
• How to sell your items internationally.

Tax policy: When you sell on eBay you need to make sure that you observe all of the taxes that are applicable to the sale. This includes domestic tax laws, international tax laws, any local statutes, and any ordinances. When you sell
on eBay you are committing the act of listing, soliciting, and selling certain items. These items and the selling practice are liable to fees and taxes.

Policy violations: There are some types of policies that are not allowed on eBay. It’s important that you are aware of these policies so that you don’t find yourself in violation of the rules. The last thing that you want is to face a temporary suspension because you weren’t aware of a certain policy. These violations include:

• Shill bidding is not allowed on eBay.
• You may not solicit your items from the eBay website while you are soliciting them on eBay.
• You can not, on your own, interrupt a transaction that is already in process.

If buyers, or other sellers, find that you are in violation of any of the rules and regulations that eBay clearly outlines they can file what is called a “trading offense” with eBay administration. As well, if you find that any other sellers are in violation of these policies you can file an offense.

Trading offense: If you want to file a trading offense against another seller you need to follow this procedure:

• Read once again the policy page at eBay which clearly outlines the policies that must be followed. Make sure that the eBay user is in violation of one of these policies. There is a link on this webpage which you can use to send a report directly to eBay.

• Fill in the report with all the required information that eBay will need to make a decision about the trading offense. This report information should include any emails that are connected with the offense, as well as subject lines that are clear and easy to understand.

• Only file a trading offense report once. The more times that you report an offense the slower the process will
move as eBay administrators need to read each report and add it to the file.

eBay will investigate all trading offense that is filed and will make a decision based on the circumstances. Some of the actions that eBay may take to deal with trading offences are a warning, a temporary suspension, or a permanent suspension.

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