Changes to eBay’s Drop Shipping Policy

Online retailer and auction site eBay recently changed its drop shipping policy. Here’s what you need to know so that your eBay account isn’t at risk…

Recent Changes to eBay's Stance on Drop Shipping

Recently eBay updated its selling Terms and Conditions with the following language:

“Drop shipping, also known as product sourcing, is when you buy stock from a supplier and work with them to send items directly to your buyers without ever handling them yourself. Drop shipping, where you fulfill orders directly from a wholesale supplier, is allowed on eBay.

Remember though, if you use drop shipping, you’re still responsible for the safe delivery of the item within the time frame you stated in your listing, and the buyer’s overall satisfaction with their purchase.

However, listing an item on eBay and then purchasing the item from another retailer or marketplace that ships directly to your customer is not allowed on eBay. In such cases, we may remove your listings from search, display them lower in search results, or remove them completely from the siteWe may also limit, restrict or suspend your ability to buy, sell, or use site features on eBay, and you could lose any special status and/or discounts associated with your account.”

How Does This Affect Teals Prairie & Co. Resellers?

Teals Prairie & Co. is a retailer and wholesaler. As such you are allowed to resell (drop ship) our personalized gifts on eBay via our reseller program. Upon request, we can provide active resellers with a Reseller Agreement. eBay may request a drop shipping agreement from you that outlines our service terms.

However, fulfilling products for your customers from our retail website is not allowed according to eBay Terms and Conditions. Why make the switch to a reseller account? Active resellers enjoy wholesale pricing. They’ll also benefit from free or reduced shipping and access to our new reseller services. The reseller program will help you fulfill product orders while giving you access to hundreds of personalized gifts.

Apply for a Reseller Account and Drop Ship on eBay Today!

Protect your eBay account so that it’s not limited, restricted, or prohibited from selling and buying items. Applying for a reseller account is simple. Just visit our Submit Your Reseller Application page and fill out the simple form. You’ll have an answer from us about wholesaling our products in a few days. Also, be sure to review our product selection for resellers.