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Online Auction and Shopping Website
Pierre Omidyar founded eBay in 1995. Within two years of its launch eBay had already grown to host over two million auctions, when its success drew millions in venture capital to cope with the increasing customer demand, employee base and millions in revenue. Thanks to eBay, it took Omidyar just three years to become a billionaire after the company was listed on the stock market in 1998.
Taking full advantage of acquisitions iBazar and PayPal in 2002, eBay was able to control even more auctions around the world and increase revenues by managing most payments made through the site itself, rather than spending company time dealing with cheques clearing through the banking system. Fast forward to today and eBay employees number in the thousands, users in the millions, and revenues in the billions.
How Does the eBay System Work?
Sellers on eBay range from the casual private user to the niche eBay store owner and professional retailer, dealing in large quantities of regularly stocked items. Items are listed as an auction, with the option to add a hidden reserve price that must be reached before the item is sold, and/or the Buy it Now-option, which displays the price the seller will accept for the item to the first buyer willing to match that price.
Feedback is gold on eBay, with sellers doing all they can to attract five star ratings and maintain buyers’ trust. Plus, the blue and yellow ribbons you can see on some listings on www.eBay.co.uk indicate that the seller of that item will allocate a certain amount of the final selling price to go to the charity of their choice.
Vast Product Range and Brands Available
Today, eBay hosts auctions within categories on its site at ebay.co.uk such as:
Collectables – Once all the rage on eBay when it first started, this category is still a mecca for antique dealers, stamp collectors, and fans of other rare items.
Motors – The place to sell or buy used and classic cars, motorbikes, boats, and automotive parts and accessories.
Fashion – A huge collection of new and second hand clothing for men, women, and children; all with lots of filter options to find your size, style, and favourite brand.
Pre-Owned Picks – A special category where eBay will collect a constantly-updating selection of second hand goods they believe are worth taking a look at.
Top brands available from the categories above include:
Deals on famous brands change every day on eBay, depending on the items advertised by sellers. This means that you’ll be able to find your favourite brands from heaps of different sources, all competing to offer you the best price.
Bagging a Bargain at ebay.co.uk
There are countless discounts and opportunities to save your hard earned cash on eBay. For example there is the Deals & Special Offers section where you can find daily deals or discounts in different categories like electronics, fashion as well as home & garden. Similarly, if you click on Sales & Events or Multibuy Offers from the menu, you will see trending deals currently on offer on eBay. eBay will search and note popular listings before placing them on these sales pages. Additionally, the displayed deals will change depending on your purchase and search histories as well as the available deals on that particular day or even time of day.
You can also sign up for a Deals & Events Newsletter on the website to ensure you don‘t miss out on a worthwhile bargain. Furthermore, eBay is a very active participant of the annual shopping event Black Friday and Cyber Monday at the end of November.
eBay Auctions and Payment Terms
In order to participate in an auction, you will be asked to sign in or register for an eBay account, which verifies your identity and preferred payment method before you can bid on items. If however, you wish to purchase Buy It Now items on eBay, you may use pay as a guest, with the option to register for an account afterwards at the checkout.
Items sold on eBay.co.uk have to offer PayPal as a payment option. This is the preferred choice for buyers thanks to its ease of use and speed. Buyers without a PayPal account will also be guided through the process to pay using their credit or debit card. Other payments methods allowed on the site include bank transfers, cheques, cash from a local pick up, and postal orders.
eBay Seller’s Shipping Policies
Shipping depends entirely on the seller. Both private and professional sellers must input their own delivery information and set their prices for postage and packing. Some of them are free of charge, some include shipping within the total price to make things easier for the buyer, while others will set the shipping costs by location, insurance level, and/or estimated delivery date. What’s more, if you’re buying more than one item from an eBay store, it may be possible to request delivery in a single shipment to reduce delivery costs.
Returns Policy from eBay Sellers
With regards to customer returns, the seller may determine his/her own return policy. In most cases, you will be able to return a faulty item or one that is not as described in the listing. Follow these steps to return an item:
Sign in to “My eBay“ and click the link “Return this item“ from the drop-down menu next to the item in the Purchase History section.
Select your reason for returning the item and add photos if necessary.
eBay will create a returns label and address for you to include on the returns package, which must be sent within 5 working days. You can track the status of your returned package in My eBay. Note that you will have to pay any return shipping costs yourself unless the seller states otherwise or the item is not as described in the listing.
After receiving the returned item, the seller then has 6 working days to refund your account.
The eBay Money Back Guarantee protects you in any situation where the seller won’t accept the return of a faulty good or misrepresented item. As long as you contact the seller within 14 days then you qualify for the return under this eBay policy.
eBay on Social Media
With such a massive user base and available marketing budget, it would be peculiar if eBay did not have a large presence on social media sites:
eBay also provides a forum board on their website for their vast community. The eBay for Business blog is the place for eBay sellers to read success stories, get tips on how to sell and make their eBay business grow, as well as find tools to make the selling process easier.
Selling Challenge with Adanna David @eBay
The eBay iOS and Android App
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, an Android smartphone or tablet, the eBay app is great for buying and selling on the move. It’s designed specifically for use on a mobile device to make bidding and managing items easier. For instance, you can scan the barcode of the product you want to sell, which will be picked up by the app and used to complete the majority of the product description for you.
eBay Customer Support
eBay’s Customer Service section at ebay.co.uk walks you through the process of finding an answer to your questions by narrowing down the options after each step, within the topic of your query. If you’re still not happy with the final answer, you can call eBay during normal business hours from Monday to Friday between 8am and 10pm and weekends from 9am to 6pm. The phone number and a unique, one-off passcode are given to you when you select the call option. They also have live web chat options for select questions.
Catch eBay Offers at a Glimpse at HotUKDeals
The eBay page on HotUKDeals will keep you up to date about the latest and best deals on eBay.