Smart businesses can get in on the eBay for Charity love. eBay for Charity listings tend to get more attention and interest, which can help drive more buyers to your business and build stronger customer relationships. After all, who can resist a good buy with a great cause thrown in?
That little blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon packs quite a powerful punch. People’s eyes automatically go to the graphic in search results, and they’ll be more likely to look at your listing than an ordinary eBay listing. What’s more, eBay for Charity items receive extra promotion through the eBay for Charity pages.
Your listings will automatically include the logo and mission statement of your charity, associating your business with a good cause.
No extra effort is required on your part to sell for charity on eBay. All you need to do is choose a charity to support, decide how much you’d like to give, and we’ll handle the rest.
There are no hard and fast rules about how much you have to give, so whether you want to give 10% or 100% (good on you!), it’s entirely up to you.
On charity listings, eBay reduces its basic insertion and final value fees by the same percentage as you give. So for instance, if you give 50%, eBay will reduce your fees by 50%.
Sole Traders: If you’re eligible for Gift Aid, the taxman will add 28% to your donation. If you’re a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim 25% back for yourself.
Companies: You can claim tax relief on donations to UK charities: just charge your donations against your income.
I sell for charity on eBay because it’s a great way to give something back. As my business grows, so will my donations. There is no other selling platform that allows you to actively endorse a chosen charity with targeted payments quite like eBay for Charity. It doesn’t make you feel obliged, they don’t apply pressure and leave you free to give as much or as little as you can.
Ian Ramsey, has eTRS status and runs R C Guitars, donating 10% to the children’s charity Clic Sargent on selected items.
I donate to charity as a way to raise awareness for different causes, and it’s also a way of thanking society for improving the lives of so many people.
Anthony Williams, runs AW Bargains and supports a number of charities on selected items.