eBay for Charity

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Charity online. All the time.

If you're a charity, eBay for Charity can help you raise funds and boost your profile with 17 million unique monthly visitors in the UK, and more than 100 million worldwide.

To get started, you'll need to register with our partner charity, PayPal Giving Fund. It's quick, simple and free.

You'll find comprehensive advice and resources especially for charities on the PayPal Giving Fund website.

Receive donations from eBay sellers

Anyone can give to your charity when they sell on eBay. Sellers can donate between 10% and 100% of each item's sale price to your charity. PayPal Giving Fund will collect the donation from the seller, claim Gift Aid (if eligible) and pass 100% the money on to you.

Find out more about receiving donations

Sell your items on eBay

Selling on eBay is a great and efficient way to reach millions and raise funds whether you've got a supply of donated items, merchandise or anything else you'd like to sell.

To start, you'll need to:

  1. Register your charity with eBay for Charity through our partner charity, PayPal Giving Fund. Check if you're already in our directory.
  2. Register a seller account on eBay.co.uk (remember to choose an appropriate name!)
  3. Add your eBay ID as a "Direct Seller" in your PayPal Giving Fund account.
  4. Open a PayPal account to receive payments from customers on eBay.
  5. List your items, and choose to donate 100% to your own charity.

Your eBay for Charity items will be visible to everyone visiting eBay.co.uk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And don't forget, you'll be able to receive eBay fee credits, so you save money on fees.

Find out more about selling on eBay.

Hold a special auction

Special auctions tend to do extremely well on eBay. The reason is simple - people love unusual and exciting things, and eBay is an incredibly efficient way to allow millions of people to get involved.

It's impossible to describe exactly what makes an auction special, but they tend to have one or more of the following features.

  1. 'Money can't buy', one-of-a-kind items.
  2. Items with celebrity or star associations
  3. Unique or extraordinary items.
  4. Extremely valuable items.

These kinds of items or experiences capture the public imagination and engage people whether you have one auction or many. They can drive awareness, attention and hopefully, raise a lot of money for your charity.

Find out more about holding a special auction.

 

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How it works

How it works

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Special auctions

Special auctions

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About us

About us

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What charities say

The eBay for Charity programme gives our supporters a clear and simple way of working with us. It also makes sure our charity name is secured within eBay so our brand is protected and we don't need to enter into arrangements with every individual seller.

Alex Brown

Marketing Manager, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity


Selling through eBay for Charity has allowed Sense Trading to increase profits with minimal expense. It's like having extra shops but without the overheads!.

Jane Williams

Online Retail Manager, Sense


Besides the new funds raised through our eBay auction, the profile of the charity has been raised immeasurably through eBay for Charity. We're still riding the wave.

Claire Newman

Development Office, Books Abroad

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