Don’t know how everything links together? Every eBay for Charity item sold makes a difference, as a percentage of the proceeds will go to charity. Here's how it all works:
Anyone selling on eBay can list an eBay for Charity item and donate a percentage to charity.
- The seller lists an item as normal (using 'Advanced Sell'), choosing a charity and the % to donate.
- The item sells. The seller receives payment from the buyer (and a matching % fee credit from eBay.)
- PayPal Giving Fund collects the donation from the seller. The payment method on file with eBay is used unless the seller has chosen otherwise.
- If the seller ticked the Gift Aid box, PayPal Giving Fund claims Gift Aid for the charity.
- After a short period to ensure all has gone through successfully, 100% of the donation and Gift Aid is transferred to the chosen charity.
Some eBay for Charity items are sold directly by charities themselves.
- The charity registers with eBay for Charity through PayPal Giving Fund.
- The charity sets up an eBay seller's account and adds their eBay ID as a "Direct Seller" in their PayPal Giving Fund account, linking the two.
- The charity lists an item, choosing itself as the benefiting charity and 100% donation level.
- The item sells, and the charity receives payment from the buyer and a fee credit from eBay.
- The charity keeps the money to spend on furthering its work.