eBay for Charity

Support a good cause when you sell

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Selling

See how to list an eBay for Charity item

Earn a bit. Give a bit. Everyone benefits

When you're selling, the real beauty of eBay for Charity is that there's something for everyone - yourself included. You decide exactly what percentage of your final selling price you'd like to give to charity (that's good causes sorted), and what percentage you'd like for yourself (that's you sorted). You also get to choose which charity you'd like to support.

It's seen by everyone

eBay for Charity listings are the same as any other eBay listing, except for the blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon in search results and your chosen charity's mission statement and logo in your listing. This means your listing can be seen by everyone who searches through eBay.co.uk. It'll also get extra visibility through the eBay for Charity pages.

It's the perfect way to make a difference – while doing what you do every day on eBay, whether you're a fishing enthusiast selling angling gear or a big business trading electronics.

Earn fee credits

Every time you list an item for charity, you'll get a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage you donate. So if you donate 50% of your selling price to a charity, eBay will waive 50% of your fees. Find out more

The 1-2-3 of selling for charity

Once you're ready to list your item, use the 'Advanced Sell' form.

If you're stuck, you can get some tips on how to list

As you're filling out the details, look out for the charity box just below where you set your price.

Select a charity to support and the percentage (10%-100%) of your final selling price that you'd like to donate

Three weeks after your item sells, PayPal Giving Fund (eBay's partner charity) will automatically collect the donation from you.

You can also manage your donations through the 'My Donations' section of My eBay, under the My Account tab. Any fee credits will appear on your next invoice

Create a listing

Don't forget Gift Aid

Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax effective. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the charity will receive an extra 25p from the government.

Simply tick the Gift Aid box when you first list an item for charity, provided you pay more in UK income or capital gains tax than you're asking charities to claim back in each tax year. PayPal Giving Fund will collect the Gift Aid from the government and pass it on to your chosen charity.

 

Businesses

Boost your sales by supporting a charity.

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Charities

Finding the right charity to support is simple.

Browse our charities

Special auctions

Learn about selling unusual things.

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Other ways to give

How to make donations on eBay.

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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