The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every one. One simple way for eBay sellers to make an impact is to sell for good.
For eBay sellers looking to declutter while social distancing, here is an opportunity to clear out the excess inventory and help make a difference.
Now through April 14, eBay will match up to $1 million in contributions made by U.S. customers* who donate a portion of sales to Feeding America, Direct Relief and Opportunity Fund.
Funds raised will help support each charity’s relief response including providing meals to children out of school, providing essential medical supplies to health workers and supporting small businesses who are impacted.
Sell. Donate. Do Good.
Have unused items at home or office? U.S. sellers can choose to donate between 10-100% of a sale to one of three partner charity organizations supporting the coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts: Feeding America, Direct Relief and The Opportunity Fund.
When a seller donates a portion of their sales to charity, the seller will receive discounted seller fees, equal to the donation percentage**.
Other Ways to Make an Impact Through eBay
Gifts That Give Back: U.S. shoppers can buy a Gifts That Gives Back (a direct charitable donation) from one of the charities helping with the relief efforts. These donations range in value, from $5 to $100, and have been set up in partnership with Feeding America, Direct Relief, The Opportunity Fund and more.
Give @ Checkout: Buyers paying via PayPal can donate between $1 and $25 during checkout every time they buy. Each week eBay will feature a different charity working on the relief efforts.
Beyond these efforts rolled out by eBay for Charity, the eBay Foundation also announced a $2 million grant investment in organizations supporting small businesses and coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts, including Alice, the Opportunity Fund, Small Business Majority, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund.
The eBay Foundation is also encouraging eBay employees to donate to relevant charities and launched a $1 million bonus matching gifts program for employees who are interested in donating to organizations responding to or impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This giving program is one of many ways eBay is trying to help during this coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Previously, eBay announced relief programs for small business sellers that are dealing with the sudden decline of sales on its platform.
* eBay will match up to $1 million in contributions from U.S. users (excluding users in AL, MA, MI, SC, HI and IL) who donate to the partner charities between March 31 – April 14. Donations will be processed via PayPal Giving Fund.
** Seller fees, including insertion and final value fees will be discounted, at a rate that is equal to the percentage of the donation.
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