Wednesday, October 24, 2012

eBay Giving Works

Today I am going to meet with the Charity I work with Ruth's House in Haverhill, MA. I have been selling for them for the past 6 months and it just dawned on me that eBay Giving Works would be a perfect fit for Ruth's House. This way instead of issuing checks monthly like other consignors, the money will automatically be deposited into their bank account once the item has sold! Here is some information directly from the eBay Giving Works page:

Why sell through eBay Giving Works?

Turn your eBay listings into a force for good with eBay Giving Works. With each listing, you can pledge to donate from 10% to 100%* of the final sale price to your favorite nonprofit and get a pro-rated credit from us on your Insertion and Final Value fees when your listing sells.

Key Advantages:

  • Support the non-profits and causes you love and in turn, feel good!
  • Receive a fee credit when your item sells. When your listing sells, we'll credit back yourInsertion and Final Value Fees by the same percentage you pledged. Giving 50% of your item's final sale price? You'll get back 50% of your fees. Giving 100%? You get full credit on these fees.
  • Attract buyers with your compassion and generosity. Every eBay Giving Works listing stands out by displaying this special ribbon ribbon icon. Your listing will also have a special section devoted to your selected nonprofit and your donation commitment so that your buyers know that when they purchase from you, they're also helping a great cause.
Research shows that a seller's connection to charity serves as a quality or trustworthiness signal for consumers, with fewer customer complaints found about charity-intensive sellers and higher sale probabilities on products that benefit charity. To learn more about this study, watch this video.

Selling for Charity is Easy!

When you list your item for sale on eBay, there's a special section in the listing form where you can pledge to donate from 10% to 100% of the final sale price of your item. If your item sells, we'll automatically calculate and deduct your donation (the minimum deduction is $1), and we'll make sure your donation gets to the nonprofit safely and securely.**
If your favorite nonprofit is not automatically listed, simply click the link to select another nonprofit that you love.

Are you a nonprofit?

Learn how to sell your own items and get a full fee credit.

Create a High-Profile Event

High-profile auctions and events on eBay Giving Works feature celebrities, VIP experiences, and travel.