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Drop shipping

Drop shipping, also known as product sourcing, is when you buy stock from a supplier and work with them to send items directly to your buyers without ever handling the items yourself.

Drop shipping, where you fulfil orders directly from a wholesale supplier, is generally allowed on eBay. If you use drop shipping, you're still responsible for the safe delivery of the item within the time frame you stated in your listing, and the buyer's overall satisfaction with their purchase.

Please read our Third-party fulfilment policy for full guidelines about using drop shipping on eBay. For example, listing an item on eBay and then purchasing the item from another retailer or marketplace that sends it directly to your customer is not allowed.

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, loss of buyer or seller protections, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

If you use drop shipping, you need to make sure you're complying with our Third-party fulfilment policy.

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