Some 4 million Indian sellers will be impacted by the closure of eBay India with Flipkart not yet ready to launch their replacement platform, which may well be six months into the future, and eBay also not ready to launch their promised cross border focused eBay India offering.
Flipkart’s eBay India shutdown timeline
From the 28th of July
Transactions worth less than INR 250/- and greater than INR 8,000/- (roughly less than £3 or greater than £90) will not be allowed on eBay India.
From the 5th of August
eBay India branded packaging supplies will no longer be available to purchase.
From the 1st of August
Sellers will not be allowed to create new listings on eBay India or to enroll in Powership program.Buyers will no longer be able to select ‘replacement’ as an option for any claims. However, buyers will still be able to request refunds.
From the 14th of August
Users will no longer be able to transact on eBay India. Sellers are requested to fulfil all orders placed on eBay.in through August 13, 2018. Per applicable eBay.in Rules and Policies:
- Payments for all eligible transactions will be settled according to the applicable timelines.
- All eligible buyers claims or seller protection claims will be reviewed.
- Settlement of sellers’s accounts will occur in September 2018, timelines will be published shortly.
Closing your eBay India Store
Sellers should unsubscribe from any eBay store subscriptions before August 14, 2018 in order to avoid monthly billing to their account.