Changes to the eBay Canada User Agreement announced

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eBay Canada will be making changes to the user agreement that governs the marketplace’s relationship with buyers and sellers. The new user agreement will take effect upon acceptance for new users and on October 25th 2018 for all other users.

You can read the announcement which summarises the changes here but they say:

At eBay, we strive to make our policies clear and our services easy to use. As part of that commitment, we’re providing you notice of some changes to the eBay User Agreement. This notice provides only a summary and updated language of some key changes. It is your responsibility to read the full updated User Agreement in order to understand your rights and obligations.
– eBay

Several of the changes are worth noting. Firstly, if you haven’t used an eBay account (perhaps you have several) for three years they say that they have the right to cancel or deactivate it. And eBay Canada also clarifies its position on advertising, perhaps signalling that they will be displaying more adverts on the marketplace in the future:

Seller fees don’t purchase exclusive rights to item exposure on eBay, whether on a web page, mobile app, or otherwise. We may, in our sole discretion and without consent from, or payment, fee reduction, or other credit to, sellers, display third-party advertisements (including links and references thereto) or other content in any part of our Services.
– eBay

Increasingly on eBay advertising is becoming more prevalent and obvious, despite moves several years ago that suggested that eBay would be moving away from it on listings. The lure of the additional revenue has clearly proved too seductive.

2 Responses

  1. And who is going to benifit from this. Ebay and Ebay only.
    Even the customers will have to pay more as we are on 1.9% with Paypal and I think I saw a quote with Adyen the other day and we are going to be charged 3.4%.
    That’s a big difference over a year and that extra amount will only land in Ebay’s bank account.

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