eBay announced that eBay for Charity raised a record of nearly $102 million for charities in 2018, bringing the total funds raised to nearly $912 million since 2003. With more than 66,000 charities on the platform, eBay for Charity enables people to connect with and support their favourite non-profits and causes when they buy or sell on eBay.
“With a record-breaking $102 million raised through eBay for Charity in 2018, eBay continues to be fully committed to enabling millions of people to come together and make a difference. Unlike any other online marketplace, our platform allows anyone in the world to make an impact, giving consumers the freedom to support the causes near and dear to them.”
– Brenda Halkias, General Manager, eBay for Charity
There are multiple ways to support charities on eBay. You can buy products sold with a percentage of the sellign price donated to charity, you can sell items and donate a percentage to charity, you can donate £1 at checkout on any purchase on eBay, or if you represent a Charity you can become an official eBay for Charity seller yourself. eBay waives fees on items on items sold by Charities making it even easier to raise funds for your favourite cause.
It is thought that a UK Charity – The British Heart Foundation, is the largest Charity seller on eBay. Having set up their eBay operations with just two people back in 2006, they have received over a quarter of a million feedback comments and grown their turn over to in excess of £10m per year in sales revenue.
With close to $912 million raised to-date, eBay aims to have raised $1 Billion for charity by 2020.