eBay have announced to Chinese Sellers that they must comply with the eBay overseas warehouse policy with immediate effect. eBay are requiring sellers to take immediate action and amend their UK overseas warehouse location settings to China if they are lying and stop cheating buyers with location abuse. Location abuse also impacts sellers as buyers are tricked into buying items shipping from China, thinking that the items will arrive quickly from the UK.
eBay have given Chinese sellers two options – one is if they genuinely do use a UK overseas warehouse and the second is for those location abusers who do not actually use the UK overseas warehouse to deliver but lie and say that they do.
eBay edict for Chinese sellers who genuinely use UK Fulfilment Warehouse services
eBay are ordering Chinese sellers to ensure that the handling time set by the UK overseas warehouse is no more than 2 working days, and the number of delivery time promised by the logistics option is not more than 3 working days.
If sellers can’t mean eBay’s British Overseas warehouse commitments listing may be removed. eBay say that they may check the shipping settings of the overseas warehouse registration at any time without notice.
|UK Other Courier||5|
|Other Courier 5 Days||5|
|Collect+ Economy Tracked||5|
|BPost International Parcel||7|
|TRAKPAK from outside UK||8|
|Standard Shipping From China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to Worldwide||19|
|Economy Shipping From China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to Worldwide||35|
eBay are pretty much telling Chinese sellers that if they claim to have their goods in a UK warehouse then they must be able to delivery within 5 days made up of a combined 2 day handling time and 3 day delivery estimate. Previously it was normal for Chinese location abusers to claim a three day handling time and 5 day courier giving them up to a week to deliver.
Chinese sellers with stock genuinely in the UK will have no problem getting their fulfilment house to ship within two days using a one or two day courier or postal service. Those who don’t will find it nigh on impossible to comply and if they carry on lying and committing location abuse then their on-time delivery metric will swiftly reveal the truth – especially with the requirement that 50% of orders must have a delivery scan no more than 5 days after payment.
eBay edict for Chinese sellers who lie about using a UK Fulfilment Warehouse service
eBay have instructed Chinese location abusers to immediately update their item location to the genuine location. They say that accounts that use fake overseas locations will be subject to strict sales restrictions.