eBay are the first mainstream UK marketplace to start selling CBD (Cannabidiol) with a new category opened up at Health & Beauty – Natural & Alternative Remedies – CBD Products.
Previously, the sale of CBD products on eBay was banned globally so this is a sea change by the UK marketplace and one we can already see that eBay are highly regulating. It’s effectively a gated category that you will need to be approved to sell in, so just because you see approved sellers offering CBD products on eBay UK don’t think that it’s ok for you to do likewise – you’ll probably have your account sanctioned and potentially selling privileges suspended or removed.
CBD products that comply with all applicable legal requirements may only be sold by permitted sellers only. See the Food policy regarding CBD food products and the Cosmetics policy regarding CBD cosmetic products that are permitted for sale on eBay.
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, 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.– eBay updated Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia policy
There is an obvious demand for CBD products and it’s likely that eBay have been very cautious in launching the category. Approved sellers will have been closely vetted to ensure that not only are they reputable but that the products they supply are approved for use in the UK. This is likely to have included ensuring products offered contain pure CBD oil with none of the nasties that are illegal however pleasant their effects might seem.
If you are a reputable CBD supplier, are a registered business seller on eBay, and want to jump on board and sell your products on eBay UK, don’t go ahead and list before you’ve applied and been approved. The application form for selling in this or any other restricted categories is here.