Ebay.com was the original ebay marketplace founded in 1995. It is still the largest online marketplace , with the largest number of buyers and sellers from most countries on the planet. Paypal, an Ebay.com company is the default payment option for sellers on Ebay and buyer protection is provided to buyers who use Paypal for making payments. In case the buyer does not receive the item , a dispute can be opened, and the seller will have to provide proof of shipping the item. Skrill is another payment option available to sellers on Paypal, and can be used for selling items which do not comply with Paypal’s TOS.
Advantages of using Ebay.com
One of the biggest advantages of using ebay.com is the feedback system, which allows the buyer to rate the seller. In case the buyer has a negative experience with a particular seller, he or she can leave negative feedback, which may act as a warning to other buyers to avoid the seller. However, there are some buyers who give negative feedback without any valid reason , and sellers can appeal against this negative feedback. Sellers can only leave positive or neutral feedback for buyers.
Compared to other country specific versions of eBay, eBay.com has the largest number of categories , especially for digital products. It allows sellers of digital products to offer direct downloads. Ebay is also popular sales channel for exporters from different countries as they are able to sell low value items directly to end users and receive payment before shipping the item. Sellers can find the market price of a product by putting it up for auction. Up to 50 auctions in a month are free, and the seller only has to pay final value fees if the item sells. This is an ideal tool to check the demand for a particular product. The auction duration may vary from 1 day to 10 days, though auctions of duration 3 days, 5 days and 7 days are free.