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eBay adds sell for charity option to mobile app

eBay adds sell for charity option to mobile app

last week updated its to enable sellers to choose to sell items and raise funds for their favourite charity.

The mobile app, available for both Android and iOS, lets sellers donate from 10% to 100% of the value of their item to one of the many charities listed on its database.

The opportunity, available to sellers in the USA and UK, has been available on the desktop version of eBay for some time: two million people in the UK make use of eBay for Charity to give to charity. Its introduction to the mobile app should increase the number of people choosing to raise funds from their sales.

Sellers will find the ‘Sell for charity’ option when posting an item for sale: it appears at the bottom of the ‘Preferences’ section.

eBay for Charity - make a donation screenshot

How to make a donation to charity on the eBay mobile app

Regular selling

If you regularly sell items for charity, you can set one or more charities as a favourite, which will then speed up their selection when you next sell an item. There are more than 9,000 charities registered on the site via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Benefit to sellers

Qualifying sellers can also receive a benefit themselves when donating some or all of the sale amount to charity. eBay states:

“You’ll also receive a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees, matching the percentage you donate”.

How to sell for charity on eBay

eBay for Charity’s Nick Aldridge explains how the mobile app works:


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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