UK and US eBay mobile sales now have ‘Sell for Charity’ option

eBay’s mobile app now includes the option to ‘Sell for Charity’, whereby sellers redirect between 10 per cent and the entire value of the sale to a charity of their choice.

| 12th Jun 15

Apple mobile users of eBay in the UK and US are now able to offer a percentage of their auction sales to charity, following an iOS update this week.

The mobile app now includes the option to ‘Sell for Charity’, whereby sellers redirect between 10% and the entire value of the sale to a charity of their choice.

To set up the donation users will find the ‘Sell for Charity’ option at the bottom of the Preferences tab, users search for a charity of their choice to make the donation to and decide how much of the sale they wish to give.

Users that find themselves donating regularly can make use of a ‘favourites’ section to list the organisations that they offer money most frequently to.

eBay is offering those that utilise the charitable function a credit back scheme, where the company credits a portion of the basic selling fees back to the user account.

eBay explained: “For example, if you donate 50 percent of your item’s sale price to charity, we’ll give you a 50 percent credit on your basic selling fees. The fee credit will appear automatically on your first eBay invoice after the item sells.”

Android users received the new feature on a previous software upgrade and the service has been available on the web version of the site and will provide users with a full list of their donation history.