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eBay sent message saying changes to rules

Basically donít allow contact numbers in the advert. Some items buyers need to contact me.

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Yep, and if you dare put your phone# or email in eBay messages to your buyers their bots will likely smack down your account. Many reports on here and ecommerce forums of them doing that.

eBay has really been cracking down on off playform sales and are quite agressive about it.

Some members here have suggested you make up business cards with your info and send them out with your orders.
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Some members here have suggested you make up business cards with your info and send them out with your orders.
I think it's good way to deal with ebay new rules, but at the same time, new ebay seller wont have money for that kind of advertise
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Default Re: eBay donít allow phone numbers in advert

So if you selling an item which is local pick up only or any item which has postage too but the buyer ask to see the item in person before buying them what can be done ?
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Sounds like an offsite sale to me, which = dead account.

They're been whacking away at this with a big spiked club for a while now, can't imagine you haven't heard it, it's being talked about everywhere.
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I've see no people leave their number/address in an image and put that in the listing BUT I'm not sure if that's even a viable option anymore. Might have to get creative.
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Yep, and if you dare put your phone# or email in eBay messages to your buyers their bots will likely smack down your account. Many reports on here and ecommerce forums of them doing that.

eBay has really been cracking down on off playform sales and are quite agressive about it.

Some members here have suggested you make up business cards with your info and send them out with your orders.
Been doing the business card trick for years, helps with feedback as well
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eBay sent message saying changes to rules

Basically donít allow contact numbers in the advert. Some items buyers need to contact me.

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Why can't buyers just contact you via pm and you can easily deal with them on the side?
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Why can't buyers just contact you via pm and you can easily deal with them on the side?
What do you mean? They only want to contact to see the item before they buy.
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I think it's good way to deal with ebay new rules, but at the same time, new ebay seller wont have money for that kind of advertise
It costs about $30 to get 1000 business cards here. If you can't afford that, how are you going to deal with it when you need to refund, get scammed, lose a dispue, etc?
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Default Re: eBay donít allow phone numbers in advert

If you can't afford a few business cards, it's probably time to take a hard look at your business and cash flow.

OTOH, if you are really pinching pennies, then make your own cards out of cardstock/paper and cut them out. As mentioned above, it's also a good way to encourage your customer to leave you feedback.
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then make your own cards out of cardstock/paper and cut them out. As mentioned above, it's also a good way to encourage your customer to leave you feedback.
Or you can add the phone # to the packing slip...

Or you can make a rubber stamp with your contact info and stamp it on the packing slip...
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Or you can add the phone # to the packing slip...

Or you can make a rubber stamp with your contact info and stamp it on the packing slip...
Rubber stamp is effective and not pricey
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Rubber Stamp? Yea, that's a good one, cheap too!
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Rubber Stamp? Yea, that's a good one, cheap too!
...Or if you use a shipping program like shipstation, you can add an image with your logo and contact info for free...

Jesus, people...use your noggin and get creative.
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I make labels using my label printer, and use them to seal the package closed so they have to see it to open the product.
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eBay sent message saying changes to rules

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I send out a Free vacation certificate or a $1000 Restaurant discount certificate with each order, customized with my contact information on them. They are only $199 to print out an unlimited amount for a whole year and nobody throws them away. It has worked for me for a long time. Same info as a business card but a lot less likely to be thrown away as they don't expire! I also save every email address and load them into a bulk emailer for free. Have to be creative..
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I send out a Free vacation certificate or a $1000 Restaurant discount certificate with each order, customized with my contact information on them. They are only $199 to print out an unlimited amount for a whole year and nobody throws them away. It has worked for me for a long time. Same info as a business card but a lot less likely to be thrown away as they don't expire! I also save every email address and load them into a bulk emailer for free. Have to be creative..
That is quite creative as a freebie
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Are those $1000 gift certificates good everywhere? I'd like to have a couple...
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Are those $1000 gift certificates good everywhere? I'd like to have a couple...
Message me and I will get you the info.
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I make labels using my label printer, and use them to seal the package closed so they have to see it to open the product.
Great idea!!
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Default Re: eBay donít allow phone numbers in advert

I put my contact info directly into invoice. Its after sale after all so I don't see why it would be a problem. Its attempts to take sales offsite that cause issues. Mainly in eb messages.
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