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eBay red flag me for dropshipping, how they can tell that I'm dropshipping or not? like I've just started with only 10 sales...

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We’ve determined that you haven’t followed our selling practices - drop shipping policy.
There is evidence on your account that you are purchasing items from an online retail or marketplace site after you sell the item on eBay and having that retailer ship the item directly to the customer. While in violation of this policy, the account will not be eligible for the Top Rated program until it is in compliance.

For more information on this and related policies, please go to:

Selling practices policy:
https://www.ebay.com/help/policies/s...policy?id=4346

Drop shipping:
https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/sh...ipping?id=4176

Seller levels and performance standards:
https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/se...ndards?id=4080

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They have plenty of methods to evaluate your selling activity using their very sophisticated bots - and they will never let you know how they did it cause they don't want you to figure out ways around it.
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They have plenty of methods to evaluate your selling activity using their very sophisticated bots - and they will never let you know how they did it cause they don't want you to figure out ways around it.
Hello slokor thank you so much for replying on my thread, so it isn't worth to do dropshipping at all now?
Because it will be hard for me to buy the items then ship them to Egypt and pay all the customs fees which is high then ship them again to other countries like United states will take too long.
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it is retail arbitrage,like Ebay said,you take the customer money and then use it to buy from another ReTAILER and ask that retailer to ship.
retail to retail is NO NO.
You said you are in Egypt,Ebay can tell you are shipping from US,is it AMZN warehouse?
did you upload a tracking number,how does that number look like
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They compare the listing zip code location to the tracking acceptance scan location. It's for 'accurate' delivery estimates for the 'guaranteed' delivery hoax.

Do your listing zip codes match your distributor's location? Should be fine as long as they are cool with not including the invoice.
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They compare the listing zip code location to the tracking acceptance scan location. It's for 'accurate' delivery estimates for the 'guaranteed' delivery hoax.

Do your listing zip codes match your distributor's location? Should be fine as long as they are cool with not including the invoice.
I always made sure that the supplier do not include the invoice.
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it is retail arbitrage,like Ebay said,you take the customer money and then use it to buy from another ReTAILER and ask that retailer to ship.
retail to retail is NO NO.
You said you are in Egypt,Ebay can tell you are shipping from US,is it AMZN warehouse?
did you upload a tracking number,how does that number look like
Shipping from ali express not amazon, and from china or US warehouse if the supplier has one..

and yes always uploaded tracking numbers.
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Did you add a tracking number? If they look into a tracking number they may be able to see who's actually shipping the item.

Did you mention it to a customer via eBay message?

Are you using stock images? I think eBay scans every photo and matches it with similar photos around the web. If the same images are on Ali Express, perhaps they make an easy assumption.
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Shipping from ali express not amazon, and from china or US warehouse if the supplier has one..

and yes always uploaded tracking numbers.
Some customers won't like receiving the dropship from China if your listing states you are in the USA...
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he can say he is in Egypt but the item is in USA.
Some foreign sellers have their merchandise shipped to a fullfillment warehouse in USA
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Some customers won't like receiving the dropship from China if your listing states you are in the USA...
I buy from the suppliers who have a warehouse in the U.S
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he can say he is in Egypt but the item is in USA.
Some foreign sellers have their merchandise shipped to a fullfillment warehouse in USA
Sorry I don't understand this part,

Also I'm using a stealth U.S account.
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Did you add a tracking number? If they look into a tracking number they may be able to see who's actually shipping the item.

Did you mention it to a customer via eBay message?

Are you using stock images? I think eBay scans every photo and matches it with similar photos around the web. If the same images are on Ali Express, perhaps they make an easy assumption.
I did all that and I think what got me caught is stock images since I use Shopmaster to list all the Items.
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I did all that and I think what got me caught is stock images since I use Shopmaster to list all the Items.
Did you remove exif data before uploading? i think it would be better if you had actual pictures of the product, if not then you can remove exif data and ebay will not be able to link the images.
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If you have received the dropshipping email then your listings will be " ghosted " for a period of time
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you are in Egypt,you use a US stealth account,you use stock photo,you are shipping from China or US,you use shipmaster to list items.

all of the above,your items are probably dropshipper delight,zillioons of them, on Ebay already
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LOL @ “sophisticated bots” comment.
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Did you remove exif data before uploading? i think it would be better if you had actual pictures of the product, if not then you can remove exif data and ebay will not be able to link the images.
What is the exif data? sorry I'm a beginner in dropshipping
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If you have received the dropshipping email then your listings will be " ghosted " for a period of time
What do you mean by ghosted, like the account isn't suspended or restricted i think i can list again but it was a red flag notification
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Sorry I don't understand this part,

Also I'm using a stealth U.S account.
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he can say he is in Egypt but the item is in USA.
Some foreign sellers have their merchandise shipped to a fullfillment warehouse in USA
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a foreign seller can ship his merchandise to a US fullfillment center and let them handle the packing and shipping to US customers,Canadian,South,Central American buyers etc.
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he can say he is in Egypt but the item is in USA.
Some foreign sellers have their merchandise shipped to a fullfillment warehouse in USA
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a foreign seller can ship his merchandise to a US fullfillment center and let them handle the packing and shipping to US customers,Canadian,South,Central American buyers etc.
That's if it is my brand or if i can buy from other seller?
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It’s mostly random but also easy to stay undetected
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