eBay’s New Coupon Policy

couponAs many of you know that I buy coupons on eBay and if you are a regular seller of coupons on eBay then you may have received an email regarding coupons:

eBay Coupon Policy: (begins 9/1/13)

  • You may sell up to $100 or 25 valid, unexpired, original coupons per month.
  • Multi-quantity listings: You can’t sell more than 25 coupons in a single listing. The allowed 25 coupons per month include multi-quantity listings.
  • Make sure you clearly state in your description how many coupons you’re selling. If we can’t tell how many coupons are offered, the listing violates our policy.
  • Coupons for “free” products: You can’t sell coupons for “free” products. This restriction includes coupons for free items, or coupons where the coupon holder buys a quantity of items at one price, and receives additional items for free.
  • Electronic “scanned” coupons: All coupons sold through eBay must be physical coupons printed on paper, not coupons that can be sent electronically to the buyer to be printed. Also, to reduce the potential for coupon fraud, don’t include unaltered scans of coupons in their listings that could be copied, printed, and redeemed in stores.
  • Note: The sale of scanned or photocopied coupons may violate federal copyright laws, and sellers of unlawful items like these could face prosecution under federal law. We don’t allow the sale of these kinds of coupons.
  • Coupons for recalled items: Coupons for items that have been recalled by the manufacturer can’t be listed on eBay.

  • Recalled coupons: Coupons that have been recalled by the manufacturer can’t be listed on eBay.

{ 5 comments }

  • p. July 18, 2013, 01:09

    am i reading this correctly?!?! a seller can only sell a total of 25 individual coupons in a month? i don’t sell coupons on ebay, but wow! i know that most of the sellers that do happen to list many lots of 20 coupons! now they can only sell 25? wow… thats not good news for people who buy coupons on ebay… looks like they’ll have to resort to coupon clipping services instead.

    • admin July 18, 2013, 06:30

      It looks like to me that manufacturers have come down hard on eBay and in turn, eBay is really trying to discourage sellers from selling coupons on their site. :(

  • Gayle July 18, 2013, 06:49

    I have offered my coupon clipping services on ebay for over the last 2.5 years and now with this drastic change I’m afraid that my family will suffer. I have set up a basic web page that shows the coupons and inserts that I have available and have no problem mailing them. And no reasonable offer will be refused.. Any help getting my we page out their for other couponer’s would be greatly appriciated. http://www.oregoncouponclipper.com

    • grace July 18, 2013, 19:29

      I have sent you a question on your site

  • Gayle July 18, 2013, 06:51

    Yes, no more BOGO coupons on ebay..