eBay Germany discontinues money on pickup

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eBay sellers in Germany can not settle for money funds from clients once they choose up their orders. Click on & accumulate remains to be obtainable, however funds should be made by way of the “current commonplace fee processing”.

eBay Germany knowledgeable affiliated retailers of this coverage change through e mail final Friday, and it went into impact this Monday. Sellers are not in a position to choose the “Barzahlung bei Abholung” (money on pickup) choice when itemizing merchandise on eBay, and the money fee choice has been mechanically faraway from earlier listings.

The money fee choice has been eliminated

eBay is directing sellers to its commonplace on-line fee strategies, whether or not by way of its APIs or not, together with varied bank cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Klarna.


eBay justifies this variation by stating that transactions must be “much more safe” for each patrons and sellers. It’s potential that eBay needs extra management by processing orders on-line, making it tougher for sellers to keep away from its gross sales commissions.

Improved native visibility

German clients can nonetheless select to choose up their orders as an alternative of getting them delivered, eBay Germany emphasizes in its message to sellers. Sellers providing the pickup choice will proceed to profit from improved native visibility. The corporate additionally provides that new self-collection performance will “enhance the buying expertise” within the coming weeks, with out specifying additional particulars.

‘New self-collection performance will enhance the buying expertise’

Money on assortment

The American firm has lengthy held a powerful place within the German ecommerce panorama, producing substantial income for a lot of retailers. Within the UK, the place eBay’s place is even stronger, sellers can nonetheless supply clients the choice of money on assortment.

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