In general, when listing items on eBay, you can include links that are solely intended to provide additional details about the items. That means links should only be used when that information can't be included in the listing itself. These links include additional images, technical specifications, manufacturer warranties, and other information that can help buyers make an informed purchasing decision. Other links that point to a third-party provider's website are also allowed, such as image hosting sites and auction template sites.
eBay doesn't allow links to non-eBay sites or content where other items are offered for sale. eBay continually reviews links on the site and reserves the right to block any link considered unsafe for our members.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits on your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Links to sites and content that provide additional details about the item for sale, including:
Other product details
Links to warranty services
Links to shipping or freight information
Vehicle pricing guides (Kelly Blue Book, etc.)Links to financing services or credit applications
Links to insurance services
Links to escrow services
Links to other eBay pages (see About Me page restriction below)
Links to eBay Messages (our member-to-member messaging system) to contact the seller for more information
Links to your other eBay items
Links to third-party providers (image hosting, auction services, etc.)
You can include these types of links in your eBay Store's home or custom pages:
Links to your eBay items and pages
Links to eBay Store pages of other members (with their permission) on your Store's home page (up to 10 links) and on your Store's custom pages (unlimited links)
Links to Add to My Favorite Sellers
and your Stores page
Links to web pages outside of eBay that provide information about your Store or service, as long as you're not promoting items being sold outside of eBay
Email addresses (clickable or not) or contact links that go outside of eBay
Including additional contact information or tools on your Store's home page or in any header area of your Store
Sellers with Store names or logos that include ".com", ".net", ".org", ".edu" or any variations like "_com" or "-com" can't include their Store's name or logo in the title or description of an eBay listing or eBay Store home page, except with express permission from eBay. To request permission, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sellers with Store names or logos that include ".com", ".net", ".org", ".edu" or any variations like "_com" or "-com" can't activate the Store's custom listing frame
With the exception of sellers who chose their Store name before our policy changed (on July 1, 2004), sellers can't use a web address as an eBay Store name
Anchor Store logos that are used on the Stores home page have to include the official Store name, and the name can't include any of the variations of ".com" or other extensions like .net or .org
Store logos and Anchor Store logos can't include phone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information
Store logos and Anchor Store logos can't flash, move, or be animated
Automatically redirected links aren't allowed; Sellers can't link to other eBay items or pages through a redirect on their own site
Quick Response (QR) codes
You can include a single link to a page that gives additional detail about the terms and conditions of the sale. However, the page you link to can't include links to web pages outside of eBay, and the information on that linked page can't contradict the information in your listing.
Note: Remember that the most important parts of your terms and conditions have to be included in your listing, including shipping and handling information, types of payments you accept, terms of payment, and applicable taxes.
Quick Response (QR) codes
You can mention or link to UnWired Buyer, which is a member of eBay's Developer and Affiliate programs, because their service doesn't encourage sniping.
You can include links to social media sites, such as Facebook, from your profile and About Me pages.
Your listings and other eBay pages can't include:
Links to websites or pages that solicit eBay user IDs, passwords, or email addresses from members.
Links to websites or pages that encourage buyers to place their bids outside of eBay. For example, you can't mention "auction sniping" websites, because you have to use your eBay user ID and password.
Links or other connections to live chat systems. You may include your chat user names in your listing, but not a link to chat.
Links or solicitations to subscribe to non-eBay newsletters or mailing lists.
Links to websites or pages offering items that are not allowed on eBay
Links to web pages that offer to trade, sell, or buy goods or services outside of eBay, including other auction-style websites.
Links to websites or pages that show material that is inappropriate for general audiences.
Quick Response (QR) codes
If you use logos for any of the permitted links, they must:
Be 88 x 33 pixels or smaller in size
Not flash or move, with the exception of links to your eBay or Half.com listings
Not represent, brand, or advertise a website outside of eBay, except in listings offering a domain name for sale, except with express permission from eBay. To request permission, please send an email to email@example.com.
Why does eBay have this policy?
Buyers expect to complete their purchase on eBay and have it covered by eBay Buyer Protection. Not all links are helpful or safe, and some links could give sellers an unfair advantage. This policy helps make sure that listings don't include inappropriate or unsafe links and helps keep the site fair for sellers.
Contact Customer Support
You can contact Customer Support to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.
We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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