What is the eBay Partner Network?

The eBay Partner Network is eBay’s affiliate marketing program. By signing up and sharing your listings outside of eBay, you can increase your earnings, diversify your revenue streams—and even get a credit for your final value fees when you share your item and it sells.

It is fast and easy to generate eBay Partner Network links, and not only do I bring more customers to my eBay listings, but I get paid when customers buy items anywhere on eBay. I’d recommend ePN to anyone who sells regularly on eBay.

— Dennis Worden, Owner of Triple Play Sports

How it works

Join

Complete our quick online application and we’ll do the rest. You’ll receive a notification when your application has been approved, usually within just a few hours.

Create

Use our free, simple tools to easily create trackable eBay Partner Network links for your listings.

Share

Share these links with your audience on social media, your website or blog, and other marketing channels.

Joining is free and easy

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See how much you can earn

If you drive traffic to eBay and the buyer completes a Qualifying Transaction on one of your items, you’ll receive a commission and an incentive credit to offset your final value fee for that sale. For all other Qualifying Transactions, you can earn commissions up to 6% of the item sale price.


Example—Your eBay Partner Network earnings on a Qualifying Transaction


The following example features a $100 item sold in the Sports Trading Cards category by a seller with an eBay Store subscription:

Your inventory Other eBay sellers’ inventory

Total amount of sale

$100.00

$100.00

Your final value fee

$9.15

N/A

Commission earned

$4.00

$4.00

Seller incentive credit

$5.15

N/A

Your total earnings

$9.15

$4.00

Final value fees vary based on item category, Store subscription, and seller performance rating.


Learn more about commission rates based on item categories.


Learn more about commission eligibility and the incentive credit.


  • What are the eligibility criteria for the 0% final value fee seller incentive credit?

    The incentive credit is available to eBay sellers who are registered on eBay.com with a US address, enrolled in the eBay Partner Network, and meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards. The incentive will be paid for Qualifying Transactions that are attributed to you for any of your listings on eBay.com except for listings in the Vehicles and Real Estate categories. Please note that only your Qualifying Transactions associated with the eBay.com account used to register with the eBay Partner Network are eligible for the seller incentive.

  • What if I already have an existing eBay Partner Network account?

    Great news! If you already are signed up with the eBay Partner Network, this new benefit will automatically be applied to your existing account.

  • Can I drive traffic to my eBay store and still earn the incentive credit?

    Yes! As long as you create an affiliate link using one of our eBay Partner Network tools and the traffic results in a Qualifying Transaction, you are eligible to earn commissions from promoting your eBay store or individual listings.

  • Can I share eBay Partner Network links within my eBay listings or eBay Store?

    No. eBay Partner Network links can only be posted outside of eBay, never on eBay property. This means that partners who are eBay sellers can’t include affiliate links within their eBay listings, eBay store or eBay Messages.

    Learn more about accepted promotional methods.

  • What is a Qualifying Transaction?

    A Qualifying Transaction can occur one of three ways:

    1. A buyer makes a purchase within 24 hours after clicking the eBay Partner Network affiliate link for a Buy It Now item.
    2. A buyer places a bid on an Auction item within 24 hours after clicking your link and wins that auction within 10 days.
    3. The seller accepts a Best Offer placed within 24 hours after clicking your link.

    Learn more about Qualifying Transactions.

  • Once I’ve earned commissions, how and when will I be paid?

    The eBay Partner Network pays out commissions once per month and are paid on the 10th of the month for the month before the previous month. For example, your May earnings will be paid on July 10. You can choose to get paid via Electronic Funds Transfer or PayPal.

    For Qualifying Transactions on your inventory that are eligible for the 0% final value fee incentive credit, final value fees will still appear on your monthly selling invoice and must be paid as usual. These fees will be offset by two eBay Partner Network payouts to you—the commission earned and a seller incentive credit (see example above). The credit will appear as “Bonus” type in your eBay Partner Network Invoice Line Items (or click through to “Other Earnings” and look for Description: “eBay US: Earnings Credit: US Seller Incentive”).

    Learn more about how commissions are paid.

  • How can I identify which of my transactions earned the 0% final value fee seller incentive credit?

    The eBay Partner Network provides a “Transaction Detail Report” (TDR) that indicates on which transactions you earned commissions. You can identify the listings that earned you the 0% final value fee incentive credit by comparing the TDR with your sales data for the same timeframe. Simply map your “Item ID”, and “eBay Checkout Transaction ID” from the TDR to your eBay orders report to identify these transactions. Learn more.

  • Where can I see the full terms of the program?

    Click here to see the full Network Agreement for the eBay Partner Network.

  • Have more questions?

    Find answers in our Help Center, or email us.



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