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eBay UK Changes Terms When It Comes to Global Shipping Risks

eBay made changes to its Global Shipping Program in the UK. There’s no change in how the program operates, but it changed the conditions and terms for sellers in a move it says is meant to clarify certain aspects of the GSP program.

Among the changes is how eBay UK spells out the passing of risk and transfer of title – “especially in the event of items being considered as undeliverable,” eBay said. In addition, the new terms clarify the handling and use of data under the program.

The new Data Privacy section is nearly three times as long as the current section, for example, and it spells out the kind of information eBay shares with its GSP partner Pitney Bowes.

It also clarifies how it displays and treats its international returns policy, and provides more information to sellers dealing with Value Added Tax (VAT) accounting.

“As with earlier updates, other changes have been made to keep the seller terms up-to-date with the services we provide,” eBay explained in its announcement on Thursday.

The updated Seller Terms and Conditions will apply to existing enrolled sellers after 30 days of the announcement and will apply to new sellers participating in the program immediately. Sellers who don’t wish to accept the new terms can remove a single active listing or all active listings from the Global Shipping Program, or they can opt out at an account level – see this page for details.

Thursday’s announcement can be found on the eBay UK Announcement Board, and the new GSP seller terms are found on this page.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.