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eBay Wants to Hear from Sellers Impacted by Earthquake


eBay logoeBay asked sellers in Alaska to notify them if there has been any disruption to their business as a result of the November 30th earthquake. It provided a toll-free number for them to call.

eBay announcement follows:

To our Sellers Impacted by the Alaskan Earthquake. Stay Safe and Contact us
Our thoughts go out to all affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck outside of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018.

If there is any disruption to your business, please contact customer service at 1 (866) 540-3229 to request protections against incidents that may impact your Seller Performance status. What this means:

– Stock-outs due to earthquake damage or unresolved cases with buyers will not impact your performance status

– Your late shipment rate will not be impacted.

If you are able to, there are a few things you can do now to help protect your business:

– Communicate with buyers whose items have not yet been shipped and let them know your situation.

– End any auctions and take down any Buy It Now listings before they result in a sale. We will not charge a fee for ending a listing early.

– If you are an eBay Stores subscriber, place your store in vacation mode and extend your handling time on all items to when you think you can get back to business.

– For more information, read our natural disaster checklist blog.

– If you are having troubles with internet access, eBay can help you make the necessary changes. Please contact customer service at 1 (866) 540-3229 and update them on your situation.

We are sending our support to those impacted.

SOURCE: eBay Corporate Blog announcement

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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). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.