|Sun Feb 9 2014 09:21:24|
eBay Seller Feel Duped into Accepting Global Shipping Program
Today I got my first international order on eBay. Funny thing, I had all my preferences on eBay set for USA sales only for the last several years. I do not want to sell internationally and deal with all the potential issues. So I called eBay and asked how this order occurred. Their response is below.
Apparently if you sign the new user agreement then you can be automatically opted into this program. There are lots of potential problems with this program for me, so to opt me in because I accepted their user agreement doesn't feel right.
Thank you for contacting eBay in regard to the new Global Shipping Program. I understand you have expressed an interest as to how you and your listings were entered into this free featured program. Allow me to take a minute to explain this.
This occurred when we released our new user agreement.
If you click on the link above and then once on this page click on or scroll down to Global Shipping Program. It then states:
"We may choose to make your listings available to international buyers through the Global Shipping Program if you indicate or have indicated your desire to take advantage of this program by accepting this User Agreement in the form of an electronic click-through or if you otherwise opt-in or have opted-in. If you are not currently opted in to this program and you do not accept the electronic click-through, you will not be able to take advantage of the Global Shipping Program, but you will still be bound by all other provisions of this User Agreement."
After this has action was taken you were then opted into the Global Shipping Program. For more information on this program we encourage you to view and read this page.
We appreciate you time, concern, and understanding on this matter and hope you truly enjoy the added measure of seller protection this program offers while widening your customer demographics by making your listing visible to even more potential buyers.
eBay Global Shipping Specialist