Is eBay allowing digital products?

by Denise Hall 9 replies
I know there was a big commotion a few months ago about eBay changing their policy and not allowing digital products to be sold except in their classified ads. I don't visit ebay very often, but I was just there and found ebooks in the auction listings.

Did I miss another change to eBay's policy? Are they allowing people to sell digital products via auctions again?

Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    I look at eBay's Pulse section once in awhile and I've been seeing "digital" products. I took a closer look and one of them state "THIS IS AN eBOOK ON CD MAILED TO YOU BY POSTAL MAIL".

    Looks like as long as it is an actual physical item that is shipped, it is allowed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Hall
      Originally Posted by Michael Dominic View Post

      I look at eBay's Pulse section once in awhile and I've been seeing "digital" products. I took a closer look and one of them state "THIS IS AN eBOOK ON CD MAILED TO YOU BY POSTAL MAIL".

      Looks like as long as it is an actual physical item that is shipped, it is allowed.

      Yes, that's how many marketers are getting around the eBay policy that won't allow digital products. I saw lot of ebooks on CD's listed, but there were also just ebooks, unless they're on CD's and the seller just didn't list them that way.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    I have found a few interesting pages on eBay about their e-book/information product policies:

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/selling-digital-items.html
    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/compilation.html
    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/downloadable.html

    Hope those answer your question!
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    Thanks for those, Michael. I guess some people just don't know how to follow rules.

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  • Yes, you can still sell ebooks, but you have to send an actual CD. Personally, I have seen an increase in sales with people getting a physical product. But, you can offer instant delivery along with a physical product, which is appealing to buyers as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author LeannaLuck
      Thanks for this information. I was wondering about all of this as well too.

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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Hall
      Originally Posted by killercopy View Post

      Yes, you can still sell ebooks, but you have to send an actual CD. Personally, I have seen an increase in sales with people getting a physical product. But, you can offer instant delivery along with a physical product, which is appealing to buyers as well.

      Thanks! That makes a lot of sense. I guess people feel more comfortable knowing they'll receive a physical product, but it's probably appealing that they can access the information immediately, too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Forey
    I think they do, but I dont think it can be run as an auction. It has to be a classified ad. Which is actually cheaper (except you don't get feedback).

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