Customer Service and Issue Resolution
Providing Customer Service on eBay
Providing great customer service will lead to a better experience for your buyers, improving your Feedback score and customer ratings.
Great customer service on eBay includes:
- Communicating With Buyers
- Handling Returns
- Setting up Buyer Requirements
- Managing Your Business Policies
Customer Service Tips
Communicating With Buyers
We help you communicate with buyers efficiently and effectively through a number of tools.
My eBay automated emails
We’ll send automated My eBay messages to your buyers when they make a purchase, to remind them to pay, provide tracking you’ve uploaded, and ask them to leave Feedback
When buyers click Ask a Question in your listing, you can choose to show them a set of pre-answered questions. Providing answers to common questions upfront will save you time by reducing enquiries, both before and after a purchase.
When a buyer asks to return an item, your options for responding to the request depend on the reason they're returning the item, and the return policy you stated in your listing. You can set up your returns policy via business policies in My eBay.
You have 3 business days to respond to the request and resolve the buyer’s issue. If the buyer is satisfied and doesn't contact us for help, the return won't count as a defect. We’ll only count a return request as a defect if we’re asked to step in and help with an issue, and we find that you were responsible.
Visit eBay Help to learn more about setting up your returns policy
Setting up Buyer Requirements
You can use buyer requirements to help reduce your exposure to buyers who make transactions more difficult or expensive. Go to Buyer management in My eBay to get started.
Additionally, if you don't wish to sell to certain eBay members, you can block specific bidders or buyers from your listings. Once placed on a blocked list, a member won’t be able to buy or bid on your listings.
Managing Your Business Policies
Creating policies gives you the flexibility to include different preferences depending on what you’re listing, so you don’t need to specify individual preferences every time you list. There are three types of business policies:
You can set up and manage your business policies in My eBay.