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      Tips to Sell Company Services on eBay - Can I sell our Services on eBay?

      Hello,

      This is my first post and I wonder if anyone can help.

      I am looking to widen our company's horizons in terms of marketing and have recently seen more and more people listing their services as an auction on eBay. This is something I am considering, but is it strictly within the eBay's terms and conditions?

      I did a quick search here and saw someone asked a similar question back in 2010, but further research has revealed since then eBay have launched a classified ad format, and wonder if this launch has changed. If I can still sell my service as an auction?

      The classified ad format rates seem to be 9.99 for a business owner like myself, but auction listings under 1 are free.

      Which brings me on to my second question. If I list company services as an auction and someone clicks on this and purchase the listing then how does it works. Just offer a refund I suppose.

      Our company offers quite a niche service, enclosing letters or brochures into paper envelopes and posting through the Royal Mail. Offering postage discounts. I have visions of a nice little listing with a video or pictures to explain what we do, but want to ensure we are not breaking any rules.

      I am not particularly an eBay regular, so any advice would be appreciated.
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      If I list company services as an auction and someone clicks on this and purchase the listing then how does it works. Just offer a refund I suppose.
      Hi Micky,

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      That would contravene eBay's terms of service. Why don't you offer inexpensive entry level services for whatever fee you get at auction, and then build the customer up to more expensive recurrent services? For example, you could offer a 10 units entry level package for whatever you can get at auction. You would treat it as a lead generation cost, where your lead cost is the difference between the auction end price and your regular price.

      Lead generation costs can be very high, from 10 upwards. Calculate the lead generation cost for your industry, and you will arrive at a value that you can lose for each lead generated through eBay.

      Another option is to use fiverr.com, which works in a similar format.

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      Thanks for the reply.

      That's a great Idea and an angle I hadn't considered before. Thanks for clearing up what I can and can't do on ebay also. I had pretty much come to the same conclusion but it's great to get it confirmed.

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