eBay Gives Buyers Confidence With Authentication Service

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eBay Gives Buyers Confidence With Authentication Service

By Apparel Staff - 10/16/2017
eBay launched eBay Authenticate™, a white glove authentication service designed to help the marketplace's hundreds of millions of active buyers shop with confidence for luxury handbags.

eBay launched eBay Authenticate™, a white glove authentication service designed to help the marketplace's hundreds of millions of active buyers shop with confidence for luxury handbags.

eBay sellers can now utilize the service to list luxury handbags and wallets valued at $500+ and receive 80 percent of the final selling price when selling luxury handbags from 12 high-end brands, including Balenciaga, Burberry, Céline, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Valentino. For a limited time, the service will accept luxury handbags valued at $250+ and sellers will receive 90 percent of the final sale price.

For eBay buyers, they can shop more confidently for luxury handbags knowing that items marked with an "Authenticity Verified" label are backed by a 200 percent Money Back Guarantee.

"We're making it even easier for our buyers to shop quickly and confidently for luxury handbags," said Laura Chambers, vice president of consumer selling at eBay. "With tens-of-thousands of high-end handbags currently available, eBay is primed to boost customer confidence in selling and shopping for an amazing selection of designer merchandise. We also believe our sellers will love this service, as it provides them with a white-glove service when selling luxury handbags. We're looking forward to expanding this program to other brands and categories next year."

To get started, sellers just follow four simple steps:

Visit http://www.ebay.com/authentication to start listing an eligible luxury handbag, and select "Sell with eBay Authenticate."

Send in the handbag using a prepaid shipping label, or drop it off at a participating FedEx Office location. FedEx Office will pack and ship it to the experts for free.
Industry experts verify the handbag's authenticity, photograph, list, sell, and ship your handbag to its buyer.

The seller receives 80 percent of the final selling price, nearly twice as much as comparable online services. And, for those who send in an eligible luxury handbag by Jan. 31, 2018, they'll receive 90 percent of the selling price. Over the past 20 years, eBay has devoted resources to setting the standard for operating a trusted and safe marketplace.

For nearly 10 years, eBay's best-in-class Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) program has allowed more than 40,000 rights owners to quickly report possible counterfeit goods. This program simply helps eBay buyers have more confidence in the wealth of inventory on the marketplace – and enables our sellers to benefit from that confidence. Additionally, eBay's prior collaborations with the CFDA for "You Can't Fake Fashion," have celebrated original design and raised awareness about our commitment to authentic fashion.

Most popular and valuable styles:

  1. Shoulder Bag
  2. Totes & Shoppers
  3. Messenger & Cross Body
  4. Satchel
  5. Clutch
  6. Hobo
  7. Handbag
  8. Backpack
  9. Vintage
  10. Doctor

eBay by the numbers

  • eBay has 171 million active buyers worldwide
  • A woman's handbag is purchased every 13 seconds on eBay in the US
  • 81 percent of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps growing
  • 88 percent of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now – no bidding necessary
  • Two thirds of items ship for free in the US, UK and DE

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