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Third-party endorsements policy

To make sure buyers can't be misled by endorsements that can't easily be verified, we don't allow the use of third-party statements or logos that vouch for a seller's 'reputation' or 'trustworthiness' in eBay listings or products.

To find out more about the ways in which you can build trust with buyers through your listings, please see our full policy guidelines below.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

A buyer commented that I'm a trustworthy seller. Can I use this in my listing?

No, we don't allow quotes like this because they're subjective, can't be verified, and may mislead buyers. Similarly, any seals or logos that make unverifiable claims about sellers can't be included in listings.

I have over 1,000 positive Feedback ratings. Can I use this to show I'm a reputable seller?

Yes, statements like this can be used in listings because the buyer can easily verify them – by looking at your Feedback profile, for example. You can also include any statement that guarantees the transaction or item, (e.g. "satisfaction guaranteed or your money back."), provided it doesn't also vouch for your trustworthiness as a seller (e.g. "reliable seller").

Read our full policy

Third-party endorsements policy overview

eBay doesn't allow third parties to provide logos or statements that claim to vouch for a member's trustworthiness. You can include information in your listing about your eBay reputation, such as your Feedback ratings.

However, you can't make statements about your reputation as a seller in a way that buyers can't verify. You also can't include endorsements from other people or companies that talk about your trustworthiness as a seller, because buyers can't verify those types of claims.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed Allowed
  • Statements that guarantee the transaction or item, but don't guarantee the seller. Examples include:
    • "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back."
    • "Protected transaction guaranteed."
  • Statements about seller confidence because a buyer can easily verify this claim. Examples include:
    • "Buy with confidence! I have over 1,000 positive Feedback ratings."
    • "Member FDIC"
     
    Not allowed Not allowed
    • Third-party statements, seals, or logos that vouch for the trustworthiness of a seller, such as:
      • "This eBay seller is extremely reliable and reputable."
      • "Buy with confidence from a trusted seller."
      • "Reliable seller"
    • Statements, seals, or logos that manipulate eBay's Feedback system because buyers can't verify these claims. For example, "100% positive Feedback in authentic watches."
     

Tip
Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

Since we can't verify the trustworthiness claims made by third parties, we don't allow these claims in listings or products. Manipulating any eBay reputation system, such as Feedback ratings, could confuse or mislead buyers.

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