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Droppshiping on eBay - do they still keep the money for 21 days?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Builds, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Builds

    Builds Newbie

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    Hello.

    In 2011-2012 I used to be a dropshipper on eBay and I did pretty well actually.
    At some point, however, PayPal applied new rules to specific sellers, and the money for every sale I made was held by PP for 15-21 days (can't really remember) and only then it was "released". It was easier for sellers in the US since they can just put in the tracking number with USPS and the system automatically saw the product was delivered and the money was released.

    It kinda screwed up my operations since the method of getting the money > paying the dropship company > save the difference, worked for me well but I couldn't handle big sums of money being held and then having to pay out of my own pocket until that money is released.

    I'm thinking about going back into the game - do they still do that holding money thing?
     
  2. faoulas

    faoulas Newbie

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    Yes they still hold the money ! But if you do a lot of sells then they automatically remove this and you can withdraw/use the money immediately !
     
  3. Builds

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    How much time/sells is it "a lot"?
     
  4. faoulas

    faoulas Newbie

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    Dont actually know... i have made up to 100+ sells and resolved 2 customers cases immediately (thats something that they really take in consideration)
     
  5. SirSmash

    SirSmash Registered Member

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    Depends on how well you sell... I've gotten all money immediately after 10 DSR with zero complaints and 5-stars across the board. Feedback number doesn't seem to matter much, they go almost entirely off DSR numbers.

    What's more critical is the selling limits. If you haven't sold for a while (or you make a new account) you'll be left with a limit of 10 items a month or 1,000 dollars in revenue whichever comes first. So the first few months you're selling you won't be able to sell much and you must make certain that every sale goes perfectly. If you get dinged on a DSR you're holds are going to stay around longer.
     
  6. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    as above if you have not sold for a while you are right back at the beginning
     
  7. amorella3

    amorella3 Junior Member

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    How much is a while?
     
  8. Vigalantetrader

    Vigalantetrader Newbie

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    I believe if you are new seller , it will have the 21 days on hold.

    If you start selling in some volume , and getting feedback more than 50, i believe you will
    be able to elaminate your 21 hold.

    But .... there is also possible on hold with your money if you sell an item price over $250,
    $500 , $1000 to $2000.

    These what happen to my account with 120 feedbacks. and it will be keep going until you

    basically safe selling over $5000 or even $10.000 items. but in the meanwhile you still be

    ON hold status on every certain Price ranges.
     
  9. Jaffacake

    Jaffacake Newbie

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    If you provide the tracking number, it will be lifted in a couple of days after delivered.
     
  10. xaxaxa123

    xaxaxa123 Registered Member

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    I'm a new seller on eBay too. As Jaffacake said, if you provide the tracking number, the money will be available in a 3 days after delivered.
     
  11. amorella3

    amorella3 Junior Member

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    Really. This is very interesting. Ebay tells you that after 90 days from your first sale that this hold will be removed once you've done good sales and have no issues on your account. So you mean to say that there can still be holds for higher priced items? That would really suck though.