How to avoid eBay Account Suspension Guide

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Hey. I got a few questions on my BST and I wanted to solve the concerns of some people having regarding the Dropship biz on eBay. Before you put your foot in the water, there is some information that you better know. Also keep in mind, that you can get your eBay account back even if you got suspended. It's preferred to avoid such a scenario from first place and this is why I decided to create this piece of content.

Being a dropshipper is considered as a High-risk business model in the eyes of eBay. In the eyes of the Seller is considered a low-risk business. However, Sellers are still able to operate profitable dropshipping stores using the same model that may be in 2022 will not be available anymore when AI will be in place. Squeeze the lemon as long is it alive.
Remember how easy it was to grow Instagram Accounts in 2017/8 to 10k followers?

Fresh Account & Over Motivation

Motivation is a good thing. But keep yourself at the right balance is more important. Many members contact me, telling me that they want to blast their store with
products and make 20K In their first month. But the reality is different. First of all, you want to grow SLOW. When you are growing too fast without a stable solid
history of selling activity you will get shutdown fastest as you got to the top.

Bottom line: Build a Healthy relationship with eBay to keep your account steady. There is no such thing 500 / 1000$ Profit in your first month as a seller.

Fresh eBay Account? Don't rush.
eBay has a sophisticated security system for brand new accs - This system has been put in place to secure their buyers from Bad experience or dirty sellers that came with negative malicious plans. So they pay extra attention to sellers without selling history.

Just like @BassTrackerBoats & @MisterF who Keeping BHW Secure to prevent long live for scammers and put in a premium effort to keep BHW buying experience & shitlist secure.

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Think: You have a platform for selling, usually, sellers is making 1k-2k a month and suddenly, someone comes from nowhere generate
40K a Months as a brand new seller, Don't you think that you will pay closer attention to this seller?
Start slow, grow STEADY. this is the key.

Your First 2 Weeks is Highly Important

Your first two weeks are critical. eBay does not like drop shippers , asking why?
because usually, these are people without any experience selling online.
And suddenly they make 15,20k Revenue. It's like giving a child to save a bag with 200K cash.

They will say ''hey hey... Check this account before he fucks up with our platform'' . They know exactly the risks involved with dropshipping. So they consider Dropshipping as an High-risk business model.

I have nothing against newcomers for dropshipping because I was a beginner too. And I fucked up one of my eBay accounts my self back then. At that day I understood that if I want to succeed, I need to manage multiple eBay dropshipping accounts.

So you better understand that eBay is ''your new boss'' and if you want to sell on their platform you must play by their rules OR you will be wiped out from the business.

Bottom line: START SLOW. In simple words, Don't grow over 900% in 1 Month even when you are being tempted to do it seeing how easy it is with dropshipping. You better create another store and generate this 900% there. So less attention to your store and at any case that you got suspended you have another Store to work with. A solid backup help is always good.

List 3 Real items from your Office/Home

  • Do not sell any Product from known dropship suppliers at your first 1/2 Weeks.
  • Do not list Electronics: in your first weeks. your first products should be very generic. EG: Tshirt, books or Socks.
  • List Items SLOWLY: On your first-week list 3 Items, on the second-week list 12, 3-week list 20. 4-week list 40. Get your first limit increase and then List 100 On the first week, 250 Second and so On.. Double it.
I usually, when creating new account list 2-3 items (1 a day) and after 3 days
start to list products From Ali/Walmart, In case that you have a Fresh new account (Zero day old), it's highly recommended to age him for at least 2-3 weeks and build some activity on it before you even list anything.

I hope it helps
~Cheers
 

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My question is do I have new account or old for selling.

I have 10 year old account. I bought things on there, 10 years ago. So my feedback went away. Never sold anything.

2nd question is

What do you think about buying ebay account with 1000 limit. There is a seller here
 

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Do you use amazon as the supplier?
How much real net profit do you achieve per account?

Asking since with all the costs of tools, low margin, store ebay and pp fees and some chargebacks here and there i can‘t see how someone can make a living out of it.
 

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My question is do I have new account or old for selling.

I have 10 year old account. I bought things on there, 10 years ago. So my feedback went away. Never sold anything.

2nd question is

What do you think about buying ebay account with 1000 limit. There is a seller here
The high limits accounts are fine but you have to work super super slow with them as they getting suspended really easy

Do you use amazon as the supplier?
How much real net profit do you achieve per account?

Asking since with all the costs of tools, low margin, store ebay and pp fees and some chargebacks here and there i can‘t see how someone can make a living out of it.

With Amazon, your profit margins will be the lowest since the competition is extremely high. Means you make 2-3% a sale if you compare it to Aliexpress / Walmart where you can make up to 20 / 40% . Amazon = A lot of work, tiny profits. Aliexpress = 70% Less work than Amazon bigger profits.
The biggest adventage of Amazon is that you have A+ Customer support and super fast delivery. mean's you will not have to deal that much with customer support.
 

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I have an eBay account I created in 2004, where I've sold a few things on and off over the years, mostly computer parts and accessories. How much risk am I of having my account banned if I use it for dropshipping? I'm using the account again, listing some things I have lying around at home currently, not dropshipping anything.
 

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I have an eBay account I created in 2004, where I've sold a few things on and off over the years, mostly computer parts and accessories. How much risk am I of having my account banned if I use it for dropshipping? I'm using the account again, listing some things I have lying around at home currently, not dropshipping anything.
Even regular accounts that not doing dropshipping is getting banned. When you dropshipping you need to work smart in order to avoid limitations. You better do depth research before you start.
 

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Thank you for your response. What would regular accounts be getting banned for? Is it just growing too fast that I should be avoiding in either case?
 

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hi thank you for your advice
i opened my first ebay account for almost 2 month and i linked it with my paypal account for 2 weeks ago ,should i start selling right now or wait?
i want to let my account become more old to avoid suspension ? it is the right way ? because i dont want to sell from my own home shipping gonna be expensive.
 

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hi thank you for your advice
i opened my first ebay account for almost 2 month and i linked it with my paypal account for 2 weeks ago ,should i start selling right now or wait?
i want to let my account become more old to avoid suspension ? it is the right way ? because i dont want to sell from my own home shipping gonna be expensive.

You can just charge buyers for the shipping. They'll pay it as long as combined with the item cost it isn't too expensive. They know this isn't Amazon Prime. I've been selling things from my home, charging people for the shipping, no problem.
 

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The high limits accounts are fine but you have to work super super slow with them as they getting suspended really easy

With Amazon, your profit margins will be the lowest since the competition is extremely high. Means you make 2-3% a sale if you compare it to Aliexpress / Walmart where you can make up to 20 / 40% . Amazon = A lot of work, tiny profits. Aliexpress = 70% Less work than Amazon bigger profits.
The biggest adventage of Amazon is that you have A+ Customer support and super fast delivery. mean's you will not have to deal that much with customer support.

Another problem with sourcing from AliExpress to dropship on eBay is the time to ship. People HATE waiting.
 

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solid advice, any tips on not getting funds locked on paypal?
 
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