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Obtaining A Buyer's Direct Email Outside Of eBay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by ArtVandelay, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    This obviously isn't a groundbreaking share in any way but it still might provide some value to some.

    If you aren't looking to obtain repeat customers, you're missing out on a lot of business.
    If eBay discovers in a message to your buyer that you are plugging your own website or attempting to do business outside of eBay, they will ban you.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but obtaining their direct email should be fairly easy, right?

    When you sell a product on eBay your funds will be transferred to PayPal.
    When that happens you should get an email that looks something like this:
    PayPalEMail.PNG

    And in it you will find the following information:
    PayPal1.PNG

    For this purpose, the most important of which is the 'Buyer email.'

    Once your transaction is complete you can add them to your email list and try to get them as a repeat customer by sending them a thank you email, plugging your website (or some other method of monetization), and ultimately making more money off them.

    Am I right or am I wrong? I think I'm right.
    Am I stating the obvious here? Probably...
     
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  2. nixonsmom

    nixonsmom Registered Member

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    "If eBay discovers in a message to your buyer that you are plugging your own website or attempting to do business outside of eBay, they will ban you."

    If your buyer reports you, then this method may get your eBay account banned. If you're fine with that risk, then go right on ahead. As long as you don't spam the hell out of their email, I doubt they would report you.
     
  3. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    Right.
    Well I suppose you could even disassociate the email from your eBay account. Whatever works.

    This lessens the risk considerably, though not completely.