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  • eBay for Charity Charity Ribbon Community Selling and Nonprofit Direct Selling comparison

  • Community Selling is when an eBay Seller donates part of the final sale price from his or her listing to a certified organization in our Nonprofit Directory.
  • Nonprofit Direct Selling is when a nonprofit sells an item on eBay that it owns or has received as a donation.
  • Here’s a side-by-side comparison of Community Selling vs. Nonprofit Direct Selling:
  •   Community Selling Nonprofit Direct Selling
    Who is selling the item?

    Any seller in the eBay Community

    A nonprofit

    How much of the final sale price is donated?

    The seller chooses: from 10-100% of the final sale price (or as low as 1% in Motors Vehicle categories), with a minimum donation of $1 required if the listing sells

    100% of the final sale price. The minimum donation does not apply

    Who does the buyer pay?

    The seller

    The seller (who is a nonprofit)

    Who collects the donation?

    PayPal Giving Fund collects the donation from the seller and delivers it to the nonprofit

    There is no donation per se: the nonprofit receives payment for the sold item from the buyer

    How does the tax receipt work?

    PayPal Giving Fund provides a tax receipt to the seller on behalf of the benefiting nonprofit

    N/A: The seller is a nonprofit so there is no tax receipt provided by PayPal Giving Fund

    How does the nonprofit get the donation?

    PayPal Giving Fund delivers the donation to the nonprofit via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

    N/A: The nonprofit receives payment for the sold item from the buyer

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