Store Summary :
Ebay is an American e-commerce company, started in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. It’s a multi-billion dollar company now with operations in 30 countries out of which India is one. They initially started as an online auction website and later on switched to buy now model. It still operates the auction business, but now it is much more into “Buy now” model. It operates as an online marketplace and allows sellers to host and sell items on their website.
In a recent article, they claimed to have 100 million product listings on its website for consumers making it a market leader in India in terms of product inventory.
Product Catalog :
When you visit the ebay home page you see following tabs listed on the homepage just below to search box,
- Mobile & Accessories
- Laptops & Tablets
- Home & Living
- Health & Beauty
- All Electronics.
You also see a dedicated tab named as Deals which has deals on all the products listed throughout the website. It has categories of,
- Home & Living
- Import From The USA.
Mobiles and Accessories section has mobiles from brands such as Sony, Apple,Nokia, Micromax, Samsung and More. Mobile accessories such as Power Bank, Bluetooth Devices, Car Accessories, Cases & Covers, Data Cable & Chargers, Mobile Spare Parts, Mobile Handsfree, Mobile Gadgets, Selfie Sticks, Mobile OTG Pendrive, ScratchGuard, Screen Protector, Mobile Memory Card and Readers, More Mobile Accessories Etc.
Laptops & Tablets contains iPads & Tablets, Laptops, Computer Peripherals, eBook Readers, Printers/Scanners & Cartridges, USB Modem, Router & Networking, LCD / TFT Monitors, Panel PCs (All in One) and more.
Fashion category hosts products from Women's Clothing & Acc., Men's Clothing & Acc.,Watches, Shoes, Jewellery, Baby & Mom's, T-Shirts, Bags & Luggage and more. All these items are available at superb costs with additional discounts via usage of promotional coupon codes.
Import From U.S.A:
Now you can shop internationally with ebay. They have a separate store for you to be able to shop your favorite items directly from U.S.A as in Mobile phones, Premium Cosmetics, laptops, Nutritional Sports Supplement etc from brands that aren’t readily available in India. The have over 18 million items listed in this store. You can check out the Global EasyBuy page by clicking on this link.
Payment is accepted via PaisaPay here. Payment is done in Indian Rupees only and you need not worry about hassles of paying in other currencies.Below is an image for clearer understanding on shipping and handling once you finalize a purchase.
The amount that you pay via PaisaPay is the final amount for the product to be delivered at your doorsteps. You need not worry about export duties, custom duties and clearing charges, service tax, insurance or any other charges as these are covered by PaisaPay in the amount that you have paid for the product. You are given a PaisaPay tracking number for you to be able to check the position and delivery of your item. You can get items delivered anywhere in India from Global EasyBuy. All the items are protected by PaisaPay protection and thus you are ensured of timely delivery of quality and promised items.
Smartphones are the most sought after products with a vast catalog of models available for shopping. In a statement ebay said, smartphone sales account 73% of total smartphone and accessories products sold on their site. Now that’s quite huge.
Also, women’s clothing is another segment where a lot of traction is seen in clothing and accessories section.
Coming to offers, we have listed a few of them that ebay has carried off in the past.
- Ebay 11th anniversary sale.
- Extra Aazadi Sale
- Diwali Fest
- The Biggest TV Sale
- The Biggest Black Friday Sale
- 66th Republic Day Sale and so on..
Also since they accept coupon codes, hence you can get wonderful discounts on your favorite items with these promotional voucher codes even if there is no deal or sale going on.
Unique Feature - Ebay Guarantee :
eBay Guarantee Program is a very good initiative assuring a purchaser of getting a refund or replacement of product incase the item is faulty when received or not as per the conditions mentioned at the time of purchase or has not been delivered.
In case if you made payments via PaisaPay, you will get refund of the package costs too!!
How it works:
- Step 1 ==>> Contact Seller ==>> The first step is to contact the seller if you haven’t received your ordered product in spite of crossing 10 days of expected delivery date. This needs to be done via logging into ebay account and the clicking on My ebay section.
- Step 2 ==>> Seller helps you ==>> Once you are in contact with the seller, the seller is bound to resolve your issues within 4 days of filing a claim.
- Step 3 ==>> Not Resolved? ebay Helps You ==>> Now even after 4 days of raising a claim,If the seller fails to address your concern, ebay will help you in getting the problem resolved after checking the eligibility for returns as per the ebay Guarantee program and return/refund regulations.
- Step 4 ==>> Problem Solved! ==>> As soon as ebay steps in, the concerned team will get in touch with you within 48 hours. If the matter falls correctly under the terms and condition of returns/refund policies, you will receive a replacement of your product or refund of your money through PaisaPay.
You can contact the ebay customer care on 1-800-209-3229 anytime from Monday to Sunday between 9:30 am to 7:30 pm. You can chat with them as well from Monday to Friday between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Also if you wish to have your concern resolved on email support, you can email them as well to which a typical response comes in 24-48 Hours. You can directly write to the seller as well to get your concerns addressed.Customer Care:
eBay India Charity Fundraising:
Ebay works for humanitarian causes too. In June 2005 this Charity fundraising program was launched. Under this program, Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s) are able to list merchandise and products that they manufacture/produce for sale to normal customers and big merchants alike. Thus empowering the NGO’s to raise funds for their noble causes and create awareness among people to get their work known around the world.
Also, this platform is safe for buyers as it allows them to shop items that are quality checked and certified, plus they buyer will be content that his/her money went directly to the NGO’s kitty. Thus a win-win situation for both.
Payment and Purchase
When you finalise to buy an item from ebay, you need to be sure of item sale terms and conditions which you can check by clicking on the item. We have listed them in a lucid manner below for you.
Carefully check, if the item is available for direct buying(Fixed) or on bidding(Auction) basis.Check the product description thoroughly for warranty terms and conditions. Many products come with a seller warranty, are refurbished or do not have a warranty at all. So you need to cautious with your purchase to avoid any post purchase issues.You can also get your concerns addressed by clicking on “Ask Seller a Question”.The Seller of item will directly respond to your query and help you in your purchase.
You must also pay attention to seller rating, seller city and ID. Also check the seller's score and comment that other buyers left after grabbing the deal on product.
Variety of payment methods are accepted. Net banking, Credit Card, Debit Card from all nationalized and private banks such as SBI, IDBI, PNB, HDFC, ICICI, Axis, Citi etc. Cash on delivery is available too depending on seller listing. They also accept payments via PaisaPay.
About Paisa Pay :
It’s a payment service owned by ebay itself. The advantage with PaisaPay are,
- Your payment is received by ebay team which then informs the seller to ship the item, thereby saving you from payment hassles.
- If an item is not delivered to you within the specified timelines of PaisaPay, you can ask for a refund. PaisaPay will let you know the cause of the problem and refund the money including the shipping charges.
- PaisaPay allows you to pay in EMI’s with your ICICI credit card with a 3 or 6-month payment plan.
- You will get great discounts on payments through PaisaPay while redeeming through gift vouchers.
Coming to an end of the article we can conclude that ebay is one exciting place to buy any or every product that can be sold on the internet and that too at deal price that’s hard to imagine. From old coins to collectible stamps and notes to myriad items as in old soft drink bottle caps. You can import items from the USA as well with super offers. All of these with cool discounts via usage of promotional coupon codes make this website indeed a shopper’s heaven.