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Signature confirmation policy

In order for sellers to receive protection on eBay when a buyer reports an item not received, and for buyers to be protected if a seller doesn't receive a returned item, we require that signature confirmation is added when shipping higher value orders.

If you ship internationally, signature confirmation may be required if your item sells on a site which requires it for higher value orders.

Frequently asked questions

If the order has a total cost (including postage costs and any taxes) of €550 or more, you're required to purchase signature confirmation to be protected if a buyer reports an item not received. If you are shipping internationally, see the signature confirmation thresholds table below to see if signature confirmation is required for the shipment.

If the item was purchased on eBay.ie and the total cost of the item was €550 or more, you are required to purchase signature confirmation to be protected under the eBay Money Back Guarantee. If the item was purchased on a different eBay site, see the signature confirmation thresholds table below for guidance on when to purchase signature confirmation.

About signature confirmation

Signature confirmation is an additional service that you can purchase when you ship your items. In certain circumstances, we require that you add signature confirmation in order to receive protections on eBay.

Requirements for sellers when shipping orders

In order to be protected if a buyer reports that they didn't receive an item, signature confirmation is required when the order total is equal to or greater than the signature confirmation threshold for the site/currency of checkout.

If you are shipping an order internationally, check the signature confirmation thresholds table below to see if signature confirmation is required for the shipment. Learn more about our International selling policy.

The order total is the total amount the buyer paid for the item(s), including shipping and tax.

To find the order total:
  1. Go to the Orders tab in Seller Hub and select the order number to view the order details; or

  2. If you are using eBay shipping labels, the order total will be displayed when you print your shipping label from My eBay Sold or Seller Hub

Requirements for returns

When the buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping for a returned item, signature confirmation is required in order to be protected in case the item doesn't make it back to the seller. If the total cost of the returned item is equal to or greater than the signature confirmation threshold for the site where the original purchase was completed, then you are required to add signature confirmation when you ship the return.

The total cost of the item is the selling price of the item, including tax.

Signature confirmation thresholds

eBay site Transaction currency threshold

eBay.com
eBay.ca
eBay.com.au

$750

eBay.co.uk

£450

eBay.at
befr.eBay.be
benl.eBay.be
eBay.es
eBay.fr
eBay.ie
eBay.it
eBay.nl
eBay.pl

€550

eBay.ch

CHF 700

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