We've all had a chat and we think that the EBay listings have been working really well.
Cindy points out that it's great that they are in Aussie dollars. Nan is currently liaising with eBay about what we are doing and the best way to go about listing correctly (hopefully by donors registering at the Red Cross site).
Until then, list your item on Etsy.
If you still choose to list your Handmade Help item on eBay - please list it as follows:
- List the Description of your Item - Followed by 'Handmade Help'
- Please do not mention the keywords - Red Cross, Donation or Bushfire Appeal. Ebay is checking every listing which uses these words and removing those that don't adhere to it's strict Fundraising Listings Policy. Our plan is to work with eBay to make sure that we DO adhere to their policy - but it may take a few precious days to get to that point - and we will soldier on until then.
We will allow one week to sort this out with eBay - and if we can't we will only be listing via Etsy after that. We totally understand why eBay has such policies - but we will just have to take our good work elsewhere if we can't reach a quick resolution.
On an equally important note - we will be taking direct donations of goods at our collection points for many more months. See the side bar for drop-off points. There are plenty of ways to help!