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Alcohol policy

If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.

Policy overview

We generally don't allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on the India eBay website (eBay.in). At our discretion, we may permit sales of other types of alcohol by pre-approved sellers in designated categories. We don't allow the sale of collectible containers that contain alcohol. Members outside India aren't allowed to sell alcohol to members residing in the India.

Make sure your listing follows our guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

 

 
Keep in mind that the alcohol restrictions apply only to items for sale on the India eBay website (eBay.in). Alcohol may be sold on international eBay sites as permitted by local law. Please check the rules of each eBay website to find out more.
 
Local postal services doesn't allow the shipment of intoxicating liquors containing 0.5% or more alcohol by content.
You can find this information on the courier providers website.

What are the guidelines?

Alcohol and alcohol kits

Allowed

Allowed

  • Beer/wine making kits

  • Foods with alcoholic ingredients and flavoring (such as liquor-filled chocolates, rum cake, and other items) as long as the item complies with our food policy

  • Hops, seeds for hops, and other raw materials to make beer or wine

  • Non-alcoholic or de-alcoholized beer and wine

Restricted

Restricted

  • Empty alcohol bottles and containers (images in the listing must show item is empty)

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Alcohol products other than from pre-approved sellers

  • Liquor licenses

  • Other alcohols listed in the Wine category

  • Wine listed outside of the approved Wine category

 

Alcohol-related collectibles

We don't allow any container with alcohol, even if it may be considered collectible. Pre-approved sellers can still list wine in the appropriate category. At our discretion, we may permit sales of other types of alcohol by pre-approved sellers in designated categories.

 

Allowed

Allowed

Alcohol-related memorabilia, including empty wine, liquor, and beer containers.

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Collectible alcohol containers if they still contain any alcoholic content.

  • Open containers of alcohol.

We want to make sure buyers and sellers understand and follow all laws and regulations on the sale of alcohol. Certain alcoholic products are prohibited by law and could harm members so those items can't be sold on eBay.

 

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