Search the Help pages (Does not search for items or products)  Search Help PagesTips
Enter your Help search terms here. (Example: 'contact seller')

Prohibited Services

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.

Sellers are not permitted to offer or solicit services on the eBay site that are illegal, sexual in nature or that violate eBay’s User Agreement.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Forfeiture of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Limits on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

Some Examples of Prohibited Service Offerings
  • A listing offering a “virtual” relationship

  • A listing offering a massage or other service requiring physical contact

  • Any service that offers, suggests, or in any way conveys an intimate service contact, including dates, escorts or other such services

  • Listings that offer Multi-level marketing programs or 'Get rich quick' schemes

  • eBay alone will exercise its judgment in deciding which listings are not permissible

Some Examples of Permitted Service Offerings
  • A seller offering consulting services such as financial planning or interior decoration for a specified price

  • A web designer offering to design up to 3 web pages for a specified price

Circumventing Fees and Choice Listing violations are typical violations that occur when listing services. Please review these polices before listing any service.

eBay strives to have a clean, well-lit marketplace where individuals and businesses can trade products and services. Services that are illegal, sexual in nature or that violate eBay’s User Agreement do not have a place in our community.

Contact Customer Service

Report listing violations or problems with another eBay member.

Contact us

Have a question? We can help.

 Contact us

Related Help topics