eBay Dropshipping Software (Important Update)
At some point in 2019, eBay made changes to their dropshipping policy. Although dropshipping is still allowed on the platform, sourcing items from another retailer, rather than from a wholesaler or trade-only dropshipping supplier, is now forbidden. After making the policy change, eBay began to crack down on dropshippers who were sourcing products from retailers such as Amazon.
As part of this, those using software to source products from such retailers, specifically software that uses eBay’s API, found their eBay accounts being penalised or restricted. Therefore, when using a software for dropshipping on eBay, it’s important to find one that doesn’t use eBay’s API.
To be clear, dropshipping on eBay is still allowed. The use of software in general is also still allowed. Thousands of businesses, even those who don’t dropship use software to manage their eBay listings. However, to stay on the safe side, it’s best to use software which doesn’t need eBay’s API to update your listings. Thankfully, most software providers, including the ones listed in this guide have implement non-API solutions for changing eBay prices.