You’ll find answers to most questions you have about an item on the listing, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, sellers are usually happy to help if you contact them.
Contacting a seller you’ve already purchased from
If you've already bought an item from a seller, you can contact them through your Purchase history - opens in new window or tab by selecting Contact seller next to the item.
Contacting a seller before you buy an item
Not all sellers accept questions before you buy an item. If the seller accepts questions, you'll see Contact seller in the Seller Information section of the listing.
Here's how to get in touch with a seller who accepts questions:
- Go to the Seller Information section at the top of the listing and select Contact Seller.
- Choose the topic that best matches your question on the Find answers page.
- If you can't find a solution to your question, select Other, then select Contact the seller.
- Type your question for the seller.
- Select Send a copy to my email address if you'd like to receive a copy of the message.
- Select Send message.
Make sure your contact information is up to date so that sellers are able to get in touch after a purchase. You can find out how to update your details in our Managing your contact details article.
Finding your seller's phone number
You can find a seller's phone number in the following places on eBay, if they've opted to share their number:
- When you select Contact seller and then Other on the Find answers page, you'll see an option to view the seller's phone number
- If you continue to the contact form from the Find answers page, you'll see an option to view the seller's phone number at the bottom of the page
- If you respond to an email from a seller who has shared their number, you'll see an option to view the seller's phone number at the bottom of the page
Completing a purchase outside of eBay
One of our top priorities is protecting our members, so we don't allow contact information to be used to complete sales off our site. When this happens, it poses a risk of fraud, and buyers and sellers aren’t covered by our protection programs if something goes wrong. If a seller asks you to complete a transaction outside of eBay, please let us know.