eBay is donating up to 10p for every transaction made today

By Lauren Fruncillo December 3, 2019 - 9:00 am

For a whole 24 hours starting today, Tuesday the 3rd of December eBay UK will be once again donating money to The Princes Trust for purchases made through their UK site on this years Giving Tuesday. Donations of 5p for each transaction or 10p for every purchase of two or more items will be made by eBay at no extra cost to buyers or sellers. The money raised will go towards The Trusts Enterprise programme which aids progression towards a brighter future by supporting the business ideas of young entrepreneurs through training, funding and resources.

“At The Prince’s Trust we see that more and more young people in the UK are looking to take the leap to start their own business, and our Enterprise Programme supports young people from all backgrounds to explore and venture into entrepreneurship. We are enormously grateful to eBay for their support, as funds raised on Give Day will allow us to continue to support young entrepreneurs on their road to success.”
– Lynda McCullagh, Head of Technology Partnerships, The Prince’s Trust

“Customers can help change the lives of young entrepreneurs who may require a little support to help them realise their dreams, and the best part is it won’t cost them a penny. eBay has always been a friend to small businesses and we want to help the next generation by supporting The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme this Give Day.”
– Rob Hattrell, Vice President, eBay

As It turns out, Brits are quite giving around the festive season as shown in new figures that state more is being donated every year to charities especially around the months of November and December. Surprisingly this includes throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Perhaps this shows that Black Friday bargain seekers aim to give some of that money saved to good causes.

The Princes Trust will also benefit from all proceeds of an eBay & Trunki collaboration. The limited-edition Charlie the Dragon suitcase is exclusively available to buy on eBay and one eager fan will have the chance to bid on an auctioned Trunki signed by the famous Shane Williams MBE, Welsh Rugby icon.

  • Dav
    2 years ago

    Hmmm does anyone really trust eBay that they will in fact donate what they claim? Who’s to say they only donate 1p per transaction, if that much? There’s no way for anyone to know how many transactions they’re taking and they won’t divulge those numbers. As with everything they do, this is probably a scheme for them to take in more orders under the guise that they’re giving to charity. eBay is a conniving company to the core and they’ll do anything for money.

    • Jim
      2 years ago

      @ dav
      Utter Demented twaddle

    • Dav
      2 years ago

      Thanks Jim. Problem is you’re a proven eBay kool-aid drinker. Go ahead and believe everything this company says and does. They’re crooks. Nothing about them should be trusted. They’ve given every reason to be skeptical.

  • Jonah
    2 years ago

    Well done eBay, but you won’t be donating anything from my sales today because sadly you haven’t found me any buyers, despite jumping through you hoops, paying your shop fees, letting you gouge my postage, having to pay more to promote my listings should they sell and providing me with next to no customer support. But great idea nonetheless.

  • SAM
    2 years ago

    Well that is very nice of eBay…

    Maybe if them and their likes actually had some sort of social responsibility for the places they profit from and paid the right levels of tax instead of actively avoiding it at every opportunity we might not need so many charities and trusts in the so called 5th biggest economy in the world.

    “eBay has always been a friend to small businesses and we want to help the next generation by supporting The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme this Give Day.”

    Yes till PR Bob Turned up in 2017 now ebay is an outlet to large corporates really and China…

  • jim
    2 years ago

    ebay dont need to do this
    anythings better than nothing
    maybe some should look in the mirror and ask how much tax they avoid
    or what charity they support
    before throwing stones

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