eBay Authenticate Makes Buying and Selling Luxury Handbags Easy
By: Vipul Bahety, Sr. Product Manager, eBay
With our new program, sellers can authenticate their luxury bags, allowing shoppers to buy with confidence.
So you want to sell that designer handbag that you aren’t using anymore?
With our new authentication program, selling your luxury handbag is simple. Just start listing your eligible luxury handbag, and select “Sell with eBay Authenticate.” You can then ship the item for free to a team of industry experts. Now, sit back and let that team do the rest for you.
Behind the scenes, experts authenticate your item through a multi-step process. They take professional photographs, determine the price of the item and then list that designer bag.
When a buyer comes across that authenticated handbag, they can shop with confidence. We indicate on the listing page that the item’s authenticity is verified by industry experts. Plus, we’re guaranteeing that any bag you buy through the eBay Authenticate program is the real deal, so much so that if it isn’t, we’ll give you double your money back. And when the buyer receives the bag, it’s packaged in an elegant black box with a card verifying authenticity and item details.
As a seller, when you enter the title of the handbag to list it, we leverage machine learning to determine initial eligibility. If the bag is eligible for Authenticate, you will see an option to create an order and send the handbag for authentication. Then, industry experts do the rest.
eBay sellers can now use the service to list luxury handbags and wallets valued at $500 or more, and receive 80 percent of the final sales price when selling luxury handbags from 12 high-end brands, including Balenciaga, Burberry, Céline, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Valentino.
Currently, eBay Authenticate is live in the U.S. for consumer sellers listing luxury handbags within the twelve eligible brands. We are looking to expand to other items and our business sellers soon.
Vipul Bahety is a Senior Product Manager at eBay, where he focuses on enhancing consumer selling services to create a better experience for our customers.
Neither eBay nor the industry experts are affiliated with, or endorsed by, any of the eligible brands. Services are provided independent of the eligible brands.