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eBay Assured Fit program in UK and Germany

What is eBay Assured Fit?

It’s important to eBay that buyers trust the parts and accessories sold on the marketplace will fit their vehicles as intended. That’s why eBay has introduced the eBay Guaranteed Fit program designed to protect buyers and sellers from fitment issues. 

This program helps sellers build trust with buyers by giving them the confidence to purchase parts and accessories on eBay. It applies to most parts and accessories for cars, trucks, and motorcycles with more automotive products to be added in the future. 

Following the success of the eBay Guaranteed Fit program in the U.S., the company launched eBay Assured Fit on ebay.co.uk and eBay Fahrzeugteile-Versprechen on ebay.de.

Please note that the program doesn’t cover international shipments.

Benefits for sellers

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Free return labels

In the unlikely event that a return is required as a result of a fitment issue, return shipping will be paid for by eBay. Exclusions apply (see FAQ below).

Sales conversion

Sales conversion

Increased buyer confidence may lead to more sales.

How does eBay Assured Fit work?

Buyer searches for the right part

When a buyer searches for a part or accessory using their vehicle details, we’ll check the vehicle details against item compatibility information in your listing through eBay’s fitment feature.

When there’s a match, fit is confirmed with a green checkmark on the listing.

Buyer purchases an eligible part or accessory

When a buyer purchases an eligible part or accessory with the green checkmark, fit is assured, or the item is covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee, with free returns.

eBay will protect you if there are returns with fitment issues

If the item arrives and doesn’t fit the buyer’s vehicle, they can open a return request using the “Doesn’t fit my vehicle” return reason.

If the seller chooses to resolve it by accepting the return, the buyer will get a return label from eBay at no charge (exceptions may apply).*

*Free return labels are not available for:

  • International items
  • Items are shipped in multiple packages
  • Items weighing more than 20kg
  • Items in the Wheels, Tyres & Parts category

How to participate?

Participation is optional. However, participation in the program may result in lower return costs and the enhanced buyer experience can generate more sales. If you want to take advantage of eBay Assured Fit, ensuring your items are eligible is simple. Just follow these steps:

1. Add compatibility information to your listings

To be eligible for the eBay Assured Fit program, items must be listed in the applicable eBay Vehicle Parts & Accessories categories and have accurate compatibility information.

Sellers can select which items to include in the program by completing the compatibility table. Learn more about parts compatibility listings.

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2. Handle returns

A buyer opens a return under “Doesn’t fit my vehicle”:

  1. If an eBay return label is available:
    • eBay will provide a free shipping label to the buyer if the return is auto accepted or if you manually choose to provide a free eBay label
    • If you’re supported by a developer partner integrated with the Post-Order API to handle return requests, your partner must use the Process Return Request method of the Post-Order API to provide a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) number. The value of the decision field of that same request must be set to PROVIDE_RMA
  2. If the item isn’t eligible for an eBay return label, you’ll be responsible for providing a way for the buyer to return the item.

For more information about return labels, please read Help articles: UK, DE.

Eligible categories on UK and DE sites

eBay Assured Fit categories

The eBay Assured Fit program applies to eligible items in the following eBay Motors’ Parts & Accessories categories on ebay.co.uk:

  • Car Parts & Accessories (6030)
  • Motorcycle & Scooter Parts & Accessories (10063)
  • Motorcycle Maintenance, Stands & Towing (25622)
  • Car Tuning & Styling (107059)
  • Motorcycle Tuning & Styling (96382)
  • Oils, Fluids & Lubricants (179487)
  • Garage Equipment & Tools (34998)
  • Trials & Motocross Bike Parts (122304)
  • Motorcycle Manuals & Literature (184632)
  • Car Manuals & Literature (36085)

eBay Fahrzeugteile-Versprechen categories

The program applies to eligible items in the following eBay Motors’ Parts & Accessories categories on ebay.de:

  • Car Parts & Accessories (6030)
  • Motorcycle & Scooter Parts & Accessories (10063)
  • Motorcycle Maintenance, Stands & Towing (25622)
  • Car Tuning & Styling (107059)
  • Motorcycle Tuning & Styling (96382)
  • Oils, Fluids & Lubricants (179487)
  • Instructions & Manuals (36085)
  • In-Car Technology, GPS & Security (38635)
  • Motorcycle Motorsport (173668)

FAQ

What items are eligible for eBay Assured Fit?

eBay Assured Fit will cover most parts and accessories for cars and motorcycles with more automotive products to be added in the future. Tyres and wheels are currently excluded from eBay Assured Fit. In order to receive eBay Assured Fit benefits, you must add compatibility information (also known as “fitment”) to your listings. Learn more about parts compatibility listings.

How do I participate in eBay Assured Fit?

All eligible items with the completed compatibility information are covered by eBay Assured Fit. The benefits of eBay Assured Fit may include lower return costs and more sales driven by an enhanced buyer experience.

If my items are eligible for eBay Assured Fit, is it required for all of them to be covered under eBay Assured Fit or do I have the flexibility to select specific items?

Items without the compatibility information are not covered by the guarantee. You have the flexibility to determine which listings have this information completed. By adding compatibility information (also known as “fitment”) into specific items, eBay Assured Fit will be applied to those specific items.

Is eBay Assured Fit free and accessible for all sellers?

Yes. It’s free and accessible for all sellers on eligible items.

In what situations will eBay pay for a return shipping label?

eBay will pay for return shipping when a return claim/reason is opened for “Doesn’t fit my vehicle” and an eBay label is available. There are some circumstances that an eBay label won't be available, which include:

  • The return is international
  • The item is oversized or a freight item exceeding the maximum weight and size limits (e.g. engine, bumper)
  • The return is delivered in multiple packages
  • The item is in the Wheels, Tyres & Parts category

If a part or an accessory doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria for an eBay label, you’ll be responsible for providing a way for the buyer to return the item.*

* Misuse of eBay Assured Fit may be subject to a range of actions, such as losing eBay Assured Fit benefits and/or seller protections.

How can I check if I used eBay’s Compatibility Feature to provide compatibility information in the listing?

If you’ve provided compatibility information in the listing, a compatibility table will show up under “Description”. Learn more about parts compatibility listings.

What vehicle information does eBay ask from buyers to confirm fitment?

For the Car parts category, buyers must provide full vehicle information for eBay to confirm fitment:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Trim
  • Engine
  • Platform (on ebay.de)

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What happens if my part doesn’t have fitment data available?

Items that don’t have fitment data, universal parts and customized/remodeled parts, won’t be eligible for eBay Assured Fit. However, the items may be eligible for other seller protections offered by eBay.

I don’t have a return policy. Do I need to change my return policy to receive eBay Assured Fit protections?

No, you don’t need to change your return policy. If a buyer opens a return because the item doesn’t fit their vehicle, you’ll need to resolve it even if you don’t offer returns.

For more information, read the article on handling return requests: UK, DE. If you choose to resolve it by accepting the return, the item will be eligible for eBay Assured Fit protections.

Which carriers will eBay offer shipping from?

Any time you use an eBay return shipping label, eBay will automatically select the cheapest return option with its contracted carriers for your item. Learn more about eBay return shipping labels: UK, DE.

What if eBay or the buyer makes an error? Am I still protected?

Yes. Any time a buyer selects “Doesn’t fit my vehicle” as the return reason on eligible items, you will receive eBay Assured Fit protections.*

* Misuse of eBay Assured Fit may be subject to a range of actions, such as losing eBay Assured Fit benefits and/or seller protections.