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eBay Program live!

  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Hello everyone,

    Paul announced in a post last week that we had worked out an agreement with eBay to allow Hubbers to earn via the eBay Partner Network as part of the HubPages Earnings Program. We are all set now, and now you can go and apply to the eBay Program:

    https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/affiliate/epn

    Please note that Hubbers with an existing ePN ID will have to sign up through the same link for a new HubPages-issued ID before the first week of November, when all earnings will have to be run through the new IDs.

    1. satice_j profile image76
      satice_jposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cool! Thanks for the link!

      1. manthy profile image74
        manthyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes - It makes it so much easier using that link ;0)
        We appreciate You ;0)

    2. Laura Marie profile image3
      Laura Marieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks I have applied, hope I am accepted!! Would be so disappointing to be rejected!!

      1. manthy profile image74
        manthyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me too, I would just crush me because I love Ebay so much and I write about it often

      2. Jerrico Usher profile image58
        Jerrico Usherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I actually found (before) signing up for the eBay partner program tedious even though I had sites, so I just ignored it when I got frustrated- the new eBay program entry point through hp made all the difference, I clicked a link, approved them sending them info, and in 2 days was approved- time to put those capsule sinto my hubs- !

    3. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What happens if our application gets denied? Are we allowed to use our existing eBay accounts - or is it likely that all applications will be accepted?

      1. Glenn Stok profile image94
        Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        SimeyC, We are all in this together waiting to be approved. You can only continue to use the existing ePN affiliate code until the end of October. Starting in November, eBay will no longer pay for affiliates through HP that were not signed up via HP. That's why HP negotiated these arrangements to include eBay in the HubPages Earnings Program, so we can continue to benefit from our eBay capsules.

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL no benefit to me if I am not accepted!

          Actually a more important question is:

          Are eBay cancelling my old account? I use it on other sites, not just Hubpages - so I do not want it cancelled!

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, it will not be cancelled. You can continue to use it on other sites.

            My guess is that if you have an ePN ID in good standing now, then it shouldn't be hard to get a HubPages-specific ID, too.

            1. Earth Angel profile image65
              Earth Angelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Jason! That was my question, too! I have an existing eBay account with a 100% rating that I wouldn't want to lose or jeopardize! So by signing up with eBay through HubPages I will have two eBay accounts, correct?? Thanks for all the wonderful help!! I just made 4 years with HubPages!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!

            2. Charity Squid profile image76
              Charity Squidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              After opting in to an ebay account on HP,  can a person still sign up for a seperate account on ebay for their own websites?

          2. Glenn Stok profile image94
            Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            SimeyC - I see no reason why eBay should cancel existing accounts as long as you keep using it in your own website. They do cancel accounts if dormant, however. I also use eBay in my own business site and plan to continue doing so. But I like the fact that eBay earnings from HubPages capsules will now be included with our other HubPages Earnings programs. It helps get to the payout quicker.

            Presently we'll have three ways to earn in the HP Earnings program... HP Ads, eBay, and in a few days, the AdSense Custom Javascript.  I love how proactive HP is with adding new ways to earn.

    4. Hyphenbird profile image94
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I signed up immediately, it was easy and only took a few minutes. I have read the tutorials and preceding comments and have not seen the answer to a question I have. What happens when the Ebay item sells? Does the link automatically expire or must we go in, remove it and add another? And how would we know? If I have missed the answer, I apologize. Just point me in the right  direction. Thanks so much, Hyphen.

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Hypenbird!  Unlike Amazon, you can't choose a specific item on eBay, just a category or keyword of an item you'd like to display.  So unless you are choosing something that is really rare, you should always have products displayed.  If there isn't an item to be shown, it will be blank.  I'm glad you were able to sign-up easily!  Let us know if you have any other questions.  smile

        1. Hyphenbird profile image94
          Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh wonderful. Thank you so much. I knew it must be something simple. (insert silly grin)

    5. Camping with Kids profile image77
      Camping with Kidsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What about ePn text links, NOT Capsules?

      I sometimes use a straight text link to ebay in the text of a hub. Usually it's an Epn referral link to  an ebay account sign-up page. Will the ePn link which uses my own ePn account referral still work?

      I understand all ebay referrals using capsules must have the new HP ePn account number, but what about straight non-capsule text links?

      GA

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We are not really sure. It's possible that eBay will deactivate affiliate links through old ePN accounts if you got them by applying via us.

        1. Camping with Kids profile image77
          Camping with Kidsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the response Jason. I'm pretty sure I did not use hubpages as my domain when I signed up for ePn, (it's been a while)

          any way to double check this?

          GA

    6. ronhi profile image81
      ronhiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! I signed up and i was told i should wait for a confirmation within one week.

    7. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. I'm signing up, too! Who wouldn't? It's a great opportunity to generate more income. I do hope I get accepted.

    8. magodis profile image70
      magodisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is a great news when i just stepped in. Thanks

    9. DonnaCSmith profile image84
      DonnaCSmithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      does the customer have to buy the item on the capsule or do we get credit if they enter Ebay via our capsule but buy something not listed on the Hub?

      1. uthurban profile image57
        uthurbanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Not necessary. eBay will decide the quality of click. If I enter through your ePN and bid on an item. However, someone else later bid more than me which turn out to be impossible for me to cross. It means to say, my bidding for that particular item didn't mean a sale for eBay, but that definitely helped eBay to get more since another user bid more than me. That is quality of click, and there is a complex algorithm to calculate this.

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      homefellas87posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry dear i have no information about this. that's why i can't share any information..............

  2. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    How exciting Jason! Thanks for the go-ahead!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Pretty simple application process for sure. Now just wait a week or so for eBay response!

    2. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 5 years ago

      If people have more than one account with HubPages, do they have to have unique IDs for each one?

      1. Fawntia profile image
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        Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, you will have to apply separately for each of your accounts, and each account will get a different ID.

        1. relache profile image87
          relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And when you go to apply for the second account, and it won't let you verify the phone number since it's the same one you just used for the first one, how are we to proceed?

          1. Fawntia profile image
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            Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I will look into the problem you are experiencing and have an answer by tomorrow. I apologize for the inconvenience.

            1. Fawntia profile image
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              Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Relache, please try again and let me know if it still does not work. Thanks!

              1. relache profile image87
                relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Everything worked just fine that time, thanks for the fix, Fawntia!

                1. Fawntia profile image
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                  Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Great. Thanks for bringing the problem to our attention.

            2. thisisoli profile image55
              thisisoliposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm having this problem too.

      2. skear profile image89
        skearposted 5 years ago

        Awesome!  It's always nice to see something delivered as promised. 

        After being rejected twice by eBay I'm looking forward to seeing an approval notice this time around.

        1. sidds123450 profile image80
          sidds123450posted 5 years ago

          Great news!! & Thanks a lot.., applied right away, I am still relatively new to hubpages, would that affect the decision of approval?

        2. wordscribe43 profile image93
          wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

          Thanks, guys!  That was the easiest, most seamless application process ever.

        3. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
          ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years ago

          The application process was much easier than I expected (ok, except for the time I spent reading all of the agreements...). Nice work, HP!

        4. RTalloni profile image85
          RTalloniposted 5 years ago

          Yahoo, uh, ebaaaay!  smile

        5. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 5 years ago

          Yes that was an easy application....

        6. Glenn Stok profile image94
          Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago

          That was easy! Interesting rules eBay has. Can't click our own links, same as AdSense. That means we can't order things from eBay via HP capsules.

        7. donotfear profile image92
          donotfearposted 5 years ago

          I just went to the link and signed up. Easy as pie.......

          Thanks Hubpages!!!

        8. AEvans profile image66
          AEvansposted 5 years ago

          Applied. Again and finished! Thanks smile

        9. vianasya profile image60
          vianasyaposted 5 years ago

          Thank you so much for the link. It's very useful.

        10. mymagicview profile image54
          mymagicviewposted 5 years ago

          Here in India, I am not getting verification code on my mobile number. I tried this several times, even with different networks and different numbers. It's been four hours now and there is no any verification sms on my mobile.

          1. mymagicview profile image54
            mymagicviewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Problem Solved! I used 2nd option to verify my mobile phone number. i.e Call. I guess my mobile numbers are on Do Not Disturb (DND) list. So, I never received verification sms. This is because of TRAI's new rules and regulations!

            Btw. Thanks to Hubpages Team! :-)

            1. Fawntia profile image
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              Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You tried my suggestion before I could suggest it. smile I'm glad you got it to work.

        11. Ms Chievous profile image79
          Ms Chievousposted 5 years ago

          So when I went to check my earnings today I found  E-bay and Hub Ads  but no Adsense or  Amazon..
          Are they no longer available to look up through HP?

          and as for the E-bay capsules.. I understand we are to go back  and add them to our hubs.. When we do are we supposed to follow the same 50 word per item rule as we do with Amazon?

          Thank you..

          1. agvulpes profile image89
            agvulpesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I had the same worry but found 'Google AdSense' through clicking on the 'Setting' link in the 'Earnings' section! They are 'External Affiliates' now smile

            1. Ms Chievous profile image79
              Ms Chievousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Ahhhh.. thanks!

        12. leahlefler profile image98
          leahleflerposted 5 years ago

          Yippee! I'm glad the new program is up and running. I applied - I hope my application gets accepted!

        13. Froggy213 profile image27
          Froggy213posted 5 years ago

          I am concerned about my ebay earnings from last month; I didn't lose them did I?

          1. Fawntia profile image
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            Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Please see the What about open balances with eBay? section of the FAQ.

        14. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

          I can't verify my phone number either. It comes back as soon as I enter it that it failed. It's a land line as I don't currently have a cell phone.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Never mind, it worked when I put the dashes in smile

            1. Fawntia profile image
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              Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It looks like you were missing a digit of your phone number the first few times. Dashes are optional. In any case, it worked! smile

          2. Fawntia profile image
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            Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Univited Writer, it appears that you were eventually successful, weren't you?

            Edit: Indeed, I just saw your eBay application come in. Thanks for applying!

        15. BaliMermaid profile image49
          BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago

          Hi Fawntia,

          Does joining Ebay mean a lot of rearranging of hub layouts. I have been busy and not had time to look into it too closely. Are there Ebay modules just as we have Amazon modules? I looked for a tutorial hub on this but was not successful to find one. Apologies if I missed it somewhere.

          1. Fawntia profile image
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            Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, there are eBay capsules just as there are Amazon capsules.

          2. Robin profile image
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            Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Here's the Learning Center entry on the eBay capsule.  wink
            http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/ebay-capsule

        16. Rosie2010 profile image73
          Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

          Nice to know.  Thanks, Jason and Hubpages!

        17. Purple Perl profile image80
          Purple Perlposted 5 years ago

          Good,good!

        18. David 470 profile image87
          David 470posted 5 years ago

          What would be better to use ebay or amazon now?

          1. Glenn Stok profile image94
            Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You have to experiment. It's unique to your own style of writing and the subjects you write about. One may be better than the other depending on your subject matter.

        19. Patty Inglish, MS profile image87
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

          Thanks for this thread as a reminder -- I just applied through HP and it was easy.

          https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/affiliate/epn

        20. ripplemaker profile image87
          ripplemakerposted 5 years ago

          New to Ebay but like Patty it was easy to apply through HP big_smile  Thank you Hubpages for continually growing and evolving!

        21. pinkish profile image59
          pinkishposted 5 years ago

          I've just applied.. More power to hubpages! smile

        22. KCC Big Country profile image85
          KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

          Thanks Jason!   I applied this morning.  smile

          1. Patkay profile image85
            Patkayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I did apply, just waiting now, lets start hearing from those who have been selected.

        23. Azure11 profile image88
          Azure11posted 5 years ago

          Do we have any idea of what the selection criteria are?

        24. sarovai profile image63
          sarovaiposted 5 years ago

          Thanks. I applied  and waiting for good results. smile

        25. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 5 years ago

          How long do we have to wait to be accepted?

          1. Patkay profile image85
            Patkayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No idea kmackey32. Guess we just have to cross our fingers and keep on waiting and waiting.

            1. kmackey32 profile image80
              kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hmm makes me wonder. I havn't seen anyone say they where accepted. sad

          2. Whitney05 profile image60
            Whitney05posted 5 years ago

            So we will be paid eBay through HubPages

            1. sofs profile image84
              sofsposted 5 years ago

              Please help
              The call came through but after pressing 1 nothing happened...
              now the message is we called you, submit your code ... Thanks

              1. sofs profile image84
                sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I was able to have my phone number verified using my mobile number..Thanks

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              tsisulposted 5 years ago

              Cool.  The eBay Partner Network rocks!  Tons better than Adsense.

            3. davidkaluge profile image73
              davidkalugeposted 5 years ago

              Please I need help or suggest. The eBay registration seem to be easy and was going fine until I had to verify my phone number. There is the option of SMS or call. I choose call since I did not know the purpose. The call came in but it was not clear and later I can't hear anything and the call ended. I tried again to pick SMS instead but the system said I was called,yes,and confirmation given to which I have to use to complete the registration. Unfortunately I did not get it. So my registration is hanging.

            4. davidkaluge profile image73
              davidkalugeposted 5 years ago

              Sofs, it seems what you said was what happened to me. I pressed one and I heard nothing, it was as if the line was out but I know it was still on for sometime before it end. I wonder what confirmation to submit since I heard nothing. How did you get pass that?

              1. sofs profile image84
                sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                David I just waited it out for a day and tried the link again. Went through the whole process again, but this time I opted for a text message and that helped. Hope you are able to get through too.. best wishes.

            5. tsmog profile image84
              tsmogposted 5 years ago

              I'm excited about this. I was successful at eBay with my now closed store. I look forward to becoming associated with them again. I am envisioning new hubs based on that old business. Plus, while checking this out I learned I could re-apply for Amazon. This is a great day indeed. Thanks HubPages for presenting opportunities for us to pick and choose from.

            6. Xenonlit profile image60
              Xenonlitposted 5 years ago

              I'm a little disappointed. I'm still waiting for my "account to be approved". Is there something that I should be checking?

              1. Patkay profile image85
                Patkayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Same case here. Am still waiting for approval.

                1. kirsib profile image57
                  kirsibposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I've been waiting for a week now

                  1. SimeyC profile image89
                    SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I just got accepted - do I get a prize for the first one to post it on here?

                    1. Glenn Stok profile image94
                      Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      I also just got accepted. The prize goes to you SimeyC!  smile

                    2. skear profile image89
                      skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      I just got accepted too!  Time to start adding some capsules.

                      1. kirsib profile image57
                        kirsibposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        My account was accepted today also

            7. codehub profile image60
              codehubposted 5 years ago

              do you get an email to confirm acceptance or does the setting just go active with a visible epn pid

              1. Glenn Stok profile image94
                Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yes you'll get an email.

            8. Aficionada profile image89
              Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

              Aww.  Okay, fourth place isn't too bad.  I got my e-mail, hooray!

            9. Hyphenbird profile image94
              Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago

              I got my email just a few hours ago. It said I am approved! WhooHoo.

            10. wordscribe43 profile image93
              wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

              I have a total of 3 accounts on HP.  My wordscribe43 account was just approved by EBay.  Do I need to reapply for my other 2 accounts?  There's no option to stick in a code or anything in account settings to associate all three accounts (like you can do with Adsense, for example).  What do I do?

              1. AEvans profile image66
                AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That is a good question. I have another one in  limbo right now too. smile

              2. Jason Menayan profile image60
                Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You have to apply for each one of them. They are each paid through the HubPages Earnings Program, so each will be paid out separately, as well.

                1. wordscribe43 profile image93
                  wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks, Jason.  Will do...

                2. AEvans profile image66
                  AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you. smile

            11. KCC Big Country profile image85
              KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

              I got my acceptance email today too.....time to get busy adding eBay capsules to my 300+ hubs....LOL

            12. K9keystrokes profile image91
              K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

              HubPages eBay program acceptance...priceless! I think I will frame my approval notice! wink

            13. Marie-Renee profile image86
              Marie-Reneeposted 5 years ago

              Just got my HP eBay program approval and I am so happy about it...had to pump my fist and my friend was wondering why. Applying for it was so easy but after the wait I was thinking I was going to be rejected so it was so lovely to see this: Congratulations! You have been accepted into the eBay Program! Thanks HP for making it so easy for us.

            14. kmackey32 profile image80
              kmackey32posted 5 years ago

              Wonderful to see people finally getting accepted. Still waiting for mine..

            15. kannanwrites profile image83
              kannanwritesposted 5 years ago

              Accepted

            16. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
              DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

              I've sold on eBay in the past; and I'm not sure what all the excitement is about here with this program.  Being an auction site, how do you provide any kind of relevant product link that isn't going to be sold/gone or expired by the time a reader arrives at your article?
              How is the eBay ad going to be "evergreen?"

              1. EmpressFelicity profile image81
                EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You don't pick specific items - you tell it to look for particular keywords. So if your hub is about pink bath sponges, you use _pink bath sponge_ as your keyword. When a particular bath sponge has finished its auction run, the capsule automatically refreshes that space with another pink bath sponge.

                1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
                  DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Ohhh...so, unlike Amazon, you can only have one item featured?

                  1. EmpressFelicity profile image81
                    EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    No, you can have more than one item - I used the singular rather than the plural, because I was giving an example. Rather than keep asking questions the best thing to do is try adding an eBay capsule to one of your hubs and see what it looks like and what it does - it won't bite you.

            17. Patkay profile image85
              Patkayposted 5 years ago

              I am accepted too.

            18. anujagarwal profile image67
              anujagarwalposted 5 years ago

              Accepted.

            19. Christene profile image79
              Christeneposted 5 years ago

              I didn't get an email, but my status changed to "Active" so I'm assuming I'm in.

              1. Fawntia profile image
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                Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, you are. Congrats! (Sometimes emails end up in your spam box, so you might check there.)

                1. codehub profile image60
                  codehubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  @Fawntia



                  Hi there, I also haven't received any email after applying and i didn't find it in Spam folder either.

                  However , my ebay status went active a while ago showing an epn pid.

                  Who sends these approval email?

                  Could you please confirm the status .

                  I don't want to start using EPN stuff with this unclarified.



                  Cheers

                  1. Fawntia profile image
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                    Fawntiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    HubPages sends the emails, but our email delivery rate is not 100%. If your status says "Active," then you were certainly accepted. (I just checked your records and you were accepted two days ago.) Congrats!

                    1. codehub profile image60
                      codehubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      thanks fawntia

                      Now to see about doing the do

            20. billabongbob profile image78
              billabongbobposted 5 years ago

              I just got my acceptance email, woohoo big_smile

              I was wondering if it was ever going to come, been wait waiting for 8 days now, but here it is.

              Any tips for making the most out of this anyone??

              1. Cardisa profile image91
                Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Congtrats!!!!

                I got mine last night too. I feel great!

             
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