eBay can be a bewildering trading platform for both new buyers and sellers alike, given that eBay doesn't work quite the same way as any other ecommerce site out there. If you need more detailed information than you can find by visiting the help for beginners section, it's time to wander on over to eBay and access their much more detailed help resources.
Accessing eBay Help
eBay offers a large database of help information accessible via its customer support page. To use eBay customer support, follow these steps:
- Click on the "Customer Support" link at the upper-right of any eBay page.
- Enter a search question or keyword into the box provided and click "Search."
- Browse through the resulting list of links and click one to read a matching in-depth help document.
Each time you search for an answer in the customer support tool, you'll be presented with a concise list of eBay's top guesses about tutorials or documents that will help you, followed just below that by a more general list of search results, each of them an eBay help document that may also interest you.
Browsing for Help
In some cases, the customer support search tool can be a bit clumsy for day-to-day use. It's not always the most intelligent search, and at times it returns either answers that are a bit too simplistic and brief to be useful or help documents that aren't actually the best that eBay has to offer.
This can be particularly true as your eBay trading habits or business grow and you find yourself in search of more in-depth answers or answers to very specific questions or situations.
For times like these, it's easier to browse through the list of topics offered on the right-hand side of the customer support page, each of which offers several links to information "hubs" that provide detailed help about the particular facet of eBay life you need help with.
From time to time, you'll also notice a "Help" link at the upper-right of an eBay page. One such link, for example, can be found at the upper right of your "My eBay" page.
When help links appear at the upper-right of a page on the eBay website, clicking the "Help" link in question will take you to the most relevant help document for that particular context. For example, if you're a seller using eBay's Selling Manager, clicking "Help" at the upper-right of your selling manager page displays eBay's help documents about Selling Manager.
The Index and the Glossary
Increasingly busy eBay users should also consider consulting the A-Z help index linked on the lower-right of the customer support page and the eBay glossary and acronyms indexes, which are somewhat longer than the glossary and acronyms indexes here, if sometimes more obscure.