Can you temporarily deactivate eBay account?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

You can temporarily deactivate your eBay account if you need a break from buying or selling items. However, there are a few things you should know before you proceed.

Firstly, it’s important to note that eBay doesn’t have a specific “temporary deactivate” option like some other platforms do. Instead, you have the option to close your account temporarily by following a few steps.

To temporarily deactivate your eBay account, you’ll need to contact eBay’s customer support. You can do this by going to the eBay help page and selecting the “Contact Us” option. From there, you can choose the appropriate category for your issue and select the “Email” or “Call Us” option to get in touch with a representative.

Once you’re in contact with eBay’s customer support, explain that you would like to temporarily deactivate your account and provide any necessary details they may require. They will guide you through the process and assist you in closing your account temporarily.

It’s important to keep in mind that eBay has certain minimum standards that your account must meet in order to be closed temporarily. If your account falls below these minimum standards, you won’t be able to close it until the standards are met. These standards typically relate to your seller performance, such as your feedback ratings, defect rate, and late shipment rate.

If you change your mind about temporarily deactivating your account within 60 days of closing it, you can contact eBay customer support to request reactivation. They will guide you through the process of reopening your account.

However, if more than 60 days have passed since you closed your account, it will be permanently closed and cannot be reopened. In this case, if you wish to use eBay again, you will need to register a new account.

While eBay doesn’t have a specific “temporary deactivate” option, you can contact customer support to request temporary closure of your account. Remember to ensure that your account meets eBay’s minimum standards before attempting to close it temporarily. If you change your mind, you have 60 days to request reactivation, but after that, your account will be permanently closed.