Check Out the Seller Before You Check Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  November 29, 2019

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, would like to inform constituents on how to recognize third-party sellers in online marketplaces. As more and more retailers switch to using third-party sellers on their websites, it is important to learn how to avoid unwanted surprises.

To identify when a third-party seller is being used, be on the lookout for sections on the retailer’s web page that feature a list of “partners” or labels like “marketplace”. Another sign to be on the watch for is the use of phrases like “fulfilled by”, “sold by”, or “shipped by” near the descriptions of products.

In order to ensure that the retailer is using a trusted third-party remember that if the price of an item looks too good to be true, it probably is. Another important note to keep in mind is that credible vendors will likely have detailed contact information and return policies.

More information can be found here