Why We Don’t Sell NHS Items on eBay / Amazon / Etsy

Why can’t I buy NHS items from you on Amazon / eBay / Etsy?

A question we get asked a lot! You may have found The Lanyard Shop after you were looking for NHS lanyards on eBay, Amazon or Etsy.

We cannot verify NHS staff using the same methods we operate on our website on these marketplaces.
In March 2020, Amazon and eBay announced that NHS items had been banned from their marketplaces.

Unfortunately, there has been an increase in sellers on eBay, Amazon and Etsy listing NHS items (sometimes at extortionate pricing). Unlike our website, these sellers can be sending NHS items out to anyone without checking that the customer works for the NHS.

Why We Don't Sell NHS Items on eBay / Amazon / Etsy

Some sellers claim to perform verification checks.
Unfortunately, our test purchases have proven otherwise.

If you find people selling NHS items on eBay, Amazon or Etsy, you should report them:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/default/report-item-listing?id=4739
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=471044
https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360000344568-How-to-Report-an-Item-or-Shop

You can also report the unauthorised sale of NHS items here.