Many merchants automatically include an invoice with your merchandise. In some cases, it may be necessary to request that the merchant includes a paper invoice. If a merchant emails you an invoice or payment receipt, you may need ask the merchant to also include a merchant invoice with your merchandise.

If you purchase from an eBay seller or private individual, it may be necessary to email the seller and request a merchant invoice showing the seller’s name, address and the price you paid for your purchases.

Special note about gift items:

If you indicate your item is a gift, the seller may include a merchant invoice that does not show the price you paid for your merchandise. If your package arrives with a gift receipt rather than a complete merchant invoice, you will be asked to provide additional information before GPF can export your purchases.