You can set up your account in just a few minutes by registering.
Here's how to open an account:
- Go to the registration page - opens in new window or tab.
- Enter your name and email address.
- Choose a password.
- Select Register. (By selecting Register, you're agreeing to accept the terms of our User Agreement and User Privacy Notice.)
We'll send you a welcome email, with tips on how to get started.
If you want to register as a business, select Business account on the registration page. We'll ask for some additional details, like your business name, type, and address.
If you are a US based seller with inventory outside the US, you may have additional tax obligations. You can find more information about these possible obligations, in the Seller Center - opens in new window or tab.
How to verify your eBay account
Before you can start buying, we'll ask you to verify your email address. We'll send you an email to the address you entered when registering with further instructions.
Opening an additional eBay account
Some members find that having more than one account is a convenient way to organize a large number of items, or to sell different kinds of items.
If you do open additional accounts, you'll need to use different usernames and email addresses. Please be aware that you can't use more than one account for activity related to the same listing (for example, you can't bid on the same item from multiple accounts, or bid on an item you're selling from another account). Also note that if one of your accounts becomes suspended, all of your accounts may be affected.
If you want to move an email address from one eBay account to another, you'll need to remove it from the first account and wait 60 days. Then you'll be able to add that email address to another eBay account. Learn how to change your email address.