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All about selling

Whether you want to make some extra cash, clear out some unwanted items from around the house, or even start a business, it's easy to start selling on eBay.

Our guides below will help you get started selling and provide more details on selling basics such as pricing your items, choosing your shipping options, and setting up how you'll get paid after a sale.

  1. Set up your seller account
  2. New seller basics
  3. Seller news and updates
 
 

Set up your seller account

Before you start selling, you'll need an eBay account. If you don't already have one, you'll need to register. You can choose between a personal or business account.

If you plan to sell casually, like selling items you no longer need or want, a personal account is the best option. Pick a business account if you want to sell large quantities, or have items that you've made or bought to resell.

To create an eBay account:

  1. Go to the Registration - opens in new window or tab page.
  2. Select Personal account or Business account.
  3. Enter the required details and select Register.

Tip
To get a listing up in minutes and upload photos straight from your device, use our mobile app.

Once you've registered, here's how to start selling:

  1. Select Sell at the top of any eBay page or go to Sell your item - opens in new window or tab.
  2. Create a listing for the item you'd like to sell.
  3. Confirm your details and add an automatic payment method for any eBay fees.

You may also be asked to verify your identity to keep your account secure – this could be through providing a credit card or telephone number.

Visit our Seller Center for more help with selling for the first time - opens in new window or tab.

New seller basics

Get off to a good start by reading our guides on creating effective listings, setting up your shipping options, and choosing how to get paid after you've sold your item.

Creating a listing

Creating a listing is the first step in getting your item in front of buyers. We have a range of features to help make sure your listings stand out.

Pricing your items

Listing your items at the right price will help them sell. Learn how best to price your item in auction-style or Buy It Now listings.

Setting up and changing your payment method

When you create a seller account, you'll need to add a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees, eBay Money Back Guarantee reimbursements, subscriptions, and other supplemental service fees. You can choose PayPal, direct debit, or credit card as your payment method.

Setting up your shipping options

Learn about the range of delivery options that you can offer your buyers.

Getting paid for items you've sold

Find out how you get paid for items you've sold on eBay.

eBay's rules and policies

We're committed to providing a secure and fair marketplace. As such, we've put in place rules and policies that govern our expectations of buyers and sellers, the actions we'll take to keep you safe, and how we'll protect you if something goes wrong.

Seller news and updates

We're making some changes to the selling experience to help maximize your profits and give your buyers more reasons to shop on eBay.

For the latest updates, read our Seller Center news - opens in new window or tab.

Once you've registered, you can start selling by selecting Sell at the top of any eBay page.

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