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Start selling on eBay

Whether you want to make some extra cash, clear out 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 pricing your items, choosing your shipping options, setting up how you’ll get paid after a sale, and more.

Once you’ve signed up for an eBay account, here’s how to start selling:

  1. Select Sell at the top of any eBay page or go to Sell your item.
  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 be asked to verify your identity through a credit card or telephone number to keep your account secure. 

Visit our Seller Center for more help with selling for the first time.

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

Helpful selling articles

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 sell your item.

Signing up for an eBay account

Find out how you can set up an eBay account in just a few minutes.

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 listing stands 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 sell

Find out how you get paid for items you sell on eBay.

Manage returns, missing items, and refunds

Learn how to handle any issues that a buyer may have with a purchase. 

eBay’s rules and policies

We’re committed to providing a secure and fair marketplace, so we’ve developed rules and policies that govern our expectations of buyers and sellers. You’ll also find information on the actions we’ll take to keep you safe and how we’ll protect you if something goes wrong.

eBay Seller Capital Powered by Lending Point

eBay has partnered with LendingPoint to offer business funding to sellers who want to start or grow their eBay business.  

eBay Seller Capital offers financing options from $500 to $25,000 with flexible payment terms from 12 to 48 months. Eligibility for a loan offer is based on your business’s financial profile. To find out more or apply for a loan, go to our eBay Seller Capital page - opens in new window or tab

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.

Once you’ve registered, you can start selling by selecting Sell at the top of any eBay page or by using our mobile app.

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