Learn the basics
List your item
You can list new or used items and pay a final value fee only when it sells. Learn more about fees.
Get seller protection
You’re protected by policies, monitoring, and our customer service team.
Choose when you get paid
You can schedule either daily or weekly payouts, and we'll deposit your earnings directly into your bank account.
Tips for listing
Write a relevant title
We’ll recommend keywords buyers use when searching to help your listing stand out. Avoid all caps and focus on specifics like brand, model, size, and color.
Take high-quality photos
Our app can clean up your image and add a white background. Choose a well-lit place, take photos from various angles, and capture any blemishes for transparency.
Choose a buying format
We’ll make a recommendation, but if you’d prefer to let someone buy your item immediately, choose Buy It Now. If you’re selling a collectible, or want buyers to compete, choose Auction.
Set the right price
We’ll recommend a price based on recent sales of similar items. If you’d rather decide for yourself, think like a buyer and see how other sellers price their items. Best Offer lets buyers know you’re open to negotiating.
Ship with ease
We provide a custom recommendation for the best shipping service and packaging option. You’ll get a discounted rate on postage by using eBay shipping labels. To sell locally, offer local pickup.
How much does it cost to sell?
Once your item sells, we generally charge 10-15% of the final value. Your first 250 listings each month are free and, after, there’s a $0.35 insertion fee per listing. Learn more about fees
What’s the best way to ship my item?
eBay provides recommendations, but you can choose a preferred shipping carrier. Can’t make it to your local dropoff? Some offer free “ship from home” pickup. Print your shipping labels with eBay to receive a discount from the carriers we work with. If you don’t have a printer, we also offer QR codes for eBay labels.
Can I sell locally on eBay?
When creating your listing, you can offer local pickup by selecting it in shipping details. Once the buyer pays, they’ll receive a QR code and a 6-digit code, which you can scan or enter with the app to confirm the sale.
How much will it cost to ship my item?
You can choose the shipping option that offers the greatest value and convenience for you. Learn more about shipping.
Where can I get shipping supplies?
You can use any packaging supplies you may already have at home or get free boxes from carriers. For an added touch, eBay branded supplies are available to purchase. Buy eBay branded packaging.
How should I choose my listing price?
For most items, we can provide a price recommendation for you based on recently sold, similar items. How you price your item can depend on how you prefer to sell it—Auction or Buy It Now. Choose a lower starting price for auctions to create more interest.
How does eBay protect sellers?
We understand that things can happen that are out of your control as a seller. When they do, we have your back. Learn more about seller protection.
What can I sell on eBay?
You can sell almost anything, from homemade goods to used or unused items from your closet. We restrict items that violate any laws, or infringe on intellectual property.
How do I create an account?
To get started, select List an item. We’ll help you create and verify your account, and set-up payment information during your first listing. Have your preferred payment account details on hand and be ready to receive a call or text on your phone for verification.
When will I get paid?
After we confirm the buyer's payment has been received, payouts are sent directly to your bank account, Monday through Friday (excluding bank holidays), within two business days. Once a payout is initiated, funds are typically available within 1-3 business days depending on your bank's normal processing time.