It’s free to list
Once your item sells, we generally charge a 10-12% final value fee.
We’ve got your back
You’re protected by policies, monitoring, and a 24/7 customer service team.
Getting paid is fast
With millions of buyers, your listing can sell quickly. Once it does, we can deposit payment directly to your account.
Create a great listing
Writing a relevant title
Titles help buyers find your listing. We’ll help you write a great one that makes your listing stand out by recommending the keywords buyers use when searching. Be sure to avoid using all caps and focus on item specifics like brand, model, size, and color.
Taking high quality photos
Our app has tools that help you clean up your image and add a white background. When shooting, remember to choose a well-lit place, take photos from various angles, and capture blemishes to help the buyer avoid surprises.
Choosing a buying format
The choice between Buy It Now and Auction can depend on what you’re selling and how much of a hurry you’re in. We’ll make a recommendation, but if you’d prefer to let someone buy your item right away at your asking price, try Buy It Now. Likewise, if you’re selling a collectible or want buyers to compete to decide what your item is worth, you might prefer Auction.
Setting the right price
When you list, we’ll recommend a price based on recent sales of similar items. If you’d rather decide for yourself, think like a buyer! Search around to see how other sellers are pricing their items. You can also let your buyers know you’re willing to negotiate by adding Best Offer to your listing.
Saving more on shipping
Based on what you’re selling, we provide a custom recommendation for the best shipping service and packaging option. Once your item sells, you’ll get a discounted rate on postage by using eBay shipping labels. To sell locally, you can also offer local pickup.
How much does it cost to sell?
Once your item sells, we generally charge 10-12% of the final value. Your first 200 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?
If you can’t make it to your local carrier, most shipping carriers offer free “ship from home” pickup. Even better, by printing your shipping labels with eBay, you can receive a discount from the shipping carriers we work with.
Can I sell locally on eBay?
You can! 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?
We provide a number of discounted shipping options through partnerships with major carriers. You can use our shipping calculator to estimate how much it should cost.
Where can I get shipping supplies?
You can use any packaging supplies you may already have at home or you can get free boxes from USPS for Priority Mail. USPS will also ship the boxes, envelopes, and stickers you need to you for free.
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, whether as an Auction or as a Buy It Now listing. Choosing a lower starting price for auctions can help 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. We protect you against abusive buyers, don’t make changes to the terms for your listing, and investigate sales issues to ensure fair outcomes for both sides.
What can I sell on eBay?
You can sell almost anything, from homemade goods to used or unused items from your closet. We do 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. You’ll want to have your preferred payment account details on hand and be ready to receive a call or text on your phone for verification during this step.