If you want to close your Ebay account because you no longer want to use the site, you’ll have to follow several steps. Closing your account won’t take very long but you need to know the entire process for doing it before getting started. This article will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

  1. How to Close Your Ebay Account Completely
  • First go to www.ebay.com and sign into your account with your username and password.
  • Before you go ahead and close your Ebay account, make sure that you don’t have any outstanding fees. You can do this by simply selecting the “Account” tab on the main webpage.
  • Next you will need to select your Ebay username, which you can find in the upper left corner of the main homepage.
  • Click on “Account Settings”, which is located near the bottom of the drop down menu.
  • Select the “Account” tab in the middle of the row.
  • Click the “Close My Account” button, which you will find on the right side of the My Account heading.
  • You will then need to scroll down and click the “Request to Close Your Account” button at the bottom. Clicking this button will open up a new page that could take a few moments to load.
  • The new page that opens up will ask you to give a reason for closing your Ebay account. There will be a number of options to choose from, including “Security concerns”, “Billing Issues”, “Account Issues”, “Frustration Using the Website”, “Personal Reasons”, and “Business Reasons”. Choose the category that best matches your reason for wanting to close your account. There will also be a blank space labeled “Other” where you can type in your own reason if none of the options on the drop down menu apply to your situation.
  • Click the “Continue” button, which is located at the very bottom of the page.
  • Next you will be asked to confirm the decision to close your account. Choose the “Select one” drop down box and click “No, please close my account”.
  • You will have to click the Continue button again to move onto the next page in this process.
  • You’ll be presented with some information that you should take the time to look over before checking the “I read and understand the above information” box. This information explains everything you need to know about closing your account. You should not finalize your decision until you have gone through everything. It won’t take that much time and it is definitely worth doing.
  • When you click the “Continue” button, you will be all done. Keep in mind that it will take up to a full week for your account to be closed. You will receive an official email from Ebay stating that your account is officially closed after the seven days has passed.
  1. Closing your Seller Account

If you want to deactivate your seller account, you’ll have to follow these steps.

  • First take care of any outstanding balances with your seller account. You can do this by going to your account settings.
  • Navigate to the “Manage Your Payment Information Webpage” and sign into your account with your credentials.
  • Remove all of your payment details, including your bank account and credit or debit card.
  1. Close Your Ebay Store

There is also a process that you can follow for closing your Ebay store for good.

  • First you will need to sign into My Ebay Webpage using your credentials.
  • Navigate to the “Account” tab on the main webpage.
  • Select the “Subscriptions” link.
  • Choose the Ebay stores subscription in the list that appears.
  • Select “Cancel subscription” once you have found the one you want to close.
  • Click the “Close Store” button to cancel your Ebay Store subscription.


  • Before you officially close your Ebay account, you need to keep in mind that you won’t be able to go back into it once you finalize this process. You will be able to make a new account, but your closed account will be gone forever.


  • Make sure that you resolve any suspensions or restrictions before closing your account so there aren’t any issues later on.

You shouldn’t have any active bids on any items before closing your account. If you do, cancel them promptly.

What happens when you close an eBay account?

If you close your eBay account, you‘ll no longer be able to sell on the site or access My eBay. You‘ll also lose your feedback as well as your purchase and sales history. You don’t have to close your account to stop selling; simply remove your automatic payment method and cancel your selling tool subscriptions.

How long does it take to close eBay account?

How long will it take to close your Seller Account? When you submit a request to close your account, eBay will send an email to your registered email address and to your eBay Messages within 24 hours, letting you know we’ve received it. Generally, it takes 30 days to close an account from the date we receive a request.

Can I delete my eBay account and start over?

Suspended or restricted user accounts will be closed, and we’re unable to allow you to reopen the account. When we’ve closed your account we’ll let you know by sending an email to your registered email address. If you’d like to use eBay again, you’ll need to create a new account.

Why won’t eBay Let me close my account?

There are some circumstances under which eBay won’t allow you to fully close your account. If your account is below eBay’s minimum standards, you can’t close it until it meets those standards. You can change your mind for 60 days after closing the account.

How do I close my eBay account immediately?

Go to My eBay > Account > Close my account. Under Closing your eBay account, select submit a request to close your account. Select a reason for closing the account and choose Continue. Confirm the deletion.

How do I stop eBay from taking money from my bank account?

Go to your ebay account and check the subscription tab and see what it says. If you can cancel it then do that and your monthly charge will stop.

Can eBay just take money from my bank account?

eBay can‘t take funds out of your bank account. If you have a credit/debit card set up for automatic payments, then they can use that for your fees & such.

What happens if I remove my bank account from PayPal?

If you were able to remove your bank while withdrawal is “pending” chances are, money will go back to your PayPal balance. However, it’ll not instantly go back but it’ll take a while.

Can eBay access my bank account?

Ebay will never have access to my bank account again. Do not trust them, they can instantly take money out of your account for fraudulent activity, but when it comes to putting the money back in – you have to go through an unnecessary process and ebay even admits the transactions were fraud.

How do I transfer money from eBay to my bank?

If a bank account is on file with PayPal, the PayPal balance can be transferred to the bank at any time for free by clicking on the “withdraw” link near the top of the PayPal home page. Transfers are deducted from PayPal immediately and usually take three to four business days to appear in the account.

Do I have to link bank account to eBay?

Ebay is now rolling out a raft of changes for sellers as continues its push into the payments space, including preventing sellers from listing items without linking their bank accounts.

Why do I have to link my bank account to eBay?

eBay Forcing you to give your checking account with routing number and Social Security number. If you’re not going to sign up for Managed Payments, so you can be paid, you might want to remove your listings before they sell.

Is it safe to give my bank details to eBay?

This is an established company that passes on your payment to the seller. It has a secure website where you register your personal information, including bank card details. It will not pass on any of this information to anyone else, and it is held in a secure database.

Can I use PayPal as my bank account on eBay?

You cannot use a bank account to receive payments from buyers – it’s not an accepted payment method. You can receive funds into your PayPal account, then you have to transfer them to your bank account from there.

Should I give eBay my SSN?

In order to sell anything on eBay, you will need to provide your social security number. Is it safe? Starting February 1st, 2021, eBay requires your Social Security number and a checking account for all sellers.

Does eBay report to IRS?

Any income, even money from selling items on eBay, could be subject to taxes. Certain factors will help you determine how much tax you owe, if any, and which rate you have to pay. Even if you don’t claim the income when you file your annual taxes, eBay will submit a Form 1099, reporting your income to the IRS.

Is it cheaper to sell on Etsy or eBay?

Etsy always requires listing fees, but those fees are more defined and standardized than eBay’s fees — which can vary greatly, depending on a variety of factors determined by the seller. Both platforms enable users to create an online store, but Etsy’s Pattern stores are more affordable than eBay’s.