With the advent of e-commerce, one can either buy or sell at a click of a button. Here is the process that one should follow to open an account on eBay.

  1. You can visit eBay using your PC, Android or iPhone. While using your PC, visit the eBay website. If you use Android or iPhone, you can download the eBay app for free from the Google Play Store and App Store respectively.
  1. Tap on the Register option which is at the top left corner of the eBay website. Clicking this option will start your registration process.  You can still browse the eBay website if you are not registered but you can’t make a purchase or sale.
  1. In the next page, you will provide the contact information such as your email that you want to be associated with the account. You will also be required to set up a password which is simple but strong enough to avoid hacking.
  1. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page after reading the privacy policies provided by the website.
  1. Your pre-selected ID will be sent to you in the next section. Once you submit your account information, you will be provided with an ID by eBay to make you start selling and buying in the website. The ID can be changed easily in the next step
  1. eBay usually recommends Paypal as a payment method but you can also have other payment options.
  1. If you want to customize your passwords and account details, tap the account menu which is in the upper left corner of your screen.
  1. Click Account Settings option in the menu that will appear. Once you click on this option a drop-down menu on the top left corner will appear.
  1. Tap the Personal Information option that is at the top of the menu.
  1. Once you tap this information, you will find a list of personal information that you provided while you were opening the account. These data can be edited to suit your tastes and preferences.
  1. For your safety, you will be asked to sign in to verify that you are the one trying to change the personal data. You can also change the user ID that you were provided with when you formed the account.
  1. Once you type your new ID, you will be required to use it for the next 30 days before you are allowed to change. Your account is now ready to be used.

How much does it cost to set up an eBay account?

Choosing the Right eBay Store Subscription
Store Type Monthly Renewal Yearly Renewal
Starter $7.95 $4.95
Basic $27.95 $21.95
Premium $74.95 $59.95
Anchor $349.95 $299.95
16 mai 2018

How do Beginners sell on eBay?

How do you sell on eBay?

How to Sell on eBay in 5 Steps
  1. Step 1: Choose Your Account Type. Learning how to sell on eBay starts with choosing what kind of account you need.
  2. Step 2: Register Your eBay Business Account.
  3. Step 3: Set up Your Account Preferences.
  4. Step 4: Create Listings.
  5. Step 5: Manage Your Listings.

Is eBay account free?

(At least, not yet!) Although eBay registration is free, selling an item isn’t. You have to pay eBay a fee for every item you list for sale, and for every item you actually sell. You don’t have to pay eBay when you buy an item; fees are charged exclusively to sellers.

Does eBay charge a monthly fee?

When you first subscribe, you’ll choose between automatic monthly or yearly renewals. For either option, eBay charges the subscription fee on a monthly basis.

Do you need PayPal for eBay?

If you‘re a non-managed payments seller, you must accept PayPal as a payment method when listing items for sale. You can choose whether you‘d like to accept credit and debit cards. PayPal is a safe and efficient way to get paid on eBay, and it’s the payment method used most frequently by our buyers.

Can I sell on eBay without PayPal account?

Although PayPal is the default payment method, you do have alternatives. You can accept wire transfers and money orders for certain listing categories, you can create your own merchant account, use Skrill or ProPay, or offer payment on pickup for any type of listing.

How do I get paid from eBay?

With the new payments experience on eBay, payouts are sent directly into your bank account. You can choose to schedule these daily as funds are available, or weekly. Regardless of how the buyer pays, payouts from eBay are consistently initiated Monday through Friday, within 2 business days of order confirmation.

Can I sell on eBay without a bank account?

You don’t need a bank account, but you do need a paypal. All of your profits go to the paypal account a few weeks after the buyer completes the purchase. If you make sales, you have to pay seller fees too. A debit or credit card would take care of this.

Can I still sell on eBay with PayPal?

eBay has announced that it will stop working with PayPal in 2020 and start transitioning to Adyen, an Amsterdam-based payments company, later this year. eBay users will continue to have the option of using PayPal until 2023, but it will effectively be relegated to “second-class status”.

Is eBay no longer using PayPal?

New terms of use for eBay have come into effect which mean the online auction house will now pay sellers directly rather than through PayPal. It marks a significant change in an almost two-decade partnership with PayPal, which split from eBay in 2015.

Is there an alternative to PayPal on eBay?

If your distaste for PayPal leads you to want alternatives, consider ProPay (see the first answer above) or a merchant account with your local bank or credit union that will allow you to process credit card or e-check payments directly. This will create more work for you, but it gets you away from dependence on PayPal.

Who bought PayPal from eBay?

Established in 1998 as Confinity, PayPal went public through an initial public offering in 2002. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay later that year, valued at $1.5 billion.


Total equity US$16.929 billion (2019)
Number of employees c. 21,800 (Dec. 2018)
Parent eBay (2002–2015)

Did PayPal split from eBay?

EBay EBAY, +3.32% and PayPal PYPL, +1.12% split into two separate companies in July 2015 but maintained a five-year operating agreement through which PayPal would remain the e-commerce giant’s primary payments partner.

Is PayPal owned by Amazon?

Amazon is extremely protective of its shopping and customer data. While Honey may not have been a concern when it was only a small startup, it’s now owned by the financial behemoth PayPal, which used to be part of eBay, an Amazon competitor. Amazon still doesn’t accept PayPal as a direct payment option.

Who is owner of eBay?

Pierre Omidyar founded online auction firm eBay in 1995 and now serves on the company’s board. In 2002 eBay bought online payment company PayPal and spun it off in 2014. Omidyar currently owns 5% of eBay and 6% of Paypal.

Who is richer Amazon or eBay?

As of June 2020, Amazon has significantly outpaced eBay in sales, posting a trailing 12 months (TTM) revenue of $321.78 billion in contrast to eBay’s revenue of $10.71 billion. Amazon’s net income was $13.18 billion for the trailing 12 months versus $5.024 billion for eBay.