When you are planning to become a seller on eBay, the best thing you can do is open a seller account and a store. If you’re really serious, here is how you can proceed with this idea.
- How to Open an eBay Store Step by Step?
The first thing you need is the guide from eBay about the steps and procedure to open a new store. And, here is the perfect start for that. Just to mention, a store not only gives you discounted fees and more listings but also safety and brand recognition.
- Before you go to open an eBay store, you will need a seller account. And, here (https://pages.eBay.com/seller-center/index.html) is how to get it, and what it is all about? The seller center is the hub where you find all goodies and information.
- To set-up a store, you just have to go to my eBay, and then account. Then from the list of items, click on ‘Subscriptions’. Then, select a store by clicking on ‘Choose a Store’. Now, from the store type, you’ll need more details.
- You have to find the store type you’d like to subscribe to, such as, ‘Starter’, ‘Premium’ and ‘Enterprise’ and so on, with different benefits for them, and fees.
- Now, click on ‘Select and Review’, and select the subscription term, which is monthly or yearly and enters the name of your store as you’d like everyone to see.
- Finally, select ‘Submit Order’ to complete the purchase of this store.
- How to Open an eBay Store Account?
The eBay store and an eBay account are not the same. If you read ‘Step 1’ properly you need to have a seller account to open an eBay store. This is required if you wish to be a seller, as the name suggests. While buyers have the free eBay account, the above are completely business-oriented.
- Go to this webpage (www.eBay.com/sl/sell) and Sign-In from the top-right corner link. When you click on it, you get options to ‘Sign-In’ with Facebook, Google, or your credentials. But, since you are new, click on the ‘Create an Account’ link just under the big hello.
- You can also read all about this thing before clicking on ‘Sign-In’ on the page before this. You have FAQs and a good introduction about the seller center that is beneficial for newbies.
- As you click on ‘Create an Account’, you again have another option for businesses. If you are into business rather than an individual selling stuff you’ve in your garage, you must click on ‘Create a Business Account’.
- You can again continue with Facebook and Google, or start an independent account by giving your personal details like first name, last name and selecting a username and password.
- With a business account, which you need to create a store, you will have to have a business email address as well. When you follow the on-screen instructions, you will register your business on eBay and enjoy its benefits like marketing tools and millions of loyal customers for free.
- How to Open an eBay Store for Dummies?
If you are just starting, you will need to learn more than just the steps listed above. Sure, you can get your new account done with it, but to have a nice account that will be professional and profitable, you have to learn more. For starting, you can test with a few things, and then create your actual business eBay store with all right details and money going into it.
- Opening a new store is just like your brick and mortar store at some corner of the street, and just like you there are millions of people working hard for it. Unless you work for it, do research and stuff, you’re not going to gain much.
- Click on ‘Subscribe Now’ link on the eBay store page. Then, go to the ‘Continue’ button that will guide you through the steps to build your store online. This is your store pages, home page and just like others, this is what everyone will see. So, you have to work on the look and feel of it.
- Choose a color theme, and click on ‘Continue’. You can also create your custom masterpiece, but for starters do a test and see things. Type your store’s name here, and give a short description too for what it is all about.
- Select a nice graphics to make it happening and pop up, and click on ‘Continue’. Sign-Up for the basis store and click on ‘Subscribe’.
- Is an eBay Store Worth it?
To understand if opening an eBay store is worth it today, we have to talk about the benefits of opening an eBay store, the process and features that you can choose or not choose, and how to make it really work for you. First, you work for it, and then it works for you.
- While you saw in ‘Step 1’ and ‘Step 2’ that you can start with a basic starter kit and go all the way up to enterprise, here are some basic things you should read about. For example, with starter, you only get up to 65 listings per month, while with an enterprise, you get at least 64,000 listings. So, what is your business about? How much do you need?
- Now, eBay store fees vs no store, which one is profitable? Getting an eBay store costs money for sure, but if you have not yet considered the complete expense, do it now. When thinking of longterm, it can save you a lot of money on the final value, insertion cost, and also promotion fees. There are simply a lot of variables that you can select or deselect.
- There is something about the category of items you sell. With the basic store, most final values will drop but some categories final value fees drop by a large amount, while others drop at most by 1% only.
- Then, you have things like how much you list, and based on that your revenue can be affected too. Your additional listing fee can drop by around 16% for a starter store, for example.
- How to Open eBay Store for Free?
An eBay gives you 50 free listing as a seller now, but with more listing costs can go up. Opening an eBay store is not free because their basic plan also costs money and there is no free plan as of now.
- You can find all the details about its subscriptions or store types here.
- Here is their article on basic summary and good practices (https://www.eBay.com/help/selling/selling-fees/store-fees?id=4122) before you get into spending money and getting a subscription.
- Closing a subscription after you’ve got it, will not refund your money back, so taking a good look is better than wasting your money. However, you can cancel your active subscriptions anytime you wish.
- You have to go to my subscriptions page, and then find store subscriptions and then select cancel subscription. If you’ve purchased add-on packages, you can lose money too. But to cancel them you don’t have to do anything separately as they are done automatically.
- Creating a business and opening a store account are different things. eBay helps you get started with basic tools and a store on its marketplace, while you have to work on products, listings, timing, inventory and everything else to make it profitable.
With a wring eBay store subscription, you can waste a lot of money directly or indirectly, so read more before setting up your actual account, while for starters you can learn with basic ones.
How much does it cost to open an eBay store?
|Store type||Store subscription fee per month. Monthly renewal||Store subscription fee per month. Yearly renewal|
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How much does eBay charge if item doesn’t sell?
|Selling Price||Final Value Fees|
|Item not sold||No fee|
|$0.01 to $50.00||8.75% of the final selling price|
|$50.01 to $1,000.00||8.75% of the initial $50.00, plus 4% of the remaining final selling price ($50.01 to $1,000.00)|
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