Step 1: Getting Ready - Do your research & sign up for eBay
- Based on demand, decide where to source what to sell and how much to price your items.
- Sign up for an eBay seller account. It's free.
(To keep eBay safe, you'll be asked to verify your account by ent ering your credit card details.)
Step 2: Start listing your items
- Select the appropriate eBay site and category to list your it ems for sale.
- Describe your item in detail and include good photos.
- Select your payment and shipping options.
- Payments: Only pre-approved electronic payment methods such as PayPal are permitted on eBay.
- Shipping: Offer several shipping options with tracking and clearly indicate shipping times.
Step 3: Confirm your identity
If you're selling internationally, once you've created your listing, you'll be asked to confirm your identity (this step is required before items can be listed for sale).
You can choose your preferred way to confirm your identity:
*Please note that this step is not required for domestic sellers. For domestic sellers, you can directly submit your listing and sell your item. The listing you create will be stored for 30 days so you'll be able to complete your listing and start selling in just a few easy clicks.
Step 4: Completing the sale
Receive payment and post your item.
Remember: Use a shipping service which provides tracking to give you and your buyer more protection. You can also upload the tracking information to the eBay system on certain eBay sites.
Provide excellent customer support and prompt follow-up to buyer inquiries.