Step #1: Sign up as a seller
The first step to becoming a successful Ebay seller is to sign up for an account. According to Ebay, you can list your first 50 items for sale for free.
Once you’ve sold your fifty-first item, you pay Ebay a fee that’s known as the final value fee. This fee is calculated based on several factors including shipping costs.
If you and the buyer agree to cancel the transaction, you can apply to have the fee credited back to your account.
You can also ask for the fee to be credited if your buyer refuses to pay you. This way you don’t get charged for an item that you haven’t been paid for.
When it comes to signing up for Ebay, you have two options. You can sign up with a personal account or a business account. The personal account is usually good enough for most beginners.
You can list up to fifty items per month and you only pay the final value fee after an item has been purchased. If you own a brick and mortar store and would like to have that name on your account, then you’ll want to sign up for a business account instead. Don’t stress yourself out over deciding which account is right for you.
Ebay will let you upgrade your personal account to a business one later on.