How to Sell on eBay

Whether you are seeking to start a business venture or simply just make a little extra money, selling items on eBay is incredibly fun and super easy to do! If you are interested in getting started on how to sell your unwanted items on eBay, here are the steps to begin the process!

First, you need to hop on eBay’s website and set up a personal seller account. It is basically a simple, fill in the blanks form and you will need to confirm that your name, address and phone number are all correct. You will also be asked to specify an automatic payment method of which is utilized to pay for all of your seller fees and your Money Back Guarantee Reimbursements. If you do not already have a PayPal account, it is highly recommended that you obtain one and get PayPal verified. If you have set up your seller account, you are ready to get started selling your items!

One great aspect of selling on eBay is that when you are ready to list your item, they will make recommendations based upon similar listings on the website. These helpful ideas can assist you in selling your items in a faster manner and for a great price! To create a listing, begin by describing the item you have in simple and concise terms. Once you have started, eBay will provide you with a few category options to choose from so that potential bidders can locate your item quickly. eBay will also offer you some pricing tips so that you can set the price yourself based upon what your item typically sells for. Another helpful tip is to do a quick search prior to listing your item – do a price compare of what others with similar listings are pricing their item at. It is also advisable to take a look at eBay’s policies on what items are prohibited or restricted and what is and is not allowed in terms of listing and completing your sale.

Once your item is listed and live, it is important to monitor your item’s progress to check on bids and if anyone is interested or “watching” the item. If needed, you can take the time to revise any pertinent information or details you may have previously overlooked or wanted to add. Make sure that if you receive a message from a potential bidder that you respond to them as quickly as possible and with as much detail about the item as you can provide to them.

If your item sells, congratulations! However, the process is not quite over. The care you take towards your sale shows a lot and will be reflected in your overall feedback score. Active communication with your buyer is vital. Upon ending of the customer’s winning bid, eBay will notify you by email when the buyer has completed checkout. If you haven’t heard or received payment from your buyer within 2 days, reach out to them directly, to see if they need more time or have any questions/concerns regarding payment on the winning bid. Make sure that before you ship your item, the buyer has paid you, and that the payment has been successfully accepted and credited to your account. If you listed in a category that allows checks, be sure the check clears the bank. If all is successful in terms of payment, ship the item to the buyer safely and timely and pack the item as carefully and securely as possible. And ensure the shipment information is correct, including your return address. Shipping labels and packing slips can easily be paid for and printed via eBay which saves you the time and hassle of heading to the local post office.

Once your package had been sent off and arrived safely, take the time to leave your buyer feedback, and they will do the same. Feedback about you and your buyer is important for other buyers and sellers as well. If you have any problems contact eBay’s resolution support to speak with a representative that can handle your dispute. We are not Ebay, the official phone number can be found on their website.