How to register as a seller on eBay: step-by-step guide

Want to sell online for export? eBay is a great place to do this!

You will find:

  • A worldwide community of more than 159 million shoppers
  • Rich selling management functionality and useful tools to increase sales
  • Transparent fees

To start selling on eBay you need to create a Seller Account.

We will guide you through every stage of this journey and support you if you need.

Step 1. Create an eBay account

Before you begin the registration process, choose a proper account type: Individual (to sell on eBay as a private individual) or Business (to sell on eBay as a legal entity, that is, a company or a sole proprietor).

How to create a business account

If you're a registered business seller (Sole proprietor/Single member LLC, Corporation/Multi member LLC, Partnership), select Create a business account on the registration page. We'll ask for some additional details, like your business name, type, and address, as well as any beneficial owners, officers, directors or account managers.

  1. Go to the Registration page
  2. Enter your name and email address
  3. Choose a password
  4. Select Create account


After you fill out the form, you may need to verify the email with a security code.


How to create a personal account

If you’re not a registered business seller, create a personal eBay account by filling in the Registration form, or by using your Facebook or Google account as well as your Apple ID.


Step 2. Verify your account details

When you register as an eBay seller, your account details need to be verified. After that you’ll receive payouts directly to your Payoneer account.

Payoneer will verify your details at the time you register to sell on eBay, and when you change any relevant information on your account. So be sure to double-check that your information is accurate before submitting it, to avoid delays to your payout later on.

If you've already registered as a seller but some of your details still need to be verified, a hold may be placed on your payouts until Payoneer is able to verify your information.

Step 3. Linking a Payoneer account to your eBay account

To receive payouts for items sold on eBay, you’ll need to link a Payoneer account to your eBay account during registration. At registration eBay will ask if you have an existing Payoneer account or if you’d like to create a new one. You’ll be prompted to either sign in to an existing account, or create a new account through Payoneer.


You need to verify your phone number with a security code.


Select payout currency. eBay uses your selected currency for your payouts, selling costs, and fees. Make sure you select a currency that is supported by your financial institution. You cannot change your currency after you submit your registration information.


Then you can change your account type if you need it.


And then you can sign in to an existing Payoneer account or create a new one. If you are going to work with an existing Payoneer account, it may be necessary to update it.


It’s important that the account type and country of registration match on both accounts.

For example, if you have an eBay business account, you’ll need a Payoneer business account to register and to receive payouts. If the information does not match, your Payoneer account won’t be successfully linked and you'll see an error message.

Step 4. Syncing your eBay and Payoneer accounts

Once you’ve linked your eBay and Payoneer accounts, eBay will automatically transfer your existing profile information from Payoneer for you to review.

Syncing a personal account


Syncing a business account


You’ll have the option to Continue and sync the two accounts, or, if needed, you can start again and select or create an alternative Payoneer account to register and sync.

Once you sync the accounts, your Payoneer profile information will be applied to your eBay account, and you’ll be asked to add a credit or debit card to your eBay account. This payment method may be used to cover your selling costs when the proceeds from your sales are insufficient.


Step 5. Submitting your request for registration

Once you’ve added a credit or debit card, you can submit your information.


Before your account is activated for selling on eBay, Payoneer will verify your personal or business information, ensuring your account details match. Once your details have been verified, you’ll receive an email and you’ll be ready to start receiving payouts to your Payoneer account for items you sell on eBay.

If Payoneer needs additional information to complete the verification process, they'll contact you to request it. eBay will also place a notification in your eBay account to let you know Payoneer needs additional information before you can start receiving payouts.

If you have any questions regarding Payoneer’s request for additional information, please contact Payoneer for support.

Step 6. Getting paid

Regardless of how the buyer pays, payouts are initiated within 2 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding bank holidays) of order confirmation. Once a payout is initiated, funds will be available in your account within minutes.