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How to Create an eBay Seller Account: Step-by-Step Guide

Want to sell online for export? eBay is the best place to do this!

Here you will find:

  • A worldwide community of more than 174 million shoppers
  • Rich selling management functionality and useful tools to increase sales
  • Transparent fees
  • Russian-speaking support

Get inspired by these eBay successful sellers!

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

We will be with you at every stage of this journey and support if required.

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How to create a PayPal account

To accept payments from buyers, you need to create a PayPal account. PayPal is a worldwide online payments system that allows you to securely send and accept payments.

We recommend you to create a PayPal account in advance, before you get your eBay Seller Account. But you can do it any time later.


Create a personal PayPal account
Create a business PayPal account

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How to register for an eBay Account

If you already have an eBay account, you can skip this step.

If you don't have an eBay account, it's time to create one right now.

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Go to ebay.com
  2. Select Register and click on it
  3. You'll be redirected to the Registration page — it opens in new window or tab

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You can create an eBay account in several ways:

  1. By filling in the Registration form
  2. By using Facebook account
  3. By using Google account

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You need to follow a few simple rules when filling in the Registration form:

  1. Fill in the form using the Latin alphabet. (This is not mandatory for all form fields, but letters typed in other language layouts are not always correctly displayed by the site, e. g. in the username.)
  2. Use your current email address.
  3. Remember or write down the password you use during registration. Do not transfer the password to third parties.

Click Create Account Button.

Confirming personal information

At one of the stages, the registration system may ask you to confirm your phone number using a form. To do this, you need to enter a security code in a special field.

You can get the security code (PIN code) in two ways:

  • by SMS to the specified phone number
  • by call to the specified phone number

Enter the PIN you received and select Continue to finish updating your settings.

Your eBay Seller Account has been created. We recommend you to set it up right away. You need to:

  • add a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees or charges,
  • link your PayPal and eBay accounts.

To do so, click the link or select the Account tab in My eBay.

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Two types of eBay Seller Accounts

There are two types of eBay Seller Accounts:

  • Personal, created for a private individual
  • Business, created for a legal entity, that is, a company or a sole proprietor

If you plan to sell on eBay as a legal entity, you need to change the type of account.

Go to My eBay page:

  1. In the Account tab, select the Personal Information
  2. In the Personal Information go to Account Information, then select Account type and click Edit
  3. Put the Business name in the form and click Change to Business Account

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How to set up a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees or charges

On the Account tab, select the Personal Info section. 

Then select the Personal Information section in it.

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  • Select Update your automatic payment method
  • Click the link in it
  • You'll be redirected to the Automatic payment method page

Setting up the Automatic payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees or charges

On this page, you can choose the Automatic payment method.

The best payment method is PayPal. So you can get paid for the goods and pay fees from the same account.

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If you choose to pay by PayPal, you'll be redirected to the PayPal website to complete the process.

If you already have a PayPal account, after logging in to the PayPal site, you will be asked to confirm the selected payment method.

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If you don't have a PayPal account yet, you need to register and confirm the chosen payment method.

Remember that you can always change the payment method or make a one-time payment.

It is important! When you change your account type, you need to change the eBay fees payment method, because the Business Account does not allow you to pay fees via PayPal.

To link your eBay account to your PayPal account

  • In My eBay, select the Account tab
  • Then select the Payments section and select PayPal Account in it

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  • If you don't already have a PayPal account click the Sign Up button
  • You will be taken to the PayPal site. You'll be asked to log in to PayPal to finish linking your accounts

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Congratulations! You have an eBay Seller Account!

Verified PayPal Account

If your PayPal account is marked as Unverified, you may have difficulties with eBay, or you may be a fraud victim.

To prevent such issues, you will need to confirm your identity and get Verified PayPal account status. To start the verification process, go to the Account tab > PayPal Account.

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After successful completion of the verification process, you will see a status change message in My eBay.

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Your eBay Seller Account is ready to go.

It remains only to create a listing and post it.

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