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Start selling on eBay

Whether you want to make some extra cash, clear out some unwanted items from around the house, or even start a business, it's easy to start selling on eBay.

Our guides below will help you get started selling and provide more details on pricing your items, choosing your postage options, setting up how you'll get paid after a sale and more.

Once you've signed up for an eBay account, here's how to start selling:

  1. Select Sell at the top of any eBay page or go to Sell your item - opens in new window or tab.
  2. Create a listing for the item you'd like to sell.
  3. Confirm your details and add an automatic payment method for any eBay fees.

You may also be asked to verify your identity to keep your account secure – this could be through providing a credit card or telephone number.

Visit our Seller Centre for more help with selling for the first time - opens in new window or tab.

Tip
To get a listing up in minutes and upload photos straight from your device, use our mobile app.

Helpful selling articles

Get off to a good start by reading our guides on creating effective listings, setting up your postage options, and choosing how to get paid after you've sold your item.

Signing up for an eBay account

Find out how you can set up an eBay account in just a few minutes.

Creating a listing

Creating a listing is the first step in getting your item in front of buyers. We have a range of features to help make sure your listings stand out.

Pricing your items

Listing your items at the right price will help them sell. Learn how best to price your item in auction-style or Buy It Now listings.

Setting up and changing your payment method

When you create a seller account, you'll need to add a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees, eBay Money Back Guarantee reimbursements, subscriptions, and other supplemental service fees. You can choose PayPal, direct debit, or credit card as your payment method.

Setting up your postage options

Learn about the range of delivery options that you can offer your buyers.

Getting paid for items you've sold

Find out how you get paid for items you've sold on eBay.

Manage returns, missing items, and refunds

Learn how to handle any issues that a buyer may have with a purchase. 

eBay's rules and policies

We're committed to providing a secure and fair marketplace so we've put in place rules and policies that govern our expectations of buyers and sellers. You'll also find information on the actions we'll take to keep you safe, and how we'll protect you if something goes wrong.

Seller news and updates

We're making some changes to the selling experience to help maximize your profits and give your buyers more reasons to shop on eBay.

For the latest updates, read our Seller Centre News - opens in new window or tab.

Once you've registered, you can start selling by selecting Sell at the top of any eBay page, or using our mobile app.

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