Make money selling on eBay

Reach millions of buyers looking for what you have.

The basics

Here’s what you need to know to get started.
1

List your item for free

You’ll only pay for any optional upgrades you choose, and a final value fee (typically 10% for most categories) when your item sells.

2

Sell with ease

As you list, we’ll help you describe, photograph, price and post your item. Having millions of buyers means listings can sell quickly.

3

We’ve got you covered

As a seller on eBay, you’re protected by policies, monitoring and a 24/7 customer service team.

Create a great listing

Here are 5 ways to set yourself up for success.

FAQ

  • How much does it cost to sell on eBay?

    Once your item sells, we generally charge 10% of the final value. Your first 1,000 listings each month are free and, after, there’s a 35p insertion fee per listing. Learn more about fees.

  • What’s the best way to send my item?

    We’ll help you pick which delivery methods you want to offer, based on how others send similar items. By offering more than one delivery option, you'll be able to attract different types of buyers. Once the item has sold, you can purchase a label from eBay, which is pre-filled with your buyer’s address. When you print a postage label on eBay, you'll save money with the rates compared to what you'd pay to a courier for most services. You'll also save time by not having to queue. Pack your item, apply the label, and simply take it to the nearest drop-off location or have it collected.

  • Can I sell locally on eBay?

    You can! When creating your listing, you can offer collection in person by selecting it as a delivery option. Once the buyer pays, they’ll receive a QR code and a 6-digit code, which you can scan or enter with the app to confirm the sale.

  • How much will it cost to post my item?

    We provide a number of discounted delivery options through partnerships with major couriers. Review our eBay delivery postage rates to see how much it will cost to send your item. Consider building the postage cost into the item’s price, to appeal to buyers who are looking for free delivery.

  • How will the buyer pay for my item?

    Payment on eBay happens automatically. We’ll help you determine what payment method you wish to accept upon listing your item. To help provide a safe experience, we only allow payment methods that offer strong protection for buyers and sellers.

  • How should I choose my listing price?

    For most items, we can provide a price recommendation for you based on recently sold, similar items. How you price your item can depend on how you prefer to sell it, whether as an Auction or as a Buy it now listing. Choosing a lower starting price for auctions can help create more interest. If you use Best Offer, buyers will make you offers that you can accept or decline.

  • How does eBay protect sellers?

    We understand that things can happen that are out of your control as a seller. When they do, we have your back. We protect you against abusive buyers, don’t make changes to the terms for your listing, and investigate sales issues to ensure fair outcomes for both sides.

  • What can I sell on eBay?

    You can sell almost anything, from homemade goods to used or unused items from your closet. We do restrict items that violate any laws, or infringe on intellectual property.

  • How do I create an account?

    To get started, select List an item. We’ll help you create and verify your account, and set-up payment information, during your first listing. You’ll want to have your preferred payment account details on hand and be ready to receive a call or text on your phone for verification during this step.