Wednesday, 4 March 2009

What it takes to be an eBay seller

eBay is one of the most popular shopping malls in the world. It's an in demand cyber shopping center maintained by millions of people around the globe who have access to the internet.

I am one of the many people addicted to eBay. I am an eBay shopper, but more importantly I am an eBay seller. I am actually more of a seller than a buyer. So here are some pointers to help those that want to make the crossover.

There are actually three fundamental steps towards being an eBay seller.

One, be a registered user by creating an eBay account. Just go to the eBay page and choose the blue register link. Then fill in your personal information. Opt for a username that does not make your personal information too obvious. Your password must be something you'll readily remember. Read the term of service and click the box if you agree. A confirmation email will be sent to you and you'll just have to activate it.

Two, create a payment account. A PayPal account is the easiest and most secure option for payments because of its layer of protection for sellers and buyers plus access to free auction tools for sellers. Credit card payment is also possible but a merchant account should be first set up.

Third, create an eBay seller's account. For first listings, verification of identity is required through the submission of a credit or debit card number prior to the offering of the item to eBay. A checking account number say also be submitted. Also chose a method for paying eBay selling fees. Options include: a one-time payment/fees automatically deducted from PayPal account; an automatic charge per month through a kept card file using credit card; direct pay offers an automatic deduction of fees from your checking account (available only in US dollars and US accounts) and finally, through checks but this is only available for business retailers.

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