Sell Anything on eBay with Easy 19 Steps
eBay is a popular site where individuals and businesses can buy and sell new and used items. In this guide, we’ll show you how to sell an item on eBay. The first time this is done, you will have to create a “merchant account”, but once this is done, future sales will be much easier.
- A computer with an Internet connection
- A credit or debit card.
Follow these step by step instructions on how to sell on eBay
Step 1: Go to the eBay site.
Step 2: You can not buy or sell on eBay if you are registered. If you are new to eBay, click the logo above eBay registration.
(If you are already registered, click Login, enter your user ID and password and go to step 5 below).
Step 3: To register, you must fill in the details such as your name, email address, and chosen password. Once you’ve done that, click the blue Submit button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: A pop-up will confirm the email you have selected for your account. Click Continue if you are willing to continue.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the eBay home page. Click sale at the top of the screen, and “Edit an information page will open. Fill in your address information and click Continue.
Step 6: You will be redirected to a new page where you can start to show your item for sale. Type the name of the item you want to sell in the box and click Start.
Step 7: A new page will open with step by step on how to create your list instructions, including how to give your article in a clear and precise manner, and how to download a photo. It will also show how much money it will cost to list your item.
Step 8: Once you have completed all the details of your ad, click Summary rates displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Step 9: A new page will open. Here you can see how your record before it is posted on eBay. Click Continue if you are satisfied with how it looks. Click Edit Registration to make changes.
Step 10: If you sold an item before, now show your ad (so go to step 15 below). If this is the first time you sell something, a new page will open requesting additional information. Click Continue.
Step 11: Review your account information, select the check box and click Continue if correct.
Step 12: eBay will then verify your information. This may take a minute or two. You will then be asked to verify your phone number. Click Call me now button and an automated service call to give your PIN. Once you have it, enter the PIN field and click Continue.
Step 13: You have to log in before.
Step 14: When you sell items on eBay, the site charges a small fee. Now you must choose how you will pay the fees. Select the type of payment (information and full details card or PayPal account if applicable) and click Continue.
Step 15: If you choose to pay with PayPal now accept PayPal User Agreement. When you read it, click Agree.
A new page will open giving you the opportunity to review your list again. Click Edit Registration to make changes. Click Publish now if you are willing to be posted on eBay.
Step 16: The product is now displayed. Click tracking card My eBay to see if someone is a candidate for or purchase your item. You can also click on My eBay at the top of the screen at any time to discuss those details. Potential buyers can ask questions about your item by e-mail, to respond promptly to ensure you get good feedback later.
Step 17: Once your item is sold, you will receive an email from eBay. Back to “My eBay” and click Sold. There you will see the name of the item and the price sold. Click Send payment data to send your buyer an invoice, PayPal prepared automatically if this payment method is used.
Step 18: Once the payment has been received, you will receive an email from PayPal. Go to PayPal and enter your email address and password to log into your PayPal account. Find the total payment minus PayPal fees is credited. Click Remove and withdraw funds from your bank account to transfer payment to your bank account.
Step 19: Be sure to pack your product safely and display it in the allotted time. Once you submit your article, go to “My eBay” and click Sold. Click More actions on the right side of the screen. Then you will be able to click Mark as sent, allowing the buyer that the product has been shipped.