How to Start Buying & Selling on eBay

By Prev Info - February 07, 2022

The eBay website is one of the most popular e-commerce websites on the Internet because just about anybody can sell just about anything without any knowledge of building websites or e-commerce. Before you can start buying and selling, you will need to do a few things so that you will be able to set up an account and accept payments. Fortunately, eBay makes this easy even for the novice computer user.


1 - Visit the website and press the "Register" button.


2 - Fill out your personal information. Select a user name and password. Enter the security code at the bottom of the screen.


3 - Open your email and click the "Activate Now" link in the email that you receive from eBay.

4 - Sign into your new eBay account from the homepage. Roll over the "Account" button once you are signed into "My eBay." Select the "Seller Account" option.


5 - Fill out the payment method information to complete the setup of your account. Start buying items by searching for them and entering a bid amount in the box on each individual item page. Sell an item by clicking the "Sell" link at the top of the screen and creating an item listing.

Tips & Warnings

It is a good idea to sign up for a PayPal account if you wish to buy and sell on eBay. The company is owned by eBay and is the preferred method of payment on eBay.

Be aware of scams and other forms of fraud that can be found on eBay. Read the eBay help and tips to get an idea of the kinds of scams that can be present on the site.



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