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Getting started selling on eBay

eBay- Getting started selling on eBay

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Whether you're starting a business or just want to make some extra cash, selling on eBay is fun and easy.

1. Set up a seller account
2. Create a listing
When you list an item, we make recommendations based on similar listings. These suggestions can help you sell your item faster and at a better price.

Start by describing your item in clear, simple terms. We then identify the most relevant category so potential buyers can find it fast. We also provide pricing guidance and tips.
Before listing an item, you might want to compare it with active and completed listings for similar items, to get an idea of recent selling prices.
Learn more about creating a listing, and tips for successful selling, or just start selling now or click Sell at the top of most eBay pages.

We recommend that you know the rules for sellers and eBay policies on prohibited and restricted items, and what's allowed and not allowed when listing and completing a sale.

Fees for selling on eBay apply to most listings.

3. Manage your listing
When you have your listing up and running, you can check to see if anyone's bid on or bought it by going to the Sell section of My eBay.

You can also revise your listing.

It's good customer service to answer any questions you receive from potential buyers about your item. Communicating with them establishes trust and rapport.

4. Wrap up the sale with your buyer
How you handle the final sale goes a long way toward satisfying your customer and getting great Feedback.
  • Communicate with your buyer: With eBay checkout, we notify you by email when the buyer has completed checkout. Important: Contact your buyer directly if you haven't heard from them within 2 days of the end of your listing.

  • Receive payment: Before you ship your item, make sure the buyer has paid you, and that the payment has been accepted and credited to your account. If you listed in a category that lets you accept checks, make sure the check has cleared the bank.

  • Ship the item to the buyer safely and on time:

  • Leave your buyer Feedback: Your Feedback about your buyer is important for other sellers. Learn more about Feedback.

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