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Selling basics

Whether you're starting your own business, or cleaning out your closet, we'll give you the tips and tools you need to sell your item to a worldwide market. Get started selling on eBay.

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You may be charged an insertion fee when you list an item on eBay. (If you choose additional listing features, additional listing fees may be charged.) Then, when your item sells, you'll be charged a final value fee. See the fees for selling on eBay.
It depends what you're comfortable with: selling to the highest bidder or offering a fixed price. Learn about selecting a selling format.

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Getting started selling on eBay
Set up your seller account, and then create and manage your listing.

Seller's checklist
As you get your item ready for sale, make sure you've covered everything.

Tips for successful selling
Get tips for a successful sale and learn about our listing recommendations.

Selling with improved results
Find out how to create better listings that go by the rules.

Selling practices policy
Sell with confidence—learn about selling dos and don'ts.

Completing the sale
Your item has sold, now what? Also, find out what to do if your item didn't sell.

Using eBay returns
Learn more about what to do if your buyer needs to return an item.

Different ways to sell

Selecting a selling format
Decide how to sell your item with this comparison table.

Creating an auction-style listing
Find out how the classic auction-style format works.

Selling using a fixed price
Sell your item using Buy It Now and avoid the bidding.

Selling with Best Offer
If you're listing a fixed price item, placing a classified ad, or selling on eBay Motors, consider using the Best Offer option to let buyers negotiate the price with you.

Sending an offer to a buyer
If a member emails you about a fixed-price listing, you can email them back an offer to buy the item at a discount.

Selling with a reserve price
Learn how to set a minimum or reserve price on your item.

Selling multiple items
Find out how to sell multiple items.

Tutorials and classes

Seller Center
Visit the Seller Center for videos and demos to help you sell.

Contact us

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Ask eBay members

Get help from other eBay members. Visit the eBay Community to post a question.

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