How to sell online
Three simple steps to selling
1. List it
Describe your item and add photos
Start by simply telling us what you're selling. Then add up to 12 free† photos.
Choose your price and shipping option
Most new sellers choose auction-style to attract the most buyers. Or choose a fixed price listing to get exactly what you want for your item. The quick listing tool suggests popular pricing and shipping options for similar items.Watch a video on choosing competitive online pricing.
Offer the shipping option that works best for you
USPS Flat Rate boxes and envelopes are easy. Order them for free now and save time. eBay has everything you need at a great price. You can even schedule at-home pickups and skip a trip to the post office. Want another way to ship? You can offer multiple shipping options at checkout, too.
List your item for FREE.*
As soon as you click "List it," your item is visible to millions of buyers. It's that simple.
2. Ship it
Confirm that you received payment
Once your item has sold, and you have been notified that the buyer has paid, pack your item safely and ship it. Learn more about sending items to your buyers
Use My eBay to create and print shipping labels
Pay for postage and print shipping labels that are auto-filled with your buyer's information from My eBay.
Leave positive feedback
Be sure to leave positive feedback for your buyer as soon as payment is confirmed. This makes buyers happy and keeps them coming back.
Send the item to your buyer
We work with all major carriers for simple shipping with guaranteed great rates.
Get shipping supplies ahead of time on My eBay, like padded envelopes, packing materials, tape, and FREE USPS boxes. This way, you can package and ship your item as soon as it sells. Order shipping supplies from eBay.
3. Get paid
The fastest way to get paid
To ensure quick payment, use eBay shipping labels and collect payments with PayPal. Payment times vary and some new sellers experience slight delays, so be sure to do the following:
Print your shipping labels through My eBay
This will help you get paid in as few as three days. Learn how to print shipping labels through My eBay.
Collect payments through PayPal
It's the fastest, easiest, and securest way to get paid. Create a PayPal account now.
Get more tips to get paid fast
Follow these other eBay tips to help get paid more quickly. Get more tips.
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Build your knowledge
eBay University offers classes for sellers at every level. Each class is taught by trained Education Specialists.
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