How to Sell on eBay: A to Z Guide

The world’s largest online marketplace, eBay took the e-commerce world by storm when it was established in 1995. Since that time, eBay has kept up with the latest trends in online shopping providing an easy platform to sell products to domestic and international markets using any form of device, including computers, tablets and mobile devices. Whether you’re looking to clear out your attic, make handcrafted items to order, resell items from manufacturers or conduct business transactions, eBay is a great place to start.

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New eBay Sellers

Don’t know where to start? Learn how to create an account and start selling on eBay.

150x150_create-ebay-seller-accountHow to Create an eBay Seller Account
Ready to sell on eBay? Get started by establishing your Seller Account, using these easy step-by-step guidelines. Setting up an eBay Seller account is free and easy. More info on how to create an eBay seller account.

150x150_FindingProductsFinding Products to Sell on eBay
Not sure what to sell? With a worldwide customer base just a click away, the possibilities for an eBay business are endless. Use these tips to figure out what to sell–and how to sell it. More info on finding products to sell on eBay.

150x150_TakingPicturesSelling on eBay: Taking Pictures of Your Products
The right photo with your eBay listing can be the key to attracting buyers. So how can you make your photos pop and sales soar? Follow these simple steps to make your listings picture-perfect. More info on product pictures for eBay.

150x150_ebay-shipping-calculatorUsing the eBay Shipping Calculator
The Shipping Calculator crunches the numbers for your eBay sales, taking weight, size and distance into account. Learn about the benefits of this handy tool to help your business. More info on using the eBay Shipping Calculator.

150x150_ebay-shipping-cost-optionsUnderstanding eBay Shipping Costs options
Charge for or offer free shipping? The success of your eBay sales could hinge upon your decision. Learn about the pros and cons of both options, what attracts customers and protects your bottom line. More info on eBay Shipping Costs.

150x150_eBayShippingFeesUnderstanding eBay Seller Fees
Make the most of your eBay transactions by learning the ins and outs of the site’s seller fees. Knowing these fees upfront will help you price your listings appropriately; here’s the lowdown. More info on eBay Seller Fees.

Advanced eBay Sellers

Already an eBay veteran? Learn how to grow your sales on eBay.

default-3How to Become a Top Rated Seller on eBay
A Top Rated Seller (TRS) status means your eBay shop offers fast handling times, low-cost shipping and an overall positive buying experience. Save on fees and enjoy increased product visibility! Learn how to become an eBay Top Rated Seller.

150x150_11-Ways-Save-Ebay-Seller-Fees11 Ways to Save Big on eBay Fees
As an eBay seller, you know that you can’t make money without spending money. However, these tips on how to lower eBay seller fees can help tip the columns in your direction! More info on how to save on eBay fees.

150x150_EW_eBaySellerMeetupGroupseBay Seller Meetup Groups: How They Can Help Your e-Business
As an eBay seller, you may never see your customers in person, but you may have the opportunity to meet other eBay sellers face-to-face and exchange experiences, learnings and tips. More info on eBay Seller Meetup Groups.

150x150xAdvertise Your eBay Store with BannerPlay’s Boost Sales App!
BannerPlay’s new eBay Ad-App makes it easy for eBay sellers to increase exposure and sales of their products with customized banner campaigns that are displayed on targeted sites across the web. More info on BannerPlay’s Boost Sales app.

162701_EW_Images_eBay_IntShipping_IconSelling Internationally with eBay’s Global Shipping Program
eBay makes it easy for you to take the leap into international commerce. Find out how the Global Shipping Program helps you get started. More info on eBay’s Global Shipping Program.

207086_EcommerceWeekly-Packages-Not-Delivered_150x150Packages Not Delivered By eBay’s Global Shipping Program
Who is responsible if a shipment sent via eBay’s Global Shipping Program doesn’t make it to its destination? Learn how to communicate with customers when this happens. More info on packages not delivered by eBay’s Global Shipping Program.

eBay News and Updates

Learn about eBay updates that may impact your selling strategy. You Need to Know About eBay’s On-Time Shipping Metric
eBay has adopted a new On-Time Shipping Metric that puts sellers in better control of shipping issues.  More info on what you need to know about eBay’s On-Time Shipping Metric.


eBay Raises Shipping Caps on Media: What You Need to Know
eBay has increased the shipping caps on certain media categories. More info on what you need to know as an e-commerce seller within the media category on eBay. eBay’s Seller Dashboard to Track Your Positioning
eBay’s updated dashboard is a handy tool that fills you in on your account to keep your eBay store running effectively. Find out how you can get the most out of its enhanced features. More info on the eBay’s Seller Dashboard. eBay 2016 Fall Seller Update 150x1502016 eBay Fall Seller Update
Fall brings with it eBay’s annual announcement of changes for sellers. Here’s an overview at eBay’s changes and enhancement to services. More info on eBay’s 2016 Fall Seller Update.

241565_EcommerceWeekly-eBay-2015-Spring-Seller-Update_150x150eBay’s 2015 Fall Seller Update
eBay sellers should prepare for updates for the marketplace this fall.  Here’s a rundown on the changes and how they will affect your eBay shops.  More info on the eBay 2015 Fall Seller Update. eBay Spring Seller Update 2014 150x150eBay’s 2014 Spring Seller Update
Be mindful of upcoming eBay seller updates this spring, and learn how they may impact your shop as well as how you handle customer expectations. More info on the eBay 2014 Spring Seller Update.

150x150_EWcom_eBayFallSellerUpdateeBay’s 2013 Fall Seller Update
The only constant in business is change! Learn about eBay’s 2013 Fall Seller Update and what you need to know to keep your shop running smoothly despite a few adjustments in operations. More info on the eBay 2013 Fall Seller Update.

150x150_EW_Images_eBay_SpringSeller_iconeBay’s 2013 Spring Seller Update
Learn about eBay’s 2013 Spring Seller Update and how the upcoming changes to seller policies may impact your small business. More info on the eBay 2013 Spring Seller Update.