So we all know the impact of e-commerce business in this era and plan on joining the crowd. But the question remains, where and how to start?

Starting in 1995, eBay is undoubtedly one of the best e-commerce ventures for a seller’s business and is quite famous for its user-friendly and easygoing platform. But before launching into the forum, we would like to give you a thorough understanding of what eBay is, how people use it, how sellers log in etc. This article will make your use of the platform very smooth and friendly. 

The eBay Platform

eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, was founded in 1995 to provide a powerful platform for passionate individuals and businesses to offer goods and services. eBay’s tailored sites in markets worldwide enable local, national, and international trading, providing worldwide e-commerce for an ever-growing online community. In 25 years, there have been more than 1.5 billion listings and 187 million users worldwide, and over 2 million shoppers in India. 

eBay’s goal in India is to promote cross border commerce for global entrepreneurship, and the Indian sellers can sell everything from watches, rings, apparel to furniture and home appliances. eBay acts as a partner to the sellers and gives complete freedom to set up their businesses without interference. By providing eBay tools, thus, they construct a convenient system to build the seller’s global Presence. 

Register Your eBay Seller Account

You can register your account by either downloading the eBay App or Going to the eBay page and selecting “Start Selling”. We would recommend you download as the seller business will have a lot of categories to maintain, and having them on an app is more accessible.

  1. Submit your contact information and business details:
    Mobile number
    Email ID
    Contact name
    Nature of business
    Product category
    Number of products you have to sell
    GSTIN (Goods and Service Tax Identification Number)
    IEC (Importer Exporter Code)

  2. Create Your eBay account. You will receive two options: Personal account and Business account, choose business and set your location to India. Click on Next to receive a six-digit OTP to your email address. After typing in the OTP, eBay will verify your email address and create an account. 

  3. Add in your number and verify with OTP. Click next and create a Payoneer account or link one if you have one. Payoneer is an American finance company that provides payments for your purchases after converting dollars to rupees.

  4. Sync your eBay account with the Payoneer to sync all your data, and payments can flow through to your account.

  5. Add in your credit/Debit card information for seller charge purposes. 

  6.  After adding in payment information, click submit a request, and your information for an eBay seller account is successfully registered. 

  7. Once the registration is complete, you will receive Payoneer documents verification notice on the given email address, so be ready with these documents:
    Aadhar or Passport or PAN Card
    Utility Bill or Bank Statement or Rent Agreement

  8.  After the Payoneer verification, log onto, sign in using your email address and password, and go to Account Settings and then Business Info. You will have to fill in your GSTIN and IEC details. Your profile is updated successfully, and you can start your sales journey right away. 

eBay Login

After you’ve signed up for an eBay account, you should log in whenever you want to purchase, sell, or browse. eBay will tailor your shopping experience and show you goods you might enjoy based on your preferences once you’ve signed in. You get various preferences and choices and follow your favourite sellers for updates. You can also exchange messages with other sellers once you’re signed in. 

Login with Email 

  • Go to My eBay Page.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Enter your password.
  • Sign in.

Login with Google 

  • Go to our My eBay page.
  • Select Continue with Google.
  • Enter the phone number /email address associated with your Google account and select Continue.
  • Enter your password and select Continue.

Login with Facebook

  • Go to our My eBay page.
  • Select Continue with Facebook.
  • Enter the phone number/email address associated with your Facebook account and select Continue.
  • Enter your password and select Continue.

 Login with Apple 

  • Go to our My eBay page.
  • Select Continue with Apple.
  • Enter your Apple ID and then select the arrow.
  • Enter the password for your Apple account and then select the arrow.
  • Select Allow in the pop-up.
  • Enter the 6-digit Apple Verification code sent to your Apple device. 
  • Select Trust this Browser and continue.

Benefits of an eBay Seller 

  1. Global Presence – eBay has their online markets in over 190 countries like the UK, US, Australia etc. and Indian sellers can sell their products anywhere around the world and get paid for them on their terms and price. The global visibility increases their entrepreneurship and also gains recognition for their products. 
  1. Low Setup Cost – The registration for eBay is completely free, and there is no additional cost. eBay offers many tools during the trial month and free monthly listings for products. You only have to pay the final fee for hosting your products when an item gets sold. 
  1. High Profitability – eBay as a platform does not charge extra when the items are sold as the seller directly communicates with the customer and foreign account for payment. Hence, there are high profits for selling to global customers and getting the maximum profit. 
  1. Immediate Payments – You do not have to worry about receiving your payment on time. The Payoneer account credits the customer’s payment every two days after successful payment and purchase. 
  1. Seasonal Sale – Unlike retail shops, the online marketplace is available and active 365 days a year and doesn’t affect the sales due to global fluctuations of seasons and festivals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I sell on eBay?

You can sell anything from home decor, home furnishings, toys, apparel, shoes, jewellery, antique vases, auto parts to everything available.

Can I customise my eBay Store?

Yes, you can add your logo, billboard sign and add your pictures to the account.

How do I pay eBay fees?

The amount gets directly debited at the end of the month from your credit card information under Business payments management info.

What are the requirements to sell on eBay?

Register your account and submit GSTIN and IEC numbers for sales. Also, make sure you have a Payoneer account for transactions.

How do I get paid for my items?

Your customers can choose a product and pay it through their payment options, and the amount gets credited to your Payoneer account through INR. 

Do I have to create different accounts for more than one store?

No, you can access all your accounts through a single email address and password.

What are the subscription packages on eBay?

Starter Store
Basic Store – INR 1000 per month
Premium – INR 10,000 per month

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