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How To Start An eBay Business

Oct 27, 2007
When you decide to sell something on eBay, it is wise to learn all the basics first. That way, you'll be able to surge ahead with no frustrating hold-ups. The first thing you will need to do is register. This is quite easy when you follow the instructions carefully and better still, it is free. There are a few points that you must adhere to, to register.

You must give a correct email address. If you don't, you will not be able to register. If your email address is from a free source, eg. Hotmail.com, it will not be suitable to verify your identity, so you will need to use a credit or debit card to do so. It is quite safe and will not be charged without your express permission, at any time. If you feel uncomfortable using your card, then you'll need to use a different email address - one from a paid Internet provider, a school or a company.

For selling purposes, eBay need to have both your credit/debit card and your checking account details. If you don't want to provide this, then it may be possible to use a service such as ID_Verify to verify your identification details, instead. This is done online and all you do is answer a series of questions that help to establish your identity. It will cost $US5.00.

Even before you have registered, you'll be able to find out a lot about eBay basics by simply surfing the website. You'll find out that eBay does not buy or sell anything for you. When you sell things on eBay, you just use the facilities they provide. You will need to pay them seller fees. To do this you can use your Paypal account, checking account (direct pay), credit card or by check or money order.

If you don't have a Paypal account, consider getting one. It's free and you'll be able to accept credit card and electronic check payments online from your customers quickly and easily. For this function to be activated, you'll need a Premier Grade account.

Other things a seller needs to do are:

Inspect the article to make sure it is clean and free from flaws.

Photograph the article so that the buyer will be able to see what is offered. This can be done with a digital camera or an ordinary camera and scanner.

Write an accurate description of the article.

Weigh the article to calculate freight costs

Have adequate packaging on hand

Joining the discussion groups in the forums is also a good way to find out details of anything you may be wondering about. It is also possible to get a free telephone consultation with eBay experts if you run into problems or simply need advice.
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