How to Set up an eBay Account - How to Series | Khaos Control Cloud

Ebay is a channel that most are familiar with. This eCommerce giant is responsible for a lot of business for a lot of different businesses. As we have done in the past, we’re going to give you a rundown of how to set up an eBay account.

This blog will cover:

Setting up a new account (as a business)

Business or personal account?

If you’re reading this, you most likely need a business account. But if you’re not sure:

Get a personal account if you’re planning to sell casually, i.e a few unwanted items here and there, or selling that gift from your grandma that you didn’t want.

Get a business account if you’re planning on selling larger quantities, or if you have items that you’ve made or bought to resell. So, if you’re a small startup selling your own jewellery, scarves or other homemade items, choose the business account, even if you’re not selling loads of items at first. This gives you room to grow, and as you expand, you’ll be using the correct account, preventing faff and issues later on.

Amending your account type

If you started off selling odd bits and bobs, and it grew into what you would consider a business, you can easily switch your account type to save time creating a new account, and preserve your existing reviews and feedback from customers.

When you’re ready to change your account type, you’ll need to:

Selling your first few items

When you’re up and running with your account, selling your first few items is easy! You’ll want to get a few things sorted before you make a listing:

Selling on eBay and need a way to control your sales? Khaos Control Cloud can help manage your sales, stock, orders, CRM, accounting and promotions in one place. Even better, control all of that whilst also operating on as many platforms as you’d like! Read about our integration with eBay for more information.


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