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Changing Your Account Type


If you already have a private account, you can change it into a business account with a few clicks:

  1. Go to My eBay and click the Account tab.

  2. Click Personal information on the left side of the page.

  3. Click Edit next to Account type. You might have to sign in again.

  4. On the Change Account Type page, select the Business Account option, and click Confirm to change your account type.

  5. On the following page, you can enter your business information such as name, contact information, VAT number and returns policy. When you're ready, click Save.


Be aware that you won’t be able to change your account back to being private, once it has been converted without liaising directly with eBay's Support Team.

Set Up a New Account


If you want to set up an entirely new account, click on Register for a business account on the registration page:

registering is part of how to set up an eBay account

It will then take you to the registration page for businesses:

registering as a business when you set up an eBay account

There you can enter all your relevant information, like business name, VAT identification number (if applicable) and contact details, which are necessary to confirm your registration. You will then also need to provide details of a bank account that accepts Direct Debits, as eBay will collect your seller fees via this method.

You won’t have to pay for setting up the account, but eBay will invoice you at the end of every month for your seller fees. Furthermore, you can choose from a variety of methods for taking payments from your customers, for example via PayPal. When selling on eBay as a business, it is also important to be aware of the legal framework and your legal obligations.

Start Boosting Your Sales


After the registration, there is nothing in your way to stop you from growing your business on eBay. You can find out about great tips and tricks to get the most out of your eBay listings in our blog and also directly on eBay.

If you feel that simple listings are not enough for your growing business, you can consider opening an eBay shop as a central shopping destination for all your items.

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This is the second in a series of articles on selling on eBay. Find out more about out eBay integration for the complete list of resources.

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