How to Set Up a New eBay Store
If you want to start your own business, it’s easy to set up and start selling through an eBay store. The resale market is growing, with many other sites have started allowing for online sales, but eBay has the distinct advantage of being the most well-known.
To setup an eBay store follow these steps-
Go to Account in My eBay.
- Select Subscriptions
- Select Choose a Store
- Find the Store type you’d like to subscribe to and choose Select and review.
- Select the subscription term (yearly or monthly) and enter a name for your Store
- Select Submit order to purchase the Store subscription
Keep in mind that you will have to accept eBay’s user agreement and that:
- It is free to sign up for eBay but when you sell an item you will pay eBay seller’s fees.
- Be sure to be updated with the latest eBay seller policies so that you don’t break any rules.
- If you are planning on making a business out of this then opt for the business account option and not the personal account. In this case, you have to be a legally registered business.
It is recommended that you gain some experience before opening up your store. This will allow you to:
- Learn about the buying and selling process.
- Allow you to hopefully receive positive buyer reviews and feedback.Do away with eBay restrictions for new sellers.
- Make sure you are generating enough monthly sales in order to make it worth your while to open an eBay store.
- eBay recommends that sellers have at least 25 active eBay listings at a time so make sure you have that many and that you can handle that level of inventory management.
- Make sure you have a payment method on file – eBay requires this so that they can automatically charge you seller fees when items are sold.
Also make sure that you have a verified PayPal account as many buyers prefer this method of payment. Typically you will need to provide:
- Bank account information
- Credit card information
- Tax ID number such as your Social Security
- First off you need to choose what type of subscription you want and need. Choosing a plan means you will not be paying individual listing fees rather one flat fee for a specific predetermined number of listings. The more items you sell on eBay the better the offer will be.
As you can see eBay has divided its store subscriptions into three simple categories (we did not include the ‘starter’ and ‘enterprise’ plans as they are not live yet):
- Basic – 250 fixed price listings per month at a 20 cent insertion fee and 250 auction style listings per month at 25 cents as well as 5,000 off-eBay promotional emails per month
- Premium – 1,000 fixed price listings per month at a 10 cent insertion fee and 500 auction style listings per month at 15 cents as well as 7,500 off-eBay promotional emails per month
- Anchor – 10,000 fixed price listings per month at a 5 cent insertion fee and 1,000 auction style listings per month at 10 cents as well as 10,000 off-eBay promotional emails per month
Get your store a PROPER name-
When you choose a name for your Store, they will create a website address (URL) for you. They will remove special characters (such as apostrophes, spaces, &, !, $, etc.), add hyphens between words, and make all letters lowercase.
Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding upon your Store name:
- It can be your eBay username as long as it meets the requirements above.
- It must start and end with a letter or number.
- It can’t start with four or more consecutive letter.
- It can’t start with an “e” or “E” followed by more than a single number
- It can’t contain the following characters: <, >, or @
- It can’t be the username of another eBay member
- It can’t contain “www” anywhere in the name
- It can’t contain two or more consecutive spaces or non-alphanumeric characters
- It can’t end with a top-level domain abbreviation used on the Internet such as .com, .co.uk, .net, etc.
- It can’t be a name that is identical or confusingly similar to another company’s name which is protected by trademark law. Also, you can’t use a name that contains the words ‘eBay’ or ‘PayPal’, or one that is confusingly similar to those names.
Choose a name that immediately tells buyers what you sell. For example, a straightforward name such as “Nice Computers” will be more helpful to buyers than a creative name such as “Gate’s world”. This will also help search engines find your Store when buyers are looking for the kinds of products you sell.
Open a Store-
Once you have subscribed to your Store, they will help you get it up and running with instructions showing you how to:
Personalize the Store – you can choose a design and a name, and add your business logo.
Organize your inventory – you can set up custom categories and promote specific listings.
Preview how it will look to buyers – you can make sure everything is perfect before your Store goes live.
This is how whether a t-shirt or jewellery, bags or toys or probably computers- anything and everything is sold on eBay. With virtual businesses now becoming a reality, earning has becoming a lot simpler and accessible. so whether a student or a mother anybody can do this. Little easy, a lot better; with your eBay store now open- GET, SET, BUSINESS!Finish Have Good Day ahead …..:)