How To Create an eBay Seller Account

Before you start selling on eBay, you'll need an eBay account. If you don't already have one, you'll need to register. You can choose between a personal or business account.

If you plan to sell casually, like selling items you no longer need or want, a personal account is the best option. Pick a business account if you want to sell large quantities, or have items that you've made or bought to resell.

To create an eBay account:

  1. Navigate to the eBay site on which you want to register (see list of eBay sites below)
  2. Go to the Registration page.
    The image shows eBay.com but the link is in the same place on all eBay sites

  3. Select Personal account or Business account.
  4. Enter the required details and select Register.
  5. Click Sell at the top of any eBay page. Doing so will step you through all the steps required to list a product, including the initial seller registration.


Confirm your details and add an automatic payment method for any eBay fees.

You may also be asked to verify your identity to keep your account secure – this could be through providing a credit card or telephone number.

Visit our page for the steps in Connecting your eBay account with Codisto.

Selling Limits

eBay imposes selling limits, which are quite low on newly registered eBay accounts. Please see Selling limits for more information including instructions to request an increase.

eBay Sites 


Site Link
eBay Australia www.ebay.com.au
eBay Austria www.ebay.at
eBay Belgium (Dutch) www.benl.ebay.be
eBay Belgium (French) www.befr.ebay.be
eBay Canada www.ebay.ca
eBay France www.ebay.fr
eBay Germany www.ebay.de
eBay Ireland www.ebay.ie
eBay Italy www.ebay.it
eBay Hong Kong www.ebay.com.hk
eBay Malaysia www.ebay.com.my
eBay Netherlands www.ebay.nl
eBay Philippines www.ebay.ph
eBay Poland www.ebay.pl
eBay Singapore www.ebay.com.sg
eBay Spain www.ebay.es
eBay Switzerland www.ebay.ch
eBay Taiwan www.ebay.com.tw
eBay UK www.ebay.co.uk
eBay US www.ebay.com
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