How to Open an eBay Business Account


While a personal eBay account is great for individuals who want to sell items from home, a business account is suitable for those who sell wholesale, especially if they manufacture the product themselves. You can even customize your eBay storefront with unique branding and offer promotional discounts to buyers. Here’s how to open an eBay business account.

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Register as a business to open an eBay business account. You will need your contact details, company name, business type and VAT number.


What is the difference between individual and business eBay accounts?

A personal account is designed for those who plan to sell on eBay as a hobby or as extra income. On the other hand, a business account is for those who plan to sell on eBay full time. Whether you resell or manufacture large quantities of products, you will want to create a business account because a personal account is limited to ten new listings per month.

A business account also has several benefits to help you grow your business, such as lower taxes, branding tools, and better legal protection. If you already sell online on another platform or website, you can easily connect your inventory to eBay using numerous integration tools and plugins.

If you don’t know what type of account to start with, rest assured that you can always change it later. In other words, if you decide you want to start selling more, you can upgrade your personal account to a business account from your account settings.

How to Open an eBay Business Account

Go to eBay’s registration page and select the Professional account to open a professional account. Enter your business name, email address, and location, then create a unique password. When you’re done, click Register.

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eBay will then ask you for additional details, such as your business name, type, address, and beneficial owners, officers, directors, or account managers. Above all, be sure to use your business bank account when registering as a business seller. After that, check your inbox for a verification link to create your business account.

Is an eBay business account free?

In a nutshell, yes, creating a business account is completely free. However, you will need to pay the standard selling fees associated with listing and your products.

Also, if you want to open an eBay store, you will have to pay a monthly subscription. There are three different levels to have a storefront on eBay: Basic, Premium or Anchor. Each has different features depending on what you need. It may be worth it since you get lower fees and more free listings per month, plus access to additional tools to manage and promote your business.

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Do I need a business account to sell on eBay?

No, you can sell on eBay using a personal or business account. However, if you plan to sell more than ten items per month, you need a business account.

Can you change your eBay account from business to personal?

Yes, follow these steps to do so:

  • Go to My eBay–> Account–> Personal Information.
  • Beside Type of accountClick on To modify.
  • Enter the name of your company and click on the Switch to professional account button.
  • Update your registered name with a personal contact name.


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