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Creating a seller account
To sell on eBay, you need to register and create a seller account. During the one-time process of creating a seller account, you need to provide information to verify your identity, and select how you'll pay your seller fees.
Seller fees are charged when you list or sell an item. Before you start selling, you need to select how you'll pay your fees. Learn more about paying your seller fees.
Once you've created your seller account, set up the payment methods you'll accept from buyers.
Verify your identity and tell us how you'll pay your seller fees
You can verify your identity and pay your eBay fees by PayPal or credit card. Whichever you choose for verification - PayPal or credit card - will then be set up as your default fee payment method, but you can change it.
Using your PayPal account
Simply link your PayPal and eBay accounts as prompted.
In addition to verifying your identity on eBay, we recommend you also start the process of getting verified on PayPal. Because this process can take a few days to complete, it's best to start as soon as possible.
Using your credit card information
This information is just to help identify you. We won't charge your card unless you authorise us to use it to pay your seller fees. You can also change your payment method to PayPal if you wish.
Troubleshooting if your card details aren't accepted:
If you need more help with your credit card or debit card, contact your card issuer.
That's it - now you're ready to list your first item on eBay. Before you list, it's a good idea to select and set up the payment methods you'll accept from buyers. How you set up your payment options varies by each method.
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