Creating a Seller’s Account

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9 Jan 2009

If you intend to sell items on eBay, you’ll need to provide a little bit more information to eBayin particular, your checking account number and either a credit or debit card number. The credit/debit card number is for billing purposes; your card is billed for all seller’s fees you incur. (You can also choose to pay via checking account withdrawal; eBay bills your account once a month.) The checking account information is used to confirm that you are who you say you are, in an attempt to weed out fraudulent sellers from the system.

Even if you’re just a buyer, you still might want to enter your credit card informationnot that eBay requires it, or will charge anything against it. Registering your card allows you to access eBay’s adult areas and sets everything in place in case you do want to list items for sale in the future.

To setup eBay seller account follow these steps:

  1. After you’ve completed your normal registration, click the Create a Seller’s Account link and when the next page appears, click the Create Seller’s Account button. (Alternately, you’ll be prompted to create a seller’s account the first time you try to sell something on eBay.)
  2. When the Enter Credit or Debit Card page appears, enter your credit card number, expiration date, and card identification number, and then click the Continue button.
  3. When the Enter Checking Account page appears , enter your name, your bank’s name, your bank routing number, and your checking account number. Click the Continue button.
  4. When the Select How to Pay Selling Fees page appears, select how you want to pay your eBay feesas a debit from your checking account or via credit card. Click the Submit button when done.

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