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Can I register my business?

Register your business by clicking the “Want to open an account for your company?” link on the Registration page. If you already have an individual account, you can change it to a business account on your My eBay page under the Accounts tab.

Should you register as a business?
Choose a business account if you:

  • Sell items that you bought to resell.

  • Sell items that you produced yourself to sell.

  • Sell a large amount of goods on a regular basis.

  • Sell new items that you bought but don’t use personally.

  • Sell items as a trading assistant.

  • Buy items for your business.

If you aren’t sure whether you should register as a business or as an individual, it’s best to contact your legal advisor.

What are the advantages of a business account?
As a business seller you can:

  • Register with a company name. Your company name will be displayed in invoices, emails, and other buyer communications.

  • Display contact details, return policies, and terms and conditions in your listings.

  • Possibly receive some tax advantages.

  • If you’re outside the U.S. and Canada, you can provide the value-added tax (VAT) percentage when selling with the Sell Your Item form. You can also provide eBay with your VAT identification number and receive net invoices on your eBay fees.

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