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Selling basics

Whether you're starting your own business, or cleaning out your closet, we'll give you the tips and tools you need to sell your item to a worldwide market. Get started selling on eBay.

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You may be charged an insertion fee when you list an item on eBay. (If you choose additional listing features, additional listing fees may be charged.) Then, when your item sells, you'll be charged a final value fee. See the fees for selling on eBay.
It depends what you're comfortable with: selling to the highest bidder or offering a fixed price. Learn about selecting a selling format.
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Getting started selling on eBay
Set up your seller account, and then create and manage your listing.

Using the quick listing tool
The quick listing tool helps you get your item up for sale quickly by providing guidance on how to price and ship your item.

Using eBay mobile apps on your smartphone

Get our mobile app and list items directly from your smartphone or tablet.

Seller's checklist
As you get your item ready for sale, make sure you've covered everything.

Tips for successful selling
Get tips for a successful sale.

Selling with improved results
Find out how to create better listings that go by the rules.

Selling practices policy
Sell with confidence—learn about selling dos and don'ts.

Completing the sale
Your item has sold, now what? Also, find out what to do if your item didn't sell.

Different ways to sell

Selecting a selling format
Decide how to sell your item with this comparison table.

Creating an auction-style listing
Find out how the classic auction-style format works.

Selling using a fixed price
Sell your item using Buy It Now and avoid the bidding.

Selling with Best Offer
If you're listing a fixed price item, placing a classified ad, or selling on eBay in the Motors category, consider using the Best Offer option to let buyers negotiate the price with you.

Selling with a reserve price
Learn how to set a minimum or reserve price on your item.

Selling multiple items
Find out how to sell multiple items.


Seller Centre
Visit the Seller Centre for videos and demos to help you sell.

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