Integrate
Your Business

Launch your business on eBay and list, manage,
and streamline your selling with special tools
for business sellers.

Integrate your business

Selling for business

As a business seller, you’ll want to register an eBay business selling account. Even if you already have a personal selling account, a business account gives your business important advantages, such as registering with a company name, collecting sales tax on your listings, the ability to add terms and conditions to your listings, and more. You can learn more about registering as a business on our help page.

If you sell more than casually, it’s also a good idea to consider opening an eBay Store. eBay Stores save you money by offering special selling discounts and benefits to those who subscribe. Medium- and high-volume sellers can save a significant amount on final value and insertion fees by opening a Store—use our Fee Illustrator tool to see how much you could save as a Store subscriber, and visit our eBay Stores page to learn more.

If you already sell online on another platform or website, you can easily connect your inventory with eBay using a number of integration tools and plugins. If you’re not already selling online but still have a lot of inventory to list, you can make the process faster with one of our listing tools.

Business selling checklist

Setting up a business selling account can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Use the seller setup checklist below, and you'll be ready to start selling for your business in no time.



Tools and plugins

There are a number of tools and solutions available to help you manage your eBay business. From listing to after-sale care and everything in between, these tools and plugins can make your life easier and help you grow your business.

Below, you'll find information about listing and sales tools that can help you quickly upload inventory to eBay and promote it. If you alreadysell on other websites or marketplaces, read about our integration tools to learn how you can quickly import existing inventory to eBay.

Listing tools

Sell Your Item
The Sell Your Item form is the in-built listing tool available when you click Sell at the top of any eBay page. With simplified and advanced versions available, the form walks you through the process of setting up a listing, and makes sure you input all the information you need to list your item. It’s free and easy to use, no matter what level of experience you have.

eBay mobile app
The eBay mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Listing from the app is quick and easy, and lets you add photos directly from your device. It’s free and simple to use. In addition to listing and selling, the eBay mobile app also allows you to search, buy, and stay updated while on the go.

File Exchange
File Exchange is a free eBay tool that allows you to quickly list in bulk using a variety of templates, including custom templates. Learn more about File Exchange.

Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro
Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro are eBay tools that help you upload products and listing templates quickly, using CSV or Excel files. Selling Manager is free to use, and Selling Manager Pro offers a 30-day free trial. Learn more about Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro.

Merchant Integration Platform
The eBay Merchant Integration Platform is an easy-to-use feed-based selling platform for businesses and enterprise merchants. It lets you easily and efficiently upload your inventory to eBay in bulk, then manage your orders. With MIP, you can upload over 50,000 SKUs in just 30 minutes. Learn more about the Merchant Integration Platform.

eBay Trading API
A traditional selling API, the eBay Trading API helps you list and manage inventory, fulfill orders, communicate with customers, and more. Learn more about the eBay Trading API.

eBay Developers Network
The eBay Developers Network provides useful resources to support systems integrators. For specific questions, paid support is available.

Sales tools

eBay Sales Reports
Sales Reports and Sales Reports Plus enable you to track your sales performance and get a high-level view of your selling activity and fees on a monthly basis. Sales Reports is free for all sellers in good standing, and Sales Reports Plus is free for eBay Store subscribers. Learn how to subscribe.

eBay Deals
If you’re an established seller that wants to increase your item’s exposure, boost brand visibility, and generate more sales, consider working with eBay Deals, our collection of team-curated daily deals that are featured prominently on the site.

If you'd like to participate in the eBay Deals program, make sure:

  • Your current seller level is Above Standard or greater
  • You have at least 99% positive feedback from over 100 transactions
  • The product you are offering for consideration is new, in season, and competitively priced
  • You offer free shipping, 0-1 day handling time, and can accommodate a large quantity of orders

For more questions about the Deals program, or to submit an item for consideration, contact the eBay Deals team at DealsCA@ebay.com.

Integration tools

Integration tools are solutions that bridge the gap between your current ecommerce platform and the eBay platform, making it easier to list, manage listings, and monitor inventory from a central location.

The following isn’t an exhaustive list of all the ecommerce platforms or listing solutions available on the market; consider your circumstances and business practices in deciding whether and which solution could be right for you.

If you're interested in bulk tools for tracking, learn about the options on our Shipping for business page.

eCommerce platform

Listing solution

Ease of use

Inventory volume

Price

Shopify

inkFrog

Simple

Low/Medium

Monthly fee

BigCommerce

inkFrog

Simple

Low/Medium

Monthly fee

Magento

M2E Pro

Advanced

Medium/High

Monthly fee

CSV listing tool File Exchange Simple Low/Medium Free

 

Codisto Xpress Lister

Simple

Low

Monthly fee

Custom platform

File Exchange

Simple

Low/Medium

Free

 

ChannelAdvisor

Advanced

High

Monthly fee

 

eBay Trading API

Advanced

Low/Medium

Free

 

eBay Developers Program

Advanced

Varies

Free

Once your items are listed on eBay, there are other ways to improve them and increase the chances they'll be seen by potential buyers and convert into sales. Keep reading to learn how you can optimize your listings using product identifiers, mobile content, and search engine optimization.

Selling FAQ

Read frequently asked questions about selling on eBay.

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