How to sell online with eBay

Selling on eBay is as easy as 1-2-3. This page will give you the basics on how to sell online.

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How to sell online
with eBay

A video how-to guide

Let our how-to video walk you through the process of selling on eBay—from listing, to shipping, to getting paid.

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Three simple steps to selling

Step 1: List it

Describe your item and add photos. Start by simply telling us what you're selling, then add up to 12 free† photos.

Choose your price and shipping option. Most new sellers choose auction-style listings to attract the most buyers. Or, choose a fixed price listing to get exactly what you want for your item. The quick listing tool suggests popular pricing and shipping options for similar items.

List your item for FREE*. As soon as you click "List it", your item is visible to millions of buyers—it's that simple.

Step 2: Ship it

Confirm that you've received payment. Once your item has sold, and you've been notified that the buyer has paid, pack your item safely and ship it.

Use PayPal to create and print shipping labels. Pay for postage and print shipping labels auto-filled with your buyer's information from your home computer. Watch our how-to video below, or learn more about printing shipping labels.

Step 3: Get paid

It's the fastest way to get paid. To ensure quick payment, use PayPal shipping labels and collect payments with PayPal. Learn more tips on how to get paid faster.

Did you know?

Sundays and Mondays are the best days to have an auction end. More people are shopping online at those times—and more shoppers means more sales.

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Quick tip

Sundays and Mondays are the best days to have an auction end. More people are shopping online. And more shoppers means more sales.