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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. Plus, our quick listing tool will help you at every step.
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Three simple steps to selling

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Do you know how to sell online? It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Describe your item and add photos.

Start by simply telling us what you're selling. Then add up to 12 free photos.

take product photos

Choose your price and shipping option.

Most new sellers choose auction-style 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.
Offer the shipping option that works best for you.
USPS Flat Rate boxes and envelopes are easy.Order them for free now and save time. eBay has everything you need at a great price. You can even schedule at-home pickups and skip a trip to the post office. Want another way to ship? You can offer multiple shipping options at checkout, too.

List your item for FREE.*

As soon as you click "List it," your item is visible to millions of buyers. It's that simple.
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Confirm that you received payment.

Once your item has sold, and you have been notified that the buyer has paid, pack your item safely and ship it. Learn more about sending items to your buyers.

Use My eBay to create and print shipping labels.

Pay for postage and print shipping labels that are auto-filled with your buyer's information from My eBay.

Leave positive feedback.

Be sure to leave positive feedback for your buyer as soon as payment is confirmed. This makes buyers happy and keeps them coming back.

Send the item to your buyer.
We work with all major carriers for simple shipping with guaranteed great rates.
Get shipping supplies ahead of time on My eBay, like padded envelopes, packing materials, tape, and FREE USPS boxes. This way, you can package and ship your item as soon as it sells. Order shipping supplies from eBay.
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The fastest way to get paid.
To ensure quick payment, use eBay shipping labels and collect payments with PayPal. Payment times vary and some new sellers experience slight delays, so be sure to do the following:
Get more tips to get paid fast.
Follow these other eBay tips to help get paid more quickly. Get more tips.
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Sundays and Mondays are the best days to have an auction end. More people are shopping online. And more shoppers means more sales.
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