Signing up for an eBay account
To sign up for an eBay account, all you need is an email address. Once your account is set up, you can buy, sell, and enjoy all the benefits of being an eBay ‘ll be able to use My eBay to keep track of your buying and selling activity, send messages to other members, save your favorite searches and sellers, and watch up to 300 items you’re thinking about buying.
Sign up for an eBay account
Signing up for an eBay account is quick and easy. Use the button below to get started.
Sign up for an eBay accountYou can also follow the instructions below to create your account:
How to sign up for an eBay account
Before you can start buying and selling, you’ll need to verify your account. We’ll send you an email with instructions on how to do this.
Creating an eBay account using Facebook
If you have a Facebook account, you can use it to create an eBay account. Here’s how:
On the Registration page – opens in new window or tab, select Continue with Facebook.
Sign in to your Facebook account.
Allow eBay to access your public profile and email address.
Confirm the email address you want to use for your eBay account.
Select Create account.
We’ll use this information to create an account for you and send you an email to confirm account details. If an eBay account already exists with the email address you use for your Facebook account, you’ll be prompted to enter your eBay password to link your accounts.
Creating an eBay account using Google
If you have a Google account, you can use it to create an eBay account. Here’s how:
On the Registration page – opens in new window or tab, select Continue with Google.
Sign in to your Google account.
We’ll use this information to create an account for you and send you an email to confirm account details. If an eBay account already exists with the email address you use for your Google account, you’ll be prompted to enter your eBay password to link your accounts.
Creating an eBay account using Apple
You can also use your Apple ID to create your eBay account. Here’s how:
On the Registration page – opens in new window or tab, select Continue with Apple.
Enter your Apple ID and then select the arrow.
Enter the password for your Apple account and then select the arrow.
Select Allow in the pop-up.
Enter the 6-digit Apple Verification code sent to your Apple device.
Select Trust this browser.
If an eBay account already exists with the email address you use for your Apple ID, you’ll be prompted to enter your eBay password to link your accounts. You’ll be given two options, Share my email or Hide my email. Choosing Share my email signs you in to your existing account and makes sign in, account recovery and account verification processes seamless. If you choose Hide my email, you’ll have to create a new account using a private relay email address. You will need to provide a userID and password to create the new account.
Use the following steps if you ever need to find your private relay email used for eBay:
On your iOs device, go to Settings > Apple ID > Password & Security.
Select Apps using Apple ID.
Under HIDE MY EMAIL > This App received, you’ll see your private relay email, ending in
Linking your eBay account to your Facebook, Google, or Apple account
If you already have an eBay account, you can link it to your social accounts:
Go to Sign in and security – opens in new window or tab.
Go to Social Accounts and select Edit next to Facebook, Google, or Apple.
Sign in to your eBay account.
Select Continue with Facebook, Continue with Google, or Continue with Apple.
You’ll need to sign in to your social account with your email address or phone number and password, or your Apple ID.
Registering as a seller
If you’re thinking about selling on eBay, you can choose to register as an individual or a business seller.
If you’re a Registered Business seller (Sole proprietor/Single member LLC, Corporation/Multi member LLC, Partnership), select Create a business account on eBay the registration page. We’ll ask for some additional details, like your business name, type, and address, as well as any beneficial owners, officers, directors or account managers.
If you’re a US based seller with inventory outside the US, you may have additional tax obligations. You can find more information about these possible obligations in the Seller Center – opens in new window or tab.
Make sure that your bank account type matches your eBay account type. For example, if you have a business bank account, make sure you register as a business seller. If you have a personal account, you can change it to a business account from account settings.
Getting started on eBay
Once you’ve signed up for an eBay account, check your inbox for a welcome email from us with tips for getting the most out of your membership. You can find more information on mastering the basics by taking a look at the articles below. Welcome to eBay!
How buying works
Start selling on eBay
Opening a second eBay account
You can open more than one eBay account as long as you use different email addresses and usernames for each additional account.
All you need to do is sign out of the account you’re currently using, go to the Registration page – opens in new window or tab, and follow the steps above to create a new account.
Be aware that you can’t use more than one account for activity related to the same listing. For example, you can’t bid on the same item from multiple accounts or bid on an item you’re selling from another account. You can find out more in our Multiple accounts policy.
If you want to move an email address from one eBay account to another, you’ll need to remove it from the first account and wait 60 days before you can add that email address to a different account. Learn how to change your email address.
Listing Items on Separate eBay Accounts – The Balance Small …
According to eBay’s official rules, sellers can have multiple selling accounts. They can be used simultaneously, and there are several reasons and benefits to maintaining separate accounts or stores. There are also policies in place that sellers should be aware of should they decide to set up multiple accounts.
The Advantages of Having Multiple Accounts
Listing items separately allows sellers to organize items more efficiently. For example, if someone specializes in clothing, she may want one account for that and a separate account for everything else. Or, a seller may want to separate items purchased for resale from their own personal items.
Compartmentalizing the bookkeeping can also be advantageous. Keeping the accounting separate makes it easier to track sales, profitability, and expenses, more than if all the merchandise was commingled.
Having a backup store can also be useful for sellers to help keep business going if one account receives too much negative feedback in a short period of time. This sort of thing can happen with eBay’s detailed seller ratings (DSRs), a review system in which buyers are able to rate the seller specifically for the benefit of other buyers, and buyer feedback is critical to a seller’s success.
eBay’s Multiple Account Policy
Though selling using multiple accounts is allowed, there are some important things to understand about eBay and the use of multiple accounts:
Identification Must Be Separate: Each eBay account must have a unique seller ID and email address.
Cross-Referencing Isn’t Permitted: Under eBay rules, sellers may not cross-reference their accounts in listings, meaning sellers may not promote one store using another account. Sellers may link to items or categories within the same store or on the same account.
Multiple Accounts Are Not a Suspension Remedy: If you’ve been suspended, don’t simply register a new account in hopes of getting back into business. This is why you should establish a second account before you ever get into trouble. eBay’s proprietary systems and data are very good at linking related accounts together, and you’ll find that your new account is quickly also suspended if the problems with your old account haven’t been resolved. Registering a new account during an existing suspension as a knee-jerk reaction will get you into more trouble than trying to resolve the issues on your one existing account.
Closing your account and deleting your data | eBay
If you close your eBay account, you’ll no longer be able to sell on the site or access My eBay. You’ll also lose your Feedback, as well as your purchase and sales closing your account, consider contacting us first. We don’t want to see you go, and we’ll do everything we can to sort out any issues you have.
If you still want to close your account, make sure:
All your fees and any other selling costs are paid, and your available funds is zero
You don’t have open bids on an item
You don’t have any outstanding payouts to be processed to your bank account
You’ve cancelled all your subscriptions
If you have any suspensions or restrictions active on your account, or if your account doesn’t currently meet our minimum seller performance standards, you’ll need to contact us in order to close your account.
What you need to know about closing your account
When you submit a request to close your account, we’ll send an email to your registered email address and to your eBay Messages within 24 hours letting you know we’ve received it. Generally, it takes 30 days to close an account from the date we receive a request. However, if you’ve bought or sold items in the 30 days prior to submitting your request, we’ll keep your account open for 60 days from receiving your request so any outstanding sales or purchases can be completed, and so we can meet our commitments to all buyers and sellers under the eBay Money Back Guarantee.
After the 30-day or 60-day period (depending on whether you’ve bought or sold in the past 30 days) your account will be permanently closed and your data will be deleted. If you change your mind and decide to keep your account, you have 7 days from the account closure to request that your account be reopened. We can reopen your account only if it was in good standing when you closed it.
Personal data on closed accounts
The right to have your personal data (including personal information) deleted depends on the privacy regulations in place which vary by country and region. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) identifies the right to have your personal data deleted, this right is known as the “right to erasure”. At eBay, we extend the right to delete your data to all users, regardless of a country or region’s regulation.
When you send a request to close your account, your personal data will also be deleted as long as your account is in good standing.
eBay deletes personal data using approved methods such as encryption, pseudonymisation and aggregation. For your part, you’ll need to clear cache, cookies and history from each browser you used to sign in to your eBay account. If you downloaded any eBay apps on any of your mobile devices, you’ll need to delete those too.
Unless you’ve reconsidered and would like to keep your account, and as long as your account is in good standing and none of the exceptions listed below apply, your account will be closed and your data will be deleted within 30 to 60 days of receiving your request. To keep your account, your account must have been in good standing at the time your closure request was submitted. Suspended or restricted user accounts will be closed, and we’re unable to allow you to reopen the account.
When we’ve closed your account we’ll let you know by sending an email to your registered email address. If you’d like to use eBay again, you’ll need to create a new account.
Closing account and personal data deletion exceptions
We can’t close an account and/or delete associated data if:
You owe eBay money
You have pending transactions (i. e. open bids or pending payments from buyers, outstanding payments to be processed to your bank account)
Data related to an account needs to be retained to detect, prevent, mitigate or investigate fraudulent or illegal activities
Data related to an account needs to be retained for a purpose required by applicable law
There is a public health issue
A subpoena or other court or legal order compelling eBay to retain certain data is in place
If data can’t be deleted for any reason, it will be retained in accordance with our Privacy Notice.
Please contact us for help closing the account of a deceased eBay member.
Closing your account will result in the closure of all eBay businesses associated with that account which rely on the same identity – for example, the eBay Partner Network (EPN).
Close account and delete my data
Frequently Asked Questions about opening a new ebay account
According to eBay’s official rules, sellers can have multiple selling accounts. They can be used simultaneously, and there are several reasons and benefits to maintaining separate accounts or stores. There are also policies in place that sellers should be aware of should they decide to set up multiple accounts.Jul 7, 2019
If you change your mind and decide to keep your account, you have 7 days from the account closure to request that your account be reopened. We can reopen your account only if it was in good standing when you closed it.
Step 1. Create an eBay accountGo to the Registration page.Enter your name and email address.Choose a password.Select Create account.