More than 20 years ago, the eBay site was created, an online platform for buying and selling new and used products. Almost everything can be bought or sold on eBay, from fashion items to second-hand items, including motorcycle parts.
EBay has over 160 million active users across more than 30 countries. Transactions can be done internationally between individuals, but also between professionals. With the use of the eBay business account you can have the best options now.
Create an eBay account
- Do you want to buy a PlayStation4, a pair of Air pods, or sell your laptop? You can go through eBay.
- To create an account on eBay, visit the page: ebay.com.
- Click at the top left, on register, then complete the form.
- Then, to access your my eBay account, click on your username, located at the top right.
- Finally, click on the Account Settings option.
- Your account
Your account, myeBay, has three tabs. Here is their function:
The Account tab
It is the equivalent of your profile. The first step is to fill in your PayPal account, or create one for yourself if you don’t have one.
PayPal is an online payment service integrated into the eBay platform. With it you can transfer money and make purchases online, without having to communicate your bank details to other sites.
In the menu on the left, go to Contact details and personal data to enter and modify your personal information (email, method of payment, etc.).
The Messages tab
This is a mailbox integrated into the service. It allows you to contact, and be contacted, by eBay and its members in a secure manner.
Whether you are professional or private, you can add an Electronic Signature to your eBay emails, as well as your own logo.
You can also activate the Absent Message option. If you go on a weekend, buyers attempting to contact you will then receive your automatic email informing them of your absence.
The Activity tab
It concerns all your past, current and planned transactions (purchases, sales).
You can also find items that have been returned to you, they are automatically saved for a period of 18 months.
EBay offers two purchasing formats on its platform:
Buy It Now and Auctions.
Before any purchase, follow the following advice:
Read the product description carefully.
The description can be written in a foreign language, so do not hesitate to contact the seller to ask all your questions, to make sure you have understood everything. The Contact Seller option is in the menu to the right of the listing.
Consult the seller’s profile, reliability, shop, currency required, any additional costs, shipping and return procedures, etc. It is very important that you have all the necessary information.
In the search bar, type the name or keywords referring to the desired object. Choose a category, and then click Search. Just below, select the Buy It Now option; this will only display sales offering this purchase format. Finally, when you have found your item and you feel ready, all you have to do is click on Buy It Now.