In this guide, we will provide basic information on selling on eBay.
There are two ways you can publish your products on eBay, with Sello, you can publish:
- Good 'Til Canceled listings
Good 'Til Cancelled listings
This is a listing that automatically renews after 30 days unless canceled. This ad, as opposed to auction -type listings, will stay active until you run out of stock in Sello or take it down manually.
This type of ad is published by giving your products the required attributes (if any), along with a category, price and any other required information in Sello.
Then, it is just a matter of activating the product in the inventory in Sello.
These are published with a start price and will run for a set amount of time specified by the seller, the buyer with the highest bid at the end of the set time period wins the auction.
A "Buy it now" price can also be added.
Auctions listings are published using the outbox in Sello, read more here.
eBay has insertion fees that you will be charged when publishing a listing. You'll also be charged when ads are renewed like the GTC ads usually are every 30 days. These fees are non-refundable. It doesn't matter if your item is sold or not, you are stuck with the fee regardless.
Every month, you get up to 50 zero insertion fee listings, or more if you have an eBay Store. This means that you won't have to pay for the first 50 ads you publish every month.
Final value fees
These are basically commission fees and are based on the total amount of the sale.
This includes the final price, shipping and handling and so on. Sales tax is not part of this calculation.
What you will be charged will also depend on the category and what type of account you have on eBay, for example, having an eBay store gives you a certain amount of additional free listings.
Read more about selling fees here.
eBay limits the number of ads you can publish when starting out on their platform, as you grow as a seller, this limit is increased. According to eBay, selling limits are designed to help you grow your business in a manageable way by ensuring you can give your buyers great service.
eBay will review your limit each month and adjust it according to your sales and reviews.
Should you feel like you are entitled to more ads per month and eBay has yet to grant you an increased quota, you can request an increased limit manually here.
You can at any time check your personal selling limit in eBays Seller Hub.
- Log into eBay: https://www.ebay.com/signin
- Go to: "Overview".
- Find: "Monthly limits".
Read more on selling limits here.
There are two types of account types you can get on eBay:
While it is up to you to choose the account that is best suitable for you, we recommend getting a business account.
This is aimed at sellers planning on selling a large number of products, while the personal account typically caters to casual sellers who only want to sell one or two items.
A business account is, in itself, entirely free. You will be charged per item and per sale, however.
Having an eBay store gives you discounts on fees and more free listings per month, you are also given access to additional tools that allow you to promote your store.
The eBay stores range from "Starter" to "Enterprise", what kind of monthly fee you are looking at and what benefits you might get all depends on which type you chose to subscribe to.
Keep in mind that this is entirely optional and that you can still publish all kinds of ads using Sello with only a business account.
Read more on eBay stores here.