Electronic commerce has already become an intrinsic part of our day to day. Internet, smartphones and permanent connectivity have made the comforts and facilities offered by online stores become advantages that cannot be missed. Currently, there are numerous proposals to make purchases online and a platform that stands out among many it’s ebay.
From traditional establishments that have made the leap to the digital format to get closer to more buyers to businesses born by and for this type of buying and selling through networks. We all know the odd name that has become quite popular in recent years; but, the one that is impossible to ignore is the case of the Ebay website.
One of the pioneers in this online sale that, to this day, continues to go ahead and almost topping the polls as the great favorite for those looking for good products and better prices on the networks. With thousands, or rather, million users, its catalog has grown exponentially thanks to the fact that not only are there users willing to buy, but there are also thousands of private sellers who offer their products on this pioneering platform.
How to register an account on Ebay to buy?
If you have not yet joined this giant of online commerce, we are going to tell you How to create an Ebay account step by step, either as a seller or as a buyer, This guide that we have prepared will be very useful for you. Thus, you will not only be able to start using this website, but you will also learn how to access in a more professional way or even how to act in case you want to get rid of an account that you had created previously. Everything, of course, explained to the smallest detail so that you do not get lost in any of the steps to be carried out in any of the processes.
If what you are looking for is to start using the Ebay platform To look for offers and to be able to find those bargains that you always dreamed of, the first thing we have to do is open a new account on Ebay as a buyerTo do this, follow these simple steps, which will surely be very useful. Although it is true that with this type of account, Ebay allows you to sell your products, the limitations are wide and this type of account is not recommended if you want to dedicate yourself to selling professionally on this portal.
1 – Enter the Ebay website
If you want to register an Ebay account of any kind, The first thing you have to do is enter their website. It is important to know that you have several versions in different languages and according to regions. Therefore, it is best to open your internet browser and, in the address bar, enter this URL: www.ebay.es. Thus, we enter the Spanish version directly, if you are outside of Spain you can choose the global version at the URL: www.ebay.com.
2 – Access the account register
Now, on the front page of Ebay, look in the upper left, just above the logo, the option “Sign up”. Click on it to enter the registration form and thus begin to create your new user account in this gigantic e-commerce portal.
3 – Fill in the form
In the new window, You will be asked for a series of data that you must fill in to register your account as a new user. It begins with your name and surname, as well as your email address and a password that must contain 6 characters minimum, plus a number or symbol and at least one letter.
It is important that you use real data, since they are what will make up your identity as a buyer on Ebay. Further, the mail will be necessary for any other procedure to be made, in addition to notifications and other notices for purchases made. Of course, the password is something personal and absolutely non-transferable. Done all this, click on the blue button with the text “Sign up” to move on.
In summary, these are the data necessary to open an account as a private user on Ebay:
- Email account
- Password (Minimum 6 characters)
4 – Account created
Your Ebay user account is now ready. You will receive in the inbox of the e-mail used, a welcome email with which you can access the web, although you can do it directly from the browser without complications. Don’t forget to take a look at your Spam folder, since sometimes this type of mail reaches there.
Now you can start diving through all the corners of this popular service for buying and selling products on the internet, join the bids to find real bargains or even make direct purchases at great prices. Although, of course, this account only allows you to take advantage of the features available to buyers.
Professional salespeople need a slightly different process that we are going to explain next.
How to open an Ebay account to sell?
Before you start, you should know that, with a normal user account you can sell whatever you want, although with certain restrictions. If what you want is to act like professional seller, then it is necessary that you have a company name to register. If you have that, repeat points 1 and 2 of the previous section and then continue with what we are going to explain.
1 – Enter the section for sellers
When you access the form to enter your data as a new user, you must click on “Register a Professional seller account”, this option is at the end of the form. Do it to enter a much broader and more specific form, focused on selling at a higher level in a professional way.
2 – Fill in the company data
This section requires much more information than a conventional user registration. You need to enter data such as the name of the company that is going to sell, the type of company, registration number in the commercial register (something optional), and much more about location, VAT, etc.
The data necessary to open an account as a seller on Ebay are:
- Company name
Type of company:
- Wholesaler or distributor
- Financial intermediary
- Vehicle dealer
Type of business entity:
- Anonymous society
- Limited society
- Collective society
- Limited partnership
- Individual or self-employed entrepreneur
- Charitable foundation
- Registration number in the commercial register (Not mandatory)
- VAT number (if you have it)
- Name and surname of the main person in charge of the company
- Postal address of the company
- Telephone contacts
Fill in all the necessary data and, ultimately, enter the alphanumeric or captcha code that appears to confirm your identity. Done all this, click on “Continue”In order to continue.
3 – Choose a pseudonym and password for your company
Your company must have a own identity on Ebay. Therefore, you must choose the pseudonym with which you want to appear in each product that is put on sale, in addition to a password Access is absolutely essential so that only who you decide can enter your account. Fill in the 3 fields to do this and, again, click on “Continue”.
4 – Confirm your identity
Now, Ebay will make a call to the indicated phone number to reveal a multi-digit PIN that you will have to enter in the corresponding section (available on the screen at the moment). Write it down and click on the button “Continue” to follow. After this, only a few optional finishing touches to start operating as a business on Ebay.
*Note: These are only the first steps to start selling on Ebay, you should know that this platform operates in many countries around the world and therefore, as a general rule, if you want to sell in other areas outside your country of residence you should repeat the process creating an account in each country where you want to sell your products, being the strongest, Ebay UK, France, Germany, Italy or USA.
Steps to follow to delete an Ebay account
Maybe, for whatever reason, you want delete your Ebay account so as not to have any type of link with the web. To delete your username in this gigantic online portal you have to follow a series of steps, not too complex, which we are going to explain to you now.
Inside the main page of Ebay, go to the upper left, hover the mouse over the text in which it is written “Hello, (your username)!”And a small menu will be displayed. There, click on the option “Account settings”.
By default, you will now be in the panel of your user account. Otherwise, of the three gray tabs below the text “My eBay“, Click”Bill”So that your panel is fully displayed. Now, in the section “My account”, Go to the right and you will see a small section where it says “Close my account”, click on it.
In this section, scroll down until you reach the title that says “Permanently close your eBay account”. Since it is what we are looking for, under it is the option “Send a request to close the account”. Click on it to proceed with the erase process.
Now, enter the contact details linked to your user account, in addition to other personnel that Ebay requests in order to proceed with this elimination (address, postal code, town, autonomous community, e-mail and telephone number).
In the next point, the web asks you the reasons why you leave its services. Depending on what you choose in the drop-down “Select a category”, You will have to state some reasons or others, always depending on the reason why you really do it. Choose what best suits your situation:
- Security issues
- Billing issues
- Account problems
- The site frustrates me
- Personal motives
- Business problems
And click on “Continue”.
Again, they will ask you if the problem has been fixed after you have done the previous step. Choose the option “No, I want to close my account” and click the button “Continue”.
Ebay will inform you that a 7 day waiting period to carry out the procedures, although you will not be able to do any type of activity on its portal except to consult your information. Check the box to ensure that you have understood the information they provide and, again, click on “Continue”.
Yes now, your account is in the process of being deleted. It only remains to wait for the web team to take care of the rest.
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