If you happen to have gotten started on e Bay with a personal account and now need to convert to a business account (congratulations, by the way), you’ll need to mouse over your name in the upper left-hand corner and click on Account Settings.
From there, click on “Personal Information” and then click “Edit” next to Account Type: From there, all you have to do is type in your business name, create a business account and fill in all the relevant information. To open an e Bay shop, log into your business account, mouse over your name in the upper left-hand corner and click “Account settings”: Next, click on “Subscriptions” in the left-hand sidebar: On the following page, e Bay will list a bunch of “perks” of opening a store, but you already know what you want to do, so just click on the blue “Choose a Store” button.
At that point, which package makes the most sense for your business really becomes a question of volume.
The best way to make the most of your subscription fee is to pick a tier that is as close as possible to the average number of listings you place in a given month.
Combine that with the fact that a Starter-level subscriptions doesn’t give you access to discounts on final value fees and it really doesn’t make sense to open a store until you reach at least 200 listings a month (or meet our other criteria).
Once you start running hundreds-to-thousands of listings a month, discounted listing and final value fees start to add up.Listing volume can be fairly volatile for many e Bay stores, so it usually works out best to stick with a monthly plan.That way, if your listing volume increases or decreases, you can simply adjust your plan.With an annual Starter subscription, you’d spend .95.For most businesses, /month really isn’t a big deal.Since you’ll be selling with the intent to make a profit, pick business: You’ll need to fill out all of the relevant information (including your business name, address, ID numbers, etc), but the process is fairly straightforward and self-explanatory.As a quick side note here, an e Bay store really only makes sense if you’re using e Bay as a legitimate source of income.On the next page, you’ll have the option to choose whether you want a monthly or yearly subscription package.Our general recommendation is to stick with the monthly package until you have a really good feel for how many listings you are running each month.At this point, e Bay gives you 5 packages to choose from: The rest of the page is a fairly involved series of comparison charts, but as we’ve already pointed out, the only meaningful difference between these tiers (ignoring “Starter”) is the number of free listings you get.So, pick the package that is right for your business and click “Select and review”.