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Setting up E-Bay Seller Account



9:37 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Anyone here set up an e-bay seller account? I'd like to do one for my company, however I don't have a corporate credit card or a checking account. Is setting up a corporate sellers account the same as a personal seller, or are there different links I need to go through to set that up?


6:44 pm on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Are you referring to power sellers? I wasn't aware there were two seperate seller types as far as corporate and personal.

I do know that there are regular sellers and power sellers. In order to become a power seller, you must sell over x amount per month. From what I have heard, they are very quick to contact you when you reach that amount and offer you power seller status. If you go to their site and look up info about power selling, you can find out the sale amount required.


6:55 pm on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Honestly, I've a virgin to e-bay. I just know that every now and then I'll see something that looks interesting, and the seller may not necesarily be an individual, but a company, like "Joe's Bikes" or something of the sort.

I didn't see anywhere in the registration that had a field like 'company name' or anything of the sort, so I didn't know if there is a registration for a company and an individual, or if they are one in the same.

I don't yet have a corporate charge card, but could get one, however the corporate checking account would be another story. I suppose you HAVE to have a checking account?


7:09 pm on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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There's only one starter account type at eBay. You just sign up for a generic ebay account, and use the company name for your username if you want... you have the option of setting up an ebay store, creating an "about me" page talking about your company, and whatever else. But it's all the same account type at the beginning.

Then if you start selling tons and tons of stuff, you can move up to a powerseller account... and I'd imagine they'll let you know if that becomes the case.


7:55 pm on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your help all. E-bays help doesn't make that clear, and thier automated help didn't help either. It's always nice to have this site and all of you!


8:02 pm on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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With this ebay selling program.... do you have to sell your own stuff or is it like a affiliate program?



1:38 pm on Mar 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You sell your own stuff. Any stuff. Literally. In the summer, I go dumpster diving for things to sell and I make a mint.

But, if you have a company, you can sell your overstock, or even your regular stock. eBay has some great seller's guides to help you get started.

If you are planning to go all out with selling (like your making more than petty cash) you really need to get a selling managing program. eBay offers their own, but several other companies offer them as well, like andale. This will help you to keep track of listing and email notification.


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