Opening your own eBay Store

Opening your own eBay store is the fastest and easiest way to get your at-home eBay business off the ground. With an eBay store, you can enjoy the financial freedom of running your own business and still be home with your children.  All you need to open your own eBay store is a computer with internet access. If you don’t have an account with eBay, sign up on to get started. Click on the “sell” section of eBay’s website, and follow the instructions to set up a new seller account. While eBay does collect fees for opening and running a store, a basic eBay store is just $15.95 a month.

You will also want to set up a PayPal account if you do not have one. Signing up for a PayPal accounts are free. The only difference between a regular account and a merchant account is that you can accept credit cards through a merchant account effortlessly, but your payments will be subjected to a small fee percentage.

When your store is ready to go, start by adding items from around the house that you no longer have a need for. It is estimated that the average person has about $6,000 of junk lying around the house that they can sell on eBay for a profit.

When you’ve sold everything you can from around the house, you can take half of the money you’ve made through your eBay store to upgrade your store to hold more items, and start purchasing new items to sell in your store. An upgraded store will cost you $49.95 a month. As your store and your business grow, use half of your profits to purchase more inventory. This is a great way to continue to ensure the success of your eBay business.

The best thing about eBay is that they handle most of the work for you. You add your item to your store, and eBay handles the marketing, the selling, and the customer service. All you need to do is collect your money, pack up the item, and ship it off to the buyer. No other home business offers you the same results for such a small amount of work!

OK, get out there and start making money!


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5 thoughts on “Opening your own eBay Store

  1. Mandy Allen says:

    Hi Lynne, nice to hear from you for a change! I must investigate the ebay shops. I sell individual items singly but might well save money by having a shop. Thanks for this.

    Enjoy the journey.


  2. Mostafa says:

    Hi Lynne,
    It’s a great post: eBay explained simply. A lot of people don’t get a store because they think it’s difficult. As you explain it, it ‘s not that hard and could be profitable.

    BR, Mostafa

  3. John McNally says:

    Hello Lynne,
    Thanks for this information. Selling on eBay is my project for this year.I am interested in having a store, do you have a choice and any control, over design and layout?
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Jay Mueller says:


      Lynne asked me to pass this on to you:

      “eBay provides choices over design and layout. You can also use HTML to design your store. eBay provides you with several choices in designing a custom store header and they also provide you free store templates. For a price they also have professional designers who are certified to design your store for you.”


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