How To Open an eBay Account

It’s necessary to set up a user account in order to use eBay, one of the biggest online commerce sites in the world.With an eBay account, it’s possible to bid on auctioned items, buy products immediately (a la Amazon.com), and even become an online vendor by selling or auctioning your own items to people all over the world.If you want to get started, see Step 1 below.

Step 1: You can visit the eBay website.

You can get to the main eBay website by typing “eBay” into your browser’s navigation bar or using a search engine.

Step 2: Click on the link to register.

There is a text in the top left corner of the eBay website.If you already have an account, sign in or register.The account set-up process can be started by clicking “register”.If you don’t have an account, you can still browse the items for sale on eBay, but you will be prompted to make one if you try to buy or sell anything.

Step 3: On the next screen, enter your contact information.

On the registration page, you’ll be asked to provide your first and last name, email address, and password.You need to enter a current email address to do that.If you forget your password, this address will be used to retrieve it.You have to use both letters and numbers in your password.You can save this information in a secure location by copying it to a document.

Step 4: Click on “Submit” to agree to the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

You agree to let eBay use the information you give for its own purposes if you make an eBay account.You can read eBay’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Step 5: You will get your pre-selected user ID.

You will be taken to a “Success” screen after you submit your account information.You will be notified on this screen that eBay has a user ID for you.Other users will see this name when you bid, buy, or sell on eBay.If you click “continue”, you’ll be taken to the home page.It’s easy to change your name if you don’t like it.Information can be found in the section below.

Step 6: Start using eBay.

You can use Ebay after your account is activated.An official “Welcome” message will be sent to your email account when you receive an email from Ebay.Payment information is required to buy or sell on eBay.If you try to buy, sell, or bid on anything on the site, you will be prompted to enter this information.Users are encouraged to use a Paypal account for payment on eBay.

Step 7: You can visit the eBay home page.

You can navigate to the eBay website if you’re not already on it.

Step 8: The account menu can be found in the upper left.

There is a text in the upper left corner of the page.You should see a menu with options for “My Collections”, “account settings” and “sign out”.

Step 9: Click on “account settings”.

You will be taken to the account management page.You can provide personal information, set your own preferences, and more here.

Step 10: You can click “Personal Information” on the left.

There is a box of links on the left side of the page.Click here.

Step 11: To the right of “User ID”, click the “edit” link.

Some of the information you provided when you made your account should be listed in a small table.Your user ID is in the second row of the table.There is a small “edit” link at the far right of this row.Should you want to change the information on this page, you can.

Step 12: You have to sign in.

You will be asked to sign in to verify that you are the owner of the account.All you have to do is provide the account password you chose when you created your account, because your user ID should be pre-filled in.When you’re done, click “sign in”

Step 13: You can choose a new user ID.

You will be asked to provide a new user ID on the next screen.You can only change your user ID, so choose carefully.You can save it when you’re done.Your new user ID will be put into effect if the name you choose isn’t already taken.