Before you can begin selling on ebay.com.au, you'll need to make sure you have the following Information available:


eBay seller account details


You'll need to provide the user ID and password for this account during marketplace setup. Don't have an eBay Seller account? Create one here: https://scgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo&bizflow=2


Once you have an eBay seller account, please ensure you have configured/enabled the following settings on the account. 


FOLLOW THIS CHECKLIST CAREFULLY:




  • Listing limits - By default, eBay limits any new seller account to listing only a small number of items, and up to a maximum total value.

    In order to list more items, and list a higher total value of items, you'll need to request an increase of your selling limits.
    More info on how to do so is available here: https://www.ebay.com.au/help/selling/listings/selling-limits?id=4107 




Paypal business account details

You'll need to provide the email address for this PayPal account during marketplace setup.


Don't have a PayPal Business account? You can create one here: https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/account-selection 



How you intend to charge buyers for postage?
Do you intend to charge buyers a flat rate for postage in Australia? or will it vary depending upon the delivery location or product type?

eBay offers sellers a range of options when it comes to specifying postage costs for buyers:

Flat rate: This is where you set a flat rate postage cost, for all buyers across Australia. Note: using our product groups feature, and eBay Business Polices, you can create different postage costs for different types of products. See here for more info.

Postage Rate Tables: These allow sellers to specify variable postage costs for up to 100 different regions across Australia. Further info can be found here

Calculated Postage: When using this option, eBay will automatically update the postage charge a buyer sees, based on their location, and the details you provide with your listing (i.e. product weight AND dimensions). Note: This postage option can only be used when you have both the product weight and product dimensions( width, height and depth) available for ALL products in your e-commerce platform. This is a mandatory eBay requirement. Further information is available here.

Note: Unfortunately, for merchants using "Shopify" we are unable to import product dimensions via the Shopify API, so it isn't possible to use calculated postage.


These options are suitable for the majority of sellers, but in some cases may not exactly match the postage model used on your own site.

How you intend to manage any returns?
Will you be accepting returns from buyers?
What is the return period? You should follow eBay Returns options outlined here.
Who is responsible for any return postage costs? the buyer or you?

You'll need to have this information to hand when completing the marketplace setup process.



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