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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-29-2004
Differences between personal and business accounts?

Hello: I would like to know what are the differences between selling items using a business ebay account vs a personal ebay account. My business would only be listing about 12 items per month and it seems that opening an ebay store, the fees are much higher.


I am looking for a cost effective solution for my small business to sell on ebay 

Other Answers: 3
Community Member
Posts: 12,040
Registered: ‎01-20-2005
in reply to djvignola

Unless you want your account to use your business name (for example the name of your brick and mortar chain of stores), you don't really need to register as a business - just use your personal account. Most sellers use a personal account.


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Community Member
Posts: 2,504
Registered: ‎06-21-2007
in reply to djvignola

I couldn't agree more with above responder. With new opening account for buying, you stil get and fast built Fb.perhaps. It is easier to buy and built your zero (0) fb then try to sell with zero FB.

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Posts: 4,880
Registered: ‎03-10-2007
in reply to djvignola

For just 12 items per month, a store couldn't be more wrong for you.  If you use the selling account with no store, you get 50 free auction insertions per month that store owners don't get.


If you will continue to buy, many will recommend you have separate accounts for buying and selling.  Use this account as your selling account, since it's the one with feedback, and use the new account for buying.

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