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What’s the difference between a personal account and business account?

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Last Edited 04:44:02 PM

Personal accounts are for casual buying and selling on eBay, while business accounts are a good option for sellers who:


  • Sell ​​items that were bought exclusively for resale
  • Make items and sell them, intending to make a profit
  • Sell a large number of goods on a regular basis
  • Buy items for their business


Business sellers can register with a company name which will appear in correspondences and invoices. They may also be eligible for tax benefits and qualify for discounts on eBay fees.

To become a business seller, you can either change your personal account to a business account or register a new business account. You can visit our Help page on how to register as a business for more information.