eBay first launched way back in 1995, and since then it has flourished to become the leading online auction sites in the world. No matter where you are from or what you do, the chances are that you have bought or sold something on the eBay website. But have you ever thought about starting your own eBay business? We take a look at why eBay is a great platform to start a business and how you can go about creating your first eBay business account.
Why is Ebay a Good Platform to Start a Business?
eBay is such an amazing place to start up a business because you require very little start up to get it up and running, and your stick will be immediately presented to millions of people. Unlike having your own website store, on eBay you won’t have to do much marketing as eBay already has a huge audience of buyers. eBay is also free to sign up to, while special business packages are available depending on your needs and how much you sell on a monthly basis.
It’s also extremely easy to use, and you won’t have to go and learn how to develop a website or have a customer support team in order to start your business. eBay offer a huge selection of tools to help you to create detailed listings so that you can sell your products on the platform. They also have a great support team who are on hand to answer any questions that you may have, or resolve any issues that you are facing with customers.
What You Need to Start Your eBay Business
You need very little to be able to start up your first business on eBay. What you do need is a WiFi connection as well as a laptop or desktop computer (your eBay account can also be accessed via a smartphone or tablet). You will also need a PayPal account to be able to receive payments from customers. A PayPal account is free to set-up and will only take a matter of minutes. You will need a valid bank card to link to your Paypal account if you wish to withdraw your eBay earnings to your personal or business accounts.
What are the Benefits of Doing So?
A benefit of starting up an eBay business account is that you can make a decent living while working from home. In fact, if you choose to drop ship items on eBay then you will actually be able to work from anywhere in the world! Many people choose to start an eBay business in order to make some additional income around their existing job. It’s so easy to create an account and to get up and running too. You can also choose to create a business centered around selling products that you actually love. No matter if you want to sell an antique letter tray or handmade candles, there is a good marketplace for it on eBay. Good luck!