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Registering as a Business

When you register as an eBay member, you have the option of registering as a business. Registering as a business enables you to add a business name to your account. Registration Overview for a step-by-step guide to the registration process.

If you already have an individual account, you can change your account to a business account.

When to register as a business

Choose a business account if you:

  • Sell items that you have bought to resell.

  • Sell items that you have produced yourself to sell.

  • Sell a large amount of goods on a regular basis.

  • Sell new things that you have not acquired for your personal use.

  • Sell items as a trading assistant.

  • Buy items for your busines.

If you aren’t sure whether you should register as a business or as an individual, contact your legal advisor to help determine whether you operate as a business and to learn more about your legal obligations as a business seller.

Advantages of a business account

  • Business sellers can register with a company name. That company name will be displayed in all communication with the buyer, such as invoices and emails.

  • Business sellers can display contact details, and terms and conditions in all of their listings.

Change your account type

If you have already registered, you can change your account type.

To change your account type from individual to business:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click the "Personal Information" link under the "My Account" heading.

  3. Click the "Edit" link next to Account Type.

  4. On the Change Account Type page, select the "Business" option, and then click the Continue button.

  5. Enter your business name, and then click the Change to Business Account button.

To change your account type from business to individual:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click the "Business Information" link under the "My Account" heading.

  3. Click the "Edit" link next to Account Type.

  4. On the Change Account Type page, click the Change to Individual Account button.

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