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Learning the Basics
Simple steps to selling

As a seller on eBay, you should promptly deliver your item once you have received payment from your buyer. It’s your choice on how you’d like to accept payments from your buyers, for example:

  • PayPal - the preferred payment method on eBay * 
  • Wire transfer
  • Cheque
  • Money order

* To keep eBay a safe place for both buyers and sellers, sellers who register after January 17, 2007 and want to sell internationally are required to offer PayPal or an approved merchant account as an accepted safe payment method for their items. Learn more about PayPal .


SingPost is the most common way people send their items to buyers. If your item is bulky or fragile, consider offering local pick up or using a courier.

Here are some tips to decrease the time you spend on postage:

  • State your postage and packaging costs up front, eg: $3 for registered mail within Singapore
  • Consider using SingPost prepaid envelopes
  • Use the SingPost calculator to determine the cost of postage for your buyers
  • Refer to eBay’s Postage Centre

Finally, be sure to pack your item carefully and send it off to your buyer promptly.

It’s your choice who pays for the delivery of your item, however most sellers on eBay choose to charge the buyer for any postage and packaging costs. This should be stated in your listing description.

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