How to Start an E-Bay Store

By Melissa Cole

An eBay store gives you an independent and autonomous way to sell your own used and/or new goods online--and if you’re a seasoned eBay seller, several distinct advantages over users with conventional seller’s accounts. Anyone can open an eBay store, but before you can get started, you will need to meet a few requirements. You must already by a registered member of the eBay community and in good standing (a feedback score higher than 20 or ID Verify). You must also have a credit card on file as well as a verified PayPal Premier account. With time and dedication, anyone can convert a successful eBay seller experience into optimized sales as the manager of an eBay store.

Things You'll Need

  • eBay account with feedback score higher than 20 or ID Verify
  • PayPal Premier account

How to Start an eBay Store

Step 1

Go to and click on the "Stores" tab, located directly underneath the yellow search bar.

Step 2

On the Stores page, click on “Open a Store” on the right-hand side of the page.

Step 3

Determine which type of store you would like to open depending upon your needs. There are three distinct tiers to select from, each of which offers different features and benefits. Get well acquainted with the specifics of a Basic Store, Premium Store and Anchor Store. Besides the monthly costs, each store varies in the degree of marketing tools available to help analyze growth and customer support offered. How many items you want to sell, how much you intend to make, and how much exposure you want on eBay’s site are all factors that should be taken into consideration when determining which store subscription is best for you.

Step 4

Click “Open a Store now!” to get started. Choose which store is the best fit for your selling needs and select a name. Select the features you would like to include as part of your monthly store subscription and carefully read through the User Agreement. After you have opened your store, you will be able to easily manage it from your eBay account and customize its appearance.

Tips & Warnings

  • offers a multitude of free optimization tools for your eBay store.