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How do you sell items online?

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To sell items online, create an eBay account, sign up for PayPal, list your item and ship it when it sells. You can complete the set-up process in under 30 minutes. You can also choose how long your listing lasts, typically three to 10 days.

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  1. Create an eBay account.

    The most popular website on which to sell merchandise online is eBay, and Amazon and Craigslist are also viable options. Go to the eBay website, and click Register. Fill out the personal information requested and create a username and password. Go to your email, and confirm your membership by answering the message from eBay.

  2. Make a Paypal account

    On the confirmation page, eBay prompts you to sign up for PayPal. Fill out your information, and link your bank account to PayPal to complete the process.

  3. List the item on eBay

    Create a new listing on eBay. Describe the item with as much detail as possible. Take pictures to show the buyer what to expect. Choose shipping, payment and listing options. Submit the listing.

  4. Ship the item

    You receive a notification email when your listed item is sold. Once you have confirmed that you received the payment in your PayPal account, ship the item to the buyer. Be sure to leave feedback to rate the transaction.

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