As you'd expect, a site like eBay is always going to run into problems, and people are always going to need a hand finding what they're looking, that's why we've compiled some of the most common FAQ's about eBay and answered them for you here.
How much are eBay Seller fees? - Usually you'll only be charged when you make a sale. The amount you are charged is a percentage of your final sale price, and so there is never a fixed price to be deducted.
Do you pay tax on eBay sold items? - This is a great question and the answer is that you should be paying tax on any and all sales made on eBay. You are legally required to pay tax on any income, so should by law pay tax on any items you sell online. However if you only sell one or two items every once in a blue moon, then you can probably get away with not declaring your few pounds profit. While if eBay has become a business for you, you'll definitely need to announce your income and pay tax!
How long do you have to pay on eBay? - eBay have a policy stating buyers are allowed up to two days to make payment for an item before the seller is allowed to "UnPaid Item" claim. This then issues the buyer with an additional 96 hours to make payment, if the item isn't paid for in this time the seller can close the UPI claim and re-list the item or even offer it to the next lowest bidder.
How do I get paid on eBay? - PayPal is the most commonly used and recommended payment method as it is secure and easy to use. Set-up a PayPal account and connect it to your eBay account, this will allow you to make and receive payments.
How to ship items? - Shipping items is completely the sellers responsibility, you can arrange courier services like UPS to transport the item or use your standard mail and send by Royal Mail etc.
Who pays for shipping on eBay? - When selling an item, you are given an option to provide a "Shipping" cost, this is added to the sale total of your product and payed to you by the buyer. You will however have to pay for shipping yourself, hence why the buyer pays extra to cover that cost for you.
What can I sell on eBay? - eBay allows you to sell ALMOST anything. They do however have a prohibited list which can be found here and includes items such as drugs, firearms, hazardous materials and more.