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To register your business and start trading under your business name on eBay, you’ll need to provide the following:
  • UK postal address or landline telephone number
  • Details of a bank account that accepts Direct Debit instructions

We ask for the postal address or telephone number so that we can contact you to confirm your registration. This helps to keep eBay a safe place to buy and sell.

We ask for your bank account details so that the fees you incur when you sell items can be collected by Direct Debit.

VAT registration: If you’re registered for VAT, giving us your VAT registration number when you register your business on eBay means you won’t have to pay VAT on seller fees.

Laws and policies: Legal guidance for business sellers is available, and gives you information about how to keep your listings on the right side of the law.

Successful selling: We’ve got information and advice for business sellers in our Business Centre, to help you take the first steps to starting a global online business.

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