How to Subscribe to eBay Stores - dummies

By Marsha Collier

If you’re serious and ready to open an eBay business, assuming you’re already using Selling Manager, look for the box of Seller tools and click the Open an eBay Store link. You can also go to eBay’s Storefront page and click the Subscribe Now button in the upper-left corner of the page. You’re taken to subscription page.

eBay wants to ease you into this eBay Store thing. Make you feel comfortable, so you’ll get the easy stuff first. On the initial sign-up screen, you get to select the level of Store you want. It’s an easy choice, start small with the $15.95 version. Come to think of it, many sellers have been running the Basic version for years and have been very happy with it.


After you’ve clicked the page’s proverbial Continue button, eBay has a little page to show you a couple of benefits of opening your Store. With the Basic Store, you get Selling Manager and Sales Reports Plus for free.

You don’t have to do anything but click Continue because eBay already inserted the check marks in the selection boxes for you. If, for some reason, they don’t appear, put a check in each box by clicking it, and then click Continue.

The resulting page is where eBay starts to get serious. It shows your monthly charges and the User Agreement. Here eBay changes the friendly Continue button to the businesslike Subscribe. That’s to let you know that this is serious. When you click Subscribe, the clock starts to tick on your monthly fees.


Don’t subscribe to an eBay Store unless you’re ready to get started immediately. Fees start the day you sign up.