U.K. Professional Clients
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Registering your limited company on eBay and organizing yourself: when you have decided it is time to move on eBay and open up a store after careful consideration, you first need to register as a seller. Click on the “Register” button at the top of the page and then click on the "start a business account option". There are some step-by-step instructions that will help you introduce all the information to successfully complete the registration, such as contact information, banking, credit card numbers, etc.
Now that you have successfully registered on eBay, you need to select a business structure. eBay sellers usually go for the common LTD company formation or LLP (limited liability partnership) establishment. It doesn't matter if you run your trading part-time or from the comforts of your abode, business is business and must be taken seriously.
The best advice you can follow is never to mingle personal and business expenses as this will only set you back, consume time and promote stress. You must keep and accurate book right from the start just to be on the safe side. It is also recommended to get the right insurance coverage for the business as well as hire an accountant if you’re not that good with numbers.
Opening your shop on eBay: to be eligible for a shop of your own, you must have PayPal account and at least five positive feedback reviews. If you don't have a PayPal account, the reviews count goes up to ten, so it is best that you have this payment method up and running.
Buyers will leave you feedback after buying an item, hence the need for an automatic payment method linked to a credit/debit card and a bank account. Now you must go to the eBay stores website and click on the "open a shop" button located on the right. This is important as you will get bookmarked and even added to the customers' "Favorite Shops" list.