Starting Ebay Business: What You Can Sell on eBay, What You Cannot

Ebay is one of the biggest online marketplaces with over 100 million users. On ebay you can buy new or used item for a competitive price, you can also sell new or used item and make money. Whether you want to make money as an extra income (since you already has income source) or make it your living (because you don’t have a job or are dissatisfied with your work), ebay business is the answer. You can make extra income or full time income by doing business on ebay.

Tips on Selling on Ebay

You can sell almost anything on ebay. You can sell your old computer or mobile hand set, you can sell your designs or crafts, you can even procure products and resell through ebay. When you are an ebay seller, you need to remember couple of things. You should know about what you can sell on ebay and what you cannot sell on ebay.

You can sell digital or physical products; however, you cannot sell things that cannot be categorized as an item. For example you cannot sell a domain or hosting plan through ebay, simply because these are not items, however, you can sell a website.

What You Cannot Sell on Ebay

Ebay also does not allow selling items that are generally considered illegal. For example, you cannot sell satellite descramblers on ebay. You also cannot sell copyrighted materials. You cannot make copies of DVDs and CDs and sell through ebay, however, if you bought these DVDs and CDs legally, you can sell these items. You also cannot sell a knockoff version of designer items. For example, you cannot sell a Nike shoe if it was not actually manufactured by Nike. Using designer labels for counterfeit products is considered illegal on ebay.

Selling of weapons such as knife, sword or firearm is also strictly prohibited on ebay. You are also not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages, all kinds tobacco products, and illegal drugs or even prescription drugs. Interestingly, you can sell some of these items as collectible. You can sell a tobacco tin even if it contains tobacco; however, you should list this item as tobacco tin and mention that contents inside are not meant for consumption. You can sell a handcrafted cigar case even if it has never been opened; however, you should mention that the content are not consumption. You can sell cases of alcoholic beverage or tobacco products as collectible items.

You cannot sell living or dead animal. You cannot sell animal parts from endangered species, or any animals (no stuffed animals for sale on ebay). ou can sell tickets for concerts or movie; however, you cannot sell it for more than the listed price. You are not allowed to sell lottery tickets or raffle tickets on ebay.

What You Can Sell on Ebay

Ebay is a good place to do business. However, you need to know about the items that you can sell on ebay. If you are confused about the items you are trying to sell, always check the Terms of Use or contact ebay.

One thought on “Starting Ebay Business: What You Can Sell on eBay, What You Cannot”

  1. Arunima Singh says:

    I am planning to sell a few of my craft works on Ebay and so I am exploring it a lot.

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