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Business account or regular account?

(7 Posts)
LittleAmy Sat 20-Nov-10 11:26:27

Which is best from a sellers perspective?

classydiva Sat 20-Nov-10 13:05:14

If you sell items that are your own then you have a personal account. If you buy to sell on or make items to sell then you have a business account.

If you are talking PayPal account then you have to have a premier account to sell on eBay.

A business seller has to offer returns on BIN items and display their geographical address i.e home or business address, and display a contact number.

They also have to declare their earnings to the Inland Revenue and register as self-employed.

LittleAmy Sat 20-Nov-10 13:15:16

I mean when it comes to fees?

I am a personal seller however because I have listed a lot of items in one go (I'm having a clearout) eBay has made me a business seller. I'm wondering whether I should just open a new account and sell with that?

classydiva Sat 20-Nov-10 18:45:08

Private sellers do not pay insertion fees on items they list starting at 99p. Business sellers do.

LittleAmy Sun 21-Nov-10 19:58:54

What about final value fees?

sixlostmonkeys Sun 21-Nov-10 20:35:31

LittleAmy Mon 22-Nov-10 22:30:31


So its a tiny bit cheaper to be a business seller re: final value fees, but eBay claw that all back with listing fees? What the hell.

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