Need to know how to sell on eBay without a bank account? If you need to sell on eBay but don't have a bank account, you have the option to link your eBay account to a PayPal account. According to the eBay user agreement, eBay requires sellers to have a method of reimbursing buyers in case there is a claim against the seller and eBay sides with the buyer. While you ideally will never have to deal with a problem like this, eBay has to offer some protection to buyers, or else few people would shop on the website. A listed PayPal account satisfies the eBay seller's account requirement of having a reimbursement method on file to protect buyers. But what do you do if you don't have a bank account you want to link to the PayPal account, or if you don't have a bank account at all? PayPal has provided a solution to the problem by allowing customers to set up and fund PayPal accounts with a store-purchased MoneyPak card. You need to follow the steps below to get started selling on eBay without a bank account.
- Go to a retail store and buy a MoneyPak card. MoneyPaks are similar to prepaid credit cards, and are sold at over 40 thousand retail stores for a small fee plus the amount loaded onto the cards.
- Sign up for a free PayPal account through the PayPal website. Follow the direction on the PayPal site to load the MoneyPak funds to the PayPal account.
- Go to the eBay website and fill out the necessary information to open a free account there . Convert your basic eBay account to a seller's account by finding the "Sell" icon and following the directions for linking your PayPal account to it. After your seller's account is established you can begin listing sale and auction items on eBay.