The My eBay page is your space to customize and manage all your eBay activities. After you sign up, your personal My eBay page helps you keep track of the items you are looking at and bidding on, as well as the items you have already bought and sold.
You can log in to your page at any time by clicking on the My eBay link in the navigation bar at the top of each page.
Customizing the My eBay tab
By clicking from the left menu on the Activity tab, you will be taken to secondary pages, such as Purchase History or Saved Searches, where you will have the option to make the specified page your My eBay summary home page.
This option can be selected by clicking on a link in the upper right corner under the “Tell us what you think” link that says “Make your shopping history your My eBay home page” or “Make saved searches your home page. page My eBay “.
Once done, this page will be the first to appear each time you open your My eBay summary. This helps you efficiently track all your purchases or saved searches with a minimum number of clicks. To customize the Activities tab, simply click the arrows in the menu bar on the left side of the screen. This allows you to show or hide the drop-down menu options for each category: Buy, List and Sell.
Access to the statistics of your favorite account
In classic view, when you click the Account tab at the top left of the My eBay summary screen, you will find a lot of useful information displayed in various information panels.
To the right of each box are two arrows, one pointing up and the other pointing down. These arrows allow you to reorder the information boxes so that you can quickly see the information that is most important to you by moving the less important information to the bottom of the page.
Just click the up or down arrow as many times as needed to reposition the given box to your preferred page location. Your My eBay summary view will be preserved and will remain the same every time you log in to check your eBay account information and status.
My eBay: complete list of menus and functions
The following list gives you a quick review of what you can do on your My eBay page, including how you can track what you’re buying and selling, find out how much money you’ve spent, and add categories to your custom list:
Buy: see all listings you are currently bidding on, flagged to watch, or bid a better bid for, and auction items you have won or not won.
Sell: see all listings for the items you are currently selling. Additionally, links to any listings you have scheduled to start at a later date appear. Most importantly, you have links to lists of items that you have sold (and not sold).
Messages: This tab links to your My Messages area, eBay’s private email service for members. My Messages is the best and safest way to communicate with other eBay members.
Organize: this area links to your collections of Saved Searches, Saved Sellers and personally specified lists.
Account: you can use this tab to select the businesses for which you want eBay to remember your password, which saves you from having to type it in every time. From here, you can also edit your personal information on eBay. You can see what you currently owe to eBay and also connect to your PayPal and Half.com accounts.
Your My eBay page also has three tabs at the top of the page under the My eBay heading: Activities, Messages, and Accounts. If you place the mouse pointer on the Account tab, you will see a drop-down menu.
Clicking Account takes you to the summary page which contains snippets of each topic in the My Account section. It’s really best to click on the individual drop-down menu options so you can go straight to the places you want to explore.
The options in the Account drop-down menu direct you to areas where you can update your contact information, your preferred payment and shipping addresses, preferences for notifications and other communications, as well as other site preferences. You can also access other areas that interact with your eBay businesses, including your PayPal account (for making and accepting payments) and the area that displays the feedback you have received or need to send.
Initially, your contact information comes from your registration. But it is eBay’s policy that every user stores their current contact information, so if you move or change phone numbers, email addresses, or banks, be sure to update that information here.
When setting your notification preferences, carefully consider how many emails you want to receive. If you do a lot of shopping and selling and signing up for all the notifications, you may end up with a deluge of emails. Select Wisely: For reasons of sanity, narrow your selections to a minimum. And remember, you can always change your choices later.
When you’ve finally set up your My eBay page the way you like it, save a lot of work, keystrokes, and time by setting up a quick way to get to the page. Here’s how: With the My eBay page displayed in your browser, try one of the following solutions:
Bookmark the page by choosing Favorites → Add to Favorites in Internet Explorer (or using the appropriate menu or button for your browser). You can then choose your page from the Favorites list.
Send a desktop shortcut by choosing File → Send → Desktop Shortcut. Then, when you click on the link that magically appears on your desktop, your browser opens directly to your My eBay page.
As other eBay members do, turn your My eBay page into a browser home page by clicking the down arrow next to the Home button (which looks like a small house) and choosing Add or Change Homepage from the dropdown that appears .
After finishing this setup, your My eBay page is displayed the moment you log in. This is true dedication. (These instructions are for version 7 of the Internet Explorer browser, but the instructions for other versions should be very similar.)