We’ve all been there, you find an awesome seller on eBay, spend some time looking through their store and then…lose them forever. This has been a source of frustration for me many time as I’ve found and lost other sellers that I want to buy from, follow, or even just stalk their sales! Luckily, eBay makes it very simple both to find sellers through search and to keep tabs on them through either following them or saving a search with their name.
So if you are stuck, let’s answer “How do I find that eBay seller again?!”
HOW TO FIND THE SELLER:
Finding a seller and their listings on eBay depends on whether you know their username. If you don’t know it, things get a bit harder but it may still be possible.
If you have forgotten their username, try the following:
- If you “watched” any of the sellers items you can find it again under your watch list and scroll down to find the sellers name/store
- Similarly, if you have purchased from them you can find their store/username through your purchase history
- If neither of the above are options, you’re down to using the eBay search function to try and find an item in their store. This can range from very simple for niche sellers to down right impossible if you’re not quite sure what they sell
If you already knew their name (or just learned it) this just got really easy!
1. NAVIGATE TO THE EBAY HOMEPAGE AND CLICK “ADVANCED SEARCH
CLICK “BY SELLER” UNDER ITEMS
IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY SCROLL YOU DOWN TO THE SELLER SEARCH BOX WHERE YOU CAN TYPE IN THE SELLER’S USERNAME
That’s all there is to it! After you have typed in the seller name and hit “search” you’ll be instantly able to browse through what they have for sale, see what they’ve sold recently, etc.
Searching for sellers on the eBay app is a bit different (and in my opinion, easier). The “how” of searching for a store on eBay is so simple we can give it to you in one stem: You simply use the search bar to type in Seller:username.
So for example:
Our eBay seller name is bymaji2011
We open the app and type seller:bymaji2011 in to the search bar and it instantly brings up our store .
HOW TO SEARCH WITHIN AN EBAY SELLER’S STORE
If you are searching for something specific within a seller’s store, simply add a space at the end of your username search and type in your keyword. For example, if you want to see if we have in widgets for sale in our store you would type in:
As an interesting hack here, we use this system all the time to search within our own store. If we need to edit items, search for something on our phone, etc. You can search for your own store and easily search within it to find what you’re looking for.
HOW TO FOLLOW A SELLER (OR SAVE THEM)
Once you have found a seller you want to check on routinely, you can either “follow the seller” by clicking the little heart by their usename, or save the search by clicking the little heart up by the search bar. Either one will enable you to receive notifications when they post new items in their store and allow you to navigate to their listings much more quickly.So there you go! Super easy! Hopefully that was able to take the mystery out of things and help you find seller’s more easily. If there is another quicky tutorial you want to see from us just let us know in the comments! Happy Selling!