How to Search For a Seller on eBay (4 Easy Ways)

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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 times 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 search for a seller on eBay?!”

How to Search for a Seller on eBay

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 one of the following three methods:

  1. If you “watched” any of the seller’s items you can find it again under your watch list and scroll down to find the seller’s name/store
  2. Similarly, if you have purchased from them you can find their store/username through your purchase history
  3. If neither of the above is an option, 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 downright 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

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2. Click “By Seller” Under Items

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3. Type In The Seller’s Name and Click Search

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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.

How to Find an eBay Seller on the iPhone App

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.

example of how to search for eBay seller on the iPhone app

So for example:
Our eBay seller name is bymaji2011
We open the app and type seller:bymaji2011 into 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 an eBay seller (or save them for later)

Once you’ve mastered how to search for a seller on eBay, you can either “follow the seller” by clicking the little heart by their username 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 sellers more easily.  If there is another quick tutorial you want to see from us just let us know in the comments!  Happy Selling!

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