How to Find a Seller on eBay

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What to Know

  • Click Advanced next to the search bar > By Seller > Only Show items from [name] > Search.
  • By item number: Click Advanced By Item Number > select result. Click the seller's username under Seller Information > Search.
  • From history: Click My eBay Purchase History > find the item and click on the username under Sold By.

This article teaches you how to find a seller on eBay and the items they sell in three ways: By seller, by item, and through your purchase history. It also highlights tips on how to make your search go more smoothly. 

How to Search for a Seller on eBay

Wondering how do you search for a seller on eBay? It's pretty simple with the most straightforward way being to search for them via the Advanced Search bar. Here's what to do.

These steps require you to use the eBay desktop website.

  1. Go to https://www.ebay.com and sign into your account.

  2. Click Advanced.

    eBay website with Advanced search highlighted
  3. Click By Seller.

    eBay Advanced Search with by Seller highlighted
  4. Click Only Show items from then enter the name of the seller ID. 

    eBay Advanced Search with Only Show Items From highlighted

    If you've used them before, tick My Saved Sellers List to find them on your saved list.

  5. Click Search and view the results to find your seller.

How to Find eBay Seller By Item Number

When conducting an eBay search, it's also possible to find a seller if you have an eBay item number and want to find the name of the person who sold it. Follow these steps to do so.

  1. Go to https://www.ebay.com and log in.

  2. Click Advanced.

    eBay website with Advanced search highlighted
  3. Click By Item Number.

    eBay Advanced Search with by Item Number highlighted
  4. Enter the item number.

  5. Click Search.

    eBay Advanced Search with the Search button highlighted
  6. Click the item result.

    eBay items result page
  7. Click the seller username under Seller Information.

    eBay listings page with seller username highlighted

    Alternatively, click Visit Store to browse what else they're selling.

How to Find an eBay Seller in Your Buying History

If you've bought an item from an eBay seller and you want to buy from them again, you may have forgotten the seller's name. Here's how to find it via your buying history.

  1. Go to https://www.ebay.com

  2. Click My eBay.

    eBay website with My eBay highlighted
  3. Click Purchase History.

    My eBay with Purchase History highlighted

    You can also click Recently viewed if you've looked at items but not purchased any.

  4. Find the relevant item.

  5. Click on the username under Sold By.

    My eBay with username of recently bought item highlighted
  6. Browse their items for sale for something similar.

Tips for Finding an eBay Seller

Besides knowing how to use the eBay site to find sellers, it's important to know searching etiquette that improves your chances of finding the eBay seller you need. Here's a quick look at useful ways to improve your searches.

  • Add favorite sellers to your saved list. Adding a seller to your favorites adds them to your Saved Seller list which makes it easier to find them in the future. Do so by clicking Save this Seller under their username.
  • Narrow down results via filters. If you're looking for a specific item from a seller, you can enter a keyword or item number to narrow down the results. This is particularly useful if the seller stocks many items.
  • Check the shops tab. If the seller has a shop on eBay, search under Find Shops. Enter the shop name or keywords relating to it to find the store. Keywords are useful if you don't know the exact name of the storefront. 
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