How to Search for an eBay Seller

By Joshua Phillips

According to eBay, millions of sellers list their items up for sale daily; however, finding one particular seller amid those millions is difficult, as eBay does not allow you to search sellers by real name, telephone number or zip code anywhere on the site, including the search bar. To look up an eBay seller on the website, you will need at least part of his user ID to find both active and completed listings he posted for auction or sale although having the exact full ID will help narrow down the search results.

Click the "Advanced" link in the top right corner of any eBay page.

Click "By Seller" in the Items category on the left side of the page.

Enter the seller's name into the "Enter Seller's User ID" field. Click the box next to "Show Close and Exact User ID Matches" if you are unsure of the correct spelling of the seller's ID.

Click "Search."

Enter the verification code into the field provided and click "Search" again.

Click the seller's ID in the list to view his eBay profile or click "Seller's Items" to view the items he has for sale.


There is no way to search for a seller through the eBay website if you don't already have a general idea of his seller ID.

You do not need an eBay account to search for a seller although you will need one to buy that seller's items for your business.