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Accepting PayPal

When you offer PayPal as a payment method on your eBay listings, your buyers can pay quickly and conveniently using a credit card or checking account. You can also use PayPal to sell internationally.

If you don't already have a PayPal account, you can sign up by going to PayPal.

For sellers, there is usually a fee for each payment completed through PayPal. However, there are no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no minimum charge requirements.

Setting your account preferences to accept PayPal payments

If you already have a PayPal account, you can accept PayPal payments from buyers.

To accept PayPal payments:
  1. My eBay > Account > Site Preferences at the top of most eBay pages, or Seller Hub > Shortcuts > Site preferences. You may need to sign in.

  2. In the Selling Preferences section, click Show next to Payment from buyers.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. Under PayPal Preferences select Offer PayPal as a payment method in all my listings.

  5. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Note: Even if you don't have a PayPal account yet, you can still accept PayPal on your listings. To do this, select PayPal as a payment method when you list your item and enter the email address where you want payment sent. You'll be asked to sign up with PayPal once you receive your first payment. Be sure to use the same email address when you sign up for PayPal that you used when you listed your item.

Requirements to accept PayPal payments

If you offer PayPal as a payment option on eBay (either using logos or text in the item description) you must accept all forms of PayPal payment including payments from an existing PayPal account balance, bank account transfers, and credit card payments. You can't tell eBay buyers that you will only accept specific forms of PayPal payment. See the PayPal payments policy for more information.

Updating or correcting your PayPal email address on eBay

Each time you list an item on eBay, the PayPal email address you used the last time you listed something is prefilled in the Select how you'll be paid section of the listing form. You can change it, or leave it the same.

If you have a PayPal question, please contact PayPal Customer Support.

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