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How eBay and PayPal work together
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eBay Inc. owns PayPal, but in some ways, they remain independent. This means that, while your PayPal and eBay accounts work together, they are still managed separately. In some cases, certain things can only be done at PayPal.com.

If you can't find what you need on this page, please contact PayPal for more help.

This page will help you understand how to use PayPal to buy and sell on eBay. Go here for help if you're having problems logging into PayPal.

Getting started with PayPal

To use PayPal when you buy and sell on eBay, there are a few steps you need to take first:

Sign up for a PayPal account by going to PayPal.com and clicking the Sign Up link at the top of the page.
Link your eBay and PayPal accounts. Instead of leaving eBay to log into PayPal to pay for your items, your eBay account can be linked with your PayPal account, so you can pay for purchases with PayPal faster. We'll remember your PayPal payment info, so that you don't need to log in to PayPal to pay.
If you want to sell on eBay and accept PayPal payments, you'll also need to accept PayPal on your eBay listings. You might also consider upgrading your PayPal account.

There are lots of other things you can do with PayPal, including printing shipping labels and packing slips for your items, and paying your eBay fees. You'll find more at the links below.

PayPal for buyers

Here are some helpful links for eBay buyers using PayPal:

PayPal for sellers

Here are some helpful links for eBay sellers using PayPal:

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