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When you start selling on eBay, you need to select an automatic payment method for your selling fees. You can change your payment method at any time. You can also make a onetime payment.

For information on payment requirements, late fees, and payment schedules, see Payment processing and due dates.

If you have any credits on your account, they will be applied to your current balance due. If you don't want to apply your credits to your automatic payment amount, you can change your seller billing preferences in My eBay. With this change, any credits applied to your account after we create an invoice will apply to next month's invoice amount.

Paying with PayPal

PayPal is a safe, convenient way to pay your selling fees automatically. When you set up automatic PayPal payments, your fees are deducted from your PayPal account no sooner than 10 days after you receive your invoice.

How automatic PayPal payments work
  1. PayPal withdraws funds from your PayPal account balance.

  2. If there are insufficient funds in the PayPal account, PayPal uses the funding source you selected when you signed up for automatic PayPal payments.

  3. If you didn't select a preferred funding source during that process, PayPal uses whatever PayPal funding source you've provided.

Changing your PayPal funding source for your selling fees

You can change your PayPal funding source for eBay fees any time. To make sure that the new information is used for an invoice payment, update the account before the end of your billing cycle (either the end of the month or the 15th of the month).

If a payment from your preferred funding source fails, (for example, if your credit card expires), the eBay invoice amount can be paid from other available funding sources.

You can also specify funding sources that you don't want to use for automatic payments from the PayPal My preapproved payments page.

If you need more information about paying with PayPal, contact PayPal Customer Support.

Paying by Direct Pay

If you prefer, we'll automatically deduct your selling fees from your checking account on the same day each month. The day is based on the date you're invoiced. This option is available to sellers who have a US bank account and are billed in US dollars. If you select this option, you'll need to provide your routing and checking account number.

If you're invoiced in the middle of the month your checking account will be debited no sooner than the 30th of that month. If you're invoiced at the end of the month your checking account will be debited no sooner than the 15th of the following month. Learn more about payment due dates.

You can update your checking account information any time. To make sure that the new information is used to pay your invoices, update your account information at least 2 days before the end of your billing cycle.

Paying by credit card

We accept the following credit cards:

  • Visa

  • MasterCard

  • Discover

  • American Express

Your credit card is usually charged 5 to 7 days after you receive your invoice.

Prepaid cards can't be used to pay your selling fees.

You can update the credit card on file for automatic payments at any time. To make sure that the new information is used for an invoice payment, update the credit card before the end of your billing cycle.

Changing your payment method

To change your automatic payment method for your next invoice:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. In the Payment methods for Seller Fees section, click the Change automatic payment method link and then make your selection.

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Removing payment information from your account

You can remove your automatic payment method at any time.

To remove your payment method information:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click the Account tab and then click the Personal Information link on the left.

  3. In the Financial Information section, find the payment method you'd like to remove and click the Remove link on the right.

You may still accrue fees for any listings you have on the site, as well as monthly fees if you have any active subscriptions such as eBay Stores. Make sure you cancel any subscriptions if you want to close your account.

If you have an outstanding balance, you'll need to make a onetime payment before you can remove your payment information.

Paying for applications for eBay

Applications for eBay are offered by third-party developers and, in some cases, by eBay. When you subscribe to an application, you're subscribing with the application developer, although we facilitate the subscription and use of the application.

Find out how to make payments for applications for eBay directly to the developer of the application. For applications for eBay, PayPal is currently the only payment method available.

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