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Here's how the eBay shopping cart can make shopping on eBay simpler

You can compare before you check out
Instead of committing to buy an item immediately, you can add several items to your eBay shopping cart to compare and see your total cost before checkout. You can still also save and compare items in your watch list in My eBay.

You can pay several sellers with one payment
If you have items from several sellers in your eBay shopping cart, and they all accept the same payment method (such as PayPal), you can pay for all the items in your cart with one payment. You can also pay for your won auction or best offer items at the same time as the other items in your cart.

You can also pay for items separately
If you prefer to purchase items from each seller separately, just hover over the seller's name, then click Pay only this seller. You can also save items for later and only pay for the items left in your eBay shopping cart, or click Buy It Now from the listing page to purchase individual items immediately.

 

You're not committed until you pay
When you add items to your eBay shopping cart, you won't be committed to buy these items until you check out and pay for your purchases. Remember, even while they're in your cart, your items are still available to other buyers. Many items on eBay are available in limited quantities, so an item may sell out before you check out.

If you opt to purchase an item with Buy It Now, you will be making a commitment to buy and pay for the item. In some cases, immediate payment with PayPal will be required.

You can track items you've bid on and won
Some items will appear in your eBay shopping cart because you've committed to buy them, such as items won in auctions, with best offers or items you've committed to purchase with Buy It Now. These items will be saved in your cart until you pay for them.

You can save items and buy them later
You can always save items from your eBay shopping cart for later purchase, or watch them in My eBay. However, these items are not reserved for you, and may still be purchased by other buyers.

More helpful information about the eBay shopping cart

Items in your cart are not reserved
Most items in your eBay shopping cart will be available to other buyers until you pay for them. You can remove them from your cart at any time, with the exception of items that you've committed to buy, such as items you've won through auction-style listings, accepted best offers or committed to buy with Buy It Now. Remember, many items on eBay are available in limited quantities, so an item may sell out before you check out.

You're still committed to buy items from auction, best offer or Buy It Now
Some items will appear in your cart because you've committed to buy them, such as items won in auction-style listings, with best offer, or Buy It Now. These items will be saved in your cart until you pay for them.

Some items in your eBay shopping cart may not be available for purchase
You may see some items in your cart that are "not available." This may occur because:

  • The item was purchased by someone else.
  • The listing may have ended.
  • The auction has not ended yet.

Paying for your purchases
If you're buying items from different sellers who have different payment requirements, you may be asked to pay for some items separately.

 

Paying for auction items
Items from auction-style listings can only be paid for after the listing has ended and you have won by placing the highest bid.

Buying from international sellers
Please allow for additional shipping and handling time when you buy from international sellers.

If the price of the item is listed in a currency other than US dollars, you will not be able to add it to your eBay shopping cart. You will only be able to Buy It Now to purchase items listed in other currencies, so you'll need to check out and pay for each item separately.

How sellers will ship your items
If you're purchasing items from different sellers, you'll be getting your items in separate shipments, and possibly via different shipping services. Please review each listing to see estimated shipping and handling times.

If shipping costs are not specified
If the item does not specify free shipping or the shipping cost and/or discounts for combined postage costs of multiple items from the same seller are not reflected in your eBay shopping cart, contact the seller and request an invoice.

If the seller does not ship to your country
Some sellers may indicate that they will not ship items to certain countries. If you still want to purchase the item, you will need to provide a different shipping address.