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Paying for items with PayPal

PayPal is the preferred payment method for most eBay buyers and sellers, and lets you send payments securely online using a credit card or bank account.

When you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient doesn't see your credit card or bank account information. Learn more about how eBay and PayPal work together.

Before you send a payment using PayPal:

  • Make sure that the seller accepts PayPal as a payment method.

  • Make sure that your PayPal email address is correct.

If you need more information, contact PayPal Customer Support.

Paying for a single item with PayPal

To pay for an item when the seller uses eBay checkout:
  1. On the Review order page, click Pay Now. You can also find the Pay Now button in the listing, your confirmation email, or the Purchase history section of My eBay.

  2. Make sure that your shipping details, payment method, and order details are correct.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Review your information, and then click Confirm and pay.

Learn more about how eBay checkout works with PayPal.

If your seller doesn't use eBay checkout, the seller sends you an invoice or other payment instructions to help you complete your purchase.

Important: Only items purchased with the Pay now option or an eBay invoice are eligible for the eBay Money Back Guarantee. Learn more about the eBay Money Back Guarantee.

Paying for multiple items with PayPal

You can pay for multiple items with one PayPal payment, as long as all the sellers use eBay checkout.

You can also combine payments to multiple sellers as long as:

  • All sellers allow multiple seller payments.

  • All items are in the same currency, for example, US dollars.

  • All listings accept PayPal as a payment method.

  • You won or purchased all items within the last 30 days.

  • You haven't already paid with PayPal or completed checkout for any of the items.

To pay for multiple items using eBay checkout:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click Purchase history on the left side of the page.

  3. Click the Pay for All PayPal Items button on the bottom of the page. This option is only available if you purchased items from multiple sellers who offer PayPal as a payment method.

  4. Make sure that your shipping address is correct. The seller may require a credit card billing address registered with PayPal, sometimes called a confirmed address.

  5. Check the order details, including shipping and taxes.

  6. Click Continue. If you have questions about the total cost, click Request total from seller.

  7. Select PayPal as your payment method, and log in to your PayPal account.

  8. Click Continue.

  9. To complete your purchase, click Confirm Your Payment.

Note: If you want your items shipped to different addresses, you need to pay for these items separately.

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