Getting Paid

Getting Paid with PayPal

With the exception of a few categories (such as motor vehicles and services), all eBay sellers must offer PayPal as a payment option.

To ensure you get paid correctly, make sure to link your PayPal account to your eBay account. If you use different email addresses for PayPal and eBay, make sure you’ve linked the correct account.

When a buyer checks out using PayPal, you’ll receive the money directly to your PayPal account.  In most cases, payment to you is immediate.

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Payment Policies

Save time by adding your preferred postage, payment and returns options to business policies that you can apply to your listings.

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Managed Payments

Managed payments is the new way to sell and get paid on eBay. With managed payments, buyers have new ways to pay including PayPal, credit or debit card, Afterpay, Apple Pay and Google Pay.


To streamline the experience for sellers and buyers as well as provide more payment options, eBay will be managing the payments process. Once set up for managed payments sellers no longer need to utilise a PayPal account when selling on eBay.. eBay is currently inviting compatible sellers to participate. Look out for an invitation via email and in the Seller Hub under the Payments tab. By the end of 2020, eBay will manage payments for most business sellers.

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Payment Holds

We know that when you’ve sold an item, you want to receive your money as soon as possible. However, sometimes eBay or PayPal need to hold funds until the transaction is complete. If you see a payment pending in your account, there may be a temporary hold being applied to it. 


If PayPal has placed a hold on a payment, this will be highlighted in your PayPal account. In these circumstances, you will need to contact PayPal for more information. There are also a few circumstances where we might place a hold on payments. This may be because a buyer has reported an issue with the transaction.

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