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Setting up your payment preferences
Setting up your seller fees payment method
When you create a seller's account, you link your seller account to your preferred selling fees payment method. eBay can automatically debit or credit your seller account as you list, make a sale, or need to be reimbursed.
To change your seller fee payment method:
To get a refund for credits in your seller account, see Requesting a refund from eBay (for sellers).
Setting up your buyer payment preferences
How you set up your buyer payment options depends on each method and what you list. For most item categories, you need to offer buyers at least one online payment or merchant credit card option – this is often the fastest and most convenient method for buyers and sellers. Cash isn't allowed for most listings with the exception of the "Payment upon pickup" option and certain categories.
First things first
All electronic payment methods require you to use eBay's Checkout. When you use Checkout and one of the eBay-approved online payment methods, your buyer sees the Pay Now button in their email notification and in their My eBay messages. When the buyer clicks Pay Now, selects one of the payment methods you offer, and pays you, your processor handles the payment, you receive notification that you've been paid, and you can ship your item.
Checkout is set up as a default when you create a seller’s account. To be sure Checkout is on:
Read more about using eBay Checkout.
To register with PayPal and link it to your eBay account:
Once you've signed up with PayPal, it appears as an option when you create a listing. When you select PayPal, buyers see it in your listing. You'll also see it under your payment preferences in My eBay.
To change your buyer payment preferences:
Contact Customer Support
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