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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 won't ever see your credit card or bank account information. Learn more about how eBay and PayPal work together.

Before you send a payment using PayPal:

  • You need to have a PayPal account. Sign up now.

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

  • Make sure your PayPal email address is correct.

If you need more information, please contact PayPal.

Paying for a single item with PayPal

Depending on whether or not the seller uses eBay checkout, the steps to complete payment are different. If your seller does not use eBay checkout, they will send you an invoice or other payment instructions to help you complete your purchase.

To pay for an item when the seller uses eBay checkout:
  1. After you buy or win an item, you'll be taken to the Review order page. (You can also click the Pay Now button, which you can find in the listing, the confirmation email you receive, or the Purchase history section of My eBay.)

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

  3. Click the Continue button.

  4. Click the Confirm and pay button.

Learn more about how eBay checkout works with PayPal.

Paying for multiple items with PayPal

You can pay for multiple items with PayPal with one easy payment, as long as the sellers use eBay checkout. You can combine payments to multiple sellers as long as:

  • All sellers allow multiple seller payments.

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

  • All items accept PayPal as a payment method.

  • All items were won or purchased within the last 30 days.

  • You haven't already paid with PayPal or completed checkout for these 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. Check your shipping address. If any information is incorrect, click the Change shipping address link to update it. (The seller may require a credit card billing address registered with PayPal, sometimes called a confirmed address.)

  5. Confirm the order details, including shipping and taxes. Click the Continue button. (If you have questions about the total cost, click the Request total from seller link.)

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

  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Make sure that your shipping details, payment method, and order details are correct. Click the Confirm Your Payment button to complete your purchase.

Note: If your items are being shipped to different addresses, you'll need to pay for these items separately.

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