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Understanding immediate payment
How immediate payment works
Requiring immediate payment is useful if you're selling a time-sensitive item (for example, concert tickets), and you want to make sure the listing remains available until the transaction is successfully completed. To require immediate payment, you must meet certain requirements and the listing must include any related costs, so your buyer knows exactly how much to pay.
If you have an auction-style listing with a Buy It Now option, both the Buy It Now button and the immediate payment requirement disappear once a bid is placed (or, if you list with a reserve price, once your reserve price is met). In that case, the listing becomes a regular auction-style listing, with the item going to the highest bidder. For items priced below $1,000 with a specified shipping cost and where PayPal is the only payment method offered, buyers who click Buy It Now are asked to pay immediately.
For all other items, if you list with a fixed price, you can require a buyer who clicks Buy It Now to pay you immediately using PayPal. If you require immediate payment, the item remains available for purchase until a buyer has completed a PayPal payment, or until the listing expires. The first buyer who clicks Buy It Now and completes their PayPal payment officially purchases your item. Once a buyer completes payment, the listing ends.
Immediate payment is automatically required on items priced below $1,000, that have a specified shipping cost, and where PayPal is the only payment method offered.Things to keep in mind about requiring immediate payment:
Requirements to list with the immediate payment optionTo use the immediate payment option in your listing, you must meet the following requirements:
How to require immediate payment in your listing
To add an immediate payment requirement to your listing:
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