Payments and earnings
What you need to know about managing your earnings.
How to get paid on eBay and make the most of your earnings
When you sell on eBay, you get paid directly to your bank account. Payouts are simple and secure. As a seller, you can streamline operations with access to everything you need all in one place—consolidated fees, customizable reports, refunds and returns, shipping labels, simplified protections, and if applicable, tax documentation. If you use third-party tools that integrate with eBay APIs, you can manage your listings, inventory, and orders, reconcile transactions, and issue refunds.
Here’s everything you need to know about getting paid and managing your earnings so you can sell with confidence on eBay, just like 13 million of your fellow sellers globally.
Payouts are simple and streamlined. eBay deducts selling costs and fees related to your sales from your funds prior to payout. Examples of eBay selling fees include but are not limited to: final value fees, insertion fees, Promoted Listings, listing upgrades, and Store subscription fees. Learn more about fees on eBay.
You’ll find details of your payouts, including all related fees and selling costs, in the Reports tab in Seller Hub.
How eBay payouts work
Once the buyer has paid, funds show as Processing in Seller Hub. It’s time to ship the order.
You can use your funds to pay for shipping labels. If your funds are not sufficient to cover these amounts, we will charge your payment method on file.
Available funds are sent to your bank within 2 days of confirming the buyer’s payment.
Payouts are sent to your bank account based on your preferred payout schedule. If your payout date coincides with a bank holiday, payouts will be initiated the following day.
Your bank will generally take an additional 1-3 days to make your funds available to you.
Find more details in your Payout report, which provides a summary of your payouts for a specific date range. You can locate your Payout report in the Reports tab in Seller Hub.
How you benefit
Once a buyer’s payment is confirmed, eBay initiates a payout to your bank.
You can choose to schedule payouts daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
You can use your funds to purchase shipping labels for the items you sell.
How you receive payouts
Connect or change your bank account
When you set up your eBay selling account, you were asked to link a chequing account to receive your payouts. If you need to add or change your bank account for any reason, you may update your account information in the Payments tab in Seller Hub.
You can use an existing chequing account or add a new one. Please ensure that the name, address, and business information (if applicable) on your bank account matches the name and information on your eBay account.
Choose or change your payout schedule
You can choose the payout schedule that makes reconciliation easiest for you. Choosing a longer payout schedule means that more of the earnings that accrue between payouts may be used for expenses such as shipping labels and refunds.
You can set your payout schedule to weekly, biweekly, or monthly to get the most of this feature. If you prefer, you may also choose to have payouts sent daily.
- If you choose to receive payouts monthly, payouts of Available funds are initiated on the first Tuesday of the calendar month.
- If you choose to receive payouts biweekly or weekly, payouts of Available funds are sent to your bank on Tuesdays.
- Monthly, biweekly, and weekly payouts will include the Available funds from sales with confirmed payments through the Sunday prior to your payout date. In the event of a bank holiday, payouts will be made on the following day.
- If you choose to receive payouts daily, payouts of Available funds are sent to your bank within 2 days of confirming the buyer’s payment. In the event of a bank holiday, payouts will be made on the following day.
- You can change your Payout schedule in the Payments tab in Seller Hub.
Fees and taxes
Your fees are deducted directly from your earnings when your item sells. eBay makes it easy to understand your taxes with detailed reporting available.
Paying for shipping labels
eBay sends a message when the buyer has paid and it’s time for you to ship your order. You don’t need to wait to receive your funds in your bank account to ship the item.
Instead, you can use your funds to purchase shipping labels for the items you sell. If your funds aren’t sufficient to cover the full cost of a shipping label, eBay will charge the remaining balance to your on-file payment method, such as a credit card or linked bank account.
To purchase labels with these funds, choose your funds under the Select how to pay section in the eBay Labels prompt. You may continue to pay for labels with PayPal, as well.
This allows you to purchase shipping labels on eBay worry-free. More information about purchasing and using shipping labels is available in the Help Hub.
Reconciling your eBay sales transactions
Get accurate, easy-to-use statements and reports in the Payments tab in Seller Hub, including:
Protecting your data
The information you share with us allows us to send your payouts and comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer obligations, which help keep eBay a trusted marketplace.
As an additional security measure, eBay also supports two-factor authentication. We highly recommend that sellers leverage this additional layer of security. When two-factor authentication is enabled, sellers must authenticate the login credentials associated with their eBay account via SMS or push notifications if they have the eBay app on their iOS or Android device.
- May not apply if the eBay account has open disputes, funds are on hold or payments have been declined.
- Processing time may vary by financial institution.