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Pay with PayPal

To pay with PayPal, enter PayPal as the payment method during checkout and enter the information for your PayPal account. If you would like us to save your information, check the box Remember information.

If you do not have a PayPal account, you can log into the PayPal website or select the following button:

Create PayPal account - opens in a new window or tab

You can find out more about the subject of “Paying with PayPal” in our principle of payment methods.

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Do you need help paying with PayPal - opens in a new window or tab? Choose Help at the bottom of every PayPal page to contact PayPal directly.

How to link your PayPal account to your eBay account

After you've linked your PayPal account to your eBay account, you don't have to re-enter your PayPal account information every time you want to pay.

Here's how you can link your accounts:

  1. Go to Account in My eBay - opens in a new window or tab.
  2. Choose Paypal account out.
  3. Choose Link my PayPal account out.
  4. Log in to PayPal to complete the process.

You can only link one PayPal account to your eBay account at a time. If you want to remove the link between your accounts, please proceed as described above and select in My eBay under PayPal account information the link Unlink accounts out.

How to change the PayPal account stored on eBay

If you want to use a different PayPal account on eBay, go to eBay Account in My eBay - opens in a new window or tab and select Paypal account out. Follow the links to PayPal to update your information.

You can also use the link To change use if you select PayPal as your payment method during checkout.

Problems paying with PayPal on eBay

If you have difficulty paying with PayPal, you should first inform the seller that there may be a delay in payment. If the troubleshooting tips below don't solve the problem, contact PayPal - opens in a new window or tab for a solution.

  • Go to your PayPal account and check that your payment details have been saved correctly.
  • Try to choose a different payment method for your PayPal account or contact PayPal - will open in a new window or tab if the payment does not succeed in this way either.
  • If you are using an older browser that does not offer sufficient security features to make payments or manage your payment methods, you should update your browser or delete the cache and cookies on your device. You can learn more about this in our policy on technical problems.

If your payment shows as pending in your PayPal account, the seller has not yet accepted the payment. Contact the seller and PayPal customer service for more information.

Buy from eBay without PayPal

If you don't have a PayPal account, see if the seller offers other payment methods before completing your purchase. Many sellers also accept credit cards, and some sellers also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Find out more about credit card and voucher payments.