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Changing your shipping details after a purchase

If you’ve already completed your purchase but need to make a change to your address or shipping details, contact the seller as soon as possible to let them know.

If the seller has already sent your package, they won’t be able to make changes to your order. If possible, you should try to collect your item from the address used at checkout.

Changing your shipping address after you’ve paid

Sellers generally can’t change the shipping address that you provided at checkout. If they haven’t yet sent the item, the best thing to do is to ask the seller to cancel the transaction, then buy the item again with the correct shipping address.

If you made your purchase in the last hour, you can cancel the order yourself. We’ll ask the seller to confirm that they haven’t sent the item yet.

Cancel order

If it’s been more than an hour since your purchase, you’ll need to contact the seller and ask them to cancel it for you. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Purchase history - opens in new window or tab, and find the order you want to cancel.
  2. Select Contact seller.
  3. Choose Request to cancel this order, and then Contact the seller.
  4. Explain to the seller why you need to cancel, and select Send.

For more help, see our article on canceling an order.

If the seller has already shipped your order, or if they don’t accept the cancellation, the package will be sent to the address you originally selected.

Changing the shipping method after you’ve paid

If the seller hasn’t yet sent your package, you can ask them if it’s possible to change the shipping method. If they agree, you may need to send extra payment for an express or tracked option.

If the seller isn’t willing to change the shipping method, you can ask them to cancel the order and buy the item again with the correct shipping method.

Changing your shipping details at checkout

When you’re buying an item, you’ll confirm the shipping method and address at checkout. Make sure you check these details carefully before completing your purchase.

We’ll automatically enter your primary shipping address in the Ship to field. If it’s incorrect, or if you want the item sent to a different address, select Change. You can then edit the address, select a different address, or add a new address.

You can also add, update, or delete shipping addresses, including changing your primary shipping address, in the Addresses section - opens in new window or tab of My eBay. You can find out more in our article about changing the address on your eBay account.

If you need to change the shipping address for an item you bought, you’ll have to contact the seller before they send the package. You may need to cancel the order and buy the item again with the correct details.

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