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Setting up and changing your payment method

When you create a seller account, you'll need to add a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees or charges. You can choose PayPal, direct debit, or credit card as your payment method.

We'll email you a monthly invoice with details of all your seller fees – including fees for listings, sales, and subscriptions, refunds made to buyers, and shipping label charges. With a payment method set up, you don't need to do anything – we'll charge the invoiced amount automatically by the due date.

How to set up a payment method

  1. Go to your Account - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Look for Payment methods for seller fees and select Change automatic payment method.
  3. Choose your preferred payment method from the dropdown menu.
  4. Select Set up automatic payments.

If you choose to pay by PayPal, you'll be redirected to the PayPal site to complete the process. If you choose direct debit or credit card, you'll need to enter your bank or card details.

If you choose direct debit or credit card, you'll need to enter your bank or card details. When you’ve entered your card details, we’ll verify your account to ensure your card is active by charging $1.00 to the card. This charge is just a temporary hold and will be released by the issuer of your card once verification is completed.

If you don't have at least $1.00 available on the card, it will be declined. If your card is declined during verification, while making payment, or at some other time, you'll need to contact the issuer of your card.

You usually can't use a pre-paid credit card to verify your account.

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To make sure we use the new information for your next invoice, update your payment details at least two business days before your invoice date.

How to make a one-time payment

You can make a one-time payment on your eBay seller account using PayPal, direct debit, credit card, check, or money order. Just be sure to make your payment at least 5 days before the due date. If you mail in a check or money order, it’s best to send it 10 days before the due date to allow for delivery time.

Because you're required to have an automatic payment method on file, be sure you aren't making a duplicate payment when you make a one-time payment for your fees. 

You can make a one-time payment anytime. Here's how:

  1. Go to your Account - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Look for Payment methods for seller fees, select one-time payment, and enter your payment details.
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Payment requirements and late fees

To help us maintain great experiences for buyers and sellers on eBay, we require that accounts with a fee amount of $1.00 or more be paid in full each month. If your account becomes past due, and you have an issue paying your fees, you should contact us.

We may suspend or restrict accounts if fees are not paid. You can read more about your responsibility when it comes to paying fees in the fees section of our User Agreement.

Once you set up a payment method, we'll automatically deduct any amount due on the date specified on your monthly eBay invoice.

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