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Setting up and changing your automatic 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 direct debit, credit card, or PayPal.

If you’re a managed payments seller, you may not need to add this automatic payment method. Most of your fees will be charged to your available balance. Details of your costs and fees can be viewed in Payment options - opens in new window or tab in My eBay, or in All transactions, Expenses, Tax invoice, or Financial statement in Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab.

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

Setting up an automatic payment method

Here’s how to set up or change your payment method:

  1. Go to your Seller Account - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Look for Payment methods for seller fees and select Change.
  3. From the dropdown menu, choose your preferred payment method.
  4. Enter your information. For direct debit or card payment, select Save. For PayPal, select Continue.

If you choose direct debit or credit card, you’ll need to enter your bank or card details. If your card is declined during verification, while making payment, or at some other time, you should contact your card issuer.

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

If you choose to pay by PayPal, you’ll be redirected to the PayPal site to complete the process.

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Update your payment details at least 2 business days before your next invoice date to ensure we use the new information.

How to make a one-time payment

You can make a one-time payment on your eBay seller account by direct debit, credit card, PayPal, check, or money order. 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.

Since 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 any time. Here's how:

  1. Go to your Seller 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

We require that accounts with a fee amount of $1.00 or more be paid in full each month in order to maintain great experiences for buyers and sellers on eBay. 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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