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Accepting other payment methods

PayPal and credit and debit cards are the recommended methods for accepting payment on eBay, and in most categories, you'll be required to offer one of these forms of payment.

Depending on the category, you can also accept:

  • Bank to bank transfers or deposits
  • Bank and personal checks
  • Money orders
  • Cash on delivery
  • Payment on pickup, including cash

Managed payments sellers can also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. Learn more about managed payments on eBay.

These payment methods apply to US listings only. For payment options in other countries, you should visit eBay help for that country. Offering payments by personal or cashier's check, bank-to-bank transfer, or money order is only available in certain categories. You'll find a full list in our Accepted payments policy.

We don't recommend accepting cash, except when a buyer is paying on pickup.

How to accept other payment methods

When creating your listing simply select the methods you want to accept in the Payment options section of the listing form.

In some cases, you can also have your payment method preferences automatically applied to your listings.

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Payments by mail

If you're using payment methods where the buyer needs to mail payments, such as checks or money orders, make sure your address is up to date.

You can enter or update your address in the Payment and Pick Up Address section of Payment Preferences - opens in new window or tab.

Payment tips and other terms

You should never accept overpayments from buyers, especially if the buyer asks you to repay the overpayment. Requests like this are often part of a cashier's check scheme.

Remember too that you can't ask buyers to pay using a payment method that isn't allowed on eBay, or to pay using a payment method that you haven't included in your listing. You'll find more information in our Accepted payments policy.

In addition to PayPal and credit or debit cards, sellers can also accept checks, money orders, bank transfers, cash on delivery, and payment on pickup for certain categories.

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