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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/debit 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 postage 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.

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 automatic payment method.
  3. Choose your preferred payment method.

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/debit card, you'll need to enter your bank or card details.

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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.

Making a one-time payment

You can make a one-time payment on your eBay seller account at any time using PayPal, a credit or debit card, direct debit, or bank deposit.

Here's how to make a one-time payment:

  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 one-time payment.
  3. Select your payment method and enter your payment details.

For bank deposits, we'll give you our account details so you can make the transfer. Make sure you include your eBay account number (e.g. E1234567890123) as a reference.

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Make sure you send your payment at least five days before the due date on your invoice, so that we don't automatically charge your payment method. If you're paying by bank deposit, it's best to allow 10 days for the payment to be shown on your eBay account.

Once you set up a payment method, we'll automatically deduct any amount due on the date specified on your monthly eBay invoice. If you need to, you can also make a one-time payment for your seller fees.

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