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Choosing how to get paid

If you're a non-managed payments seller, you choose how buyers pay you when you list an item on eBay. In most categories, you must accept PayPal but you can also accept other payment methods.

If you're a managed payments seller, forms of payment will be automatically selected for you, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Afterpay.

Our guides below have all the information you need to set up and accept payments, and include details on when and how you can get paid with other methods.

Getting paid with PayPal

PayPal is a safe and efficient way to get paid on eBay, and gives buyers a range of ways to pay at checkout – including credit and debit cards, eBay gift cards or vouchers, and Afterpay. Learn how to accept PayPal payments.

Accepting credit and debit cards

When you accept PayPal, buyers can check out using credit cards and Visa or Mastercard debit cards.

Accepting other payment methods

As a non-managed payments seller, you can also accept bank transfers, cheques and money orders and payment on pickup. Learn how to ensure your buyers have all the information they need to pay using these methods.

Always make sure your buyer's payment has cleared before you post the item. If you're a managed payments seller, you can post as soon as the order has an "awaiting shipment" status on the Manage Orders page, even if you haven't yet received the funds in your bank account.

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