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Getting paid through PayPal

When you accept payment through PayPal, your buyers' payments go directly to your PayPal account. You'll get an email to let you know you've been paid.

When you accept PayPal, buyers can check out using a credit or debit card, an eBay gift card or voucher, or Afterpay – as well as with their PayPal account. Find out more about how to set up PayPal as a payment method.

How to receive payments to your PayPal account

When a buyer has completed eBay checkout, you'll usually receive the payment in your PayPal account immediately, regardless of the payment method the buyer used.

You'll get an email to let you know when you've been paid. You can also check on Awaiting payment items in Seller Hub or My eBay:

If you see that a payment is pending, it could be that you have funds on hold.

If you've received a PayPal payment notification but the money isn't in your account yet, read PayPal's Receive and request money help page - opens in new window or tab.

If you have a questions about accessing the funds in your PayPal account, please contact PayPal - opens in new window or tab.

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PayPal charges a fee when you receive payments. Learn more in our article on Fees for using PayPal.

Managed payments sellers

If you're a managed payments seller, we'll automatically include PayPal as a payment method on your listings. When a buyer pays with PayPal, we'll send the funds to your bank account as part of the payout process, rather than the payment going to your PayPal account. For more information, read our article on how payouts work.

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