How to Link Your eBay Account to Your PayPal Account

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If you wish to link your eBay account to your PayPal account, here's a Guide of how to do it.

You may need to link your accounts to sell some types of items prone to counterfeiting or to sell on a different eBay site to the one you are registered on:

Building Trust by Reducing Counterfeits - Frequently Asked Questions

* Note - the instructions in this Guide will only work on eBay sites that have PayPal integration *

Linking an unlinked eBay account to your PayPal account

On your My eBay page, click the 'Addresses' link on the left-hand side.
Addresses

Then click the ' View all all postal addresses' link'
View all postal addresses

Then click the ' Add PayPal Addresses' button:



At the PayPal log in screen, enter the email address and password for the PayPal account which you wish to link your eBay account with.

If you have a Personal and a Premier PayPal account, you should link an eBay ID used for buying with to the Personal account and for a Selling ID to the Premier Account. You can use any email address associated with the PayPal account in question along with your PayPal password.

Then click 'Get PayPal Addresses':

 

Your accounts will then be linked and you will get this confirmation message from PayPal:



You will then see a screen similar to this in your My eBay which confirms the accounts have been linked:




Checking to see if your eBay account is currently linked to your PayPal account

Click the ' My Account' link on the left-hand side of your ' My eBay' page.

If your eBay account is already linked to a PayPal account, you will be able to see a section called ' My PayPal Account Information':
My Account

 


Check to see which PayPal account your eBay account is linked to

On your My eBay page, click the 'Addresses' link on the left-hand side.
Addresses

Then click the ' View all all postal addresses' link'
View all postal addresses

   

Review your linked addresses to make sure they are accurate:



Changing which PayPal account your eBay account is linked to

On your My eBay page, click the 'Addresses' link on the left-hand side.
Addresses

Then click the ' View all all postal addresses' link'
View all postal addresses

Then click the 'remove' hyperlink to remove the associated PayPal account:



Then link your eBay account to the correct PayPal account as described above.


eBay Sales - Where does the payment go to?

When you get paid via PayPal, the payment is sent to the PayPal email address you specified in the listing. That email address can be associated to any one of your PayPal accounts - it does not have to be associated to the account which is linked to your eBay selling account which you listed the item on.

These Guides explain in detail:

PayPal Payment Email Received But No Payment in Account
How to Make PayPal Work for You (UK)
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The images posted here are limited in size and resolution by eBay.
If you would like to see the images in a larger, more clear format, please visit my thread on the eBay Discussion Boards:

How to Link Your eBay Account to Your PayPal Account
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For additional helpful Guides:

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Regards
AJ
 
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