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Your shopping basket

The eBay shopping basket lets you save fixed-price items you want to buy while you continue shopping. When you're ready, you can check out and pay for multiple items in one go.

How to add an item to your shopping basket

To add an item to your shopping basket - opens in new window or tab, simply select Add to basket beneath the Buy it now button on any fixed-price listing.

To view the items you've previously placed in your basket, select the basket icon at the top of the eBay site. You can then proceed to checkout, or continue shopping. Until you pay, items in your basket can still be bought by other members.

Listings for motors, auction-style listings without a Buy it now option, and Classified Ad listings can't be added to the shopping basket.

How to pay for items in your basket

Generally, you can pay for all of the items in your basket together, even if they're from different sellers. Simply select Proceed to checkout.

If you'd rather pay one seller at a time, select Pay only this seller.

There are a few situations where you'll have to check out separately:

  • If the seller hasn't specified postage costs for your location, select Message to seller on the checkout page to ask them for postage options
  • If the seller hasn't specified rules for combining postage costs on multiple items, select Request total from seller on the basket page
  • If you're buying from different sellers and they don't all accept the same payment method, or you're buying items listed in different currencies, you'll have to make separate payments

Don't leave an item in your basket for too long. Until you pay, other members can still buy it.

How to remove an item from your basket 

If you're no longer interested in an item in your basket, select Remove next to the item. You also have the option to Save for later if you'd still like to keep track of it.

Saved items can be viewed further down the shopping basket page, and you can easily add them back to your basket by selecting Add back to basket.

You'll see Add to basket beneath the Buy it now button on any fixed-price listing.

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