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Checkout

At checkout you can pay for your item, choose where you’d like it to be delivered, and review your order details before you pay.

You can go to checkout on eBay in a number of ways. If you have items in your shopping basket, select Go to checkout. You can choose to pay for some of your items or all of them at once.

If you've already bought an item or won an auction, select Pay Now in your Purchase history, or select Complete purchase in your order confirmation email.

How to pay for an item at checkout

Here’s how to complete your order:

  1. Choose your payment method and enter any required information.
  2. We’ll show your primary delivery address, but if you want the item sent somewhere else, select Change. You can then either select another address you’ve used before or select Add a new address.
  3. Check that the item shown is the right one.
  4. Select a postage option.
  5. If you have an eBay voucher or discount offer, enter the redemption code and select Apply.
  6. Select Confirm and pay.

Tip
If you have a specific request — for example, special delivery instructions or details for a custom order — for the seller, select Message to seller. We’ll pass the message along after you complete your purchase.

Choosing a payment method

You can usually pay with PayPal, credit cards, or debit cards, but it can vary from seller to seller. Some sellers may also accept other methods. For more information on ways to pay, see our payment methods article.

Changing your postage address after checkout

If you need to change your postage address after you complete your purchase, contact the seller immediately to let them know. If they haven’t already sent the item, you can ask them to cancel the order, and you can buy the item again using the correct postage address.

You can find out more in our article on changing your postage details after a purchase.

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