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Setting up and changing your automatic payment method

When you create a seller account, you'll need to add a payment method to pay for any eBay selling fees or charges. You can choose direct debit, credit card, or PayPal.

We may email you a monthly invoice that details your seller fees, including fees for listings, sales, and subscriptions, refunds made to buyers, and postage label charges. With your payment method set up, you don't need to do anything – we'll charge the invoiced amount automatically by the due date.

Setting up an automatic payment method

  1. Go to your Seller Account - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Look for Payment methods for seller fees and select Change automatic payment method.
  3. From the dropdown menu, choose your preferred payment method.
  4. Enter your information. For direct debit or card payment, select Save. For PayPal, select Continue.

If you choose direct debit or credit card, you'll need to enter your bank or card details. If your card is declined during verification, while making payment, or at some other time, you should contact your the issuer of your card. You usually can't use a pre-paid credit card to verify your account.

Your payment provider may ask you to take an extra step to confirm your identity through their chosen two factor authentication method, such as a password or SMS code. To avoid any issues, ensure all your details with your payment provider are up to date.

If you choose to pay by PayPal, you'll be redirected to the PayPal site to complete the process.

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Update your payment details at least 2 business days before your invoice date to ensure we use the new information.

How to make a one-time payment

You can make a one-time payment on your eBay seller account using PayPal, credit card or direct debit. Just be sure to make your payment at least 5 days before the due date.

Since you're required to have an automatic payment method on file, be sure you aren't making a duplicate payment when you make a one-time payment for your fees. 

Here's how to make a one-time payment:

  1. Go to your Seller Account - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Look for Payment methods for Seller Fees and select one-time payment, and enter your payment details.

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If you want to use direct debit to make a one-time payment, you'll need to add it as an automatic payment method first.

Payment requirements and late fees

We require that accounts with a fee amount of £1.00 or more be paid in full each month in order to maintain great experiences for buyers and sellers on eBay. If your account becomes past due, and you have an issue paying your fees, you should contact us.

We may suspend or restrict accounts if fees are not paid. You can read more about your responsibility when it comes to paying fees in the fees section of our User Agreement.

Once you set up a payment method, we'll automatically deduct any amount due on the date specified on your monthly eBay invoice.

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