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Accepting other payment methods

Sellers can accept a variety of safe and secure payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, Paypal, and, if you’re a managed payments seller, Apple Pay and Google Pay. You'll be required to offer one of these forms of payment in most categories. We’ll automatically select payment methods for managed payments sellers.

Depending on the category, you can also accept:

  • Bank and personal cheques
  • Postal orders
  • Payment on collection, including cash

For payment options in other countries, you should visit eBay help for that country. Accepting payments by personal or cashier's cheque, or postal order is only available in certain categories. If you wish to accept these payment options, you’ll need to select them when creating the listing. Additionally, you can’t ask buyers to use a payment method that is not allowed on eBay or to use a payment method you haven’t included in your listing.

For more information, see our Accepted payments policy.

We don't recommend accepting cash, except when a buyer is paying on collection.

How to accept other payment methods

When creating your listing simply select the methods you want to accept in the Payment options section of the listing form.

If you’re a managed payments seller, eBay will automatically select payment methods for you. If you want to accept payment options other than credit or debit card, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or PayPal, you’ll need to select the other payment options you want to accept in the payment options section of the listing form.

If you're using payment methods where the buyer needs to post payments, such as cheques or postal orders, make sure your address is up to date.

Seller protections and other terms

Our seller protections, including the eBay Money Back Guarantee and similar buyer protection programs, don’t cover offline payment methods that are completed outside of eBay, such as cash, cheques, bank-to-bank transfers or deposits, and money orders. This means eBay can’t offer assistance if payment disputes, such as chargebacks, are raised in connection with offline payment methods.

You should never accept overpayments from buyers, especially if the buyer asks you to repay the overpayment. Requests like this are often part of a cashier's cheque scam.

In addition to credit or debit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay and Google Pay with managed payments, sellers can also accept cheques, postal orders, and payment on collection in some categories.

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