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Choosing how to get paid

If you're a non-managed payments seller, you must accept PayPal as a payment method when listing items for sale. You can choose whether you'd like to accept credit and debit cards.

If you’re a managed payments seller, forms of payment will be automatically selected for you. Your buyers will be able to pay with credit or debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal.

Our guides below have the information you need to set up and accept payments, and details on when and how you can get paid with other methods.

Getting paid with PayPal

PayPal is a safe and efficient way to get paid on eBay, and it's the payment method used most frequently by our buyers. Learn how to accept PayPal payments.

Accepting credit and debit cards

We also consider credit and debit cards to be a safe electronic payment method. Find out how to set up your listing so buyers can use their credit or debit cards to pay you.

Accepting other payment methods

Non-managed payments sellers can also accept cheques and money orders, cash on delivery, payment on pickup, or bank transfers. Learn how to ensure your buyers have all the information they need to pay using these methods.

Always make sure your buyer’s payment has cleared before you ship the item. If you’re a managed payments seller, ship as soon as you see an order with an “awaiting dispatch” status on the Manage Orders page, even if you haven’t yet received the funds in your bank account. 

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