Using Combined Payments

Combined payments enable buyers to check out once for multiple items from a seller. As a seller, you offer combined payments based on a period of time. It is recommended that you allow buyers to send a combined payment within 30 days. This makes it easier for buyers to check out. Buyers will need to check out separately for any item purchased after the 30 day period.

Advantages for Sellers

  • Simple - Receive one payment on multiple purchases from the same buyer

  • Save time - Reduce time-consuming email exchanges with buyers

  • Easy - Better tracking of post-sale status across multiple purchases

  • Sell more - By offering shipping discounts to your buyers, they are likely to purchase more items from you

Note: To offer combined shipping discounts, you must offer combined payments.

Advantages for Buyers

  • Simple - Send one payment for multiple items purchased from the same seller

  • Save time - Reduce time-consuming email exchanges with your seller

  • Easy - Combining payments is easier when you pay online through PayPal

  • Save money - Receive shipping discounts when you send combined payment

Note: In order to combine payments on a single invoice, you'll need to wait until you have won all your items before completing checkout.

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Turning on eBay Checkout

You need to have eBay’s Checkout feature turned on to receive combined payments for your items or to send combined invoice to your buyers.

To turn on eBay Checkout:

  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences or Seller Hub > Shortcuts > Site Preferences.

  2. In Payment from buyers, find Use Checkout

  3. Click Edit and check the Use Checkout check box.

  4. In the Checkout Preference section, make sure the Use Checkout check box is selected.

  5. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Sending a Combined Invoice

You can receive a single payment for multiple purchases from the same buyer by sending a combined invoice.

To send a combined invoice to a particular buyer:
  1. Click the "Send Invoice" link from the Items I've Sold view in My eBay.

  2. From the Invoice page, you will see all the items the buyer has purchased from you.

  3. Select the tick boxes for the items you would like to send a combined invoice for.

  4. Click the Combine Items button to create a combined invoice.

Note: You can send a combined invoice for an item regardless of your "Pay Now" preference setting. If your current preference is to "Show Pay Now button for PayPal only", sending an invoice will enable the Pay Now button for those items.

Adding Items to an Existing Invoice

To add items to an invoice, you must first uncombine the existing invoice.

To add items purchased to an existing invoice:
  1. Go to the payment status page, and then click the "Edit" link.

  2. On the next page, select "Uncombine purchases.”

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