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Setting up automatic payments


When you start selling on eBay, you need to select an automatic payment method for your selling fees. You can change your payment method at any time. You can also make a one-time payment.

For information on payment requirements, late fees and payment schedules, see Payment processing and due dates.

If you have any credits on your account, they will be applied to your current balance due. If you don't want to apply your credits to your automatic payment amount, you can change your seller billing preferences in My eBay. With this change, any credits applied to your account after we create an invoice will apply to next month's invoice amount.

Paying with PayPal

When you set up automatic PayPal payments, your fees are automatically deducted from your PayPal account no sooner than 10 days after you receive your invoice.

How automatic PayPal payments work
  1. PayPal withdraws funds from your PayPal account balance.

  2. If there are insufficient funds in your PayPal account, PayPal uses the funding source you selected when you signed up for automatic PayPal payments.

  3. If you didn’t select a preferred funding source during that process, PayPal uses whatever PayPal funding source you've provided.

Changing your PayPal funding source for your selling fees

You can change your PayPal funding source for eBay fees at any time. To ensure that the new information is used for an invoice payment, please update the account before your invoice date (either the 15th of the month or the last day of the month).

If a payment from your preferred funding source fails (for example, if your credit card expires), the eBay invoice amount can be paid from other available funding sources.

You can also specify funding sources that you don't want to use for automatic payments from the My preapproved payments page.

If you need more information about paying with PayPal, contact PayPal Customer Support.

Paying by Direct Debit

Direct debit is available to sellers who have an Australian bank account and are billed in Australian dollars. We'll automatically deduct your selling fees from your bank account on the same day each month (based on the date you're invoiced).

If you select this option, you'll need to provide your bank account and BSB numbers. eBay will deposit a few cents into your bank account to confirm your account information. If there aren't any problems with the deposit, your account will be confirmed and it will be used to make automatic payments. You don't need to do anything else. This process can take up to one day after you provide your account information.

If you're invoiced in the middle of the month your bank account will be debited no sooner than the 5th of the following month. If you're invoiced at the end of the month your bank account will be debited no sooner than the 20th of the following month. Learn more about payment processing and due dates.

You can update your bank account information at any time. To make sure that the new information is used to pay your next invoice, update your account information at least two days before your invoice date (either the 15th of the month or the last day of the month). Until we can confirm your account information by making a trial deposit your account won't be used to make automatic payments.

Paying by credit card

We accept the following credit cards:

  • Visa

  • MasterCard

Your credit card is usually charged five to seven days after you receive your invoice.

Prepaid cards can't be used to pay your selling fees.

You can update the credit card on file for automatic payments at any time. To make sure that the new information is used to pay your next invoice, update the credit card before your invoice date (either the 15th of the month or the last day of the month).

Changing your payment method

To change your automatic payment method for your next invoice:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. In the Payment methods for Seller Fees section, click the Change automatic payment method link and then make your selection.

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Removing payment information from your account

You can remove your automatic payment method at any time.

To remove your payment method information:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Click the Account tab and then click the Personal Information link on the left.

  3. In the Financial Information section, find the payment method you’d like to remove and click the Remove link on the right.

You may continue to accrue fees for any listings you have on the site, as well as monthly fees for any active subscriptions such as eBay Stores. Make sure you cancel any subscriptions if you want to close your account.

If you have an outstanding balance, you'll need to make a one-time payment before you can remove your payment information.

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