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Making a one-time payment

Even though all sellers are required to have an automatic payment method on file, you can also make a one-time payment for your eBay fees using any of the following payment methods:

  • PayPal

  • Direct Debit

  • Credit card

  • Cheque or money order using a voucher

Important: The option to make a one-time payment allows sellers to pay their eBay fees. This isn't a method for buyers to pay sellers.

Coordinating one-time and automatic payments

Because 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.

Learn more about payment processing and due dates.

Making a one-time payment to pay eBay fees

You can make a one-time payment at any time. You can use a different payment method to the one that's set up for automatic payments.

To make a one-time payment:
  1. Go to My eBay. You might be asked to sign in.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. Under Payment methods for Seller Fees, click the one-time payment link and follow the onscreen instructions.

Things to note if you make a one-time payment:
  • You must be a registered user of eBay.com.au

  • You must be billed in AU Dollars, US Dollars, UK Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Euros or Yen.

  • You must have a PayPal account.

  • If you have funds directly available in your PayPal account, your payment will be posted to your eBay account within minutes.

  • If you fund your PayPal account through your bank account, your eBay account will reflect the payment as "pending" until the funds have cleared. This may take several days.

  • You can check the status of the payment in your PayPal account. You can also visit your eBay account status page to see when the payment is posted to your eBay account.

    For help with PayPal payments, contact PayPal Customer Support.

You can make a one-time payment using your bank account, even if you haven't set this up as your automatic payment method.
  • You must be billed in AU dollars.

  • You must use an Australian bank account.

  • You don't have to use the same credit card that you have on file for automatic payments.

Please enclose a payment voucher with your cheque or money order to ensure that your payment is processed quickly and accurately. To avoid duplicate payments, be sure to post your cheque or money order for the full amount owed at least ten days prior to your invoice date.
  • Always write your eBay invoice number and user ID on the front of your cheque or money order.

  • Always send your cheque or money order to the address shown on the payment voucher. Sending it to any other address will delay processing.

  • Cheque and money order payments can take up to 10 business days to process and post to your account.

  • Your cheque information must match your account information (no third-party cheques).

  • Cheques or money orders drawn on foreign banks must include an additional $10.00 to cover bank fees.

  • Returned cheques are subject to a $15.00 service charge.

Viewing the status of a one-time payment

To view the status of a one-time payment:
  1. Go to My eBay. You might be asked to sign in.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. Click the Payments and refunds link under your current balance.

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