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Select, change or remove an automatic payment method

Setting up automatic payments

When you start selling on eBay, we ask you to set up an automatic payment method in order to continue listing on the site and also for your seller fees.

You have a choice of three automatic payment methods:

To set up an automatic payment method, follow the same steps as updating your automatic payment method. The payment method you set up with us is noted on your Seller account page. You can change your payment method any time. You can also make a onetime payment.

Each month we'll send you an invoice to notify you of the amount we intend to deduct from your automatic payment method. You'll receive your invoice on the first of the month or the 15th of the month (see Your payment due date). You don't need to take any action when we send you this invoice. For information on payment requirements, late fees and payment schedules, see your payment due date.

For a breakdown of your recent fees, see your account status and the seller fees page

Paying by PayPal

PayPal is a safe, convenient way to automatically pay your eBay seller fees automatically. When you set up automatic PayPal payments, your seller fees are 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 the 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.

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 used for automatic payments from the PayPal My pre-approved payments page in your PayPal profile. You can update the PayPal account on file for automatic payments at any time.

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

Paying by direct debit

eBay can automatically deduct your selling fees from your bank account on the same day each month if you provide your sort code and account number. Your selling fees will be deducted approximately 5-12 days after you receive your invoice.

Invoice date

When will my bank account be debited?

15th of
the month

Between 30th of the month and 1st/2nd of the next month
(depending on the number of days in the month)

For February, between 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th of March
(depending on the number of days in February)

Last day of
the month

Between 15th and 17th of the month

Learn more about your payment due dates.

You can update your bank account information at any time.

To remove your bank account from your eBay seller’s account, see removing a payment method from your account

Paying by credit card

You can have eBay automatically charge your selling fees to a credit card. eBay accepts the following cards:

  • Visa

  • MasterCard

Your credit card will normally be charged 7-10 days after you receive your invoice.

Invoice Date

When will my credit card be charged?

15th of the month

Between 23rd and 25th of the month

Last day of the month

Between 8th and 10th of the month

Learn more about eBay account invoices and payment schedules.

You can update the credit card on file for automatic payments at any time. To make sure that the new information is used for an invoice payment, please update the credit card before the end of your billing cycle.

To remove a credit card from your account, see removing a payment method from your account below.

Updating your automatic payment method

To change your automatic payment method for your next invoice:
  1. Go to My eBay. You may need to sign in.

  2. Click the Account tab.

  3. In the Payment methods for Seller Fees section, click Change the automatic payment method link.

    Follow the on-screen instructions.

Removing a payment method from your account

You can remove your automatic payment method at any time.

To remove your payment method information:
  1. Go to My eBay. You may need to sign in.

  2. Click the Account tab, then click Personal Information.

  3. In the Financial Information section, find the payment method you'd like to remove and click Remove.

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

If you have an outstanding balance, you will need to make onetime payment before you can remove your payment information.

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