PayPal stores your bank, credit or debit card details so that you don't have to type them in each time you pay. Just check out in a few easy clicks, using only your email address and PayPal password, without sharing any financial information with the seller. You can also get full protection for your purchases at no extra cost, so you can shop with confidence.
Buying made easy on eBay
PayPal makes paying for things on eBay safer, faster and easier so that you can focus on the fun part: finding the item you love and receiving it. You can also use it to pay for items on your mobile when you're on the go. Don't have a PayPal account? Sign up for free
Why pay with PayPal
Pay faster and get your items sooner
Sellers usually only post to buyers once they get paid, so paying by cheque or postal order can delay delivery time. Pay instantly with PayPal and you can receive your items faster. You can even use the eBay app to pay for items with PayPal on your mobile.
Keep your financial details under wraps
One of the safest things about PayPal is that your payment details are never shared with the seller. When you pay by cheque or even by card, you reveal your sort code, bank account or card number. With PayPal the seller only sees your email and delivery address.
Shop at ease with buyer protection
When you pay with PayPal you can get full protection* for your eBay purchases. So you can shop with confidence knowing that if you have any problems with your item, you can get a full refund for your purchase* (including postage). Learn more about buyer protection
Only register your details once
You can make PayPal payments using your credit card, debit card, or bank account. You only need to register the details once and PayPal will remember and safeguard them for you.
Shop with thousands of brands
PayPal isn't just for eBay, it's also accepted at thousands of websites including many leading brands. Now you can even use PayPal to shop on the high street with your mobile. Learn more