Offering your buyers safe and convenient payment choices can help your sale go smoothly, earn you positive Feedback, and bring them back for more.
For most categories, you need to offer at least one electronic payment or Internet merchant credit card option. This provides a fast and secure transaction for you and the buyer. When a buyer clicks the Pay Now button in My eBay, the listing, or email notification, they pay you immediately and the payment is processed through the option you've chosen. You receive an email telling you you've been paid and you can ship the item.
You can also offer payment upon pickup.
Learn more about selecting your payment preferences.
You'll be offered payment options when you list your item. Payment options for most listings include:
Payment by personal cheque, cashier's cheque, bank-to-bank transfers, or money order isn't allowed for most eBay purchases.
This doesn't apply to: some Motors categories, the Real Estate and Adult Only categories, and capital equipment. For a list of excluded categories, see the accepted payments policy.
Here's a comparison of payment options for most listing types. For details on each electronic option, click its name.
Payment by personal cheque, cashier's cheque, bank-to-bank transfers, or money order may be offered for capital equipment, Real Estate, Adult Only (on eBay.com), and some Motors categories.
See the accepted payments policy for the complete list of categories for these payment types.
For high-priced items, many sellers use Escrow.com (eBay's approved escrow service). Learn more about using escrow services.
Never accept overpayments from buyers for items, especially if the buyer asks to be reimbursed for overpayment. Requests like this are often part of a counterfeit cashier's cheque scheme. Learn more about avoiding payment problems.
The payment methods described in this article are for Canadian listings only. For payment options in other countries, see the eBay help pages for that country.
Sellers can't require buyers to pay using methods that aren't allowed on eBay or that they didn't include in their listing. For details, see the accepted payments policy.
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Accepted payments policy
Selecting your payment preferences
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