Buying on eBay? Make sure you’ve got PayPal
- the global leader in online payment solutions and the preferred
payment method by 5 out of 6 buyers on eBay.1
Trusted by over 160 million users in 190
markets, PayPal is the fast, secure, easy and free
way to send money across the island or around the world – without
ever disclosing your financial information to the seller. All you
need to get started is an email address.
Once you’ve found that perfect designer handbag
in the US, watch in Singapore, or bargain from the UK, paying with
PayPal is simple. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions below.
• Check if the seller offers PayPal
• Pay for your item with PayPal
the seller offers PayPal
There are two ways to see if a seller offers
PayPal as a payment method:
- Look in the PayPal column on the search results
- Look for the PayPal logo in the “Payment Details”
section of the item description page
If you can’t see the PayPal logo or symbol
for a listing, be sure to ask the seller if PayPal is an option.
PayPal is the safer, easier way
to pay online.
Paying for your item
When you’ve purchased an item that offers PayPal,
you can complete payment for it in three easy steps simply by clicking
the Pay Now button.
Step 1: Review your purchase
(A) Be sure to check your postage address and
the total price of the item (item price, postage and handling,
plus insurance if applicable).
(B) If you have a PayPal coupon, please enter
the Redemption code and click Apply to enjoy
(C) Click Continue to go to
*Note: If the email address that you
use to login to PayPal is different than your registered eBay
email address, you will need to link your eBay username to your
PayPal account so that you'll be properly recognised. Otherwise,
your coupon may not be recognised by eBay and PayPal. Learn
more about adding eBay accounts to PayPal.
Step 2: Choose to pay with PayPal
- Choose to pay with PayPal by logging in to
your PayPal account. If you don’t have an account yet, it only
takes minutes to sign
up for PayPal.
PayPal is the preferred way to pay on eBay – PayPal
never shares your financial details with sellers, plus, shopping
using PayPal is free.
Step 3: Confirm your payment
- Review details one last time before confirming
your payment to the seller.
- Please also ensure the postage details in your
PayPal account are the same as the postage details in My eBay
to avoid confusing the seller.
- When you’re sure everything’s right,
click the Confirm payment button.
- You’ve now successfully paid for your
purchase on eBay while keeping your financial details secure through
If you don’t wish to pay for your item immediately, you can always
choose to pay at a later time using PayPal in two ways:
- Click the Pay Now button next
to the item you purchased from inside My eBay.
- Click the Pay Now button in
the confirmation email you receive from eBay and the seller. This
email would also contain detailed information from your seller.
From here, follow the same three easy steps
outlined above to completing your payment with PayPal.
Do remember that the faster you pay for an item,
the faster a seller can mail it to you.
Your eBay international purchase is fully protected
No matter what the amount, when you pay with PayPal, get
protection coverage for qualifying items bought on eBay.com
and eBay.co.uk – in the unlikely event something goes wrong.2
Check the ‘Buy Safely’ section on eBay when viewing
your item and start your holiday shopping on eBay.com
or eBay.co.uk with peace of