PayPal is one of the most popular payment options on eBay, so it’s only natural that you’ll want to link a PayPal account to eBay.

The linking will allow you to use PayPal to pay for purchases you make on eBay. But, even more importantly, it allows you to accept PayPal payments from your customers. With 14 million active shoppers using PayPal in the UK, this offers great opportunities. The payment method is especially popular due to its high level of security and its easy use. Using PayPal as a business can increase online sales up to 26%! It also allows you to open an eBay Store and to list higher profile products. You definitely don’t want to miss out on that!

Let’s Get Started

There are a couple of options on how to link a PayPal account to eBay. And the good news is that they are both super easy!

How to use your Paypal Account to set up your eBay Business Account

This approach allows you to use your PayPal account to set up your eBay business account. When you set up your eBay account as a business, you will be asked to provide payment details. There you can select PayPal.

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You will then be required to enter your log in details or create a PayPal account, if you don’t have one yet.

How to link a Paypal Account to an Existing eBay Account

The second option is to link your PayPal and eBay accounts once you are already logged in to eBay. Simply follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Login into your eBay seller account and go to My eBay.
  2. On the Account tab, click the PayPal Account link.
  3. Click the Link My PayPal Account button. You’ll be asked to log in to PayPal to finish linking your accounts.
  4. If you don’t have a PayPal account yet, you can click the Sign Up button instead (you can find a detailed guide on how to set up a business PayPal account here).

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Let’s Get Verified

As a final step, you should verify your PayPal account. This means that you’ve confirmed your identity with both eBay and PayPal and will allow you to raise your sending and withdrawal limits. Verifying your PayPal account will also allow you to sell internationally.

To verify your account, you need to log in to PayPal and follow the instructions on your Summary page to complete your profile. You are fully verified as soon as your profile is at 100%.

Let’s Make Money

Having followed these simple steps, you can now boost your eBay sales by taking advantage of PayPal’s popularity and simplicity.

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This is the third in a series of articles on selling on eBay. Visit eBay Integration section for the complete list of resources.