PayPal is one of the most popular payment options on eBay. It is vital, as an online seller, to have PayPal as one of your payment options, as without it you are losing out on the 20 million active shoppers using PayPal in the UK every year.

Linking your PayPal to your eBay account will allow you to pay for purchases you make on eBay. But, even more importantly, it allows you to accept PayPal payments from your customers. This payment method is especially popular due to its high level of security and its ease of use. Using PayPal as a business can boost online sales and opens the gateway to list higher profile products within eBay.

Use PayPal 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. You can then select PayPal as your payment method from there.

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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.

  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

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How do I know which PayPal account is linked to eBay?

If you already have a PayPal account linked to eBay but you can’t remember which account it was, you can find out by going to My Ebay. Within the Account tab, click PayPal Account and you should find yourself at a screen with PayPal account information at the top. Clicking on the first option, “see your PayPal account summary” will take you through to your linked PayPal account.
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Verify your PayPal Account

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. Check out our blog on increasing your eBay sales for some extra tips and tricks for making the money online.