How to Link PayPal to eBay
To link your PayPal account to your eBay account, you will first need to login and access the My eBay portal in the top right of the screen. From here, you will want to click the account tab and scroll down until you reach the PayPal Account Information Option. Select this option, and then the Link my PayPal button on the following page.
You will then be prompted to enter your login information a second time for security reasons. This is normal and should not be a cause of concern. Once you have logged in a second time, you will be prompted to sign in to your PayPal account.
If successful, you will be presented with the below message:
Simply click the link to return to eBay and enjoy the benefits of linking your eBay and PayPal accounts.
How to Disconnect Your PayPal Account from eBay
Disconnecting your PayPal account from eBay is even easier than linking them. To disconnect your PayPal account from eBay, return to the My eBay portal used to connect the accounts. Click on the ‘Account’ tab and subsequently, the PayPal Account Information Tab.
You will see an option to unlink accounts. By clicking this option, your PayPal information will be wiped from eBay.
An alternative method is to revoke access through your PayPal account. To do this, you will need to login to your PayPal account and select the Security option in settings. Next, select Permissions You’ve Given and click the update button.
You will then be presented with a list of sites and businesses that have permission to access your PayPal account. All you need to do is locate eBay and click the remove icon next to the site name. The process is the same for any other site you need to revoke access for.
Benefits of Using PayPal with eBay
eBay allows it sellers a great deal of freedom in choosing a payment method and there are many options to choose from. There is a reason, however, that PayPal is both the default method and the most popular payment option for eBay buyers and sellers.
While eBay still collects fees on transactions conducted through third-party platforms like PayPal, these fees are modest in comparison to the many benefits that come with using PayPal. For example, while eBay does not allow transactions to be completed in bitcoin, PayPal does. This makes it possible to buy and sell bitcoin using eBay.
Additionally, PayPal’s website is secure and encrypted, which adds another layer of protection to eBay’s already secure and encrypted checkout process. As long as you are using a secure connection, you have very little to worry about when using PayPal with eBay.
Another bonus to using PayPal is that the buyer and seller do not have to share credit card or bank account information. This helps protect both parties from unscrupulous users looking to steal personal information.
While PayPal is a great option, there are certain situations in which alternative payment methods can be more useful. To learn more about alternatives to PayPal, check out Carolyn K.’s article How to Sell on eBay Without PayPal on the Subivi Times.
All in all, PayPal is a great option for eBay users to protect their personal and financial information from fraudulent actors. Not only is PayPal safer than most other payment methods, but ti is also a very convenient, multipurpose tool that can be used on a variety of major platforms besides eBay.
This makes it especially appealing for first-time buyers, who will appreciate the extra layer of security to supplement their lack of knowledge about eBay best practices.