How to Link Paypal to Ebay

Make it easy to pay for your purchase

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When it comes time to pay for the products you've so meticulously outbid others to secure on eBay, the process of signing in to your PayPal account can seem like an unneeded nuisance. Fortunately, since both services are close-knit due to having the same parent company, you can learn how to link Paypal to eBay by following a few quick steps. It makes the whole process a lot quicker.

If you don’t have a PayPal account yet and are wondering how to get started, it's easier than you might think. Check out the LifeWire guide to getting started with PayPal.

How to Link PayPal to eBay

To link your PayPal account with your eBay account, there are only a couple of hoops to jump through:

  1. Go to the eBay homepage and sign in to your account.

    It doesn't matter what web browser you use to do this, or whether you're using a desktop, laptop, or smartphone. Just make sure you have your login credentials handy. Store them in a password manager so they're never far away and are nice and secure.

  2. Select My eBay to go to your eBay account page. Alternatively, select your account name, then select Account near the top of the page.

  3. Select Paypal account from the left-hand menu.

  4. Select Link my Paypal Account.

  5. You'll then be asked to login to your PayPal account, providing secondary authentication information if you have that enabled on your account.

  6. Once complete, your PayPal and eBay accounts will be linked and your purchases on eBay will be far quicker.

You can also become PayPal verified in order to confirm your identity on new eBay accounts, increase your PayPal spending limits, and gain access to PayPal's seller protection policy. You can do so from your PayPal account page, or select Become Verified on the eBay account page dedicated to PayPal accounts. There's a couple of steps to follow beyond that, but it doesn't take too long.