How to Link PayPal to eBay

Make it easy to pay for your purchase

What to Know

  • Sign in to your eBay account. Go to My eBay > Account > PayPal account > Link my PayPal Account.
  • Log in to your PayPal account. Provide your authentication information if you enabled it.

When it comes time to pay for the products you outbid others to secure on eBay, the process of signing in to your PayPal account can seem like an unneeded nuisance. 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 process a lot quicker.

If you don’t have a PayPal account and are wondering how to get started, 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 few steps to follow:

  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 use a desktop, laptop, or smartphone. Make sure you have your login credentials handy. Store them in a password manager so they're never far away and are 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 menu.

  4. Select Link my PayPal Account.

  5. You're then asked to log in 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 quicker.

You can also become PayPal verified 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 long.

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