How to Accept Other Than PayPal for eBay Sales

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How to Accept Other Than PayPal for eBay Sales
You can accept credit cards as an additional eBay payment option. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Not everyone who shops on eBay uses PayPal, so you may be losing potential buyers by including PayPal as your only payment option. Including other payment options, such as credit cards, Moneybookers, ProPay and Paymate, will ensure that buyers have a greater variety of payment choices when buying one of your items. All you have to do to add an additional payment option is register for one of the additional payment options, link it to your eBay account and add it as a payment option when you create a listing. You must have a merchant account and payment gateway provider to accept credit cards.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Adding a Moneybookers, ProPay or Paymate Payment Option

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    Visit the Moneybookers, ProPay and Paymate websites to register additional payment options; these three payments options are all supported by eBay as of November 2010. Register for accounts on the aforementioned sites and link the accounts to your eBay account. You can automatically link a ProPay account to your eBay account during the ProPay signup process, but to link your Moneybookers and Paymate accounts, you have to access your Moneybookers and Paymate accounts and choose the "Link to eBay" option.

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    List your item. On the "Create your listing" page, Click "Add or remove payment options" next to "Decide how you'd like to get paid" near the bottom of the page. Select from the payment options you registered for. Click "Save."

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    Create your listing. Buyers can now elect to pay you through whatever payment option you included. The buyer does not have to sign up for a Moneybookers, ProPay or Paymate account to send payment via those payment options.

    Adding a Merchant Credit Card Payment Option

  1. 1

    Visit and sign into your eBay account. Click "My eBay" and select the "Account" tab. Click "Site Preferences" and click the "Show" button next to "Payment from buyers." Click "Edit." The "Payment preferences" page will appear.

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    Fill out the require payment gateway information, such as your payment gateway provider, merchant login ID, merchant login password, credit cards you'll accept and whether you wish for buyers to enter their credit card's security code for verification. You will receive notification that your payment gateway information is confirmed on the following "Payment preferences" screen.

  3. 3

    Click "Accept credit or debit card payments to your Internet merchant account" to add a credit card payment option to your auctions.

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