How to Link Paypal to eBay: Step-by-step Guide for a Beginner

Is eBay one of your go-to online shopping stores? As a PayPal account holder, you must be using your PayPal balance as payment options for purchasing items in the store, especially if you fear the security of using your credit cards. So why not link PayPal to eBay instead? Before we go on, make sure to check our other write-ups on Brighter Guide.

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Why link PayPal to eBay

If you link PayPal to eBay, you will have a faster and more straightforward experience for payments of items you purchase on eBay stores. And that means lesser hassle with filling up personal information and payment method.

That will also mean that you will have safer payments and shopping experience. Since you will only be typing in your email and not your bank account, you will not be easily exposed online.

You see, most sellers on eBay accept PayPal as one of its payment modes in the list of options. One of the best reasons is that the service is free for all its account users. Sure, there is a charge for a transaction, but the service itself is free 100%.

Now that we have that covered, we would like to teach you how to link PayPal to eBay. Please stay tuned and read the rest of the article.

Did you know that you can do a lot of things with your PayPal account? Make sure to check out our guides on how to receive moneywithdraw money, purchase digital gifts, and even use it on Walmart.

How to link PayPal to eBay

If we are to link PayPal to eBay, you would be surprised how smooth the whole operation is. That is if you already have an active PayPal account, of course. Here’s how it goes.

  1. Open a new tab on your web browser and head to eBay’s official login page.eBay Sign in

  2. Type in your email or username and password before clicking on the “Sign in” button.

  3. On the top-left corner of the page is your username. Click on it to show the “Account Settings.” Click on it to enter the Settings.
    Account Settings

  4. Under the Account tab, click on the “Link My PayPal Account” to initiate the process.

  5. You will then reach the PayPal login page.Link My PayPal Account

  6. Type in your PayPal account’s email address and the password before clicking on the “Log in” button.
    PayPal Log in

  7. A prompt will appear that says, “You’re almost done linking your accounts.”Return to eBay

  8. Click on the “Return to eBay” button.

  9. Wait a few seconds, and you will automatically go back to your eBay account. This time, you will see your PayPal account information below the My Account tab.PayPal Linked to eBay

  10. That’s it. You can now buy on eBay and use PayPal as your source of funds.

Now that you have linked PayPal to your eBay account, purchasing any item from the store will be like a breeze. All you need to do is choose a product, click on the checkout button, and pay using PayPal.

If you decide to unlink PayPal from your eBay account in the future, that would be just as easy as linking it. All you need to do is click on the “Unlink Accounts” button next to your PayPal email area. And that’s it.


Whenever you try to set up your eBay account as a business, you will be asked to provide payment details and other payment option as per to your liking. Fraudulent payments will always be refunded.

Do you think PayPal is the best payment method for eBay? Or do you believe that there is a much better alternative? Let us know what you think in the comment section. We would love to know your opinion.

Also, feel free to make other suggestions if you have one use for this community. Or perhaps, ask any questions regarding about access to sellers, business sellers, PayPal Credit, or about today’s topic. We appreciate your contributions, and we will try to respond to all your queries as soon as we can.

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