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How do I pay later when purchasing a shipping label?

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When starting to sell on eBay, your payments may be held for up to 21 days as a part of our Funds Availability Policy. During this time, you can use some of your pending payment to pay for shipment and get your business up and running.


To Qualify


  • You must have a PayPal account set up for your label payments.
  • You need to select USPS Domestic or First Class International as your shipping option.
  • The total cost of the order is less than $50, and the shipping cost is $15 (or less).
  • The total cost of the order is more than $50 and the shipping cost no more than 30% of the order.

Note: If the cost of shipping is more than the total payment for the transaction you won’t be able to use the held funds to fund your label.


To Opt-In


To opt-in to prefunded labels, start by agreeing to the PayPal Billing Agreement using the steps below. During the opt-in process, you will need to pay for the first label, but labels after that will be prefunded.


  1.   On the eBay homepage, click My eBay.
  2.   Click Sold.
  3.   Select Print shipping label in the More actions column.
  4.   Under Purchase postage, place a checkmark in the box to sign up for the Billing agreement.
  5.   Click Purchase postage.
  6.   Sign in to your PayPal account.
  7.   Review the Billing agreement, then click Agree and continue.


Note: Remember that you'll pay for your first label. You'll be eligible for prefunded labels with your next printed label.


Printing Prefunded Labels


Once you have opted-in, you can print prefunded labels by selecting the Later option on the label printing page with the following steps:


  1.   Click My eBay.
  2.   Click Sold.
  3.   Find your item.
  4.   Click the drop-down in the Actions column.
  5.   Click Print shipping label.
  6.   On the Purchase and print USPS postage page, under Purchase postage, select Later.
  7.   Click Purchase postage.
  8.   Click Pay and print to print your label.


To Opt-Out


If you would like to opt-out for a single shipping label, you need to select the Right now option on the label printing page. To opt-out permanently, follow the steps below:


  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the Gear icon in the top right
  3. Click the Payments link to the right of Account.
  4. Click on Manage pre-approved payments.
  5. Click on eBay Inc Shipping.
  6. Click Cancel under Status.