change paypal account on ebay

Have you recently changed your PayPal account and now want to change it on your eBay account? Well, we explain this fully in this article.

eBay and PayPal are a great combination as it makes sending and receiving payments so much easier, so we fully understand why you want to link them together.

Also, PayPal saves a lot of time having to enter your card details every time you want to make a purchase.

1. Go to eBay

Firstly, head over to eBay.

Depending where you are in the world, you will use a different eBay store.

For example, if you are in the United States, you will probably use

2. Go to your eBay summary

Next, you need to go to your eBay summary.

To go there, you need to hover your mouse over “My eBay” which is in the top right of most eBay pages.

my ebay list

When you hover over “My eBay”, a list of options will appear.

You need to click on “Summary”.

my ebay summary

This will then take you to your eBay activity summary.

3. Click “Account” to go to eBay account settings

Now go and click on “Account” on the top on the row of options.

my ebay account

Then, you will see multiple different lists.

These lists include:

  • Personal info
  • Payment Information
  • Account preferences
  • Selling
  • Donation preferences

4. Under “Payment information” click “Payments”

Locate the list titled “Payment information”.

In the list, there should be an option named “Payments”.

payment information list

Click on it and it will take you to all of the payment methods on your eBay account.

ebay payment methods

Before showing you this information, eBay may require you to sign-in again.

5. Delete your current PayPal account from eBay

Next, you need to delete your current PayPal account from eBay.

Your PayPal account will be listed as one of your payment methods.

paypal option on ebay

So, you need to go to the bottom right of the payment method, and click on the “Delete” button.

Then, you will get a confirmation box pop up, where you need to click “Delete” again.

confirm delete paypal payment method

After you’ve clicked “Delete”, the page will refresh and you will see a green box saying “You’ve deleted a PayPal account”.

remove paypal from ebay confirmation

So you have no longer got your old PayPal account linked to your eBay account!

6. Add your new PayPal account to eBay

Now, you need to add your other or new PayPal account to eBay.

If you remain on the Payments page and click on “Add payment option”, you will notice PayPal is not listed.

add payment option ebay

So, if you want to check out with PayPal, you will add it when you make a purchase on eBay.

When you find a product you want to order, then we continue with the next step.

Once you are on the product page, click on “Buy it now” or if there are other products you would like to order, click on “Add to basket”.

Next, you will be taken to the checkout page.

On the checkout page, will be a list titled “Pay with”.

paypal payment method

So you need to locate PayPal on this list.

Then, once you have, click on the blue dot next to it. This will select PayPal.

Now when you go to checkout, you will click on “Pay with PayPal”.

pay with paypal

This will take you to a page where you can sign in to PayPal, and choose what payment option you would like to use on PayPal.

You can choose from:

  • Card
  • Bank account
  • Account balance

Then, you can click “Pay” and your order will be placed on the different PayPal account!

Can you use a different PayPal account on eBay?

You can use a different PayPal account on eBay. We understand you may want to use your PayPal business account instead of your personal account or a different account, but regardless, it is possible.

We have guided you through the whole process in the guide above.

Final words

We hope you have found this guide of how to change PayPal account on ebay useful.

It isn’t that straight forward to change your PayPal account on eBay, but with the help of this guide, hopefully you you have managed to do it.

As we briefly outlined, there are multiple reasons why you may want to use different accounts as well, but this allows you to do so.

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