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Your payment processing and due date

Your invoice date

Depending on when you created your seller's account, your invoice date is either the 15th of the month or the last day of the month. You'll receive your invoice by email within 5 days of the invoice date. It is not possible to change your invoice due date.

The date you receive your invoice determines your payment due date and your automatic payment schedule.

Billing cycle date Payment is due by...

15th of the month

The 15th of the next month

Last day of the month

The last day of the next month

You can find your invoice date and view your current balance and details of specific charges on your Account status page.

To locate your invoice date:
  1. Go to your Account status page.

  2. Click the Show details link.

  3. Look for the day of the month in the Billing cycle column.

Get more help with viewing your account status and invoices.

Payment due date

Your invoice total will include your previous month's account activity as well as any past due amounts.

Your full payment is due by the next invoice date. For example, if you receive an invoice on 20 May, your payment is due by 15 June.

If you have an automatic payment method (credit card, PayPal, or direct debit) on file with eBay, you don't need to do anything when you get your invoice - payment will be taken automatically in time to meet your payment due date.

If you don't have an automatic payment option on your account, you'll need to make a payment by the next invoice date to keep your account up to date.

To find out if you're set up for automatic payments, or if you'd like to make a one-time payment, look at the payment section of your invoice.

Learn more about how to make a one-time payment or add an automatic payment method to your account.

eBay automatic payment schedule

You can have eBay automatically charge your selling fees to a credit card, or deduct them from your PayPal account or bank account. The timing of this charge varies, depending on your invoice date and your selected payment method.

Note: Sellers on can currently only use PayPal, not a credit card or bank account, for automatic seller fee payments

Invoice date

When will my credit card be charged?

When will my PayPal account be debited?

When will my bank account be debited?

15th of the month

Between 23rd and 25th of the month

Between 30th of the month and 2nd of the next month

For February invoices, between 2nd and 4th of March

Between 30th and 1st/2nd of the next month
(depending on the number of days in the month)

For February invoices, between 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th of March
(depending on the number of days in February)

Last day of the month

Between 8th and 10th of the month

Between the 15th and 17th of the month

Between the 15th and 17th of the month

For more help with automatic payments, see Selecting, changing or removing an automatic payment method.

Automatic payment methods

All sellers are required to have an automatic payment method on file . We accept the following types of automatic payment methods:

  • PayPal

  • Credit card

  • Direct Pay from your checking account

Your invoice payment will be automatically processed by your payment due date, according to the payment method you chose when you created your seller account.

Automatic payment method Date charged


No sooner than 10 days from your invoice date

Credit card

5-7 days after your invoice date

Direct Pay from checking

No sooner than 15 days from your invoice date

To confirm your payment method on file:

1. Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may need to sign in.

2. Place your pointer over the Account tab, and then click Seller Account.

3. Scroll down to the section titled Payment methods for Seller Fees to find out your current payment method.

Onetime payments

You can also make a onetime payment to pay your seller invoice. To ensure that you don't make duplicate payments, allow at least 5 days between any onetime payment and your automatic scheduled payment.

Paying by check (for businesses only)

It may take up to 10 business days after we receive your check to process and post the payment to your account. When paying by check, submit a payment coupon  along with your check and mail it to the address on the coupon. Allow 10 business days plus delivery time between the date you mail the payment and your payment due date.

Payment requirements

  • eBay requires payment in full each month on accounts with an amount due of €1.00 or more.

  • If your account becomes overdue, your account may be suspended for non-payment, and you may be responsible for collection costs.

  • For accounts over 180 days overdue, action may include deducting the amount owed from your PayPal account balance.

  • In the event your seller's account is suspended for any reason, any amount due on your account will immediately become due and payable. eBay reserves the right to immediately charge any amount you have not previously disputed to the payment method that you are using.

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