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Published: July 06 2006, 10:39:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 2:10:24 PM

How can I block buyers who do not have a PayPal account from purchasing my items?

How can I block buyers who do not have a PayPal account from purchasing my items?

These are the options that you can use to prevent users from purchasing your item if they do  not have a PayPal account:

1.  Add buyer requirements to your listings

  • In MyeBay, under the My Account column, click the "Preferences" link
  • In the Seller Preferences section, click the “Edit” link
  • Select your buyer requirement "Do not have a PayPal account"
  • Click the Submit button to save your requirement

Note:  Requiring buyers to have a PayPal account does not mean that the buyer must pay for the item using PayPal. It only requires that the buyer be a PayPal account holder before they can bid on or purchase the item through whichever payment method you accept

2.  Require Immediate Payment when you list the Item

Here is a sample of the AddItem call with field AutoPay set to true:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<
AddItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <
Version>467</Version>
  <
Item>
    <
AutoPay>true</AutoPay>
    <
BuyItNowPrice>10.0</BuyItNowPrice>
    <
Country>US</Country>
    <
Currency>USD</Currency>
    <
Description>description</Description>
    <
ListingDuration>Days_7</ListingDuration>
    <
PostalCode>95125</PostalCode>
    <
PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <
PayPalEmailAddress>test@test.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <
PrimaryCategory>
      <
CategoryID>1463</CategoryID>
    </
PrimaryCategory>
    <
Quantity>1</Quantity>
    <
StartPrice>1.0</StartPrice>
    <
Title>title</Title>
    <
ShippingDetails>
      <
ShippingServiceOptions>
        <
ShippingService>USPSParcel</ShippingService>
        <
ShippingServiceCost currencyID="USD">3</ShippingServiceCost>
        <
ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
      </
ShippingServiceOptions>
    </
ShippingDetails>
  </
Item>
  <
RequesterCredentials>
    <
eBayAuthToken>***</eBayAuthToken>
  </
RequesterCredentials>
</
AddItemRequest>

3.  In the AddItem call, set Item.BuyerRequirements.LinkedPayPalAccount to true. 
If true, only bidders with PayPal accounts linked to eBay may bid.

Please read the relevant documentation to understand the effects of each of the settings.

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