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Published: March 05 2007, 11:40:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 3:21:35 PM

In the Payment Methods accepted, on the View Item page for an Item, how can I get the page to display that I prefer PayPal as below?  

Summary

The page displays this seller prefers PayPal if the seller has turned on the PayPal Preferred settting.  The seller can either turn this on via the site, using MyeBay or by making the API call SetUserPreferences.  It is applied to all items that are listed after the setting is turned on, and the view item pages for those items will display that the seller prefers PayPal.
 


Detailed Description

To turn on the setting, you can make a call to SetUserPreferences as below:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<SetUserPreferencesRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Version>501</Version>

  <RequesterCredentials>

    <eBayAuthToken>*****</eBayAuthToken>

  </RequesterCredentials>

  <SellerPaymentPreferences>

    <PayPalPreferred>true</PayPalPreferred>

  </SellerPaymentPreferences>

</SetUserPreferencesRequest>


To verify the setting you can make a call to GetUserPreferences as below:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<GetUserPreferencesRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Version>501</Version>

  <RequesterCredentials>

    <eBayAuthToken>*****</eBayAuthToken>

  </RequesterCredentials>

  <ShowSellerPaymentPreferences>true</ShowSellerPaymentPreferences>

</GetUserPreferencesRequest>

 

The response will show you if it is turned on:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<
GetUserPreferencesResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Timestamp>2007-03-05T18:17:22.343Z</Timestamp>

  <Ack>Success</Ack>

  <Version>501</Version>

  <Build>e501_core_Bundled_4279081_R1</Build>

  <SellerPaymentPreferences>

    <DisplayPayNowButton>ShowPayNowButtonForPayPalOnly</DisplayPayNowButton>

    <PayPalPreferred>true</PayPalPreferred>

    <DefaultPayPalEmailAddress>test@test.com</DefaultPayPalEmailAddress>

    <PayPalAlwaysOn>true</PayPalAlwaysOn>

    <SellerPaymentAddress>

      <Country>US</Country>

    </SellerPaymentAddress>

    <UPSRateOption>UPSOnDemandRates</UPSRateOption>

  </SellerPaymentPreferences>

</GetUserPreferencesResponse>

You can also turn on the PayPal Preferred setting using MyeBay as follows:

  • log into your account and go to MyeBay
  • Under My Account, click on Preferences
  • In the section Selling Preferences, find Payment from buyers
  • Click on Show
  • It will expand the preferences - click on the link Edit
  • Check the preference, "Tell Buyers that I prefer PayPal payments."
  • Click the button Submit


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