When will the hold on my eBay payment be released on my PayPal account?

If your eBay payment is subject to a payment hold, the best way to get your funds released is to post quickly and use a postal service that provides tracking and delivery confirmation. Typically, you can access your payments in 21 days or even sooner if you follow good shipping practices:

  • Ship directly using eBay’s integrated shipping carriers (USPS, UPS or FedEx) and manually enter your tracking information on the eBay website. Your funds will be available approximately three days after PayPal receives confirmation from eBay that the order was delivered.
  • Post the item to your buyer and mark it as shipped on eBay. Your funds will be available approximately seven days after the latest estimated delivery date listed on the eBay website.
  • If you fulfill the order, but don’t mark the item as shipped or provide any shipping information, your payment should be available after 21 days, as long as your buyer doesn’t report a problem with the transaction.
You can view the status of your payments in your Activity.