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Seller Protection: Support for Your Business

As a business owner, you want to do everything you can to protect your business, including processing customer payments smoothly. This is where choosing a payment provider with seller protection can help.

What is Seller Protection?

PayPal Seller Protection is a policy that can protect your transactions from chargebacks, reversals, and their associated fees. If your customer disputes or reverses a transaction, you may be eligible to retain the full purchase amount and avoid any related chargeback fees (for debit and credit card-funded transactions).


What PayPal Seller Protection covers.

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Unauthorized Transactions

This is when a buyer claims they didn’t authorize a payment.

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Items Not Received

This is when a buyer claims they never received the item they purchased.


What makes PayPal Seller Protection different.

We want to make it easy for you to protect your online sales. When you open a Business account with us, we offer Seller Protection at no additional charge for eligible transactions. We also don’t limit the number of eligible payments, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.

How to be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection.

To be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection, you must meet all of the following requirements.

  • The primary address for your PayPal account must be in country of residence. (pypl to validate this language)
  • The item must be a physical, tangible good that can be shipped.
  • You must ship the item to the shipping address on the transaction details page in your PayPal account for the transaction. If you originally ship the item to the recipient’s shipping address on the transaction details page but the item is later redirected to a different address, you will not be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection. We therefore recommend not using a shipping service that is arranged by the buyer, so that you will be able to provide valid proof of shipping and delivery.
  • You must respond to PayPal’s requests for documentation and other information in a timely manner as requested in our email correspondence with you or in our correspondence with you through the Resolution Center. If you do not respond to PayPal’s request for documentation and other information in the time requested, you may not be eligible for Seller Protection.
  • If the sale involves pre-ordered or made-to-order goods, you must ship within the timeframe you specified in the listing. Otherwise, it is recommended that you ship all items within 7 days after receipt of payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

If the transaction in question meets the eligibility criteria, you’ll be able to keep the full purchase amount, and we’ll also waive any chargeback fees (for debit and credit card-funded transactions).

Keep in mind that while we’re reviewing the complaint, the money for the disputed transaction might be temporarily unavailable to you. If the dispute is decided in your favor, we’ll make the money available again as part of your PayPal balance.

It also takes teamwork to find a resolution. In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, you also need to respond to any reversal within the timeframe given. Be sure to include the appropriate proof of delivery or proof of shipment, depending on the requirements.