As a new seller, can I access my funds earlier?

If there are no issues with the transactions such as disputes, claims or chargebacks, the funds should typically be released within 21 days from the date of payment.

In some markets1, you can mark your item as "shipped" or "processed" to gain earlier access to your funds. Here's how to mark your item as “shipped” by providing the shipping details on the “Transaction Details” page.

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Go to “My Account” and click Overview near the top of the page.
  3. Under recent activity, click Transactions details for the transaction ID.
  4. Click Mark as shipped and submit the tracking details, by updating the “Order status”, “Tracking number” and the “Shipping company” used.

If your item doesn't need to be shipped (e-books, piano lessons, etc.), mark the order as “processed” and provide the required details.


Related FAQs

I’m a new seller with PayPal. Why aren’t the payments I received available to me immediately?

How do I become an established seller?

Will my funds be held again in the future?

1Right now the "Mark as shipped" feature is only available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, UK, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Taiwan, US, Vietnam, and South Africa. We'll continuously expand our service and make this available to more markets over time.