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What is Pay After Delivery?

Pay After Delivery will no longer be available in the United States after April 18th 2018.

Discontinuation of Pay after Delivery in the United States

Q: When will I no longer be able to use Pay After Delivery?
A: Pay After Delivery will no longer be available in the United States after April 18th 2018.

Q: What happens if I made a purchase with Pay After Delivery and the scheduled payment is on or before April 18th?
A: We will honor your payment date and execute payment on the day originally scheduled at purchase.

Q: What if I make a purchase and pay with Pay After Delivery on or before April 18th? 
A: April 18th is the last day you'll be able to make purchases with Pay After Delivery. You'll be billed for your Pay After Delivery purchase ten days later for domestic transactions and fourteen days later for international transactions.

Q: Will I still be able to review my past Pay After Delivery transactions once Pay After Delivery is discontinued?
A: Yes. Your past Pay After Delivery transactions will still be available for you to review when you log in to your account after April 18th.

Q: Are there other payment methods where I can get more time to pay?
A: Yes. PayPal Credit offers special financing options with a credit decision made in seconds. Apply Now. *PayPal Credit is subject to credit approval as determined by the Lender, Comenity Capital Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, and is available to US customers who are of legal age in their state of residence.

Q: Will you replace Pay After Delivery with something new?
A: We are always exploring new and exciting ways to improve your PayPal experience. In the meantime, check out all the existing account benefits.

With Pay After Delivery, you don’t have to pay for your purchase until after you receive your item. Only certain purchases offer Pay After Delivery as a payment method. If it’s available, you’ll see the option on the Review Your Information page during checkout. There is no fee to schedule a payment using Pay After Delivery.

When you use Pay After Delivery, we pay the seller right away, so there's no delay in sending you the item. We withdraw the payment from your bank account 10 days later. For transactions involving merchants located in a different country, we still wait 14 days before debiting your account. To avoid fees for not having enough funds in your bank account, please make sure there is money in your account. 

You still have full coverage on your payments. If you don’t receive your item or the item isn’t what you expected, just let us know by reporting a problem in the PayPal Resolution Center. If you report the problem within 10 days of making your purchase, we’ll put your payment on hold and you won’t pay until the dispute is resolved.


  • You need a confirmed bank linked to your PayPal account to use Pay After Delivery.
  • If there isn’t enough money in your bank account to complete your scheduled Pay After Delivery payment, we’ll use your backup payment method. We make two attempts to debit your bank account for a payment before we use your backup payment method.
  • If the Pay After Delivery option doesn’t appear during checkout, it’s not available to you yet. We are in the process making this feature available to more customers in the near future.
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