How do I cancel a PayPal order or authorization?
If you need to cancel a PayPal order or authorization on your account, please contact the seller directly. An order or authorization is an agreement between you and the seller to purchase an item for a set amount, and PayPal doesn't have the ability to cancel that agreement.
To find the seller's contact information:
- Click Activity at the top of the page.
- Click the transaction in your list of recent transactions.
- Orders and authorizations typically expire in 30 days.
- Authorizations can also be placed for a future purchase, for example a hotel stay or reservation. This type of authorization would not be processed until you arrive.