The eCheck payment I received is pending. Why?

An eCheck is an electronic payment funded by the buyer’s bank account. It may take up to 6 business days for an eCheck to clear.

If you are a seller who has received an eCheck payment, note that the transaction will show “Pending” under your Summary page, and you’ll be able to confirm it’s an eCheck payment once you click the transaction.

Here you’ll find the expected payment clearing date.

Do NOT ship any items or provide any services until the eCheck clears and payment is available in your PayPal account.

If you don’t want to wait up to 6 business days to receive the eCheck, you can cancel it by clicking Cancel payment under the transaction details.