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Using Combined Payments

Combined payments allow buyers to check out once for multiple items from a seller. As a seller, you offer combined payments based on a period of time. It is recommended that you allow buyers to send a combined payment within 30 days. This makes it easier for buyers to check out. Buyers will need to check out separately for any item purchased after the 30 day period.

Advantages for Sellers

  • Simple - Receive one payment on multiple purchases from the same buyer

  • Save time - Reduce time-consuming e-mail exchanges with buyers

  • Easy - Better tracking of post-sale status across multiple purchases

  • Sell more - By offering postage discounts to your buyers, they are likely to purchase more items from you

Note: To offer combined postage discounts, you must offer combined payments.

Advantages for Buyers

  • Simple - Send one payment for multiple items purchased from the same seller

  • Save time - Reduce time-consuming email exchanges with your seller

  • Easy - Combining payments is easier when you pay online through PayPal

  • Save money - Receive postage discounts when you send combined payment

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Turning on eBay Checkout

You need to have eBay’s Checkout feature turned on to receive combined payments for your items or to send combined invoice to your buyers.

To turn on eBay Checkout:

  1. Go to the Preferences page in My eBay.

  2. Click the "Update payment preferences" link.

  3. Select the "Show Pay Now button for all payment methods" option.

Sending a Combined Invoice

You can receive a single payment for multiple purchases from the same buyer by sending a combined invoice.

To send a combined invoice to a particular buyer:
  1. Click the "Send Invoice" link from the Items I've Sold view in My eBay.

  2. From the Invoice page, you will see all the items the buyer has purchased from you.

  3. Select the checkboxes for the items you would like to send a combined invoice for.

  4. Click the "Reset" link to create a combined invoice. You can update postage costs after clicking Reset, if you like.

  5. Click the "Send Invoice" button.

Note: You can send a combined invoice for an item regardless of your "Pay Now" preference setting. If your current preference is to "Show Pay Now button for PayPal only", sending an invoice will enable the Pay Now button for those items.

Adding Items to an Existing Invoice

To add items to an invoice, you must first uncombine the existing invoice.

To add items purchased to an existing invoice:
  1. Go to My eBay. You may be asked to sign in.

  2. Click the "Sold" link on the left side of the page.

  3. Locate items you've already combined on one invoice. They'll be grouped under the buyer's user ID. In the drop-down menu located in the same row as the buyer's user ID, select "Send Invoice."

  4. On the Send Invoice page that appears, select check boxes for all the items you want to combine on one invoice.

  5. Click the "Reset" link near the right side of the page.

  6. Click the "Reset" link. After you do, you can update postage costs as needed.

  7. Click the "Send Invoice" button.

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