How to Check Your eBay Account Balance

By Paul Higgins

Learn how to avoid late fees or an account suspension by regularly keeping track of how much money you owe eBay as a seller.

Avoid late fees or an account suspension by regularly keeping track of how much money you owe eBay. While eBay's policy is to charge outstanding fees each month to the automatic payment method sellers have selected, that charge may fail due to, for example, insufficient funds in their account or an expired credit card. Check your account balance — and, if necessary, pay any outstanding fees — by visiting the My eBay section of the eBay website.

Check Your Account Balance

Step 1

Click the My eBay link at the top of any eBay page.

Step 2

My eBay Account page, with account balance highlighted.

Select the Account tab to view your eBay account balance.

Step 3

My eBay Account page, with Invoices drop-down menu highlighted.

View individual invoices by selecting an invoice from the drop-down menu and clicking Go.

Step 4

My eBay Account page, with All Account Activity link highlighted.

Select All Account Activity on the My eBay Account page to view all fees, credits, payments or refunds eBay applied to your account.

Pay an Outstanding Balance

Warning

To avoid sending a duplicate payment, do not send a manual payment either 5 days before or after a scheduled automatic payment.

Step 1

My eBay Account page, with One-time Payment link highlighted.

Click the one-time payment link on the My eBay Account page.

Step 2

One-time Payment page.

Settle your outstanding balance with PayPal by entering the amount in the text field and clicking Pay. Log in to PayPal on the next screen and follow the instructions to complete the payment.

If you do not wish to pay with PayPal, select an alternate payment method. The available payment methods are:

  • Direct Pay.

  • Credit card.

  • Check or money order.