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If a buyer files a claim, chargeback or payment reversal, we’ll place a temporary hold on the funds.


We’ll ask you to provide proof of shipment or proof of delivery with signature confirmation.


You’ll be able to access the funds once we have ascertained that your transaction is eligible.

“I would recommend that any online business considers accepting PayPal. It enables you to access an extensive user base globally, and helps drive sales – we’ve been really pleased with the results.”

Nick Beighton, Financial Director, ASOS.com

Ship it right.

We recommend using a shipping/courier service that supports tracking online. If a buyer makes a claim for an unauthorized transaction, provide us with a proof of shipment. If a buyer claims that an item was not received, show us the proof of shipment with tracking, or proof of delivery and signature confirmation.

We do the guard part.

Every year we securely process billions of transactions for more than million active accounts around the world. From fraud protection to 24-hour account monitoring and advanced encryption, protecting your business is serious business to us. And the best part, your customers are protected too.

What items are not covered?

Most goods and services paid for in a single payment via a PayPal account are eligible for Seller Protection, except for list below:
  • Vehicles, including motorcycles, caravans, aircrafts and boats;
  • Claims or Chargebacks for Significantly Not as Described;
  • Items that you deliver in person, including at a point of sale;
  • Items equivalent to cash (including, without limitation, gift cards or vouchers);
  • PayPal Direct Payments (including Virtual Terminal Payments, Website Payments Pro/ Plus Payments), PayPal Here payments, PayPal carrier billing products, PayPal Mass Payments;
  • Items that are sent after PayPal has advised the Seller not to release the item;
  • Items that are not shipped to the recipient address as stated in the “Transaction Details” page. If you originally ship the item to the recipient address but the item is later redirected to a different address, you will not be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection. We therefore recommend not using a shipping service that is arranged by the buyer, so that you will be able to provide valid Proof of Shipping and Proof of Delivery (for tangible items);
  • Donations;
  • Financial products and investments;
  • Gold Bullion.
For full eligibility requirements, see the Seller Protection Policy terms.

What specific issue types are eligible?

  • Unauthorized Chargebacks or ACH returns
  • Unauthorized Claims
  • Unauthorized Fraud Reversals and ACH returns
  • Item Not Received Chargebacks

How does the Seller have to respond to the cases?

Seller must submit all proofs or document that he/ she wishes to provide in representing his/ her case in PayPal Resolution Center. The evidence should be uploaded in “Other Evidence” section.

What kind of proofs can the Seller submit?

Any compelling evidences that the Seller provides which can prove to the buyer and/ or PayPal that an item was delivered, used, provided, or that a service was completed, would qualify as valid proof. For example, for an online ticket purchased, proof that the ticket was sent to the buyer’s email address.

How does the claim process for Seller Protection work?

  1. If a buyer files a Claim, Chargeback or payment reversal for Unauthorized Transaction, we will place a temporary hold on your fund.
  2. We will ask the Seller to provide with valid proofs/information.
  3. The Seller will receive the fund once PayPal has ascertained that the transaction is eligible for Seller Protection and proofs are valid.