How to Accept eCheck as a Payment Option in Paypal

Depending on your settings in your Paypal account, vendors may not have the eCheck option enabled.  eCheck allows customers to purchase your products with other payment sources like a linked Bank Account, instead of using their Paypal balance.

Here is what it looks like to a customer when enabled.

To confirm that you have eCheck enabled, login to your Paypal account, then click on “Profile” >> “Profile & Settings” >> “My Selling Tools” >> then click “Update” under “Block Payments”.

Make sure under “Block the following payments:” that the checkbox is NOT selected for “Pay with eCheck…”.

Important: Keep in mind when someone uses an eCheck to pay for your product, it usually takes 3 to 5 days to clear/process.   Which means the product will not be delivered until the the vendor has received the funds.   Those transactions can be found under “Transactions” >> “Pending”.  We check every night to pull the latest status from Paypal if the transaction has been completed, still pending or denied.

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