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Old 04-21-2019
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Default Can PayPal see what you are selling on sites that are not eBay?


I understand that eBay & PayPal work closely together. I once listed a VeRo item on eBay and I was limited on PayPal before I had even sold a single unit. So, it's clear there is some behind the scenes action going on with PayPal and eBay.

But, what about other sites? Etsy, mercari, poshmark, depop, etc. Are PayPal able to see what you are selling on these sites also and limit you if it comes up in their high risk list?

Secondly, suppose that I created a website and created a balance system on my website. So, instead of PayPal seeing that they are buying high risk items from me, they would just see them topping up their balance on my website. Would this work?
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Default Re: Can PayPal see what you are selling on sites that are not eBay?

When PayPal is used to receive a payment from just about any marketplace, a lot of info is exchanged between them. Aside from the description/item number of the item(s) purchased/bought, they also categorize those items accordingly.

PayPal will want to know about your sale aside from the market it's from, the accounts name/ID, and sale amount. They do see what was bought, and this can be confirmed by logging into PayPal and clicking on that transaction. They not only require this for their own use, but it's also a requirement per Visa/MC rules as well.
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Default Re: Can PayPal see what you are selling on sites that are not eBay?

Yep! And even the follow up after the transaction. Anything the customer gets after the sale they obvious have access to it (thank you email for example). It's to a point of course.

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Default Re: Can PayPal see what you are selling on sites that are not eBay?

some categories are considered high risk,not just precious metal,electronics,but COMICS is considered high risk by Paypal
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