This is most common question asked by PayPal users in Australia. When you use PayPal for the first time and even after few months you find that the payment you received via Paypal is on hold or is not available right away for you to withdraw or transfer it on to your bank. If such a thing happened note that Paypal notifies you via email or an alert on your Paypal Summary page.
But why the money is not available for you and it is shown unavailable at the moment? Actually delaying money by Paypal is done to ensure the secure use of PayPal by both buyers and sellers. By placing your money in your pending balance, Paypal want to make sure that there’s enough money in your PayPal account to resolve any issues that may arise such as chargebacks or disputes.
If you use USPS or UPS, purchase and print your label on PayPal and it will release the payment within 1 day of the courier confirming delivery.
Also upload the tracking number of one of their supported carriers and Paypal will release the payment within 1 day of the courier confirming delivery. The supported carriers in Australia are Ads One, Australia Post, Bonds Couriers, Couriers Please, DTDC, Fastway Couriers, Hunter Express, Sendle, Skynet, UPS, FedEx, TNT , Toll IPEC, Australia Post Express Post Platinum, Australia Post eParcel, Australia Post EMS, DHL, Star Track Express.
Confirm order status and get release the payment within 7 days upon verification.
If you can’t provide tracking information or confirm the status of the order, Paypal will release the amount 21 calendar days after the payment date, as long as no problems are reported by the buyer.
Remember that you should ensure that your transactions go smoothly by listing successfully including clear photos with detailed, accurate descriptions of items. Be clear about shipping and handling time, costs, and methods. Ship promptly and upload tracking and define your return policy upfront. Also communicate with your buyers and respond to inquiries quickly and in a professional manner.
If your eBay payment is subject to a payment hold, the best way to get your funds released is to post quickly and use a postal service that provides tracking and delivery confirmation. Typically, you can access your payments in 21 days or even sooner if you follow good shipping practices:
Ship directly using eBay’s integrated shipping carriers (USPS, UPS or FedEx) and manually enter your tracking information on the eBay website. Your funds will be available approximately three days after PayPal receives confirmation from eBay that the order was delivered.
Post the item to your buyer and mark it as shipped on eBay. Your funds will be available approximately seven days after the latest estimated delivery date listed on the eBay website.
If you fulfill the order, but don’t mark the item as shipped or provide any shipping information, your payment should be available after 21 days, as long as your buyer doesn’t report a problem with the transaction.
You can view the status of your payments in your Activity.
So remember that by placing your money in your pending balance, as said above PayPal wants to make sure that you have enough money in your PayPal account to resolve any issues that may arise in case of dispute between you and seller or buyer. When subject to a hold, the money is temporarily not available to use.
If there aren’t any issues with your transaction or account, the payment will typically move to your available balance within 21 days after receipt. After your hold is released, it may take until midnight for the money to appear in your account. Also once you have more than ten transactions with the same buyer or seller with PayPal, the money is not put on hold as trust is build in online transactions and Paypal is confident that there is no dispute between the parties involved in online transactions through its site.