PayPal Seller Protection for Sellers in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Last Update: Feb 25, 2014

What is PayPal Seller Protection?

The PayPal Seller Protection is protection we provide to Sellers in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam from Claims, Chargebacks or Reversals that are based on:

  1. Unauthorized Transaction; or
  2. Item Not Received.

PayPal Seller Protection is available for eligible payments via eBay and outside of eBay from PayPal Account holding buyers in any country.

How much protection is provided by PayPal Seller Protection?

PayPal will pay you the full amount of the eligible payment and waive the Chargeback Fee if applicable.

Eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection:

  1. The item purchased must be a physical, tangible good (except for motor vehicles);
  2. You receive payment via PayPal from a buyer’s PayPal Account ;
  3. You must accept a single payment from one PayPal Account for the purchase (partial payment and/or payment in installments are excluded);
  4. You post the item to the shipping address on the “Transaction Details” page. If the item is delivered in person or picked up in person or if you post the item to a different address (for example, if the buyer asks that you send to another address on the basis that it is a “work address” or a “gift address”), then you will not be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection;
  5. Follow the postage requirements described below;
  6. The transaction must be marked by PayPal as eligible or partially eligible for PayPal Seller Protection on your Account “Transaction Details” page. If it is marked eligible, protection for both Unauthorized Transaction and Item Not Received will apply. If it is marked partially eligible, protection for only Item Not Received will apply;
  7. You must respond to PayPal’s requests for documentation or other information that is reasonably required by PayPal to investigate in a timely manner;
  8. Your eligibility is not otherwise suspended.

Postage requirements for Sellers in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

 

Postage requirement

Protection for Item Not Received

For items less than $250 USD (or equivalent as set out below)*, Proof of Shipment

For items of $250 USD or more (or equivalent as set out below)*, Proof of Delivery with Signature Confirmation

Protection for Unauthorized Transaction

Proof of Shipment

Currency*

Amount

Currency*

Amount

Australian Dollar

$350 AUD

New Zealand Dollar

$380 NZD

Brazilian Real

$500 BRL

Norwegian Krone

1,600 NOK

Canadian Dollar

$325 CAD

Philippine Peso

12500.00 PHP

Czech Republic Koruna

6,000 CZK

Polish New Zloty

800 PLN

Danish Krone

1,500 DKK

Russian Ruble

8,500 RUB

Euro

€200 EUR

Singaporean Dollar

$400 SGD

Hong Kong Dollar

$2,000 HKD

Swedish Krona

2,000 SEK

Hungarian Forint

55,000 HUF

Swiss Franc

330 CHF

Israeli New Shekel

1,000 ILS

Taiwan New Dollar

8250 TWD

Japanese Yen

¥28,000 JPY

Thai Baht

9000 THB

Malaysian Ringgit

1000 MYR

Turkish Lira

375 TRY

Mexican Peso

$2,200 MXN

U.K. Pound Sterling

£150 GBP

   

U.S. Dollar

$250 USD

“Proof of Shipment” means online or physical documentation from a shipping company that includes all of the following:

  1. Status of “shipped” (or equivalent) and the date of postage;
  2. The recipient’s name and address must match those shown on the “Transaction Details” page;
  3. The sender’s name and address must match the Seller’s name and address;
  4. Online tracking information showing status of shipment.

“Proof of Delivery with Signature Confirmation” means online or physical documentation from a shipping company that includes (or where the shipping company warrants that they have obtained) all of the following:

  1. A status of “delivered” (or equivalent) and the date of delivery;
  2. The recipient’s name and address must match those shown on the “Transaction Details” page;
  3. Online documentation that can be viewed at the shipping company’s website and indicates that the item was signed for on delivery.

PayPal Seller Protection Process

PayPal will place a temporary hold on the funds in your Account to cover the full amount of the Claim, Chargeback or Reversal. We will ask you to provide Proof of Shipment or Proof of Delivery with Signature Confirmation and any other information we need to determine whether the transaction meets the eligibility requirements for PayPal Seller Protection.

We will use our reasonable discretion to determine whether a transaction meets the PayPal Seller Protection eligibility requirements. If it does, we will lift the temporary hold and restore the funds to your Account.

If the payment is not covered by PayPal Seller Protection, PayPal will remove the funds from your Account and return the payment to the buyer. In addition, you will be responsible for PayPal’s Chargeback Fee, if applicable.

Suspension of Eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection

We may suspend your eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection if we hold a reasonable belief that there is an increased risk associated with your Account. In assessing a risk, we will consider the:

  1. Total monetary amount and / or number of Claims, Chargebacks or Reversals issued against your PayPal Account;
  2. Reasonable risk of your Account to the integrity of PayPal and our system; and
  3. Potential losses occurring to us or our users.

We may suspend your eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection if it is linked or associated with another Account which has been suspended.

We will lift the suspension provided we no longer hold a reasonable belief that there is an increased risk associated with your Account.

If we reasonably believe a risk still exists, we may in our sole discretion, require you to take certain action in order to lift the suspension of your eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection. You must follow our directions as reasonably required by PayPal within the timeframe specified.

We will notify you by email if we suspend or lift the suspension of your eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection.

Examples of items/transactions not eligible for PayPal Seller Protection

  1. Claims or Chargebacks for Significantly Not as Described;
  2. Items that you deliver in person, including at a point of sale;
  3. Intangible items, including Digital Goods, travel tickets, gift vouchers and services;
  4. PayPal Direct Payments (including Virtual Terminal Payments, Website Payments Pro/Plus payments), PayPal Here payments, PayPal carrier billing products and PayPal Email Payments;
  5. Items that are sent after PayPal has advised the Seller not to release the item;
  6. 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 and Signature Confirmation.

Exclusions from PayPal Seller Protection

If we reasonably determine, having considered all relevant circumstances, that you have abused the PayPal Seller Protection Policy, we may at our sole discretion, exclude you from the PayPal Seller Protection Policy or take any other actions pursuant to this Agreement. We will notify you if you are excluded.

If you receive payment under PayPal Seller Protection which you are not entitled or eligible to receive, the payments are repayable immediately by you and may be recovered as a debt due and payable to PayPal.