Why did my PayPal payment got hold by PayPal for 24 hours / 21 days? | Understanding PayPal Holds

Relax, both holds are very common and there is nothing to worry about if you don’t need the money in an urgent manner. Continue reading to understand more about PayPal holds

24 hours hold:

  • Why did my PayPal payment get held for 24 hours?

24 hours hold usually caused by the buyer with suspicious transactions, source of funds or when your buyer moved his / her funds too much in a short time.

PayPal flagged and hold the transaction for 24 hours to protect themself and you, their customers.

  • What to do?

There is nothing you can do honestly beside waiting for 24 hours and PayPal will release the payment automatically if everything is fine.

Make sure you don’t send the product to buyer, there’s a chance of PayPal reversing the transaction.

**Try not to refund the Payment if it gets on hold. There is a reason PayPal holding the transaction, trying to bypass that will make things worst and potentially flagging your PayPal account.

  •  How to avoid this in the future?

As these types of hold are usually caused by the buyer with suspicious transactions, screen through your buyer to make sure they are legit. Not dealing with suspicious / hacked funds, etc.

If they tell you they are having an issue with sending payment, ask them to try again tomorrow.

Patience is the key when dealing with PayPal.

 

21 days hold:

  • Why did my PayPal payment get held for 21 days?

You are a new seller on PayPal. PayPal is doing this to ensure the buyer has a good experience with PayPal. Preventing their customers to potentially get scammed.

  • What to do?

Update the shipment, if it is a physical product, attach tracking and ask your customer to confirm delivery receipt once they received the physical goods and the funds will go into your balance.

Same for virtual goods, update and tell PayPal the delivery date/ completion date and the hold will be reduced to 7 days. If  your buyer confirmed the delivery receipt. You will get your funds right away.

  • How to avoid this in the future?

Build more transactions, age your PayPal account. ( 60 days, $100, 15 transactions ).

Bypass this by receiving the payment as friends and family/gift payment.

Once PayPal finds that you are legit and can be trusted, all your payment will go into balance right away.

**Try not to refund the Payment if it gets on hold. There is a reason PayPal holding the transaction, trying to bypass that will make things worst and potentially flagging your PayPal account.

 

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