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Pay using PayPal balance instead of debit card?


Hi all!

Whenever I try to buy a gig with PayPal it tries to charge the debit card that’s attached to my PayPal account instead of the balance that I have available.

Is it possible to use my PayPal balance to buy gigs instead of it having to charge my debit card?


The PayPal balance is always used as the primary funding source. Maybe you have the PayPal balance in different currency and that’s why it is happening. This is a PayPal’s thing. You have to contact them to solve this thing.

Try this:
Disable the Pay After Delivery feature from your account is:

  1. Go to and log in to your account.
  2. Click the Settings icon at the top of the page.
  3. Under ‘Payment settings’, beside ‘Payment preferences’, click Edit .
  4. Under ‘Paying after delivery is my preferred way to pay’, click Turn this option off .

I hope this helps.

If this doesn’t work, then contact PayPal customer support.


Thanks, I will check it out :slight_smile:


That sounds like an issue with your PayPal settings. Make sure you have the “Pay with my balance” option selected and the correct currency chosen. If I recall correctly, PayPal didn’t let me make a purchase until I converted the currency to the one of the merchant from whom I was purchasing (this wasn’t on Fiverr). It may have been a bug, I don’t know.