How to Block PayPal eCheque Payments

Hey everyone,

Just a quick post on how to block eCheque payments. These are payments that take up to seven days to process and be approved. The site I am currently working on is in no position to reserve services for such a long period of time, so the request has been made to block non-instant payment methods.

In the sandbox environment, you just need to do the following:

  • Login to your applications PayPal account at
  • Press the My Account tab
  • Select profile (just underneath my account)
  • Under selling preferences, click Payment Receiving Preferences
  • Under Block the following payments, check ‘Payments by eCheque on your website. Note: You may not block echeque payments on eBay’

The credit card statement name can also be set here. Let me know if you have any trouble.


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