To stop a merchant from sending auto bills that deduct your money automatically, you’ll need to cancel it from the Settings, remove the bank card from your PayPal account or transfer the balance to another account.
You can also seek the help of the PayPal support center if you approach them by clicking on Contact Us.
However, if you don’t find these methods working for you, you can close your PayPal account to prevent it.
There are certain steps to know if someone blocked you on PayPal if you can’t send payments to some merchants.
Once you stop a merchant from auto-billing you, you can officially cancel the billing agreement with him that cannot be reinstated.
But if you want to engage in business transactions with him again you need to resubscribe to the merchant and send him a billing request.
After your billing request gets accepted, the merchant will send you an invoice for his goods and services.
In his article, you’ll be able to know the steps to unblock a merchant on PayPal.
How to Stop Merchants from Auto-billing?
Although, blocking the user on PayPal is also a way but still, there are a few ways that can help you to stop merchants from auto-billing are:
1. Cancel Merchant Auto billing from Settings
If you cancel a merchant’s auto-billing, then he would not be able to send you bills that deduct your money. You can unsubscribe and cancel the current billing agreement that you’ve with the merchant.
When you subscribe to a billing agreement of a merchant, it allows them to send you bills and invoices for goods and services. These auto bills deduct your account money automatically and transfer it to the merchant.
But if you want to stop that from happening, simply cancel the billing agreement of the merchant.
Here are the steps to cancel the billing agreement of merchants on PayPal:
Step 1: Open the PayPal application.
Step 2: You’ll need to head on to your profile.
Step 3: There you’ll find the option Payments. Click on it and you’ll be taken to the next page where you need to click on Manage Pre-approved Payments.
Step 4: There click on the merchant whose billing agreement you want to cancel and click on Cancel.
You need to know that once you cancel a billing agreement, you can’t reinstate it.
You can Remove the Card or Transfer the PayPal Balance:
Another way to stop merchants from deducting your balance is by removing the bank card that’s associated with your account. On PayPal, it requires you to connect your account to your bank account. Once you receive the auto bills from the merchants, your money gets deducted from your PayPal account automatically.
You can even transfer your whole PayPal account balance to your bank that’s linked to your account and then after your PayPal account balance falls to 0, you’ll be able to stop the merchants from deducting auto bills.
2. Contact PayPal Support
You can also contact PayPal Support to solve the issue. If you can’t stop the merchants from sending auto-billing and you can’t cancel it too, you need to open your profile’s Help Centre and report the issue to them.
You’ll need to head on to the Help section of the official app. You’ll need to choose the Contact Us option that’s at the bottom of the screen. There you’ll need it to select the appropriate category and they’ll provide you with the necessary information to get rid of the merchant’s auto-billing.
3. Close Account
If none of the above solutions works for you, the only way you have left to stop the automatic deduction of money is to close your PayPal account. But before you consider this option, you can try withdrawing all your PayPal money.
Here are the steps to close your PayPal account using the PayPal app:
Step 1: Open the application of PayPal and click on the three dots icon.
Step 2: Next, you’ll need to click on Settings to proceed.
Step 3: You’ll need to click on Account info.
Step 4: Then click on the Close your Account option.
How to Unblock a Merchant on Paypal?
Once you’ve canceled a billing agreement with a merchant you can’t renew or reinstate that. It gets officially canceled from your profile.
All the billing agreements on PayPal are officially sanctioned by the PayPal authority which is basically creating an agreement for recurring PayPal payments for different goods and services.
Once you cancel a billing agreement, you no longer can officially engage in business transactions with the merchant.
Moreover, if you want to reinstate the agreement you’ll not be able to do that, but you can resubscribe to the merchant and send him a new billing request. If it gets accepted, you can again engage in business transactions with the merchant.
1. Resubscribe Merchant Service:
If you want to unblock a merchant on PayPal or reinstate the previous billing agreement after canceling it, you’ll not be able to do that as PayPal doesn’t allow you to reinstate the canceled agreements. You’ll have to again resubscribe to the merchant to continue business with him.
To resubscribe to the merchant you’ll need to go to the merchant’s site and resubscribe to him.
Here are the steps that can help you to set up a subscription on PayPal:
Step 1: You’ll have to login into your PayPal business account.
Step 2: Head over to the Manage Subscriptions page, and click on Create Plan.
Step 3: You’ll need to fill up the details that include your product type, product page, etc.
Step 4: Then, you need to choose the kind of plan that you offer and click on Next.
Step 5: Provide your plan with a proper name.
Step 6: You’ll need to set up the pricing for your plan by selecting the currency, price, etc.
Next, you’ll have to set up the billing cycle and then confirm the plan saving it.
Note that this should be done from the merchant’s end that you have to resubscribe again.
2.Contact merchant to send billing request
If you want to have business transactions with a merchant whose billing agreement you’ve canceled earlier, you will need to first resubscribe and then contact the merchant to send him a billing request. It is better to go through and use the PayPal app to contact merchants. However, you can unofficially mail the merchant to contact and then send a billing request to him via PayPal.
The merchant will send invoices for the goods and services and you need to subscribe to them. This is the new billing agreement that you both are engaging in to continue transactions.
The merchant can send you invoices on PayPal using your email ID too. Therefore, the bottom line is to contact your merchant using his profile information and send him the billing request that would enable both of you to engage in business transactions.
The Bottom Lines:
This article provided the different methods to unblock a merchant on PayPal. If you want to stop a merchant from auto-billing you, you can cancel the merchant from settings, remove your card or transfer the balance to another account, seek PayPal support for help or you can close your account finally if nothing works.