We understand that you may wish to pay via a method other than credit card.
We would like to explain that booksellers have the option to accept other payment methods such as cheque, bank transfer, PayPal, money order and more. Click here for an overview of payment methods.
Tip: Simply click on the bookseller name to view their payment details. This can be done from the search results.
To view a bookseller's Accepted Payment Methods click on the link "Bookseller & Payment Information" located below the book description on the search results page:
Then click on the left tab [Bookseller & Payment Information].
On the right side is a list of Payment Methods which that particular bookseller accepts.
Should you choose to pay by credit card, AbeBooks accepts your payment on behalf of the bookseller. We store your credit card details on our secure server, and they are never shared with anyone. For further details on AbeBooks security please click here.
You may wish to use PayPal to pay for an order. Once you have ordered from a bookseller who accepts PayPal, the bookseller should then contact you with their PayPal details.
PayPal is not integrated into the AbeBooks system, so once you have the bookseller's details, you will need to make the payment through your PayPal account.
Alternatively, you may wish to contact the bookseller directly and ask them to give you the details necessary for making the payment. To contact the bookseller once you are signed onto your AbeBooks account:
1. Click [View My Orders] under My Orders on your Members Menu
2. Find the book in question and then click [Item Details]
3. Click [Ask the bookseller a question] to enquire. AbeBooks will also have a copy of your enquiry
Please do pay using the payment method which best suits you. However, if you pay via credit card, our external payment service provider will process the payment on behalf of the bookseller(s) which will enable you, in the event of a required return or refund to initiate the process via your Abebooks account.
For more details on the variety of payment methods accepted please click here.