The problems limited Paypal’s ability to process payments for its parent company, the auction site eBay, as well as thousands of web sites that use Paypal to process online payments. Many members were unable to access account information or use Paypal debit cards or shipping functions.
By Tuesday night, eBay said it was making “good progress in our efforts to restore the PayPal site functionality.” Wednesday’s update said the site “continues to perform well, and PayPal users should be able to log in and access all site features normally. Should you experience an error when trying to log into the PayPal site or perform a PayPal activity, please try again.” Paypal also encouraged members to “be patient with trading partners over the next several days. As normal trading activities resume, there may be delays as PayPal users process backlogged payments and shipments.”