Yes, we do accept eChecks through PayPal.
How Long Would an eCheck Take to Clear?
According to PayPal, an eCheck can take up to 6 business days in the US to clear, with different time frames other regions. You can check the times listed on this article from PayPal.
Will Hostwinds Mark My Invoice Paid While We Wait for the eCheck to Clear?
Unfortunately not, as eChecks do not show up in our balance until the transfer is completed, and there is a chance that the eCheck can fail, we would not be able to safely mark the invoice as paid until the eCheck has cleared. Once payment clears and your invoice will no longer be set as unpaid and your service will renew.
For a little more on why an invoice paid by PayPal may be marked “unpaid”, you may want to follow this link
Why was My Payment Processed as an eCheck Instead of Instant Transfer?
This can depend on several factors and ultimately would be a decision made by PayPal in processing your payment. However, according to their FAQs, it can in part depend on the funding sources you have on file with them. This link to PayPal’s FAQs speaks to this in greater detail.