Handling Time refers to the number of business days it takes to send your parcel to the shipping carrier after receiving payment from a buyer.
It starts once payment is cleared and ends when your shipping carrier scans to accept (also known as Acceptance Scan or A-Scan) your parcel for delivery.
A payment is only considered “cleared” after the money is deposited into your account, not necessarily the date the payment is made. Fortunately with PayPal, payment is cleared immediately.
The shorter your Handling Time, the sooner your item is shipped, the sooner your buyer receives their order. However, be sure to choose a Handling Time you can comfortably fulfill.