2019 PayPal mCommerce Index

Aug 05 2020 | PayPal editorial staff

This report details the value add of social commerce, the continued growth of in-store contactless payments and the rise of the conscious consumer.

Frequently asked questions.

By adding your mobile number to your PayPal account, you'll be able to use text messaging to get your balance and send or request money. If someone sends you money to your mobile number, it goes directly to your PayPal account.

Here's how to add your mobile phone number:
  1. Go to Profile Settings.
  2. Click Update next to 'Phone'.
  3. Click the + plus sign.
  4. Select 'Mobile' as the phone type and enter the phone number.
  5. Click Add Number.
After you add your mobile number to your PayPal account, you can confirm it if you'd like.  Here's how to confirm your mobile phone number after you've added it to your PayPal account:
  1. Select 'Confirm PayPal Mobile' from the menu. Stay logged in and don’t exit from the window. We'll send you a text message with a confirmation code.
  2. Enter the code.
  3. Click Confirm phone.
Take Action: Add and confirm your mobile phone number.
Yes. Donors without PayPal accounts can still pay or donate by debit or credit card on most PayPal online products and through PayPal Here on mobile devices.

PayPal Here is a mobile payment solution. It lets you simply and securely accept multiple forms of payment wherever your business takes you within Australia. PayPal Here helps you increase your customer base, and make more sales.

To sign up for PayPal Here, go to the app store for your smartphone and download the PayPal Here app.

More information about PayPal Here.

What is PayPal.Me?
PayPal.Me is a faster, easier way to get paid through PayPal. Just share your very own PayPal.Me link (paypal.me/YourName) with others, and they can send you money for any reason.

They don’t have to know your email address or mobile phone number, or even have the PayPal app. They can just tap on your link, go to your PayPal.Me, type in the amount, and send the money.

How do I create my own PayPal.Me link?
Just visit PayPal.Me to create your link. If you already have a PayPal account, log in and generate your link. If you don't, signup is fast and free.

You can also grab your link from the PayPal.Me Profile section in your account settings.

Is it free to set up?
Yes. PayPal doesn't charge a fee to open a PayPal account or set up a PayPal.Me link.

What kind of PayPal account do I need?
PayPal.Me is open to all account types, however business accounts can only accept Goods and Services payments.

Is PayPal.Me available in my country?
We're adding new regions as fast as we can. Check back often to see if it's available in your country.

Can I use PayPal.Me on my mobile device?
Yes. Your PayPal.Me link is available on mobile (iPhone and Android), desktop, and tablet. 

Need more information?
How do I set up my PayPal.me link?
How do I get paid with PayPal.Me?
How do I send money using PayPal.Me?
How do I manage my PayPal.Me link?
How secure is PayPal.Me?

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