Access your PayPal account on the go: PayPal Business app

Sep 03 2019 | PayPal editorial staff

When it comes to running a business, few of us leave work at the office. We’re always on the go at meetings with customers, vendors, accountants and everyone else who helps us keep our business running smoothly. With the PayPal Business app, you’ve got quick and easy way to stay up to date with what’s going on in the palm of your hand.
Here’s a quick overview of how it works and the benefits to your business.


Manage your money

When you log in to the PayPal Business app, you’ll see all your latest transactions and their details. You can check and transfer the money you’ve received to your linked bank account, and issue refunds with a tap if you need to.

Invoice on the go

You can also quickly send money to partners or suppliers with just their email or mobile number in a few taps.
Invoice on the go

Especially important for those providing services is the ability to issue invoices on the go. Once the work is done, don’t need to wait until you get back to a computer and set up a block of time to finalise paperwork. 

In the PayPal Business app, you can set up templates and create commonly used line items in your invoice settings so you can issue invoices in just a few taps. Your customers will receive them by email, so you can get paid faster and get on with business. Just go to Invoicing and tap + to create a new invoice. 

You can also check in the app for where invoices are at, send reminders and log any payments for invoices issued that you receive in cash so you know what’s outstanding, and what’s good to go.

View sales insights

When you need fast insights into how your business is growing, use the PayPal Business app to check your sales by month, quarter or year, compared to last year. You can also find your best week of the past month, and best month of the quarter or year to identify campaigns that work and when customers are buying from you. 

Contact your customers

Where an order’s delayed or you’re running late to meet a customer directly, you can contact your PayPal customers right from the app. Tap Customers to see everyone who’s sent you a payment. From there you can directly email them. You can also email them from a transaction or an open invoice.

Download the PayPal Business app from the App Store or Google Play today.
The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial and legal advice before making any business decision.

Frequently asked questions.

We built our apps with our various customers in mind and each of our apps best suits a particular customer’s needs. You might only need to use one app or all three. It all depends on your needs.
The Consumer PayPal app is primarily for consumers. People use it to send and receive money either to or from friends and family or businesses. They can make payments in stores or online, make donations, add loyalty cards as well as manage bank and payment card information.

The PayPal Business app is for people who use PayPal to conduct business regularly. It’s the best way to manage your business on the go. You can create and send invoices, provide refunds, transfer money to a bank, view and organize your customers’ information as well as contact them.
PayPal Here lets you accept multiple forms of payment online or in a physical setting such as a store. The app contains powerful tools to let you manage inventory, invoice, and price items. You can also create reports and add multiple users.
The PayPal Developer Portal offers support for developers who have questions about technical topics, such as APIs or integration. Below is a list of common topics searched for by developers. You can also browse and search on the Developer Portal for additional topics.

Account Authentication
Information about validating your visitor's PayPal account.

Encrypted Website Payments
To make online payments more secure, you can make Encrypted Website Payment buttons that rely on standard public key encryption for protection.

Identity API
PayPal offers a secure commerce Identity API that lets your customers sign in to your web site using their PayPal credentials.

Instant Payment Notification
Instant Payment Notification is a message service that automatically notifies merchants of events related to PayPal transactions.

Merchants, developers, and business solution providers use Invoicing APIs to automate the creation, delivery, tracking, and reconciliation of invoices with an integrated payments solution.

Mobile SDK
Accept PayPal, credit cards and other payments methods through mobile apps.

Name-Value Pair (NVP) API
Information and support on name value pairs and NVP SDKs.

PayPal Checkout
PayPal Checkout gives your buyers a simplified and secure checkout experience that keeps them local to your website or mobile app throughout the payment process.

Payflow Gateway
Payflow Pro is a high performance TCP/IP-based client-server architecture solution. It includes a secure payment gateway that gives merchants total control over the payment process.

PayPal Sandbox Support
Information and support for users testing in the PayPal Sandbox environment.

PayPal Shopping Cart
The PayPal Shopping Cart system allows buyers to select multiple items on your website and pay for them with a single payment.

Permissions Service API
PayPal's permissions service enables you to request and obtain authorization to make API calls and take action on behalf of your customers.

The PayPal SOAP API is based on open standards known collectively as web services, which include the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Definition Language (WSDL), and the XML Schema Definition language (XSD).

Testing Your Apps in Sandbox
A guide for developers testing their apps in the PayPal Sandbox environment.

Virtual Terminal
Information about PayPal's Virtual Terminal - a web-based application that processes credit and debit cards, replacing swipe machines.

Website Payments Pro
PayPal's Website Payments Pro is an API-based solution that enables merchants and developers to accept credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal payments directly on their website.
PayPal Payments Standard
You can accept credit cards online easily and offers a streamlined checkout experience to customers using 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.

While you cannot add money to your PayPal balance from the Business app, you can withdraw money to a bank account.
From the app, tap Money and then tap Transfer to Bank. You can transfer any amount to your bank.
If you'd like to add money to your PayPal account, please use the PayPal (Consumer) app, or our website.
The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. The information in this article does not constitute legal, financial, IT, business or investment advice of any kind and is not a substitute for any professional advice. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, IT and legal advice before making any business decision.