How can I raise financial support for my business?
PayPal and Google My Business make it easy for people to support your eligible business with donations. You’ll get the benefits of secure and fast payments by PayPal, along with the power of your Google Business profile in Google Search and Google Maps to generate awareness.
How do I know if my business is eligible?
You must have a business account with PayPal and a claimed Google Business profile to participate. If you don’t have an account with Google My Business, you can sign up at https://business.google.com. There are some eligibility criteria for participation in Google My Business.
How do I get started?
First, set up your personalized donation link which will be hosted by PayPal, so you don’t need a website or do any coding. You’ll can add the link to your Google Business profile and share it by email, text, social media, chat, and more.
How do I add a link to my Google Business profile?
Go to Google My Business (https://www.google.com/business/) and paste your link in the section named “Your donation link”. The link will automatically appear in your business profile Google Search and Google Maps.
Mine is a for-profit business. Can I accept donations?
Donations may be treated as income. Reporting requirements vary by location, so be sure to check with your tax authority for more details. You’ll want to consult with an accounting professional for specific guidance.
How do I know if I receive a donation?
The donations will be processed by PayPal and typically show up in your account within minutes. Sometimes, to make sure transactions are secure, it may take longer to get your money and you can read more about why this may happen. You’ll receive the normal transaction notice by email and you’ll see the details in your account with PayPal.
Will I know who has made a donation?
The names and email addresses of your donors will be part of the transaction details.
Are the donations subject to PayPal transaction fees?
Yes, you’ll pay your normal transaction fees on donations. Read more about fees.
How can I thank my donors?
You can include a thank you in the message to donors that’s part of your donation link.
How can I change my donation link?
Log in to Google My Business and click the link to PayPal to create a new or update an existing donation link.
How can I change the logo that’s displayed in my donation link?
Log in to PayPal and go to Settings. You can change or edit your logo image in Business information.
What info do you share with Google?