PayPal: one partner, many ways to get paid.

Nov 26 2018 | PayPal editorial staff

We offer the tools today's companies need to do business. Our payment-processing and business tools help you get paid – whether you're selling online, offline, or some combination of the two.
So you can, for example, sell your perfected maple syrup online, in your local storefront, and at the annual pancake festival. And unlike other payment solutions, PayPal doesn't have setup fees or long-term commitments. It's a hassle-free way to get paid almost anywhere you do business. Here's a look at the many ways our solutions can work for you.
PayPal makes buying and selling easier.
Our payment solutions let you accept credit card payments on your website or on an online marketplace like eBay or Etsy, and customers can use the PayPal checkout by credit or debit card without ever setting up a PayPal account. Buying is straightforward, and because most fees are a flat 2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction, selling is just as simple. See all merchant fees here.
Sell online.
With fraud protection tools data security, and reliable customer service, PayPal is a solid option for any e-commerce business. Whether you just want to add PayPal as a payment option to your existing checkout or use PayPal to process all of your online payments, there's a choice that's just right for your business.
PayPal Express Checkout: You can add PayPal as a payment method to any checkout. Express Checkout offers the ease of convenience and security of PayPal, can be set up in minutes and can turn more shoppers into buyers. More than 179 million active accounts around the globe have active digital wallets with PayPal.1 Many look specifically for the PayPal checkout button when completing transactions on retailers' websites and mobile apps. (See all merchant fees here.)
PayPal Payments Standard: This option is perfect for businesses that are just starting out. It lets you accept credit and debit cards, plus PayPal. With Standard, adding payment buttons to your site takes little more than copying and pasting a few lines of HTML code – no developer help required. When customers check out, they pay securely on before returning to your site. PayPal Payments Standard has no monthly or setup fees and no long-term commitments. You only pay a transaction fee when you get paid. (See all merchant fees here.)
PayPal Payments Pro: This option is perfect for those who want to accept credit and debit cards, and PayPal, but need a more customizable solution. With PayPal Payments Pro, we'll help your developers create a unique checkout process that's integrated with your online store, making the purchasing experience seamless for your customers. You can choose everything from the colours to the layout and language. You pick the details in order to develop a checkout process that's perfect for your business.
In addition to online orders, PayPal Payments Pro lets you process credit card payments over the phone, by fax, or by mail with Virtual Terminal. Virtual Terminal lets you enter a customer's credit card information directly into your PayPal account, so you can be flexible and accept payments in the way that's most convenient for your customer.
PayPal Payments Pro with Virtual Terminal is $35 per month plus a per-transaction fee, but without additional setup fees or long-term commitments. (See all merchant fees here.)
Manage cash flow and business expenses.

With PayPal Invoicing, you can generate professional-looking invoices that are easy for you to create and track and easy for your customers to pay.
PayPal works for your business.
PayPal helps your business by helping you do business almost anywhere. Take orders for your maple syrup online with the credit card processing system, sell excess mixers on eBay, and email invoices to clients for catering – all with one easy-to-manage account. PayPal helps you reach more customers and makes it easy for you to get paid, however you do business.
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.

1As reported in Nielsen's Online Panel research for activity occurring from July to November 2015, which compared PayPal transactions to non-PayPal transactions on sites that offer PayPal as a payment option. Nielsen measured 125,000 households' online behaviour across 10 SMB merchants. Copyright 2016 Nielsen.