How Does PayPal Work?

How does PayPal work?
PayPal can be used to send and receive payments through the internet.Once you sign up for a PayPal account, you can send and receive money online.When you send money, you can choose to fund your payments from your PayPal account balance, a credit card, or your bank account. Recipients are then notified via an email from PayPal that they have received a payment from you.

How PayPal Works

To make a PayPal purchase:
  • Select PayPal during checkout on a merchant website or eBay
  • Choose to fund your PayPal purchase with a credit card, bank account, or other source
  • Funds are transferred securely through PayPal and money is deposited into the seller's PayPal account

To make a PayPal payment:
  • Buyer selects PayPal as a payment option on your website or eBay listing
  • Buyer chooses to pay with a credit card, bank account, or other source
  • Money is deposited into your PayPal account
  • You can transfer money from your PayPal account to your bank account, or spend it online

Why is PayPal the Way to Pay Online?

PayPal saves you time
  • Keep all your financial information in one place
  • Use different credit cards for different purchases
  • Make payments directly from your bank account
  • No more hassle typing credit card numbers each time you make a purchase
  • Faster than money orders and checks - no waiting for the mail, no waiting in line at the bank

PayPal is trusted worldwide
  • More than 50 million member accounts and growing
  • Used across the world in 203 countries and regions
  • Widely accepted on merchant websites, preferred on eBay

PayPal is safe
  • Your financial information is never shared
  • Sellers never see credit card or bank account numbers
  • Experienced fraud prevention team fights fraud before it happens

PayPal is cost-effective
  • It's always free to make purchases
  • Affordable pricing for all businesses

PayPal is easy to use
  • Sign up for PayPal
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