Buying something with PayPal.

It’s free to use PayPal to buy something unless it involves a currency conversion.

Buying online : Free (when no currency conversion is involved).

Selling is 2.9% + $0.30 per sale, or less.

That’s a small price to pay for accepting all forms of payments from over 143 million customers worldwide. There are no hidden fees. You don’t pay anything until you get paid for your sale. The more you sell, the less you pay.

More about merchant fees

Merchant Rate: 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 CAD per transaction
Rate for eligible non-profits: 1.9% + $0.30 CAD per transaction
International sales: 2.9% to 3.9% transaction fee + fixed fee (based on currency received)*

Sending is usually free.

In Canada and the US
Bank account or PayPal balance: Free
Credit card fee: 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction (the sender decides who pays this fee)
Outside Canada
Bank account or PayPal balance: Up to 2% per transaction (based on destination)*
Credit card fee: 2.9% to 7.4% + fixed fee (based on currency received)*
*Please see our User Agreement