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 with PayPal

That’s a small price to pay for accepting all forms of payments from over 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

Sales within Canada: 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 CAD per transaction
Discount rate for charities registered with the CRA: 1.6% + $0.30 CAD per transaction
Sales to the US: 2.7% to 3.7% transaction fee + fixed fee (based on currency received)*
International sales (excluding the US): 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
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