PayPal Payments Standard

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PayPal Payments Standard lets you start accepting credit cards and PayPal from customers around the globe. It’s fast, easy, and secure.

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Standard Solution features.

Here’s what you get with PayPal Payments Standard.

Setup is easy.

Sign up for a business account, then add our secure payment button to your website or eBay store in minutes. To pay you, your customers click the button to pay on our secure PayPal servers then go back to your site for confirmation. The money usually arrives in your PayPal account in minutes.

2.9% + $0.30 or less.

It’s easy to get started. There are no lengthy applications or approval processes, and you don’t pay any setup, monthly, or hidden fees.
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A fast, streamlined payment experience.

Customers speed through the payment process quickly. When they’re ready to check out, they can pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, their bank account or their PayPal balance on secure pages that we host.

Works with your e-commerce provider.

If you’re working with a shopping cart or e-commerce provider, PayPal Payments Standard will integrate seamlessly with their solution.
See a list of our e-commerce partners

Mobile friendly.

We automatically optimize the payment experience for mobile shoppers so they can pay securely in just a few taps, and even pay your invoices the same way.

Invoice customers easily.

Easily create and email invoices, at no additional cost to you. Your customers can pay your invoices with just a few clicks and they don’t need a PayPal account to pay you.
Learn more about Online Invoicing

Get paid quickly.

However your customers pay you, the money usually shows up in your PayPal business account within minutes of making a sale.

Better security and simplified compliance.

We take your security very seriously. We’re working hard behind the scenes to handle data security for you, helping to reduce your workload for proving PCI compliance. Plus, our automatic fraud screening and Seller Protection policy help keep you and your customers safe, at no additional cost.

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PayPal Payments Standard

No monthly fee and 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction or less

Volume Discounts.

Do your sales average more than $3,000 per month?

Apply for a volume discount

Your monthly sales

Your fee per transaction


$0 to $3,000

2.9% + $0.30

$3.20 fee on a $100 sale

$3,000.01+ to $12,000

2.5% + $0.30*

$2.80 fee on a $100 sale

$12,000.01+ to $125,000

2.2% + $0.30*

$2.50 fee on a $100 sale


1.9% + $0.30*

$2.20 fee on a $100 sale

*Merchant rate qualification required.

The pricing table above applies to payments received from Canada or the US. An additional 1% charge will be applied to receive payments from countries other than Canada or the US.

Nonprofit Discounts.

Is your nonprofit a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)?

Fee per transaction

1.9% + $0.30

To apply for a nonprofit discount, you’ll need to send the following things to

  • A Notification of Registration from the CRA
  • A blank and/or void cheque showing the bank account number and organization name
  • Your contact information, including the email address you used to set up your business account
  • Your business URL

Micropayment Discounts.

Do your sales typically average less than $12?

Sign up for a PayPal Business account online then call us for Micropayments.

(5% plus 5¢)

Standard Rate
(2.9% plus 30¢)

Average payment



Your transaction fee



Total cost for 100 payments



Currency exchange rate may apply. †
†For more information, please refer to the User Agreement

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