It's Quick and Easy to Get Started with PayPal

PayPal can help you accept online payments faster. Offering PayPal as an electronic payment solution lets you securely process credit card charges without the expense and paperwork of a conventional merchant account.

There are no setup or cancellation fees, and no gateway or monthly charges. PayPal's merchant rate is as low as 2.2 % + 0.55 CHF per transaction.

Plus, PayPal is easy to add to your site. It offers step-by-step support that can get you collecting payments in less than an hour.

Sign up with PayPal and open your website to our network of savvy online buyers — more than 179 million active customer accounts accounts worldwide.

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Choosing the Right PayPal Payment Tools

PayPal offers tools to support your business needs. Best of all, every one of these tools and features is free!

Accepting Payments on Your Website

  • Buy Now and Donation buttons make it easy for customers to pay you online. In just minutes, you can add a PayPal payment button anywhere you use HTML. Learn More
  • Shopping Cart functionality allows your customers to browse your selection and buy multiple items from your website. Learn More
  • Subscriptions and Recurring Payments lets your customers order and pay for ongoing service or product subscriptions quickly and securely. Learn More

Requesting Money Via Email

  • PayPal Invoicing is a simple way to create professional-looking invoices—in seconds. Just select a template, fill in the blanks, review, and send. Learn More
  • Request Money is a quick and easy way to collect money, whether it's getting paid for goods shipped or sending a personal bill. Just enter the recipient's email address and the amount. Learn More
  • With Payment Wizard for Outlook, you can quickly add PayPal payment buttons to your email. Learn More

Advanced Features

  • Reporting Tools help reduce the time and effort involved in managing your business. You can review detailed transaction summaries with Monthly Account Statements, or Download your transaction history into desktop software such as QuickBooks. Learn More
  • Multi-User Access lets you give multiple users various levels of access to a single PayPal Business account. By controlling the level of access they have to your account, you can delegate responsibility without worry. Learn More
  • Instant Payment Notification (IPN) is PayPal's convenient interface for real-time purchase confirmations and server-to-server notifications. Learn More
  •  For more information on how to incorporate any of these functions into your online business, consult the Merchant Overview (PDF, 3.3 MB , January 2004).