How do I send money using PayPal?

With PayPal, you can make payments to anyone with an email address.

Here’s how to make a payment:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Send Money.
  3. Enter the recipient’s email address and the amount you want to pay.
  4. Make your selection accordingly, then choose the reason for the payment.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Review the amount, the payment method, and shipping address.
  7. Add a message (if you want to), then click Send Money.

We’ll send the recipient an email to let them know that you have made a payment to them. If they don’t have a PayPal account, we explain how to sign up for one. PayPal members must confirm their email address before the money will be credited to their PayPal account.

When you make a payment, we use your PayPal balance first. If you don’t have enough money in your PayPal balance, we’ll use the payment method you select.

Learn more about Sending Money.