PayPal Payments Standard

Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, PayPal

Accept credit cards wherever you do business.

Get everything you need to accept credit cards from your customers. Online sales, invoicing, in-person payments … this solution securely handles them all.

  • Your customers don't even need a PayPal account
  • Easy setup, no programming skills required
  • No setup or monthly charges (See Pricing)
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Accept credit cards and PayPal on your website.
(formerly Website Payments Standard)

Start selling on your website with our secure payment buttons. You can set up your button in about 15 minutes. It involves little more than copying and pasting a few lines of HTML onto your site. There’s no credit application or setup fees, and you only start paying when you start receiving payments. It also works with the most popular shopping carts, including ASecureCart, Magento, and 3dcart. (See all).

Already accept credit cards online? Add our payment button to your site for the millions of buyers who prefer paying with PayPal.

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Swipe credit cards with your free card reader.

PayPal Heretm is a simple way to accept credit and debit cards, PayPal and even checks—anywhere you do business. Unlike other mobile payment solutions, PayPal Here comes with an encrypted card reader and is backed by PayPal’s world-class security, risk and fraud-management systems. Learn more

Email your invoices for faster payment.

Use your computer, smartphone or tablet to email professional looking invoices to your customers. Add your logo to our template and save any invoice to use again. Your customers don't need a PayPal account to pay you-they simply click to pay online and the money normally arrives in your PayPal account in minutes. It's free to send an invoice with PayPal. You just pay a small percentage of the invoice amount when it gets paid. What do my customers see?

Access your money quickly.

When the order is complete, the money usually shows up in your PayPal account in a few minutes. From there, transfer it to your bank account, spend it wherever PayPal is accepted or use your PayPal Debit Card1 at the ATM or in stores. You'll earn 1% cash back when you sign for purchases.
1 You can apply for the PayPal Debit Card MasterCard® Business Card after your PayPal account has been in good standing for 60 days.

Keep your costs down.

Like most credit card processors, we charge a fixed percentage and a transaction fee on every sale. What makes PayPal different is that there are no extra fees for setup, statements, withdrawals or cancellation. Those hidden fees can really add up.

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Do right by your customers.

PayPal is always free for your customers to make a purchase. They don’t even need a PayPal account and can pay you in any of 24 currencies. Over 100 million people trust PayPal to help protect their financial info. And with our built-in mobile checkout, your smartphone customers will be happy too..

Keep up with your payments.

Monthly statements, downloadable logs and instant transaction searches are all part of the service. Need to work out sales tax and shipping costs? Show the correct amounts at checkout with our instant calculators. We'll even help you create shipping labels.

Protect your business from fraud.

If there's one thing people know about PayPal, it's how seriously we take security. Automatic fraud screening and our Seller Protection Policy help keep you and your customers safe. And since PayPal is PCI compliant, your task of meeting these standards is a good deal simpler.

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PayPal Payments Standard
PayPal Payments Advanced PayPal Payments Pro Discounted Nonprofit Rate
MONTHLY FEE $0 $5 $30 $0
SETUP FEE $0 $0 $0 $0
(based on monthly sales)

$0 to $3,000

2.9% + $0.30 2.9% + $0.30 2.9% + $0.30 2.2% + $0.30

$3,001+ to $10,000

2.5% + $0.30* 2.5% + $0.30* 2.5% + $0.30* 2.2% + $0.30

$10,001 to $100,000

2.2% + $0.30* 2.2% + $0.30* 2.2% + $0.30* 2.2% + $0.30


2.2% + $0.30* 2.2% + $0.30* 2.2% + $0.30* 1.9% + $0.30
(Swiped and PayPal transactions)
2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7%
(Typed and scanned transactions)
3.5% + $0.15 3.5% + $0.15 3.5% + $0.15 3.5% + $0.15
(based on monthly sales)

$0 to $3,000

N/A N/A 3.1% + $0.30 N/A

$3,000+ to $10,000

N/A N/A 2.7% + $0.30* N/A


N/A N/A 2.4% + $0.30* N/A


If your transactions average less than $10, you could save money with our "5% plus 5¢" rate.

The pricing table above applies to domestic payments in US dollars. There's an additional 2.5% charge for any currency conversion and a 1% charge to receive payments from another country.

*Merchant Rate Qualification Required

When your monthly sales exceed $3,000 and you've been a PayPal member more than 90 days, please fill out a one-time application, subject to approval.

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