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What are the cross-border fees when selling internationally?

International personal payments and purchase payments are subject to cross-border fees. They’re paid by either the sender or recipient of the payment, not both. The sender of the payment generally determines who pays the fee. Cross border fees apply because multicurrency payments involve additional costs.

International Personal Payments: 

  • If you send or receive an international personal payment using your PayPal balance or bank account, you’ll pay a cross-border fee. Fees can vary depending on your location. Please visit our Fees page for more information. 
  • If you use a credit or debit card to pay for international personal payments fully or partially, you’ll pay a cross-border fee. Fees can vary depending on your location. Please visit our Fees page for more information. 

International Purchase Payments: 

  • If you receive an international payment for a purchase, you’re charged a standard fee, plus an additional fixed fee. The fixed fee is based on the currency of the payment. Please visit our Fees page for more information. 
  • It’s free to send payments for your purchases, even for some international payments. Some fees may apply if PayPal performs a currency conversion to complete your payment. Your financial institution may charge fees directly to the card you use to fund a cross-border payment even where no currency conversion is involved.

For more information on fees, click Fees at the bottom of any PayPal page.

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