Email Payments: Technical Overview

Setup is simple
PayPal Email Payments is an easy-to-use payment solution that lets your customers pay online using a credit card, bank account, or PayPal balance, even if you don't have a website. All Email Payments options require almost no setup time.

This page will help you choose the Email Payments options that best suit your business needs.
What technical skills do I need?
Basic HTMLNot Needed
Scripting LanguagesNot Needed
API ProgrammingNot Needed

How do you want to request payment from your customers?

Request Money

Request payments from your customers easily. Just go to PayPal’s Request Money page, and enter your customer's email address and the amount you’re requesting. Your customer receives the email, and clicks a link in the email to make a payment.

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Payment Request Wizard for Outlook

Let your customers pay you immediately. Enter your customer’s email address and the transaction amount, and the Wizard automatically creates a button to insert in your email. Your customer receives the email, and clicks the button to pay securely online.

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Additional features:

To help you get the most out of Email Payments, we also recommend you use:
  • Reporting: PayPal offers efficient tools to help manage your transactions.
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Inside Email Payments

How to get started

  1. Sign up for a PayPal Business Account.

  2. Verify your information.

  3. Set up Email Payments.

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