How to Use PayPal
How to Use PayPal
Use PayPal when shopping for the things you love, sending money to friends and family, and receiving payments for items you sell online.
Don't have an account?
USE PayPal TO SEND MONEY
USE PayPal TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS
USE PayPal TO PAY ONLINE
- Send money from your computer or via your mobile
- All you need is an email address or mobile number
- Transfer money abroad quickly
- Your financial info and transactions are secure
- On eBay, classified sites, and your website
- Protect yourself from fraud with Seller Protection
- We keep your financial info secure
- Your eligible purchases are protected if there is a problem (See Eligibility)
- Speed through checkout in a few clicks
Here's how to shop online using PayPal:
- Log in entering your email address and password and we'll process the payment without sharing any of your financial details.
Use PayPal at stores like Zappos.com, American Eagle Outfitters, Cooking.com, Delta Air Lines, TigerDirect.com, AllPosters.com, Dell, eBags, and more. Visit Our Store Directory
When you pay with PayPal, your financial information isn't shared with retailers. It is securely protected to minimize fraud and help safeguard your identity. We also protect you if there's a problem with your purchase. Coverage includes:
It's free to sign up for a PayPal account. PayPal does not charge any fees when you pay for goods and services within the US using your account. There are fees in other cases, such as:
Absolutely. Just link your credit card to your PayPal account when you sign up or add it later. Then simply select your credit card as your method of payment when you check out using PayPal and you'll rack up the rewards!
*Use cash to buy a MoneyPak card to fund your PayPal account. Available in the US only. Usage of this service is subject to identity verification and other controls. This service is being provided by a registered Money Services Business.
There are two ways you can send money with PayPal—via your online PayPal account or via your mobile phone. All you need is the recipient's email address or mobile number. The recipient will receive an email or text to notify them of your payment. To withdraw the money, they will need to open a PayPal account—sign-up is free.
They'll get an instant email or text notification prompting them to log in to PayPal to get the money. If they don't have a PayPal account, they can sign up for a new account in minutes by following instructions included with their notification. Next, the money shows up in their PayPal balance, which they can either spend online or transfer to their bank account.
Yes, they need a PayPal account to receive money from the sender. This simple step helps PayPal protect you against fraud. If they don't have a PayPal account, all they need is an email address to open one. They'll get simple sign-up instructions included with their Send Money notification from PayPal.
To collect your payment, simply click on the link in the email and log in to your PayPal account.
Recipients in the US can access the money by sending it to friends and family, spending it online, transferring it to a bank account, or requesting a check.
To get paid for an item you sell on eBay, you'll need to open a PayPal account first, and then list the item you want to sell on eBay. After your item sells and the buyer sends money to your PayPal account, PayPal will send you a payment confirmation.
To get paid for an item you sell on a classified website, online forum, or social networking site, you'll need to open a PayPal account first and then list the item you want to sell. After you and the buyer agree on the purchase price, go to the Request Money tab in your PayPal account and type in the buyer's email address to request payment. PayPal will send the buyer an email requesting payment through PayPal. After the buyer pays for the purchase, PayPal will send you a payment confirmation.
Yes. PayPal is an easy and secure way to start accepting payments online. It's also a well-known payment method that your shoppers trust. If you already have a website, use our payment buttons to accept debit card, credit card, and bank account payments—setup only takes a few minutes. You don't need a separate merchant account and gateway. And your customers don't even need a PayPal account to make a payment. It's easy to integrate our payment buttons onto your site and start collecting payments online.
Our Seller Protection program also helps cover you for eligible sales when you follow the common sense tips and requirements. It's usually as easy as shipping to the right address and saving a few shipping documents to take advantage of this built-in benefit.
All you need is a PayPal account. Shoppers can pay with their bank account, PayPal balance, or their debit or credit card. And because financial information is not shared between the buyer and seller, the transactions are secure.
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