PayPal: One partner, many ways to get paid

May 30 2019 | PayPal Editorial Team

We offer the tools today's companies need to do business. Our payment-processing and business tools help you get paid – whether you're selling online, offline, or some combination of the two.
So you can, for example, sell your perfected salsa online, in your local store, or at the annual chilli festival. And unlike other payment solutions, PayPal doesn't have setup fees or long-term commitments. It's a hassle-free way to get paid almost anywhere you do business. Here's a look at the many ways our solutions can work for you.

PayPal makes buying and selling easy

Our payment solutions let you accept card payments on your website or on an online marketplace like eBay or Etsy, and customers can use the PayPal checkout by credit or debit card without ever setting up a PayPal account. Buying is straightforward, as are the fees, making selling just as simple. See all merchant fees here.

Sell online 

With fraud protection tools, data security and reliable customer service, PayPal is a smart choice for any e-commerce business. Whether you just want to add PayPal as a payment option to your existing checkout or use PayPal to process all of your online payments, there's an option that's just right for your business.
  • PayPal Checkout: This option is a one-stop payment solution that lets your business accept a range of payment types. With a single integration, your checkout will automatically show customers the most relevant payment options - whether it's PayPal, PayPal Credit1, credit or debit cards, or (coming soon) a local payment method. And no matter how someone chooses to pay using PayPal Checkout, they'll be able to complete their payment without leaving your site. 
  • PayPal Web Payments Standard: This option is ideal if you're looking for something simple that you can implement yourself. It lets you accept credit and debit cards, plus PayPal and PayPal Credit1. With Standard, adding payment buttons to your site takes little more than copying and pasting a few lines of HTML code – no developer help required. When customers check out, they pay securely on a PayPal hosted payments page before returning to your site. PayPal Web Payments Standard has no monthly or setup fees and no long-term commitments. You only pay a transaction fee when you get paid, and this is based on your total sales volume. To learn more, click here.
  • PayPal Payments Pro: This option is well-suited for those who want to accept credit and debit cards, PayPal, and PayPal Credit1, but need a more customisable solution. With PayPal Payments Pro, we'll help your developers create a unique checkout process that's integrated with your online store, making the purchasing experience seamless for your customers. You can choose everything from the colours to the layout and language. You pick the details in order to develop a checkout process that's perfect for your business.

In addition to online orders, you can also process credit card payments over the phone, by fax, or by mail with Virtual Terminal. Virtual Terminal lets you enter a customer's credit card information directly into your PayPal account, so you can be flexible and accept payments in the way that's most convenient for your customer. For all merchant fees, please see here.

Manage cash flow 

When you start accepting payments through PayPal, you may also become eligible to apply for PayPal Working Capital

PayPal Working Capital is another way we help businesses, with up to £150,000 worth of funding. Available to eligible businesses once they have processed a minimum number of payments with us for 3 months. This cash advance option makes sense for today's small businesses. It can be difficult and time-consuming to secure business funding, but PayPal Working Capital allows businesses to access funds quickly to help them grow. Eligibility for PayPal Working Capital is based on your PayPal sales history2. Repayment works differently too. You'll pay one fixed fee, and repayments are automatically deducted as a percentage of your PayPal sales. It's a whole new way to look at business funding and one more way we help you do business.

PayPal works for your business

PayPal helps your business by helping you do business almost anywhere. Take orders for your salsa online with the card processing system, sell excess mixers on eBay, accept in-person payments at local events with the PayPal Here card reader, and email invoices to clients for catering with PayPal Invoicing – all with one easy-to-manage account. PayPal helps you reach more customers and makes it easy for you to get paid, however you do business.
The information in these articles does not constitute financial or investment advice of any kind and does not count as a substitute for any professional advice. Always do your own research on top and seek professional advice if you want to ensure that what you do is right for your specific circumstances. Where we link to other websites, we can't be responsible for their content.

1 If you are adding the PayPal Credit button to your website you must obtain the necessary regulatory authorisation, including permission to act as a credit broker.
2 PayPal Working Capital is subject to credit approval, as determined by the lender, WebBank, Member FDIC. To apply for PayPal Working Capital, your business must have a PayPal business or premier account for at least 90 days and process between £15,000 (or for premier accounts £20,000) and £20 million within those 90 days or within any time period less than or equal to 12 months. PayPal sales include processing on PayPal Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Standard, PayPal Payments Pro, and PayPal Here.

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