7 steps to quickly create and send an invoice.

Jun 18 2020 | PayPal Editorial Team

If you need a quick way to send invoices – without needing a website – we’ll walk through the process from start to finish. At this point, you should have already opened a PayPal Business account. Now, you’re ready to create a professional-looking invoice and send it to your customers or clients. If you need help at any point, please visit the PayPal Help Centre.

Creating and sending invoices (total time: ~5 minutes per invoice)

It’s free and easy to create and send an invoice that your customers can pay – even if they don’t have an account with PayPal. You only pay transaction fees when your customers pay you. View fees.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Your PayPal Business account username and password
  • Your customers’ email addresses
  • Your company logo (optional)
Step-by-step instructions
  1. Log into your PayPal Business account.
  2. Click Tools at the top of the page, and then click Invoicing.
  3. Next, select Create Invoice.
  4. Check your Business Information on the invoice is correct, and if you wish to make any changes click Edit.
  5. Add your recipient’s email address. 
  6. Next, enter the item, quantity, amount and VAT.
  7. Click Send.
Your customers will receive an email with your invoice. They can pay securely by credit or debit card, PayPal, or PayPal Credit.*

When you’re ready, you can also: 
  • Create a link you can share in email, text message, or social media channels
If we can help you with any of the above steps, please visit the PayPal Help Centre.
*PayPal Credit is subject to consumer credit approval.

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