Accepting payments part 2: Sending invoices.

May 11 2020 | Chase Jones, PayPal Editorial Staff

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’ve already opened a PayPal Business account. Now, you’re ready to create a professional-looking invoice and send it to your customers or clients.


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 a low transaction fee 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. Add your recipient’s email address.  

5. To add a name or shipping address, click Add customer details 

6. Enter the items, quantity, price.  

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.* 

Watch how to create and send an invoice. 



When you’re ready, you can also create a link you can share in email, text message, or social media channels.


The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, and legal advice before making any business decision. 

*PayPal Credit is subject to consumer credit approval.  

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