PayPal Commerce Platform

Get started with PayPal Commerce Platform

Learn how to set up your account and start getting paid.

Setup Help: 1-855-477-5682

Make sure your account is ready to accept payments.

Follow these set-up steps to get seller-ready.

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Confirm your email

If you haven’t already, confirm your email address to start accepting payments.

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Provide your business name

Confirm your business name to appear on your customers’ credit card or bank statement.

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Access your funds

Link your bank account to your PayPal Business account to transfer funds.

Accept payments

Let us help you make shopping fast and easy for your customers.

PayPal Commerce Platform provides you with a simple way to accept payments and help increase your sales, whether you have an online or physical store or sell through a marketplace. It’s easy to get started—just follow a few simple steps and collect your first payment.

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Get paid online

    PayPal Checkout

    Letting your customers pay the way they want without leaving your website will help you close more sales. PayPal Checkout allows you to accept some of the most popular payment methods in 120 countries, including PayPal, card payments, Venmo1 and other alternative and local payment methods2. All accessible via a single integration on your website.


    If you have built your website through a shopping cart or other ecommerce platform, check with your provider for how to accept PayPal on your site.

    If you don’t have a website yet, visit our solution providers directory to learn how you can start building one today.

    How do I add PayPal checkout to my site?

    There are two options for integrating PayPal checkout with your site:

    1. Work with a developer: Share our five steps with a developer to get the code and API credentials to set up your payments and add code to your site. Learn More.
    2. Work with one of our ecommerce platform partners that already has PayPal integrated into their platform. See the list.

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Get paid in person

Wherever your business goes, your sales can go, too. Accept credit and debit cards with the PayPal Here card reader and app on your smartphone or tablet.

    How to get started with PayPal Here

    Learn more about how to accept credit cards on the go with PayPal Here.


    Already have PayPal Here reader?
    Visit the PayPal Here Resource Center for tips and tools on using PayPal Here for your business.

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Sign up for PayPal Here

If you haven't already, add PayPal Here to your business account.

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Download the PayPal Here app

Download the PayPal Here app on your compatible iOS or Android device.

Download the App

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Order your free reader

Sign in to the PayPal Here app and order your free reader.

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QR Codes

It's easy to use QR codes to receive touch-free payments. All your customers need is their smartphone with the PayPal app. Simply download and print out your QR code to start accepting payments. No hardware, software or card reader is required.

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Get paid by email

Whether your customers prefer to pay with cards, PayPal or PayPal Credit3, you can accept it all in no time with our easy, customizable and professional invoices.

How to set up Invoicing
  1. Log in to your business account and select 'Create Invoice.'
  2. Customize the invoice form by filling out your details.
  3. Click send and the invoice is delivered to your customer's email inbox right away.
  4. Your customer can pay you online using their credit or debit card, or PayPal. They don't need a PayPal account to pay you.

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Invoice Template

To create an invoice template for your business, click the 'Save' drop-down menu at the top of your invoice, choose 'Save as Template' and give your template a unique name for you to use next time.

PayPal Business App

Download the PayPal Business app to create and send invoices on the go. Just log in, select 'Create an invoice' and fill out your item details. You can also manage account activity and send payment reminders whenever you need to.

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Get paid by phone

With Virtual Terminal4, accepting debit and credit cards is easy—no card swiper to buy, no software to install. All you need is Internet access and your smartphone, computer, or tablet turns into a credit card terminal.


How Virtual Terminal works
  1. You log in to Virtual Terminal.When you’re ready to process a payment, go to PayPal.com and log in to your account. Click on Virtual Terminal.
  2. You enter the order.Enter the order details and credit card information.
  3. You complete the transaction.You’ll receive confirmation for successful transactions. You’ll then have the option to print a receipt, packing slip, or shipping label—or process another payment.

Get paid on social

PayPal.me

Create a PayPal.Me link and share it by text, email, chat or social media, and get your customers to pay with a few quick clicks. Create a link with your business name to build recognition and trust.

  1. Create your PayPal.Me linkOnce created, the link is yours for good.
  2. Share your link with customers by text, email, chat or social media.Let customers enter the amount they owe, or request a specific amount by adding it to your link—for example, for U.S., change to paypal.me/YourName/25 to request $25.
  3. Customers can pay you online using their credit or debit card, or PayPal.They don’t need a PayPal account to pay you.
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Accelerate growth

Scale your business with solutions from PayPal.
Explore options to help you expand, drive sales and fund your business.

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Get paid on marketplaces and more

PayPal is built into many online platforms and marketplaces, giving you more ways to sell your products. It is built into literally thousands of solutions, including event ticketing, digital marketing platforms, video streaming apps, niche marketplaces for customers looking for just your product, and specialty fundraising platforms. Search our Partner Directory to find a solution that suits your business.

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PayPal Credit

Encourage more sales by letting your customers know that they can pay for purchases over time with PayPal Credit3. Place our free banners on your website to let your customers know they can access PayPal Credit when they pay with PayPal.

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PayPal Working Capital

A PayPal Working Capital business loan is based primarily on your account history with PayPal so there's no credit check or personal guarantee required. To apply for PayPal Working Capital, your business must have a PayPal Business or Premier account for at least 90 days and process a minimum of $15,000 (or for Premier accounts $20,000) within those 90 days or within any time period less than or equal to 12 months.5

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Streamline operations

Explore the key tools available with PayPal Commerce Platform.

View your activity

Check the status of all payments from the 'Activity' tab on your home page. Tap a transaction for more details.

Resolve customer queries

We can help if something goes wrong. Respond to unauthorized activity or transaction issues straight from the Resolution Center under the 'Tools' tab.

Learn business insights

Access shopper insights, personalized charts on your sales performance and more from the 'Reports' tab on your home page.

Manage your funds

Easily transfer money from your account with PayPal to your bank account—just click 'Transfer money' and enter the amount you'd like to move.

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Manage your account

View transactions, withdraw funds, access the Resolution Center and more in your account.

Resolution Center

Issue refunds or fees or respond to a customer chargeback.

Business Resource Center

Get all types of tips on managing and growing your business with PayPal.

Merchant Technical Support

Contact the PayPal Merchant Technical Support (MTS) team to help you integrate PayPal on your website and answer all your technical questions.

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Developer

PayPal is an easy way to integrate some of today’s most popular payment methods. Explore our complete set of dev docs and resources to help you learn, experiment, test, and integrate.

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¹ Venmo is currently available in the U.S. only.

² A limited number of local alternative payment methods are currently available with more being added regularly.

³ PayPal Credit is subject to consumer credit approval.

⁴ A monthly fee applies for processing phone or mail order credit card payments online. View our merchant fees.

⁵ 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 a minimum of $15,000 (or for Premier accounts $20,000) 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, PayPal Here, and invoices paid online with PayPal online invoicing.

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