Can I use PayPal to pay in stores?

In-store acceptance methods mobile phone number + PIN & the payment code feature in the PayPal Mobile app will no
longer be available in the US after March 31st, 2018.

Going forward, PayPal will continue to innovate and provide you with new payment choices at your favorite stores. And whether it's in-store or online, you can still pay using PayPal in a variety of ways including with a credit card (like a PayPal credit card), debit card or your mobile device via tap and pay on eligible Android devices.

You can use PayPal to shop in stores, with various payment methods.

Set your payment preferences

When you use PayPal in stores, you choose how you pay. When you activate in-store checkout, you'll be prompted to choose your preferred payment method, then your backup payment method. You can use any combination of available payment methods, such as your PayPal balance, bank account, credit card or debit card.

To change your payment preferences:

  1. Go to your Settings.
  2. In "Payment preferences", scroll to your payment methods, then click Update.

Your in-store purchases then will settle instantly using your preferred payment method. If there's not enough money using that method, we'll use your backup payment method instead.

Changing your payment preference in the store

You can use a smartphone to update your payment preferences in the store, but it's best to do it ahead of time. Updating your preferences before you go to the store will help checkout go more quickly.

You can also manage your payment preferences for online checkout in your Settings. Learn more about payment preferences.