How do I change my payment preferences for in-store checkout?

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.


When you use PayPal at the register, the payment will be taken from the preferred payment method you set up in your Payment Preferences and the default funding methods – pulling from your balance first, then PayPal Credit®, bank account, or card on file. With PayPal in stores, you have flexibility to choose which way you want to pay.

You can manage your payment preferences for online checkout in Settings.

Here's how to change your payment preferences for PayPal in-store checkout:

  1. Click the Settings icon next to "Log out."
  2. Click the Payments tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click Change under "In-store purchases" and select your preferred payment method.

If you have a business account, you can only change your In-store checkout settings through the PayPal app on your iPhone or Android phone. Simply tap Settings in the app and choose how you want to pay. If you have a PayPal Payment card, tap Wallet to turn it on or off.


How do I change my In-Store PIN?

Here's how to create or change your PIN:

  1. Log in to PayPal.
  2. Click the Settings icon next to "Log out."
  3. Click Security.
  4. Click Edit next to "Mobile PIN."
  5. Create or change your 4-8 digit (no letters) PIN and click Add or change PIN.

Remember, your PIN is the same for your PayPal app, mobile number transactions, and your PayPal payment card.