How do I add money to my PayPal balance?

Adding money to your PayPal account is quick and easy.  

Please note that you do NOT need to have a PayPal balance in order to make purchases or send money to family and friends.
You can link a bank account or use PayPal CASH® to add funds to your PayPal account:
Add money to your PayPal balance from your bank account (no fees with this option):
A great way to add money to your PayPal account is to link it directly to your bank account. This way, you can transfer money securely to your PayPal account at any time and at no cost. It usually takes 3-4 business days for the transfer to go through. We'll email you each time a transfer is complete:
  1. Click Transfer Money below your PayPal balance.
  2. Click Add money to your balance.
  3. Select your bank and enter the amount you want to transfer and click Add.
Add money using PayPal CASH:
This is an easy way to add money to your PayPal account from a local retailer location. Log in and pick a retailer. We’ll make a custom barcode to print out or present on your smartphone. Bring your cash and barcode to the register at the retailer. A service fee of $3.95 will apply. Your money will automatically be added to your PayPal account, and you’ll receive an email confirmation.
Add cash to your PayPal account with the PayPal Cash Card:
You can use your PayPal Cash Card at more than 85,000 retail locations nationwide to load cash to your PayPal account including CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. PayPal doesn't charge a fee for this service. However, the retailer may charge a fee to complete the transaction, which varies by retailer. Please ask the cashier for the fee amount.
  • To get started visit one of the participating retailers, give your cash to the clerk. The clerk will swipe your card at the terminal to load funds to your PayPal account.
    • You will receive a push notification on your phone (if enabled), and an email confirming the cash has been added to your balance.
The daily cash load limit is $500; maximum monthly limit for loading cash by card or PayPal app combined is $4,000.
If you’re unable to add money to your PayPal balance at this time, it could be because:

If you haven’t received the transfer to your PayPal account a full week after you requested it, contact Customer Service.