What's the difference between friends and family or goods and services payments?
You can send money to friends and family or pay for goods and services in the Send & Request tab at the top of the PayPal page.
If you’re sending a payment, payment types include:
- Sending to a friend and family - used when sending money or a gift card to a friend or family member. Before you complete a payment, you can opt to pay the fee, or pass it onto the recipient by changing it to a Goods or Services payment, to be covered by PayPal Purchase Protection.
- Paying for goods or service - used when buying an item or service from someone. When you make a purchase, the seller pays a small fee to receive your money. Your payment is covered by our protection policy automatically.
Note: We’re currently unable to allow personal payments to or from India.