Add cash

You can load money easily to your PayPal Cash Plus account at select retailers with a small fee. All you need to do is generate a barcode in your PayPal app, and show it in the retail store along with your cash. You can usually add any amount from $20 to $500 per barcode. The money will be added to your account in just 15 minutes.

Here’s how to add cash from your PayPal app:

  1. Tap More at the bottom of the home screen.
  2. Tap Add cash.
  3. You'll be asked to set up a PayPal Cash Plus account (if you don't have a PayPal Cash Plus account already). 
  4. Select a retailer, and tap Generate Barcode.
  5. Bring the barcode on your smartphone to your selected retail store, along with the amount of cash you want to add.
  6. The merchant will scan your barcode to load money into your PayPal Cash Plus account.
The barcode will expire in 1 hour, so we suggest that you wait until you’re at the retailer to generate your barcode on the phone. If you accidentally close your barcode page, you’ll have to generate a new barcode.

  • A service fee of $3.95 will apply to your account when you add cash at a store. Generating barcodes in the app is free of charge.