From everyday purchases to running a business,
How PayPal Works
people around the world rely on us to pay and get paid.
Join 179+ million people who use PayPal to
Sign up free with your email, name, address, and number.
Securely link your favorite banks, debit cards, and credit cards.
Use your PayPal login to skip entering your bank and card info.
Send money to someone’s email address or mobile number.
It’s free to send in the U.S. with a bank. Or choose any linked card.
The money goes to their PayPal account. Or they can quickly sign up.
Find your cause online and look for the PayPal Donate button.
Choose to donate one time or set up regular donations.
You’ll get a receipt and feel great about giving.
Apply for PayPal Credit and get a decision in seconds.
Use your ﬂexible credit line to get more time to pay where PayPal is accepted.
Get special ﬁnancing oﬀers and manage payments right from your PayPal account.
Open a business account with your email, business address, and basic info.
Choose how to get paid, then set up your payment methods.
Start accepting payments on your app, website, or in person.
Know your payments are secure
Whether you’re buying or selling, get the security you expect plus purchase or seller protection on all eligible transactions.
Accepted by millions of brands
Use PayPal at businesses, big and small, in 200+ countries around the world. Pay securely online, in apps, and in stores.
More payment choices
With PayPal, use your favorite banks and cards and still earn card rewards. And get access to flexible payment options like PayPal Credit.
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You will receive a discount on your next purchase when you use PayPal and spend the minimum purchase amount at participating stores ("Offer"). Offer valid at participating stores 12:01 AM EST on the start date through 11:59PM EST on the expiration date stated on the Offer. Discount will be applied to merchandise after sales tax has been added and will be reflected on your PayPal receipt and in the transaction details of your PayPal account.
To apply this Offer, you must a) open a new personal U.S. PayPal account, b) view the Offer ad or banner on PayPal.com, c) save the Offer to your PayPal account, by clicking on the link during the signup flow, and c) make a purchase at a participating store and pay with PayPal at the register or online checkout no later than 11:59 PM EST on the expiration date.
The Offer excludes gift certificate payments, gift card purchases and PayPal Extras MasterCard/eBay MasterCard payments not made through your PayPal account. Other exclusions may apply. If you seek a full refund for a purchase that applied the Offer, the full refund amount will be provided subject to the merchant's refund policy. If a partial refund is provided, you will receive the partial refund amount minus the Offer value. Offers are still subject to their expiration dates.
Offer valid in the continental U.S. and cannot be combined with any other coupon, offer, discount or Promotion code and may not be redeemed for cash. Void where prohibited. Offer may not be available when network connectivity between the merchant and PayPal is unavailable.