Learn how PayPal makes it easy to shop and send money to family and friends.
Shop, send money, and pay bills without entering your payment info again and again
With 24/7 fraud detection, we work around the clock to keep your account secure
Pay your way, whether it’s credit, debit, or your bank account
Speed through checkout at millions of brands that accept PayPal
Start accepting all kinds of payments with one PayPal business account.
From everyday purchases to running a business,
How PayPal Works
people around the world rely on us to pay and get paid.
Join 200+ 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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