Receive payments easily while realizing incremental donations.
Our solution for K-12* provides your school with an online store that allows you to collect donations and payments with PayPal or credit cards. You’ll gain the ability to:
- Collect more funds—people donate more money with PayPal.
- Make payments more secure and trackable.
- Get a quicker, easier, and free set-up of your customized online store.
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The challenge for K-12 schools
We developed our solution for K-12 in response to the needs of schools and parent-teacher organizations, which typically receive thousands of cash and check payments every year. However, checks can easily get misplaced, may be written for the wrong amount, or may not indicate which event the payment is for.
All of this requires time-consuming follow-up. Schools need an easier way to collect funds to enable parents to pay for multiple items at once with a single payment and to track what item each donation is for.
The quicker, convenient solution with free set-up
An online store created by PayPal enables your school to move all fundraising efforts to a single website that can be easily managed by a parent volunteer. We empower you to move to a more convenient and more secure solution that helps save money and time.
Plus, you’ll appreciate our quicker, easier, and free set-up, since we handle all of the initial web store development for you.
Drive incremental donations
Give people a faster and easier way to donate, and two things can happen: More people donate and they donate more money than they would otherwise.
With an online store, you can increase your outreach to friends and family around the world, any time. In addition, your web store enables your school community to pay for or donate to multiple items at once with a credit card or their own PayPal accounts. There’s no need to rely on parents having cash or their checkbooks with them to pay.
Enjoy the cost savings
Using PayPal’s School Store for K-12 is a great deal for you and your organization. Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations pay only a low per-transaction fee of 2.2% plus 30 cents for web store transactions. There are no extra fees for setup, statements, withdrawals, or cancellation.
Provide an easy store experience
When your parents and community give through PayPal, the money usually shows up in your PayPal account within minutes. From there, transfer it to your organization's bank account at no charge.
Access your funds and records quickly
- Payers shop on your site and place items in their shopping cart.
- They check out and choose a credit card or PayPal as the form of payment.
- The payer is returned back to your site. You receive your funds immediately in your PayPal account.
Get a solution for all seasons
You can use PayPal for any sort of payment need, such as collecting membership dues, receiving sponsorships for your walk-a-thon, or selling school T-shirts.
We're in this together
How to Get Started with Our Solution for K-12
If you already have a PayPal Business Account:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’d like us to create your school's web store (please include the email associated with the school's PayPal account). A PayPal representative will follow up with you.
If you don’t have a PayPal Business Account or have additional questions:
Email us at email@example.com with your questions and we'll help you get started.