Express Checkout

Express Checkout is part of our all-inclusive PayPal Payments solution.

Lift your sales by offering PayPal.

If you already accept credit cards online, add our payment button to your site for the millions of shoppers who prefer paying with PayPal.

  • Sales increase on average 18% after adding PayPal1
  • Buyers like the ease and security of PayPal
  • Low transaction fee and no monthly charge (See Pricing)
  • It also works for mobile websites and apps
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Call: 1-800-514-4920

Convert buyers who prefer paying with PayPal.

Businesses reported an average 18% increase in sales after adding Express Checkout.1 Over 100 million PayPal customers worldwide love the convenience and security of PayPal, where they can pay from their PayPal balance, debit or credit card, or bank account. The PayPal logo also reassures buyers who may be unfamiliar with your website. Plus our built-in mobile checkout means your smartphone customers will be happy too.

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Easily integrate PayPal with your cart.

Express Checkout is made to work with the most popular shopping carts, including Cafe Commerce, Vistaprint and ECommerce Templates. (See all). Once you've signed up, simply follow your cart provider's instructions for PayPal integration.

Access your money quickly.

When the order is complete, the money usually shows up in your PayPal account in a few minutes. From there, transfer it to your bank account, spend it wherever PayPal is accepted or use your PayPal Debit Card2 at the ATM or in stores. As well as giving you the fastest way to access your PayPal account, the PayPal Debit MasterCard® offers 1% cash back whenever you sign for purchases.

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Keep up with your payments.

Express Checkout comes with monthly statements, automatic fraud screening and instant transaction searches. We also handle subscriptions, recurring payments and transactions in any of 24 currencies. Our instant tax and shipping calculators show the correct amounts at checkout—we’ll even help you create shipping labels. And of course, our customer service reps are on hand to help resolve any issues to ensure everything runs like clockwork.

1 In an independent survey by Ipsos Public Affairs in July 2010, online merchants reported an average 18% increase in sales since adding PayPal Express Checkout.

2 You can apply for the PayPal Debit Card MasterCard® Business Card after your PayPal account has been in good standing for 60 days.

There is clearly a significant percentage of our customers that prefer PayPal.

— Michael Zimmerman, CFO,

Express Checkout is just the start.

Want to send an instant invoice? Looking to accept credit cards in person? When you sign up for Express Checkout, you can also get our complete lineup of payment tools at no extra cost. Learn more

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  • No monthly fee
  • No early termination fee
  • No setup charge
  • No downgrade fee




$0 to $3,000

2.9% + $0.30

$3.20 fee on a $100 sale

$3,000+ to $10,000

2.5% + $0.30

$2.80 fee on a $100 sale


2.2% + $0.30

$2.50 fee on a $100 sale


If your transactions average less than $10, you could save money with our "5% plus 5;" rate.

The pricing table above applies to domestic payments in US dollars. There's an additional 2.5% charge for any currency conversion and a 1% charge to receive payments from another country.

*Merchant Rate Qualification Required

When your monthly sales exceed $3,000 and you've been a PayPal member more than 90 days, please fill out a one-time application, subject to approval.

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