Buying is free.

Buying online or in-store purchases

We don't think it makes any sense to charge you fees for buying online or in-store in the US. Spend freely (but wisely).

Selling is 2.9% + $0.30 per sale.

That's a small price to pay for accepting major forms of payment from any of the million active customers worldwide. There are no hidden PayPal fees. You don't have to pay anything until you get paid for selling something. Our rates are some of the most competitive in the industry – keeping you in business and your customers happy.

More about PayPal merchant fees

Sales within the US 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
Discounted rate for eligible nonprofits 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction
International sales 3.9% transaction fee plus a fixed fee based on currency received
PayPal HereTM card reader 2.7% when you swipe a card or 3.5% plus $0.15 for manually entered transactions

Fees for sending money to friends and family.

We’ll always post the current fees for sending money to friends and family on this page, and we will disclose the fees to you in advance each time you initiate a transaction to send money to a friend or family member. These fees may change from time to time, and most changes to these fees will be deemed effective at the time and date of posting. If these fees ever increase, we will provide you 30 days advance notice on our Policy Updates page.

Last updated: August 15, 2016 5:00PM PT

Sending to the U.S. and Canada.

If you are a U.S. PayPal account holder sending money to a friend or family member with a PayPal account in the United States or Canada:

And your payment method for the transaction is: then you pay:
Exclusively a PayPal balance or bank account linked to your PayPal account. Fee is waived.
Other, including a partially or fully funded payment by a credit card, debit card or PayPal Credit. a fee of 2.9% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee (from the table below) based on the currency of the transaction.

Sending to other countries.

If you are a U.S. PayPal account holder sending money to a friend or family member with a PayPal account in a country other than the United States or Canada:

And your payment method
for the transaction is:
Exclusively a PayPal balance or bank account linked to your PayPal account.
and your friend or family member has a PayPal account in:
then you pay:
Australia or Poland a fee of 1.0% of the transaction amount.
Germany a fee of 2.0% of the transaction amount.
Japan a fee of 0.3% of the transaction amount.
Mexico a fee of 0.5% of the transaction amount.*
any other country a fee of 0.5% of the transaction amount.
And your payment method
for the transaction is:
Other, including a partially or fully funded payment by a credit card, debit card or PayPal Credit.
and your friend or family member has a PayPal account in:
then you pay:
Australia a fee of 3.4% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee (from the table below) based on the currency.
Mexico a fee of 3.9% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee (from the table below) based on the currency.*
any other country a fee of 3.9% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee (from the table below) based on the currency.

Fixed fees applicable to sending money.

Currency Fee
Australian Dollar: 0.30 AUD
Brazilian Real: 0.60 BRL
Canadian Dollar: 0.30 CAD
Czech Koruna: 10.00 CZK
Danish Krone: 2.60 DKK
Euro (recipient is in France): 0.25 EUR
Euro (recipient is outside of France): 0.35 EUR
Hong Kong Dollar: 2.35 HKD
Hungarian Forint: 90 HUF
Israeli Shekel: 1.20 ILS
Japanese Yen: 40 JPY
Malaysian Ringgit: 2.00 MYR
Mexican Peso:: 4.00 MXN
Currency Fee
New Zealand Dollar: 0.45 NZD
Norwegian Krone: 2.80 NOK
Philippine Peso: 15.00 PHP
Polish Zlotych: 1.35 PLN
Russian Ruble: 10 RUB
Singapore Dollar: 0.50 SGD
Swedish Krona: 3.25 SEK
Swiss Franc: 0.55 CHF
Taiwan New Dollar: 10.00 TWD
Thai Baht: 11.00 THB
U.K. Pounds Sterling: 0.20 GBP
U.S. Dollar: 0.30 USD