About PayPal

PayPal Commerce Platform is a comprehensive solution designed to serve your business needs and your customers, whether you’re just getting started or already a thriving enterprise or marketplace.

Leveraging our two-sided network, the platform lets you connect with more than 295 million PayPal customers around the world and across many platforms and marketplaces. Now you can find new markets, new channels, new high-value customers. All while giving your customers the freedom to buy how they want—nearly anywhere in the world.

Pricing starting from:

US$0.04/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of PayPal

Accept Payments - PayPal Commerce Platform helps make it easy for your customers to pay any way they want from almost anywhere. Let them pay now, pay later, or offer subscriptions or global and local payment options. It's the kind of flexibility customers demand—the kind that drives loyalty and lets you grow with the market.

Make Payments - Keep your business moving. Simply send payments to contractors or vendors directly from your account with PayPal.

Manage Risk - Our powerful network securely processes more than 1 billion transactions each month. And since our fraud tools get smarter with each transaction, we can help protect your business and your customers against fraud with the unmatched experience, global reach, and advanced fraud protection technology of PayPal.

Accelerate Growth - Now you can access critical funding, drive sales and conversion with shopper insights, and connect easily with new marketplaces. It’s growth, accelerated.

Streamline Operations - With the platform, you have the tools and resources you need to tackle the mundane tasks, freeing you to focus on what you love. Your business will run smoother than ever with reporting, analytics, shipping, and cash management tools—all from a single dashboard.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$0.04/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of PayPal: 81

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Cash Management
  • Check Fraud Detection
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Deferred Billing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Financial Reporting
  • For B2B
  • For Retail
  • Fraud Detection
  • In-Person Payments
  • Internal Fraud Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Marketing Reports
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • PCI Assessment
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Options
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Performance Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalogue
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Subscription Plan Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(21,014)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Josh C.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great online payments system with many features

Reviewed on 14/09/2021

My experience has been great and I use Paypal all the time for many online purchases and have...

My experience has been great and I use Paypal all the time for many online purchases and have places that send me payments right to my paypal account.

Pros

There are very few places that do not take paypal. You can easily add multiple ways to pay. It also easily integrates with many things like woocommerce, zapier and wordpress to take payments if you would like. It is easy to get money from friends or people who owe you for business.

Cons

There is really only one annoyance that I have with paypal. If I have a say $10 visa or mastercard gift card and say I want to buy something for $15 most places online don't take 2 forms of payment for the same item so I need some way to put the gift card into my paypal account, but they don't allow you to easily send money from a credit card or prepaid gift cards. So the work around is to make an invoice and send it to another email and then pay with the gift card. There are 2 things with this the first is then that you must pay a fee which I understand and would be fine paying the fee. The other is that the whole process is a pain in the butt. They should just allow prepaid gift card amounts to be added to your balance and then just charge you the fee. Annoying but not a deal breaker.

Alternatives Considered

Wave Accounting

Reasons for Switching to PayPal

It's not necessarily that I have chosen Paypal over Wave. I use Wave more for my business and accounting stuff and making pretty invoices. I use Paypal way more often for my personal stuff and many online purchases and to get payments from survey sites and a few other things. So I think Paypal has its great purposes and if I start an ecommerce website which I probably will I will likely use Paypal for taking payments with Woocommerce.
Claude F.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Who doesn't know Paypal as the best and most secured online bank and payment processing system?

Reviewed on 10/10/2021

To sum it all, paypal is the best online bank system because of its very strong security. It is...

To sum it all, paypal is the best online bank system because of its very strong security. It is almost impossible for scammers to steal your money if you use paypal as means of payment

Pros

Everyone knows paypal as the most secured online banking system or escrow system. They give scammers a nightmare. Scammers cannot steal your money if you use paypal as a payment processor. I also love the aspect that they support business to grow by giving them business credits or business loans. The user interface is also straight forward and easy to use. It is also a very fast, reliable and secure way of sending money to anybody in the world. They also have a good customer service, who are very nice to customers. They are constantly bringing in new features into the platform like cryptocurrency trading. I also love the face that you can buy an item and pay in 4 different installments. The list goes on ...

Cons

Overall, I do not have any issues with paypal. Sometimes, they are to strict to a point where they may limit or suspend your account after you initiate a huge transaction. This is something good, but they take almost a week to restore your account. A week is a long time and it may affect a business

Ericka M.
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  • Industry: Veterinary
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

PayPal Uses Your Money To Make Money!

Reviewed on 02/01/2020

My problem with PayPal is they try to be like a parent is to a child. Saying it’s my money they are...

My problem with PayPal is they try to be like a parent is to a child. Saying it’s my money they are just holding it for me. If it’s my money then give me my money PayPal.

Pros

My clients felt their payment information was safe and secure with a well know company that PayPal is.

Cons

That payments for services were held no matter what for three or more days unless clients called them to confirm services were done or being done. Even then my company had to wait on client payments of services rendered.

Alternatives Considered

Shopify POS and Square Point of Sale

Reasons for Choosing PayPal

Quickbooks wasn’t as user friendly to put on my Website as Quickbooks was.

Switched From

Shopify POS and Square Point of Sale

Reasons for Switching to PayPal

The PayPal name. It being widely known.
Md mahbub A.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

When it comes to choosing the best payment system, Paypal is the most perfect solution!

Reviewed on 15/09/2021

PayPal is one of the most popular online payment systems around the world. It allows users to...

PayPal is one of the most popular online payment systems around the world. It allows users to transfer funds electronically and also provides the ability to make payments without divulging financial information since it can process payments via credit card or bank account without any direct link between the consumer's bank account and the merchant's PayPal account. In addition, PayPal offers a buyer protection guarantee for unauthorized purchases made with a user's credit card on its network.

Pros

As i work with digital marketing and serve globally so it's mandatory for me to find the best solution. Paypal did the job for me. I can take payments anytime securely, from any country of the world (although Paypal doesn't support in few countries yet). Besides i can buy digital goods easily with the help of paypal. Its supported to all the global platforms which is great. In the same country, transferring money has no fee! Gift card system is also useful sometimes. In a word, i'm in love with Paypal.

Cons

Paypal usually gives the most priority to the senders. Sometime clients ask for dispute illegally, Paypal can't guarantee your money. I saw few buddies, their account has been limited by Paypal for the illegal dispute requests by their clients. Paypal should come up with the solution and serve properly to the both parties.

Sarah B.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Every Business's Best Friend

Reviewed on 28/09/2021

Paypay is our one-stop-shop. We use it for billing, paying virtual assistance who reside in...

Paypay is our one-stop-shop. We use it for billing, paying virtual assistance who reside in different countries to creating invoices that can be downloaded in PDF or send a link to customers.

Pros

Paypal Business is a no brainer, from setting up new customers, adding products to sell online to invoicing both reoccurring or new customers or using it on your website as a card payment gateway.

We advise our clients to include it as a payment system if they already had one elsewhere. For nearly five years now, we have had no issues except for one time and that was quickly resolved.

Cons

Sometimes clients struggle to find the developer integration key that they end up having to give us login details to collect it and then they change their PW.

Alternatives Considered

Zoho Expense

Reasons for Switching to PayPal

Before switching to business, I had been using PayPay for personal use and loved its features.
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PayPal FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PayPal.

PayPal offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0.04/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing is based per transaction. 2.5% + Fixed fee ( $0.041)

PayPal has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

PayPal supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

PayPal supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

PayPal integrates with the following applications:

BigCommerce, Braintree, Quickbooks Online, Shopify, Wix, WooCommerce

PayPal offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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