How does PayPal work

PayPal makes it easy to send and receive online payments, whether you're doing it for personal or business reasons - it's an all-in-one solution.

As a seller, you can accept all major credit/debit cards, bank transfers1 and PayPal balances. As a buyer, you can choose how to pay for items.

See below for how it works or watch the demo.

How PayPal works   PayPal for buyers   PayPal for sellers  
 

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Buyers choose how they wish to pay

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PayPal sends money securely

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Sellers choose how to use funds

PayPal lets you pay for items using your credit cards, or PayPal balances

PayPal keeps you safe - financial details are never shared between buyers and sellers

Sellers can withdraw the money to their bank account or keep the funds in their PayPal account for online purchases


1 Funding of PayPal account with bank transfers is available in approved countries only