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

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.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

US$0.04/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of PayPal: 83

  • 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
  • Customer Management
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualisation
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Deferred Billing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Financial Reporting
  • For B2B
  • For Retail
  • Fraud Detection
  • In-Person Payments
  • Internal Fraud Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Inventory Management
  • 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
  • Restaurant POS
  • Returns Management
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(21,729)
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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Mark Anthony
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best Digital Wallet

Reviewed on 7/8/2022

From linking my bank account to withdrawal, Paypal has been so efficient, easy to use, and...

From linking my bank account to withdrawal, Paypal has been so efficient, easy to use, and straightforward. With the help of digital wallet banking, sending and receiving money locally or internationally has been so easy. With a single click, your money is on the go. Overall Paypal is for everyone.

Pros

It is a user-friendly platform where in you can send and receive digital money from all over the globe. There are lots of websites that accept PayPal as a way of payment method and that makes it easier to make online purchases anywhere. Paypal can also be used on mobile phones which means you can access your account wherever and whenever you want it. Invoicing is very simple and easy to make when you are requesting payment.

Cons

So far, the benefit of having a Paypal account is a big help for me. We all need Paypal for our online money transactions. It is a perfect platform for me.

Rebecca
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PayPal pros and ratings

Reviewed on 21/7/2022

The benefits of PayPal is the security it has is excellent. There customer service is superior....

The benefits of PayPal is the security it has is excellent. There customer service is superior. They have helped me with personal and business accounts.for business accounts there's a lot more features offered that are very reliable.

Pros

Very easy platform to understand. Good for small business employer's and employees. This is very convenient and secure.

Cons

Really can't say there has been any cons about this product other then wish the debit cards had better design aspects to choose from.

Alternatives Considered

Square Payments and Payroll Mate

Reasons for Switching to PayPal

I choose this product because the features that business accounts offered from PayPal had way more to offer and better security options
Karel
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

My Experience with using PayPal

Reviewed on 17/6/2022

I like PayPal and would recommend it to consumers and businesses

I like PayPal and would recommend it to consumers and businesses

Pros

Quick and easy way of making online payments.
Available on mobile phones
Protection against fraud

Cons

High transaction fees
Not accepted by every seller, such as on Amazon.

Mary Jesamae
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Review for PayPal

Reviewed on 16/7/2022

Pros

Easy to add payment cards and use for payments. I also feel it is secure since I have not experience any unknown transactions unlike the conventional credit card.

Cons

Can't use 2 gift cards/visa prepaid cards in one transaction.

Ed
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Business saving billing and invoicing platform

Reviewed on 20/6/2022

Pros

I love Paypal for it's ease of use and simple setup

Cons

3% transaction fee on credit card payments and additional fees can get expensive

Alternatives Considered

Stripe and Stripe Billing

Reasons for Switching to PayPal

Ease of use and simple to connect to my bank accounts
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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, 1,001-5,000

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, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

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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