Accept PayPal with Express Checkout


Our Express Checkout option allows you to add the familiar PayPal button to your site – a magnet for the millions of online customers who prefer to pay with PayPal. If you already accept credit cards online, you can also accept PayPal by adding our Express Checkout button.

  • Customers can check out in three easy clicks
  • There are 81 million active PayPal accounts3
  • Lift your sales by giving your customers a choice

What You Get

An option shoppers really want, and integration is simple.

Key Benefits

Businesses reported a 14% average increase in sales after adding Express Checkout in a PayPal survey of 100 U.S. merchants1. Here's why:

Better for buyers

The Express Checkout button gives buyers another way to pay, and it complements your existing payments solution.

Online shoppers love the convenience and security of PayPal, where they can pay from their PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card.

Better for your business, GoDaddy, and are just a few of the businesses who converted new customers and bumped up revenue when they added Express Checkout to accept PayPal payments.

"PayPal revenue has grown five-and-a-half times faster than credit card revenue."
—Paul Hollowell, GUESS

Reporting & Back Office

With these tools, you'll stay on top of the money you process through PayPal.

Easy-to-read reports

View a summary of your monthly activity , including sales, inventory, and profit & loss statements.

Downloadable logs

Export your transactions to Excel.

Authorize and capture

Authorize your customer's payment amount at checkout, and collect (or "capture") the final amount after you ship the order.

Multi-user access

Offer controlled access to your employees or accountant for tasks like viewing transaction history.

Accessing your money

Get your money fast with PayPal. When the order is complete, the money usually shows up in your PayPal account in a few minutes . Here's how to access it:

Transfer to your US bank account

You can transfer money from your PayPal account to a bank account in 3-5 business days.

Spend it through PayPal

PayPal is accepted at thousands of websites and provides a fast, secure checkout.

Tax & Shipping

Shipping address collection

PayPal forwards shipping and contact information to you so that you can store it in your database.

Fraud Protection

If there's one thing people know about PayPal, it's how seriously we take security. Behind the scenes, we work to help keep you and your customers safe from fraudulent transactions.

Automatic fraud screening

Guard your business with our relentless fraud screens, address verification (AVS) and card verification (CVV2) checks, and 128-bit encryption — all included at no extra charge.

PCI & CISP compliance

PayPal adheres to international PCI (payment card industry) and CISP (cardholder information security program) standards for data protection. These standards exist to help protect your business from fraud and loss of data.

International Currencies

Open your business to international sales.

Accept payments from 190 countries in 22 currencies Israeli Shekels, US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Hong Kong Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Swedish Kroner, Danish Kroner, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Kroner, Hungarian Forints, Czech Koruny, Mexican Pesos, Brazilian Reais, Philippine Pesos, Taiwan New Dollars, Thai Baht, :

  • Israeli Shekels
  • US Dollars
  • Euros
  • British Pounds
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Japanese Yen
  • Australian Dollars
  • New Zealand Dollars
  • Swiss Francs
  • Hong Kong Dollars
  • Singapore Dollars
  • Swedish Kroner
  • Danish Kroner
  • Polish Zloty
  • Norwegian Kroner
  • Hungarian Forints
  • Czech Koruny
  • Mexican Pesos
  • Brazilian Reais
  • Philippine Pesos
  • Taiwan New Dollars
  • Thai Baht


We work to make sure everything runs like clockwork. Here's how we help you:

Help Center

Quickly find an answer to common questions about PayPal.

Customer Service by Email

Get a response via email within 24 hours.

Customer Service by Phone

Our customer service representatives are experts in online payments, and will help if any problems come up.

How It Works

Customers use Express Checkout to pay you on PayPal's secure site and return to your site to complete the transaction.

Paying with PayPal Step-by-Step

1. Your website

Your customer chooses to pay with PayPal.


Your customer logs in to PayPal.


Your customer reviews shipping information.

4. Your website

Your customer completes the payment.


You get paid.(The fun part!)

1. A customer chooses to pay with PayPal.

When a customer is ready to make a purchase, they see your existing checkout option and the Express Checkout button. Customers who prefer to pay using PayPal select Express Checkout.


2. Your customer logs in to PayPal.

The Express Checkout button links them to the secure PayPal site to log in. The PayPal pages can be customized to include your logo and other brand elements.


3. Your customer reviews shipping information.

They have an opportunity to change the shipping address before completing their payment.


4. Your customer completes the payment.

PayPal forwards the shipping address, email, and any other information you need to fulfill the order – and you keep their contact information for future marketing efforts.


5. You get paid. (The fun part!)

When you get your customer's payment in your PayPal account, you can transfer the money to your bank account (bank transfers usually take 5-7 days to complete) or spend it online anywhere PayPal is accepted.

Setting Up

PayPal makes it easy to set up Express Checkout on your website. It's pre-integrated with over 100 of the most popular shopping carts. If your cart isn't on the list, your developer may be able to add Express Checkout using PayPal's APIs.


All our costs are out in the open. No hidden charges
You pay a fixed percentage and a low transaction fee on every sale.

  • No monthly fee
  • No monthly minimum
  • No setup charge
  • No cancellation charge
  • Pricing

    With PayPal there are no extra fees, such as set-up charges, monthly fees, or cancellation charges.

    Purchase payments received (monthly) Fee per transaction Examples
    $0.00 USD - $3,000.00 USD 5.4% + $0.30 USD $5.70 fee on a $100 sale
    $3,000.01 USD - $10,000.00 USD 4.9% + $0.30 USD* $5.20 fee on a $100 sale
    $10,000.01 USD - $100,000.00 USD 4.7% + $0.30 USD* $5.00 fee on a $100 sale
    > $100,000.00 USD 4.4% + $0.30 USD* $4.70 fee on a $100 sale

    *Merchant rate qualification required

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

    The pricing table above applies to domestic and international payments in US dollars. There’s an additional 3.5% charge for any currency conversion.

  • Micropayments

    If your transactions typically average less than $10, you could save money with our "5% plus 5¢" rate. Here's an example for a business that usually accepts $2 payments. The savings really add up.

      Micropayments (5% plus 5¢) Standard Rate (5.4% plus 30¢)
    Average payment $2.00 $2.00
    Your transaction fee $0.15 $0.41
    Total cost for 100 payments $15.00 $40.80

    The pricing table above applies to domestic payments in US dollars. There's an additional 3.5% charge for any currency conversion.

1There was a 14% average increase in sales in a Q1 2006 PayPal phone survey of US small- and medium-sized businesses with at least $120,000 in annual sales online that added Express Checkout.

3There are 81 million active PayPal accounts. Active accounts are those that have had activity in the past 12 months.

4Q2 2008 PayPal side-by-side comparison of our processing fees and the fees of 100 US merchants, selected randomly.