Website Payments Standard


Website Payments Standard is our easiest and most popular way to accept online payments by credit card.

With Website Payments Standard, you can start selling online in minutes - simply add a payment button to your site.

  • Buyers don't even need to have a PayPal account
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • No set-up charges or monthly fees
  • No programming skills required
  • Accept:MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Discover, JCB, Maestro, Bank, PayPal

What You Get

Website Payments Standard includes everything you need to add credit card services to your site. If you already have a shopping cart or want to do a custom integration, create an account now.

Key Benefits

Millions of businesses make money using PayPal buttons. Here are a few reasons why:

No credit application, No monthly fees

No lengthy application, no set-up fees, and we will only charge you when you start selling.

Getting money fast

You can get your money in minutes instead of weeks - the check is no longer in the mail.

Easy setup – just choose your button

You can set up a payment button in under 15 minutes with no programming skills required.

Choose your button below:

Shopping carts

Our credit card services are compatible with most popular third-party carts - or you can do a custom integration.

Reporting & Back Office

Use these tools to stay on top of every cent.

Easy-to-read reports

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

Downloadable log files

Export your transaction info to Excel.

Transaction search

Quickly find a particular sale, customer, or record. Useful if a customer inquires about an order.

Multi-user access

Offer controlled access to your employees or accountant. Useful for things like printing shipping labels or viewing your 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:

Withdraw PayPal funds to a bank account

You can transfer money to your Banco Nacional de Costa Rica bank account or to a US bank account in 3-5 business days.

Spend it through PayPal

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

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 fraud.

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 are designed to help protect your business from fraud and loss of data. Because we handle the payment card information, you don't have to worry about meeting compliance standards yourself, or about storing sensitive customer financial information.

International Currencies

Open your business to international sales.

Accept payments from 190 countries in 24 currencies:

  • Canadian Dollar
  • Euro
  • British Pound
  • U.S. Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Australian Dollar
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Swiss Franc
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Danish Krone
  • Polish Zloty
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Czech Koruna
  • Israeli New Shekel
  • Mexican Peso
  • Brazilian Real (only for Brazilian members)
  • Malaysian Ringgit (only for Malaysian members)
  • Philippine Peso
  • New Taiwan Dollar
  • Thai Baht
  • Turkish Lira (only for Turkish members)

Automatic currency conversion

Keep a balance in one or more currencies. Or let us convert them into your own currency for you at a competitive rate — saving your overseas buyers the trouble.


We want to help you get the most out of PayPal. Here's how:

Help Center

Quickly find answers to common questions about PayPal.

Phone support

Our customer service reps are experts in online payments, and will help you resolve your specific issues.

Email your question

We welcome your emails, and will reply to most queries within 24 hours.

Developer support

Developers and programmers using the PayPal payment platform can access helpful information and submit technical questions online. Visit Developer Central

How It Works

A step by step overview of Website Payments Standard

PayPal payment buttons move your customers through checkout smoothly, securely, and quickly. See what happens when they click your Add to Cart button.

Purchasing with the Add to Cart button step-by-step

1. On your website

Customers choose what to buy.

2. On

They view their cart and check out.

3. On

They review their details.

4. On

They view their payment confirmation.

5. On your website

They return to your site.

6. On

You get paid.(The fun part!)

1. Customers choose what to buy.

Customers shop on your site and add items they like to your cart on PayPal's secure site. You give them product options, like size and color, and show them the tax and shipping costs.


2. They view their cart and check out.

When they're happy with the selections in their cart, your customers proceed to checkout.


3. They review their details.

Your customers are taken to the payment page showing their order on the secure PayPal site. To pay by credit card, they fill out the simple payment form. If they prefer to pay using PayPal, they log in to their PayPal account and pay in as few as three clicks. Your customers see a summary of their order to review key information, such as total amount and shipping address.


4. They view their payment confirmation.

Your customers see a payment confirmation page and receive an email confirming their order.


5. They return to your site.

Your customers can return to your site immediately after payment. You choose where they go – maybe to a thank-you page or back to your homepage. We'll send you their contact information for future marketing efforts.


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

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 bank account
  • Spend it through PayPal
  • Withdraw cash at any ATM

Setting Up

Getting started

To start selling online with Website Payments Standard, all you have to do is open a free PayPal Business account and add one of the buttons below.

We handle all the complexity for you, and will even give you the HTML code to copy and paste into your own website source code.


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

    Yes, you might see lower rates published elsewhere. But keep in mind that with PayPal there are no extra costs like set-up charges, monthly fees, downgrade penalties, 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.

    View Full List of Fees

  • 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.