Website Payments Standard


With no programming skills required, Website Payments Standard is our easiest and most popular way to accept credit cards online.

  • Buyers don't even need a PayPal account
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • No setup charge or monthly fees

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  • Accept: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal

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. Download Products Sheet


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

No Credit Application, No Monthly Fees

No lengthy application, no setup fees, and you only start paying when you start selling.

Easy Setup—Choose Your Button

You can set up your button in about 15 minutes with no advanced programming skills.

Choose your button below:

Sell Products

  • Accept Recurring Payments: Basic

    Buyers need a PayPal account Sell Subscriptions
  • Accept Recurring Payments: Advanced (Optional, $19.99/month)

    Buyers do NOT need a PayPal account
    • Sell Subscriptions
    • Automatic Billing
    • Installment Plans
    Learn More

Raise Money

Shopping Carts

Compatible with most commonly used third-party carts—or do a custom integration.

Use these tools to stay on top of every dollar.

Easy-to-Read Reports

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

Downloadable Logs

Export your transaction info to Excel, QuickBooks, or Quicken.

Transaction Search

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

Multi-User Access

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

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 Bank Account

While PayPal sends the money immediately, bank transfers usually take 2—3 business days to clear.

Spend It Through PayPal

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

Withdraw Cash at an ATM

The PayPal Debit MasterCard® Business Card lets you spend the money in your PayPal account or withdraw it as cash at ATMs. And you can earn 1% cash back when you sign for purchases. (You can apply for the card after your PayPal account has been in good standing for 60 days.)

Money Market Fund

Earn extra income on your PayPal balance. How nice is that?

Work out taxes and shipping quickly with these tools.

Tax Calculator

Adds the correct sales tax to orders.

Shipping Calculator

Automatically works out shipping costs at checkout based on criteria you specify.

Shipping Labels

Use our Shipping Tool to instantly print shipping labels and buy postage for every order, and reduce those costly address errors. You can even buy postage with your PayPal account.

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 (AVS) and card verification (CVV2) checks, and 128-bit encryption—all included at no extra charge.

Seller Protection Policy

Eligible transactions are covered against unauthorized payments, item not received claims, chargebacks, and reversals—at no extra charge.See Eligibility

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 storing your customers' sensitive financial information.

The transaction must be marked eligible or partially eligible for seller protection on the Transaction Details page.

The item must be shipped within seven calendar days of receiving payment to the shipping address on the Transaction Details page, and in accordance with our shipping requirements.

In the event a buyer files a claim, you need to respond to our request for documents and other information in a timely manner.

The item must be a physical, tangible good that can be shipped.

Your primary residence, as listed in your PayPal account, must be in the United States.

Accept payments in 21 currencies from 190 countries and markets worldwide. These tools make it even easier to sell overseas.

Canadian Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, US Dollars, 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, Israeli Shekels, Mexican Pesos, Philippine Pesos, Taiwan New Dollars, Thai Baht.

International Shipping Calculator

Automatically shows overseas shipping costs at checkout.

Tax Calculator

Adds the appropriate tax to international orders.

Automatic Currency Conversion

You can hold multiple international currency balances in your PayPal account. Or let us have it converted for you at a competitive rate, saving your overseas buyers the trouble.

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.

Online Virtual Assistant

Get immediate help from Sarah, our automated customer service rep. She instantly answers your questions via a chat window.

Phone Support

If our virtual assistant can't help you, our customer service reps are experts in online payments, and will help you resolve your specific issues.

Email Your Question

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

Developer Support

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

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

Purchasing with the Add to Cart Button Step-by-Step

1. Your Site

A customer chooses your product.


They view their cart and check out.


They review their details.


They view their payment confirmation.

5. Your Site

And they return to your site.


You get paid. (The fun part.)

1. A customer chooses your product.

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 payment pages showing their order on the secure PayPal site. To pay by credit card, they fill out the easy 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 the shipping address.


4. They view their payment confirmation.

Your customers see a payment confirmation page that they can print for their records. They'll also receive a confirmation email. You'll get one too.


5. And they return to your site.

Your customers can be sent back to your site immediately after payment. You choose where they go, perhaps to a thank-you page or back to your home page. (Set this up in your Website Payment Preferences on the Profile tab.) We'll send you their contact information for future marketing efforts.


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

When your customer's payment hits your PayPal account, transfer the money to your bank account (bank transfers usually take 2–3 days to clear) or spend it online anywhere PayPal is accepted.

With a PayPal Debit Card, spend your balance anywhere MasterCard is accepted or withdraw it as cash at ATMs. (You are eligible to apply after your PayPal account has been in good standing for 60 days.)


It's easy to start accepting credit cards online. From here, it can take as little as 15 minutes to get up and running.

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

  • 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 setup charges, monthly fees, downgrade penalties, or cancellation charges.

    $0 to $3,000 2.9% + $0.30 $3.20 fee on a $100 sale
    $3,000+ to $10,000 2.5% + $0.30* $2.80 fee on a $100 sale
    $10,000+ 2.2% + $0.30* $2.50 fee on a $100 sale
    $100,000+ Call 1-888-818-3928

    *Merchant rate qualification required.

    When your monthly sales exceed $3,000 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 payments in US dollars. There's an additional 2.5% charge for any currency conversion and a 1% charge to receive payments from another country.

    View Full List of Fees

  • Discounted Rates for Eligible Nonprofits

    Rates are discounted for registered charities with 501(c)(3) status. All other nonprofits pay our standard rates.

    $0 to $100,000 2.2% + $0.30 $2.50 fee on a $100 donation
    $100,000+ 1.9% + $0.30 $2.20 fee on a $100 donation

    The pricing table above applies to domestic payments in US dollars. There's an additional 2.5% charge for any currency conversion and a 1% charge to receive payments from another country.

  • 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 (2.9% plus 30¢)
    Average payment $2.00 $2.00
    Your transaction fee $0.15 $0.36
    Total cost for 100 payments $15.00 $36.00

    The pricing table above applies to domestic payments in US dollars. There's an additional 2.5% charge for any currency conversion and a 1% charge to receive payments from another country.

The Costs They Don't Want You to See

This independent article from Inc. Magazine outlines some of the extra fees credit card processors may charge. It's a must-read for any online business.