What Is PayPal?

Over 26 million businesses choose PayPal to power their online payments both home and abroad. With easy setup, world-class fraud and seller protection tools, youll be able to reach more buyers and driver higher sales with PayPal. Whether youre selling on your own website or on marketplaces or via social media you can receive and send payments anywhere in the world with your all-in-one business account for online payments

24/7 Fraud Protection - Easy Integration - Global Expertise

Who Uses PayPal?

Whether you're a small business, ecommerce platform, marketplace, enterprise, or developer, PayPal Commerce Platform offers what you need to run your business and help it grow.

Where can PayPal be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • PayPal
  • Located in San Jose, US
  • Founded in 1998

PayPal support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India and 3 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

About the vendor

  • PayPal
  • Located in San Jose, US
  • Founded in 1998

PayPal support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India and 3 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

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Features of PayPal

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualisation
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Financial Reporting
  • For B2B
  • For Retail
  • In-Person Payments
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Processing
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • PCI Assessment
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Options
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalogue
  • Promotions Management
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Risk Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews of PayPal

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony
Freelancer in United Arab Emirates
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The Best Digital Wallet

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: 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.

Abin
Administrator in Canada
Investment Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

An amazing Platform for all types of transaction

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: The experience from using PayPal has helped in understanding how secure it is to use a mediator like PayPal because of its best in class protection towards safe guarding the personal data and ensuring the wallet is safe. I enjoy the feature of adding USD to the wallet and thus helping to save on forex and conversion rate. These days the PayPal recognizes the device that’s being used and help in making seamless transaction without the need to verify over and over again . Upto date transaction records and easy to track the transaction makes it a tool for record keeping. Further, a lot of institutions are enrolled and are using PayPal making it global these days for buying and selling and accepting the proceeds through PayPal, and further sending and receiving money through banks. Overall, PayPal is one of its kind and best in class which is meant for the present days for both individual and business alike.

Pros:

Paypal is an user friendly and secure Plato for. which helps in navigating through and understanding the various features provided easily. The processing speed of transaction is so quick and instant. The facility to add various credit card providers and highest security measures will definitely make it a plus to rely on this platform without a second thought. Customer service is excellent that they work with us to resolve issues in a timely manner respecting the time of the user. Further, various currencies could be added to the account thus helping us to store the currency and use when we want without having the forex exposure affecting in the transaction.

Cons:

The software is so amazing that i don’t see anything that seems like a drawback, one reason is PayPal is evolving as they constantly add features which are meeting and matching to the current trends and needed for the present technologically reliant economy.

Robert
Station Manager in US
Broadcast Media, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Paypal makes Donations secure and easy.

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: This has simplified the payment process and removed the burden for data security and fraud protection from our team as everything is done through the PayPal portal. We have been able to track demographics and make fairly sophisticated analysis of our operations. It provides us with a safe and professional face to our donors and listeners.

Pros:

Security, ease of use, advanced analysis tools and the best tech support in the payment industry

Cons:

The interface is not always intuitive but still manageable.

Mary
Music Instructor in US
Fine Art, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Alternatives Considered:

Trusty way to pay and receive payments

5.0 last month New

Comments: This has been a very reliable way to send money. However, quite a few people do not use it, and so it is not useful with them. I have not chosen to use it for online shopping.

Pros:

I have used this for a long time to send money and receive money. I love that I can go back and easily see transactions, and those I send money to the most are there as quick icons.

Cons:

It takes several steps to send money to someone, and a lot of changes have been made (taking out more fees, etc.).

Sayed Mohammad
IT in France
Internet, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

general thought

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: very smooth and easy to use
just need to days to verify your bank account and ready to use

Pros:

the most beautiful thing about paypal is that its really easy to use and there is no fee to use it

Cons:

its not available every where to purchase through PayPal