- Enter the recipient’s phone number, contact name, or email address, or choose from a list of contacts already associated with your account.
- Fill in the payment amount and, if desired, a note.
- In the pop-up that opens, select “Paying for an item or service.”
Buyers and sellers who need to exchange money safely online should use PayPal Goods and Services. When you use PayPal Goods and Services, your transaction is automatically safeguarded by PayPal Purchase Protection, giving you and your recipient peace of mind.
Scammers may send sellers fraudulent PayPal emails claiming that the scammer sent funds to the seller’s account and that PayPal has placed a hold on the funds and will not release them until the seller sends a shipment tracking number. PayPal isn’t in the business of holding money in this way.
Get paid quickly by requesting cash in exchange for goods and services from anyone with an email address. Fill up an email address and a dollar amount. Add a brief remark that clarifies and personalizes the request. When you get paid, notice how quickly the funds arrive in your account.
PayPal’s transaction processing fees range from 1.9 percent to 3.5 percent of the transaction amount, plus a set cost of 5 cents to 49 cents. The amount you pay is determined by the PayPal product you use. Although it may not appear to be a significant sum, a $100 transaction will cost you between $2 and $3.99.
All qualified transactions, such as tangible products, tickets, services, or travel, are covered by PayPal’s Seller Protection. This service is free, and PayPal’s Seller Protection covers all of your qualified PayPal transactions.
All qualified purchases made with PayPal, as well as payments made through our website, are covered by Purchase Protection. We demand, among other things, that PayPal accounts be kept in good standing and that a dispute be lodged within 180 days of your purchase or payment to be eligible for Purchase Protection.
If you report unlawful transactions conducted using your PayPal account within 180 days of the payment date, you can claim a refund. However, if you send money to a fraudster through a phishing scam or using PayPal’s peer-to-peer payments system, you’re out of luck.
Have a PayPal account that is up to date. Use your PayPal account to pay for the qualifying item. Before registering a claim with the Resolution Center, try to contact the seller directly to address your issue. Within the timeframe specified, respond to PayPal’s request for documentation and other information.