PayPal Fees Calculator in the United States.
PayPal merchant fees are confusing. Use this simple calculator to find out how much PayPal will charge you, wherever your customers are.
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As well as merchant fees, you’ll also face PayPal charges if you receive payments from a different country or currency. PayPal adds a markup to the exchange rate used to convert your money back to dollars which might mean you get less than you expect when you withdraw your PayPal balance.
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Standard rate for receiving domestic transactions with PayPal
PayPal US fees vary depending on whether the payment is considered domestic or international, as well as whether the transaction happens online or in your physical store.
Domestic payments: The person sending and the person receiving the payment both have PayPal accounts registered within the US.
International payments: The person sending money (your buyer) has a PayPal account based outside of the United States. This fee includes a 1.5% international transaction fee.
PayPal fees will differ for in-store transactions or if you are a charity. Please check PayPal's official website for further details.
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Within the United States
a fee of 2.9% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee based on the currency
Outside of the United States
a fee of 4.4% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee based on the currency
PayPal’s Fixed fee based on received currency
The fixed fee is calculated based on the currency of the transaction. Charity fees may be lower. Get details from PayPal’s official website.
Hong Kong dollar
Israeli new shekel
New Taiwan dollar
New Zealand dollar
UK pounds sterling
PayPal’s fee for currency conversion
If you’re selling to customers based abroad and receive a payment in a currency different to the default currency of your PayPal merchant account, you’ll pay an extra fee for currency conversion.
The charge to convert your money back to dollars is 3.0% of the transaction value.
PayPal’s other merchant fees
That’s not all. There may be other fees if you use PayPal to collect payments from your customers, such as:
Transferring balance from Business Accounts to your linked bank account is free and are usually completed on the next day. You can choose an 'Instant transfer' to an eligible linked bank account or a debit card that is usually realised within few minutes. The fee for an instant transfer is 1% of the amount transferred, up to $10.
Chargeback Fee if your buyer requests a chargeback. If you’re covered by Seller Protection, PayPal will cover the costs of both the chargeback and the settlement fee.
Card Verification Transactions: used to verify that a cardholder’s account is in good standing without processing a purchase transaction: $0.30 per submission.
American Express® Card usage fee 3.5% per transaction
PayPal Website Payments Pro and Virtual Terminal Rates for integrated online and in person payments
Mass Payments used to organise and mail payments to many people at once
Micropayments for eligible businesses processing payments under $10
PayPal fees FAQs.
PayPal charges 2.9% of the transaction value if the buyer is based in the US. If the buyer is based outside of the US, this increases to 4.4%. Use the PayPal fee calculator on this page to work out exactly how much PayPal will charge you.
Working out PayPal fees is hard. Your best bet for calculating the exact fee you’ll be charged for selling on PayPal in the US is to use the calculator on this page. It takes into account the fixed and variable fees PayPal charges per transaction, and any cross border fees and exchange rate markup PayPal charges if you’re selling internationally.
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