PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal’s service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards, and uses advanced proprietary fraud-prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution.
Website Payments Standard. This is an easy way to start accepting credit cards online. A simple integration into your shopping cart allows customers to pay securely and easily. (PayPal seamlessly integrates with hundreds of compatible carts or custom-built storefronts.) If you don’t have a shopping cart, the free PayPal Shopping Cart can be set up quickly and easily as well. After setting up the system on your website--which takes just a few minutes--you'll be able to accept all major credit cards, debit cards and bank transfers. Website Payments Standard is secure, and you don’t need a separate merchant account or gateway. Your customers don’t need a PayPal account. Transaction fees are low.
Website Payments Pro. This all-in-one solution gives you features comparable to merchant accounts and gateways, through a single provider and at a lower cost. There's a $30 monthly fee but no setup fee. Transaction fees are listed on the PayPal website under PayPal Website Payments Pro. With this service, customers paying by credit card stay on your website for the entire transaction; PayPal is invisible. Website Payments Pro is already integrated into many popular shopping carts, or it can be easily added to a custom-built shopping cart. Website Payments Pro includes a virtual terminal, which allows you to process payments for phone, fax and mail orders.