Our Guide to Gift Payments through PayPal.Me
An alternative way to receive money in your PayPal account that’s mostly exempt from PayPal’s normal processing fees.
The PayPal.Me service is intended as a simple way to transfer funds from one person’s PayPal account to another.
It’s a useful additional payment method for couples who’d like to offer gift payments by PayPal as well as card payments through Stripe or Direct Debit payments using GoCardless.
Transactions on PayPal.Me are usually free.
But there are a few exceptions:
Payments made from a country other than your own will incur PayPal’s normal cross-border processing fees.
People making payment can indicate that they’d like their transaction to be covered by PayPal’s buyer protection for goods and services. If they do, PayPal’s regular fees apply.
Also, if a guest chooses to fund a PayPal.Me payment through a credit card (rather than a debit card, bank account or PayPal balance), they’ll be charged a processing fee.
Guests will need to have a PayPal account of their own.
They can create one as a simple and painless part of the transaction, but PayPal.Me is best used as a payment option for guests who already have a PayPal account.
We can’t track the status of payments made using PayPal.Me.
With standard PayPal payments, we’re able to automatically track successful transactions and mark gifts accordingly. With PayPal.Me, this isn’t possible — though we do keep a note of whether your guest has clicked through to make payment, so you’ll know whether to check your account for funds. You can then mark gifts as paid in your Gift History, or send a reminder.
If you’d like to use PayPal.Me, just ask.
We think PayPal.Me can be a great option for couples who have also set up payments through Stripe or GoCardless. Any of your guests who already have a PayPal account can use it to make a convenient and quick payment for their gifts, while your other guests can use the simple and easy card or Direct Debit options for theirs.
We’ve made gift payments through PayPal.Me one of our many free extra services, so that we can help you set things up.
If you’d like to add this to your honeymoon fund, simply contact us at any time.
Check out our other gift payment options.
With Buy Our Honeymoon, you have complete freedom to manage your gift payments in whatever way suits you best. We don’t hold your funds, and we don’t charge a commission on the gifts you’re given. Here’s our guide to the different options available.
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