Paypal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online.
The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer,
including through credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances, without sharing financial information.
PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 153 million accounts worldwide.
Available in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world,
PayPal enables global ecommerce by making payments possible across different locations, currencies, and languages.
PayPal has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the internet industry and the business community -most recently the 2006 Webby Award for Best Financial Services Site
and the 2006 Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Financial Services Site.
Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.
Do I have to have a credit card to use Paypal?
No. There are three options, a credit card, or a checking account, or a savings account. For extra precaution and added security, you can choose to open a "play" account of sorts, just for your online buying needs.
Do I have to have a account of Paypal to check out ?
No, Paypal also offers the option for a one-time purchase with your credit card without having to setup a Paypal account at all.