PayPal Invoicing Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PayPal Invoicing

Free online invoice creation and sending

4.68/5 (11,177 reviews)

PayPal Invoicing overview

What is PayPal Invoicing?

PayPal Invoicing is a free solution for creating and sending online invoices within a PayPal Business account. The tool allows users to create custom-branded invoice templates, populate billing details, track payments, view billing histories, schedule invoices, create recurring invoices for automated billing, accept partial payments, and more.

With PayPal Invoicing, users can setup custom invoice templates branded with their business logo, contact information, and any custom fields they require. Once created, invoices can be shared with customers via email or through a unique link. Users are automatically notified by PayPal when payments are received, and can send out payment reminders for unpaid balances. Billing can be automated through invoice scheduling and the creation of recurring invoices.

PayPal Invoicing allows users to save taxes, items, and customer contact information to streamline invoice creation. Payments received by check can be recorded, and users are automatically notified if any invoice is undeliverable. Additionally, customers can make partial payments and even add tips to their payments. The PayPal Invoicing APIs also allow users to create custom billing apps for their business.

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United States

Supported languages

English
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PayPal Invoicing reviews

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Akande Davis

A great invoicing solution for business

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, PayPal invoicing is a great tool that is included with your PayPal business account, meaning there is no annual fee or monthly fee associated with it. It allows you to track on-app and off-app payments as well which is nice.

Pros
PayPal's invoicing offering is exceptionally easy to use and learn. I transitioned from another product to PayPal invoicing and was impressed with the robust features, customizable options and overall performance of the application.

Cons
There are some limitations around payment options and allowing multiple payments on a single invoice. You can make a deposit, but no features or functionality around milestone payments for example, which would be really nice.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Emeka Onu

A Widely Used Payment Processor

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-30
Review Source: Capterra

I use PayPal to make payments for goods and services for my business. It's also used to accept payments. Generally, PayPal is a cool payment processor.

Pros
I like PayPal for some reasons. Among the reasons for which I like PayPal include: 1. Ability to make payments without exposing my credit card details: Credit card fraud and identity theft is a trending menace nowadays. One is at a very high risk of having his/her credit card information stolen when the card is used on insecure websites. With PayPal I don't have to bother about my credit card information as I only have to sign in to my PayPal account and then proceed to making payment without having to expose my credit card information on the third-party website. 2. Ability to receive payment using only an email address: I love it that I can use my verified PayPal account's email address to receive money from anyone with a PayPal account. 3. Ability to integrate PayPal payment processor without much technicalities involves: I was able to integrate the PayPal payment processor to my ecommerce website in just a few minutes without having to do much technical stuffs. 4. Moderate payment processing charges: The charges by PayPal while using their payment gateway is moderate compared to that of some other payment processors. I had tried using a payment processor whose charges were quite high.

Cons
I have some problems with PayPal. One of the problems is that PayPal is not available is some countries, and this is a limitation to expanding to such countries. Secondly, PayPal have an history of limiting people's accounts for some hard to understand reasons. The issue is that once an account is limited, it is very hard or impossible to get back the money in the account.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Abdul Rahman

PayPal -Best Payment Solution for Freelancers and Companies

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

Paypal has eased our business. It has helped us from receiving and making mass payments, selling digital products such as ebooks and Paperback, selling freelance services and receiving payments from the clients globally. We love using Paypal for our business.

Pros
Paypal is very easy and effective Payment solution having no restrictions on minimum payment even despite dollars, you receive and send cents too. Even you can add all your Credit/Debit cards and bank accounts for sending and receiving payments.

Cons
There is a need of changing or improving the navigation menu because it is a bit complicated. Most of the freelancers use Payoneer and Paypal. It would be great if both Paypal should integrate Payoneer to send and receive payments from these payment Solutions. There are some countries who are not Paypal supported list . Paypal should start its operations in these countries so that it may expand to all the countries of the world .

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Instrumental in Early Stage B2B Company

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

We used paypal invoicing options to grow revenues 60% y/y starting in 2011. We also used the invoicing buy new and subscription buttons to test licensing and payment options for a variety of in-house products and services. It was incredibly useful to be able to make changes quickly, put them in production to measure the results. A big part of this is that anyone could market a new product and begin testing, without having to schedule developer resources to process payments.

Pros
Allows us to quickly monetize new offerings and new product variations Many different charging and payment options available Attractive fee structure Easy to setup and manage Appropriate for b2b transactions where aesthetics are less significant.

Cons
Somewhat Limited Customization - to create a buying experience that doesn't feel you're "inside" of paypal is not trivial (and now is easier to do with other offerings). While the Paypal api has improved recently, it's still not as flexible as stripe, aws fps or aws devpay.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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pat kirnos

Paypal Invoices - great for business!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience with PayPal invoicing for my business. Easy to set up and use and clients don't need to have a PayPal account to make payments which is a huge plus.

Pros
I have been using PayPal invoicing to send invoices/receive payments for my photography business for a few years now. I really love how easy it is to use compared to other invoicing software like Quickbooks. I also love the fact that most people have used and/or familiar with PayPal so it's trustworthy and a secure way to make payments.

Cons
The least thing I like about this software is the 2.9% translation fee which is a bit higher than Square.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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PayPal Invoicing pricing

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PayPal Invoicing is free, with fees payable per transaction on each paid bill. Contact PayPal for full pricing information.

PayPal Invoicing features

API
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Invoice Management
Multi-Currency

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Additional information for PayPal Invoicing

Key features of PayPal Invoicing

  • Billing Portal
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Mobile Payments
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Tax Calculator
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