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I need help with PayPal or Stripe!

PayPal and Stripe are the two payment providers that Paperbell works with. That means you either need a PayPal or Stripe account in order to set up Paperbell and accept payment from your clients.

We recommend using Stripe. You can create an account via your payment settings page if you don’t already have one.

All About PayPal

PayPal has more limited functionality in Paperbell as you can only create one-time payments and not subscriptions or payment plans.

Your clients do not have to have a PayPal account in order to pay you via PayPal. They can log in with their PayPal account, or they can just use their credit card if they don’t have a PayPal account or don’t want to use it.

All About Stripe

Stripe is our recommended payment provider. With Stripe you have full Paperbell functionality including payment plans and subscriptions.

Your clients do not need a Stripe account. Stripe is simply a payment gateway that takes all major credit cards. So when you use Stripe, it just looks like a “normal” credit card checkout to your clients. It will not ask them for any kind of Stripe login.

Can I let my clients choose between using PayPal or not?

No, you must select just one as your payment provider.

Stripe is not available in my country, what do I do?

If Stripe isn’t available where you live, you’ll need to use PayPal. Unfortunately this does mean that subscriptions and payment plans won’t be available in your account.

What credit cards does Paperbell accept?

Both Stripe and PayPal accept all major credit cards. This means your customers in Paperbell will be able to pay using whatever methods are accepted by your payment provider.

Can I accept payment via Venmo, Zelle, Opayo, checks, or other payment methods?

Nope, you’ll need a PayPal or Stripe account.

What are the fees for using PayPal or Stripe?

Paperbell does not take a percentage of your sales. PayPal and Stripe each take a percentage, based on location and currency.

For the US:

More information about Stripe’s fees can be found here. And you can check out PayPal’s fee information here.

One note is that you can only set up either Stripe or PayPal. We recommend Stripe as it tends to be less expensive and it works with all of our features.

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