Generally, a buyer needs a PayPal account to pay via PayPal, but they may be able to pay using a card through PayPal without having a PayPal account.
- The buyer selects PayPal as the payment method during checkout. The buyer is then directed to PayPal to complete the payment process.
- After submitting payment through PayPal, the buyer is directed back to a confirmation page on Etsy. Etsy and PayPal will send the buyer and seller an email receipt.
- Depending on which method of PayPal the seller uses, the funds will either be deposited in their payment account on Etsy or their own PayPal account.
If you're buying from a seller that accepts PayPal and Etsy Payments, you can purchase from up to 10 shops in a single transaction. Learn more about multi-shop checkout on Etsy.
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