Add PayPal as a payment service from an approved invoice

Accept online payments for your invoices using PayPal. You can sign up for a PayPal account from an approved invoice if you haven't added a payment service other than Stripe to Xero. You can also connect an existing PayPal account to Xero.

  1. From an approved invoice, if you see the Accept Online Payments dialog box, click Set up.

    If you don't see the dialog box, click Invoice Options, then select Online Payments to access PayPal setup.

  2. Next to PayPal, click Get started.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Enter the email address associated with your PayPal account. If you don't have an account, one will be created for you using this email address when your first payment is received.
  5. Select a bank account to deposit the payment in.
  6. Select an account where the PayPal fee should appear.
  7. Click Connect PayPal to Xero.

    Image showing PayPal set up dialog box.

Your PayPal account will automatically be added to your payment services list.

If you signed up for a new account, PayPal will email you instructions on how to activate it when you receive your first payment. You'll need to activate your account before you can collect your payment or set up a PayPal feed.

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