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Review: Cash Online Through PayPal App

Being able to pay for commodities using your phone is the idea behind the PayPal app. This had come with a previous version but the developers have redesigned it to cover a wider range of merchants and to add newer features. This app is quite unique in that you can use it almost in any type of purchase - from a simple craft supply to your next vacation.

The newly updated PayPal app comes with five features:

  • Shop
  • Wallet
  • Activity
  • Transfer
  • Settings

With the new PayPal app, you can browse for stores and even dining establishments that accept PayPal. This makes it easier for you to find and select the shop that you want to visit and even enjoy some perks as well using the app. You can enjoy ordering stuff before you arrive at the store and even be able to browse for better prices and promos through the app. You will then need to "check in" on that establishment so you can pay through PayPal. Another great feature of this app is that it allows you to see your remaining balance and lets you browse through recent purchases that you have made.

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Payment is really easy as you wouldn't have to go through a lot of processes that requires your signature, ID, etc. The shop will be able to check if you are "in" their establishment through their "check in" list and then charge your PayPal account with the corresponding fees. You will be able to see how much and even the breakdown of your payment through your app. One of the best features of the app is that it allows you to change the accounts that you can use when paying. Hence, if one account is running low, you can just easily select another that has sufficient funds.

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Just like other apps, PayPal also has its own setbacks.

  • There are still only a few stores and commercial establishments that accept PayPal payments.
  • You can view past transactions on your mobile but it doesn't have sufficient details such as the merchant and what you have purchased.
  • The payment process is quite time consuming.

But aside from that, it still retains its best features:

  • It is available for both iOS and Android.
  • It allows you to pay digitally for goods and services.
  • You can select the default credit or bank account to use.
  • Logging in is very simple.

In general PayPal is still a handy app to have especially if you would like to pay in a digital format instead of having to dish out actual cash - which can get stolen. This is really quite a novelty especially if you don't have to worry about looking for shops that accepts PayPal as it actually does the searching for you. You simply need to log-in to your app using your phone number and password and then start the search. Payment is also easy as the merchants will be able to see you through their list and even identify you through the picture in your PayPal account.


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Jes is a teen from Australia passionate about money and success. He loves writing new articles each day, usually while on the train to school. Read more. Let's be friends: Facebook / Twitter

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