What Is PayPal.Me?
The recently launched new platform PayPal.Me intends to make it easier for PayPal customers to send and receive money online, using personalized links. Your customized link for example, would look something like this – paypal.me/johnsmith and it can be placed:
- On your website.
- Sent in a text message.
- Sent through Email.
- Used through social media.
Recipients of your personalized link are able to pay you from their own PayPal accounts, simply by clicking on your link and selecting the correct $ amount.
Payments that are made using PayPal.Me are covered by the PayPal Buyer Protection policy. At present, PayPal.Me is only available in selected countries. They are:
According to PayPal, this new platform takes away the ineptitude that many PayPal users feel when requesting money. You can also customize your personalized link for a specific amount. For example, the URL would have the amount at the end of the address, “paypal.me/johnsmith/25.”
PayPal has around 170 million active users worldwide, and this new platform is aimed at making online transactions simpler and faster than the traditional methods.
PayPal.Me For Self Publishers
If you’re a self publisher, and assuming you haven’t enrolled your book/books in KDP Select, PayPal.Me offers a great solution for you to place a buy link on your website, offering your potential customers a secure and simple way to purchase.