PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), founded in December 1998 by Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, is an online payment service provider headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. With the corporate philosophy of “inclusive financial services for all,” the company is committed to providing inclusive financial services, combining technology innovation with strategic partnerships to create better ways to transfer, pay or receive money and provide flexible options to help individuals and businesses participate in the global economy and achieve success.
PayPal also works with some e-commerce websites as one of their payment methods for goods; however, PayPal charges a certain amount of commission when transferring money with this payment method.
In 1998, Max Levchin and Peter Thiel founded Confinity.
In 2000, Confinity merged with X.com, founded by Elon Musk.
In 2001, X.com changed its name to PayPal.
In 2002, PayPal was first listed on NASDAQ. It was subsequently acquired by eBay.
In 2003, PayPal officially launched its merchant services business.
In 2006, PayPal entered the mobile payment field through SMS payment.
In 2009, PayPal X was released. PayPal supports settlement in 25 currencies.
In 2010, PayPal released a payment solution for digital goods, and the PayPal app based on the Android platform hit the shelves.
In 2013, PayPal acquired Braintree, a mobile payment company, and Venmo, Braintree’s social micropayment business, officially joined PayPal.
In 2015, PayPal was spun off from eBay and listed independently on NASDAQ with the stock code: PYPL.
In 2016, PayPal released Venmo payment . PayPal One Touch entered 144 merchant markets.
In September 2017, PayPal reached cooperation with Alibaba Global Selling Platform.
In 2018, PayPal announced that it would help small and medium-sized cross-border e-merchants go abroad by providing customized payment collection links, supporting one-click payments for both PC and mobile devices, and providing anti-fraud technology and seller protection.
In 2021, PayPal announced that it will acquire Curv, a digital cryptocurrency secure storage technology company, to accelerate and expand its plans for cryptocurrency and digital assets.
1. Comprehensive information protection
When you pay with PayPal, your personal and financial information will be securely encrypted to ensure the safety of your money and information.
2. Real-time fraud protection
Protection will be in place so that every transaction received is monitored in order to prevent fraud before it happens. Fraud risk models and analysis tools can also be tailored to meet different business needs.
3. Global Partners
In China, PayPal has entered into partnership with Wish, Selling.com, China UnionPay, etc.
4. Fast capital turnover
PayPal’s unique feature of instant payment and instant receipt allows you to receive payments from overseas customers in real time.
5. High security
It has a sound security system, rich experience in preventing fraud, the lowest risk loss rate (only 0.27%), less than one sixth of the traditional way of trading.
6. International popular credit cards, debit cards, electronic checks and other payment methods.
PayPal serves more than 200 markets and supports more than 100 currencies. In cross-border transactions, nearly 70% of online cross-border buyers prefer to pay for overseas purchases with PayPal.