Shopping online can be a saviour for those juggling family life – especially in the early days of parenthood! Doing your supermarket shopping, ordering emergency supplies in just a few clicks on your mobile and receiving deliveries straight to your home can save parents across the nation precious time.
However, when it comes to paying online, long customer forms to fill out, small screens and security concerns can sometimes cause unnecessary stress in already busy lives.
Whether you’re buying yet more nappies, paying for that much-needed takeaway, or it’s the middle of the night and you’re choosing another cute sleepsuit for your new bundle of joy, PayPal helps remove the complexities of paying for things on your laptop, tablet or phone. Giving you one less thing to worry about and making family life that bit easier.
Getting started is easy
Simply create a PayPal account (it’s free). All you need is an email address or mobile number and you’ll be asked to create a password. Once the account is open, you link all the payment methods you want to use to shop – such as your bank account, credit or debit card to the account. Think of it as a digital version of your wallet, all the payment methods you would use in a shop, all in one place and accessible to use online.
Then, when you click the PayPal button to make a purchase, you can choose to use whichever method you like before you pay (and you still get your credit card reward points.) No more rooting around in the nappy bag for your wallet and entering long credit card numbers into small screens.
An added benefit is that PayPal’s One Touch™ can turn the 16 digits on your card into one touch of a button, allowing you to technically stay logged in to PayPal on your chosen devices. One Touch™ streamlines even having to enter your PayPal username and password every time.
Send money in seconds
The PayPal app is very user-friendly and allows you to pay anyone quickly, easily, and securely - whether you’re paying for a virtual baby yoga class or paying back a neighbour for shopping. Download the app to check your balance and keep an eye on your spending, any time of the day or night.
Money Pools is PayPal’s free and secure online kitty that lets you collect money and contribute easily. You can track your target and see who’s paid in. Whether the whole family is contributing to a baby shower or the entire street is taking part in a collection, Money Pools has you covered.
Buy now, pay over time
We know family life can come with unexpected costs, especially with the arrival of a new little one, so if you need more time to pay, PayPal Credit is here to help.
PayPal Credit is a credit limit attached to your PayPal account, providing control and flexibility to help better manage your finances. When you spend £99+ in one online transaction with PayPal Credit, you’ll enjoy 0% interest for 4 months on that purchase. There is no expiry date on this offer, meaning it can be used repeatedly, anywhere that PayPal is accepted (terms and conditions apply).
Pay with confidence
Whether you are buying essentials from your usual shop or looking for something special from somewhere new, PayPal is one of the safest and most secure ways to shop online. Sending money via PayPal is backed by 24/7 fraud detection monitoring and secure encryption technology, allowing parents to pay with confidence.
If your online purchase does not arrive, or is significantly different to what was advertised, you may qualify for PayPal’s Buyer Protection, meaning PayPal will reimburse you for the full purchase price and shipping costs (Limits Apply). If you aren’t happy with your order and want to return it, PayPal can also refund the cost of sending it back!
Already got an account but forgotten your password? No problem. You can easily reset it from the top of any paypal.com page after selecting Login. Then enter the email address associated with your PayPal account and reset your password via text, email or phone by entering the 6-digit code provided. You’ll be back up and running in no time!
Put the fun back into online shopping with PayPal. Create an account today, and join 305 million users worldwide with safe, convenient and easy payments.