PayPal Me: Easiest Way To Accept Payment via PayPal

PayPal & Payoneer are two services that are lifeline of most freelancing & small businesses. These platforms help netizens to accept payment from overseas & make sending & receiving the transaction easy.

If you have been using PayPal for a while, you know it offers features such as sending an invoice or you can simply send you PayPal email address to receive payment.

For me, I find it little security concern when sending the email address, as this reveals a lot about me & if we are using free email service, it looks unprofessional.

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Now, if you share the same concern for me, I have great news for every PayPal users based in U.S., as now you can have a short PayPal URL like , which you can share your friends, family or clients to get paid.

How PayPal.Me works & how to get your’s short PayPal URL?

This is an official feature by PayPal team that is free & currently available to limited countries (India is not in the list). If you have a PayPal account, just head to & click on Grab a link now to create your short PayPal payment link.

PayPal short URL
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On the next page add your short URL, which you want, it would check for availability & from here you can claim it.

PayPal me URL
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If you have an existing PayPal account, you just need to login to link your unique PayPal.Me URL or you can create a new PayPal account.

Since this service is launched today, this is your chance to grab a meaningful URL for yourself or your business. For example, if you are a freelance writer, you can have a URL like, & so on.

PayPal.Me links can’t be reserved and are available on a first come, first-served basis. If your preferred link is taken, try some alternatives or pick one of our suggestions. Also, choose your link carefully, as you won’t be able to edit it or get a new one later. This service works both on desktop & mobile.

The only sad part is, this service has not been rolled out to all the countries & not available for my country. This also adds a big limitation for users who are using address to request payment, as it won’t work in countries where is not available. I believe it would take few months before this service will be available for all the part of the world, & it will make sending & receiving payment easier than before.

Note: Before PayPal, Bangalore-based Instamojo added this feature call InstaPay, which helped numerous Indian freelancers & small businesses to receive payment using a short & memorable link.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

15 thoughts on “PayPal Me: Easiest Way To Accept Payment via PayPal”

  1. ramnath shodangi


    Is PayPal really safe in India. Can we close the account at a later date. Can we link PayPal to more than one bank.


    1. Harsh Agrawal

      PayPal is safe. Yes, you can link to more than one bank account & close it anytime you want.

  2. Shailendra

    Hi Harsh,

    Can You Please Explain How I integrate to any java Web Application?

  3. Soniya

    Hello Harsh,
    I am new to freelancing and PayPal. This much needed feature has now been launched for Indian users and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing all this information, I always read your blog to find my way around issues involving PayPal.
    I am a small time freelancer with a basic personal PayPal account. Would you please tell me which type of account should I select while signing up for ? There is an option to either select an Individual account or business account.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey soniya,

      Start with individual account.

  4. Hemant Khatri

    Another great article, Harsh!!!

    I’m using paypal for my ecommerce venture. I will tweat and change it to suggestef short URL.
    Thanks for sharing!!

    – Hemant Khatri

  5. saqib ahmad

    Not Available! ๐Ÿ™ So much tired with these restrictions and policies. Will wait for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Olivier Ntanama

    Hello Harsh,
    African countries can’t receive payment.
    When this service will be available wordwide.
    Could we receive payment too ?

  7. Nikhil

    Hi Harsh,
    You are right. It is quite risky to share email whom we do not know personally. is handy for those who are using the traditional method to receive money and want a more secure way. Do you have an idea when it will available in India? I would like to use it as the security issues are increasing day by day.

    Have a great ride from Delhi to Kanyakumari.


  8. Abdur Rauf

    Paypal is not supported in Bangladesh. its very sorrowfulness for us. We are waiting for these service.

  9. Elmo Zugwalt

    This is great for Paypal users. Maybe the reason why it is not yet available in some countries is that they are still trying to test it out if it is good or convenient for the users. In short, it’s like on the process of beta testing.

  10. siddaiah

    Hi Harsh,

    Paypal is the good choice to pay and receive money from overseas, I am using it since one year, one of my friend is staying in he always insists on using Paypal, I think I have to convey this message to him so that he can use this short link URL service of Paypal.

    I hope soon Paypal will bring this option to other countries also including India, thanks for sharing the information, see you soon.

  11. Nitin

    Hello Harsh,
    Ya..They Did A New Thing To Make Payment Work Easy..Also One Thing We Would Like Paypal To Do Is To Introduce A Simple And Easy Process To Link Bank Accounts To Paypal Account..*Suffering From Credit/Debit Option. ๐Ÿ™

  12. Bigwas

    Paypal is supported in Egypt but for buying only. If you are a blogger or affiliate marketer, you can not receive money via paypal. It is for sending only. So sad…

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