The free PayPal Zettle app is the point of sale (POS) that empowers you to start, run and grow your business. From accepting any type of payment to tracking sales, PayPal Zettle turns your iPhone or iPad into a complete mobile POS system and register. Whether you’re running a coffee shop, clothing store or barber shop, PayPal Zettle is the one app you need to sell smarter and sell more. No monthly fees, no set-up costs and no lock-in contracts.

The free PayPal Zettle app comes with a range of great features:

• Speed up sales with an intuitive product library and checkout
• Accept any type of payment - cash, credit/debit cards and contactless
• Add the Zettle Reader to accept Visa, Mastercard and contactless payments - including Apple Pay
• Customize receipts and print, text or email them to your customers
• Collect customers' email addresses and craft campaigns to build great relationships
• Collect sales data and use easy-to-understand reports to grow your business
• Create multiple staff accounts to track individuals’ sales
• Benefit from a wide range of integrations including Xero and Quickbooks, as well as specialist POS solutions for restaurant, retail and health & beauty environments

How do I get started?

1. Download the PayPal Zettle app and sign up for an account
2. Order your Zettle Reader, with rapid delivery (2-3 working days)
3. Start taking card payments

Zettle Reader and Dock:

The new Zettle Reader and Dock are quick to set up and easy to use, allowing you to accept all major credit cards and contactless payments - including Apple Pay. A clear pricing model without fixed costs or fixed contracts. The Zettle Reader meets all requirements from the payment industry and is EMV-approved and PCI DSS-compliant.

PayPal Zettle is licensed by PayPal Inc.

What’s New

Version 7.17.0

Important: If you are on version 7.8.0 or below you will have to re-login and pair your reader again after this update.

We're always improving Zettle and update our app every two weeks. To make sure you don’t miss them, keep Automatic Updates turned on.

Happy selling!

• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Find an Available Name ,

Good Options but an improvement is highly recommended. See review!

Good options but one important option isn’t currently available for having the tax to auto-populate as you are entering transactions manually without having every SKU in the product library. You have to turn on the tax every single transaction if entering an amount and description from the Amount selection on the left hand side. You MUST add an option for having taxes to auto populate when entering transactions manually. No Way should a merchant have to remember to edit the tax for every transaction! Good functionality and additional payment options compared to PayPal Here.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review, we appreciate all feedback we receive and work actively to resolve it. In this occasion, what you are describing is possible to do on Head over to Settings > Taxes and in the table you’ll find your taxes as well as the ability to set them as default rates through a check-box. Once set as defaults, transactions that are done manually, or by adding products to the shopping cart, will have the tax enabled automatically!

Gracevf ,

Holds your money for 21 days

I just tried switching back to PayPal from square, big mistake. I was a PayPal here customer since 2008, then the pandemic hit so I was only using square. I recently added PayPal back to the mix to have two readers at the desk to check out gift card sales. I was on the phone for 1.5 hours and 6 customer service reps to return the brand new Zettle equipment to refund my credit card. It’s like speaking to a wall, by the way if you don’t know already they are phasing out PayPal here to replace it with zettle. I was selling gift certificates and I had the receipt to show them plus it was purchased on site with a chip credit card.
They wanted me to call the customer, and what ruin his Christmas gift and call PayPal and tell them he bought a gift card here.
So in the end you are allowed $300 per month to reestablish or establish a relationship and your business habits. If you can afford to live on $300 a month for the next few months I would say hats off. I cannot, sticking with Square no issues and more reliable. I use stripe for my spa software and they didn’t hold my money for ransom either. Should be PayPal mettle because the mettle in your affairs.

monatenzi ,

Better than expected. Could use some improvement.

I upgraded my reader to this from PayPal Here swipe only reader instead of getting the PayPal tap and chip reader. It was easier to use than I had expected and the reader lasted all day without the need to recharge. Some functions I miss from PayPal Here app are 1) an addition (+) button to add multiple custom prices in one transaction instead of clicking on shopping cart>> keypad>> OK for each item, although it was helpful to use the inventory product buttons I had entered ahead of time, and 2) having an option to omit the signature requirement for a purchase under $50. With Covid safety protocol, customers were more hesitant to touch a screen or use a stylus even though hand sanitizer was provided and the stylus was cleaned with disinfectant wipe after every transaction. But contactless payment was much desired.

Developer Response ,

thanks so much for the detailed feedback! Just wanted to let you know that we read all the reviews carefully and we forwarded yours to our feature teams to take a look at it.
Looking forward to more constructive feedback from your side.
Zettle by PayPal

App Privacy

The developer, PayPal, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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