PayPal Zettle: Point of Sale 4+

Power your workday

PayPal, Inc.

    • Free



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 7.40.0

Important: If you are on version 7.28.0 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

3.2 out of 5
406 Ratings

406 Ratings

Midihead7 ,

Can't Enable Manual Credit Card Entry

Update: Someone from support finally called me and asked if I was logged in to the app using a Staff Login or the main PayPal login for our account (we were logged in using staff logins). They suggested that we try to log in to the app using the primary administrator login for the PayPal account and then try enabling the manual card entry. This was the solution. Documentation needs to be updated to explain this so other people don't waste time trying to figure out why they can't enable the feature.

My organization just switched over to Zettle and bought the new card reader. We completed our first transaction and then proceeded to try to enable Manual Credit Card Entry under Settings in the app (version 7.22.1). We have been trying for days but no matter how many times we press the Activate button, Manual Credit Card Entry always shows as Off. I spoke with Zettle Support 4 days ago but they have yet to provide a working solution. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app and restarted our devices with no success.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We're very happy to hear that you have come to a resolution.

happy curtis ,

Needs work

My company used PayPal here about 2 years and we have gotten use to it. We thought Switching over to kettle would be smooth since PayPal created both systems. We had to redo all of our inventory. The variation set up is completely different from PayPal here and sometimes difficult to setup. I don’t like when taking a sell and you need to create a item that’s not set up in your inventory it doesn’t have a quantity option you can only add one item to the cart. The worse part is the money from sells are not available until the next day unlike PayPal here your money is instantly available in your PayPal account. I think if they fix some of these issues it could possibly be a nice system.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for your valuable feedback. In terms of the inventory, we'd be happy to help you out - please give us a call at 844-721-1255 or email us at

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.

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

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