PayPal Zettle: Point of Sale 4+

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PayPal, Inc.

    • 3.0 • 748 Ratings
    • 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 7.68.0

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

3.0 out of 5
748 Ratings

748 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.

grandpaikesw ,

Enhancements Needed

We have used PayPal Here since 2015 and also used Square for a period of time before they raised fees. With the required shift to Zettle we decided “stay” but, after setting everything up we are considering going back to Square. (Note: we use the app on an iPad). The good: product tiles make it user friendly for ringing up sales. Areas needing improvement: Tip settings to allow business to set pre-determined $’s or %’s. Tipping ability on the app UI vs on the tiny screen on the archaic card reader. This is problematic for visually impaired customers. With PayPal Here we would just flip the iPad and ask the customer to follow the prompts to complete their transaction. Now you are forced to awkwardly ask if they want to tip you or have them deal with the tiny screen where they often pass right by tipping. Manual card entry seems to be nonexistent so if someone has a faulty chip you can’t take their payment. The (archaic) reader also needs to have a swipe option as not all cards have a chip and sales are lost for those customers using gift cards and some debit cards. I can only hope your Product team improves Zettle as the reviews make it very clear your clients are not happy.

wingwangwallawallabingbang ,


NEVER EVER EVER USE THIS. I got the Zettle for the one in person event I go to every year. All my other sales are online only. I have 6600 sitting in it right now that I cannot access for 6 MONTHS! no explanation. Called talked for 2 different people who could not tell me why. They sent me the email not even a minute after I submitted my business information. My account is apparently “high risk”
I sell horse tack, most of witch I make myself. How is that high risk? I’ve never once had a claim against me. I’ve been using my personal PayPal account for over a year doing thousands in sales with no issues until I tried to open a business account for Zettle. My business is legit and all paperwork was filed through the state properly. So if you want PayPal to basically steal thousands from you and hold it for 6 freakin months then be my guest. They told me they would charge me a high volume fee to dispute this, it’s my money I earned it so you want to steal it to dispute a false claim that I’m sure some computer came up with if you cannot give me any type of explanation. 6600$ to a small business is a lot of money. And with taxes comming up PayPal has completely screwed me. Thanks a ton 🙄 again NEVER EVER EVER USE THIS.

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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

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