How to buy and sell shares in PayPal

How to buy and sell PayPal shares

Learning how to buy and sell shares in PayPal can be confusing. Here, we’ve put together a guide that tells you how to go about it on the Shares app. 

A bit about PayPal

PayPal is a financial technology company that facilitates online payments. As the demand for electronic payments has increased, and the need for cheques and cash has decreased, PayPal is a company many online vendors and businesses flocked to as a way to process payments.  

How to buy PayPal on the Shares app

Buying shares in PayPal is really simple. 

1. Make sure that you have the Shares app downloaded.

2. Open the app and navigate to the Explore section (the magnifying glass) on the tab bar at the bottom of the app.

Explore section on the Shares app - how to buy stocks on Shares

3. Use the search bar at the top to find PayPal. Simply search using the company name or with their ticker symbol PYPL.

4. Now, press ‘buy’.

Buy button on the Shares app - how to buy stocks on the Shares app

5. Enter the monetary amount you’d like to spend. You can add a comment and even a GIF reflecting how you feel about your purchase. Once you’re ready, hit review.

Buying amount on the Shares app - how to buy stocks on the Shares app

6. Your big moment is coming up. Review your order – check the stock price, amount you’re spending, amount of shares you’re receiving, the service fee, and of course, your witty comment and GIF are all looking sharp. Your time has come - hit confirm.

Order review on the Shares app - how to buy stocks on the Shares app

7. If the stock market that PayPal is registered on is closed at the time of buying, your order will be scheduled for when the stock market reopens. Read about what time each stock market opens and closes

8. You can double-check your investment by going onto your invest page, or by going onto the stock’s page directly.

How to sell PayPal on the Shares app

1. The process for selling a stock is much the same as buying, only reversed. Click on your stock and tap sell (it’s right next to ‘buy’). 

2. You’ll be asked the amount of shares you’d like to sell and a chance to review it, just like when you bought the stock. When you are ready, simply hit confirm. 

Want to buy or sell another company? Check out our guides on:

  • How to buy and sell NIO shares

  • How to buy and sell Beyond Meat shares

  • How to buy and sell AMD shares

This content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. If you are unsure about anything, you should seek financial advice from an authorised advisor.

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Lucy Burgess

Lucy Burgess

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Lucy has spent the last 8 years working in fintech. It's safe to say she's pretty passionate about making finance welcoming to everyone.

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James has been investing for over four years. His aim is to explain the hard stuff, easily! When he's not chewing your ear off about stocks and crypto, he'll most likely be telling bad jokes.

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