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How To: Pay/Get Paid for invoices and bills using Paypal.me and Expensify

Cheryl Walsh
Cheryl Walsh Expensify Success Coach - Admin, Expensify Team Posts: 78 Expensify Team
edited February 18 in How-to Docs

Why this is awesome!

Get paid for invoices quickly and securely via paypal.me!


An Expensify account & your unique Paypal.me link

Get paid for an invoice via PayPal (requestor)

First, you'll have to add your paypal.me link to your Expensify account:

  • Log into your Expensify account by going to www.expensify.com. This is currently not available on the mobile app
  • Navigate to: Setting - Account - Payments
  • Scroll down to Alternative Payment Accounts
  • Add your unique PayPal.me link and select Update

Now you're ready to create and send an invoice! Woohoo!

Create and Send an invoice

  • Navigate to your Reports page in Expensify and select New Report
  • Select Invoice from the dropdown menu
  • Edit the title as required and add expenses to the invoice
  • You can even add your logo, address, discount and preferred payment method!
  • When you're ready to send, click the green Send button, add the email address of the payer and the due date!
  • Click Send!
  • The payer has received an email from Expensify asking them to review & pay!
  • Check out this deep-dive for invoicing best practices

Pay for an invoice using Paypal.me (payer)

  • You should have received an email from Expensify that looks like this: Please pay Expensify invoice "XXX Invoice #675XXX"
  • Click the link: Click here to review and pay it to be directed to your Expensify account
  • When you're ready to pay the invoice, click the green Pay button on the top left
  • Select Via PayPal.me and you will be redirected to your PayPal account to complete the payment!

**Please note, the invoice will be marked as PAID as soon as you click the green button. Do not select Pay until you're ready to follow through with the payment!**

Related Articles:

How to: Create and send invoices (web, mobile)

How to: Enable Purchase Order Numbers for invoices in Expensify

Deep-Dive: Best Practices for creating and sending invoices

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