How to Top Up Paypal Using Mpesa in Kenya 2020-A Step-by-Step Guide

How to top up Paypal using mpesa

Do you want to learn how to top up your Paypal account using mpesa?

Then you have come to the right place. In this short post, I will show you how you can easily do it.

Thanks to a partnership between Safaricom and Paypal, you can now top up Paypal using mpesa in Kenya.

The process is quite simple, follow the instructions below to learn how to top up Paypal using mpesa.

How to top up Paypal using mpesa

How to top up Paypal using mpesa

Step 1: Visit to Sign up for a Paypal account

If you do not already have a Paypal account, the first step will be to sign up. (If you already have an account, you can skip this section)

You will be asked to choose from two types of accounts; Personal Account or Business Account. Select the account type you would wish to open then click continue

Fill in your details i.e Country of residence, First name & Last name, Email address and create a password.

Confirm your email address and click ‘Get verified’ to verify your Paypal.

<<Check out this video to learn how to open up a Paypal account in Kenya>>

Step 2: How to Top up Paypal via mpesa

Now that you have a Paypal account, you can begin to use this service.

First, go to

How to top up paypal through mpesa

2. Log in to your Paypal account by clicking the Login icon at the top right corner

3. Select Top up Paypal

4. Use the converter at the bottom of the screen to calculate the amount in Kenya Shillings that you will need to top up via mpesa to get the equivalent in USD

How to top up paypal using mpesa

5.Go to your mpesa

6.Select ‘Lipa na mpesa’

7.Choose the Paybill option

8.Enter Business number 800088

9.Enter your Phone number as the account number          

That’s it!

As I said, the process is really simple and straightforward and anyone can do it. It’s also very convenient.

However, we must talk about the disadvantages associated with this service.

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The service is NOT free. A 4% conversion rate is charged. Mpesa charges also apply.

There is a transaction limit of 70,000 per transaction. You can also only transact 140000 per day

It may also take time for the money to reflect in your Paypal account. However, in most cases, you can see your account balance immediately after the transaction.

We hope this article helped you learn how to top up Paypal with mpesa.

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