PayPal now lets you pay for things two weeks after you ordered them

In the same way that you don’t really pay for items you stick on your credit card until the bill arrives, PayPal has rolled out a new system that won’t see you pay for your orders until two weeks after you make them. It’s called Pay After Delivery.

The system is quite as simple as it seems, you place an order and select the ‘Pay After Delivery’ option as you checkout. You’ll need to have a bank account connected to your PayPal account, but that’s all there is to it.

PayPal immediately gives the money to whomever you bought an item from, be it a retailer or a eBay seller, and you give PayPal the money two weeks later. The good thing is that this is a free service, and there are no hidden fees or charges waiting for you.

It’s not going to be a system that everyone will like, but with the Christmas shopping rush coming up you might want to have something bought and delivered before payday. That’s good timing PayPal.

Tom Pritchard