One of the greatest parts of living in the 21st century is enjoying the latest technology. Since the birth of the Internet, our daily activities have changed greatly, and many procedures we once dreaded have become simple. PayPal is a website that has given individuals, as well as businesses, a quick and easy way to receive payments, make purchases and transfer funds between bank accounts online. PayPal also offers a useful tool to calculate shipping and handling charges.

Things You Will Need
  • PayPal account

  • Email account

Go to and create an account. Select the country where you reside and your preferred language. PayPal is currently available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese. Choose the type of account you would like to create. Your options range from: a personal account, a premier account or a business account. A personal account is designed for those who shop online, while a premier account is used by those who buy and sell online. A business account may have multiple users and represents a company.

Enter your personal information in each field, beginning with your email and creating and verifying a password. If you already have a personal account, upgrade to a premier or business account.

Log into your premier or business account. You will need to enter your email and password. Select the "Shipping Calculations" tab on your profile homepage.

Select your service of shipping and handling. Choose either "domestic" or "international" before continuing. The default setting for domestic shipping is "Three day ground," but you can can click on the "Shipping Method Name" for a drop-down with additional options. Make your selection, hit "next" and your changes will be calculated before checking out.

If you are a seller, you may choose how to calculate your shipping and handling charges. Select fees to be charged by either order amount, weight or quantity. Manually enter the rates that you will be charging. Click the "next" button to save. Your shipping and handling charges will automatically be added on all future purchases.


A premier or business account is needed to use the shipping and handling charges calculator.


Write down and store your password in a safe place.