Venmo is available as a payment option in certain merchant apps, and you can pay with Venmo many places where you see the PayPal button. In order to checkout using Venmo, you will need to have the Venmo app installed on your mobile phone and will need to opt-in to make purchases. Then, depending on the merchant, you can pay with Venmo in one of the following ways:
- Simply tap the PayPal button on a mobile device to launch the PayPal checkout experience. A Venmo payment option will appear on the next page if offered.
- Please keep in mind that in order to see the option to pay with Venmo, you will need to have Venmo currently installed on your phone, be checking out with an eligible PayPal merchant, and not have configured PayPal OneTouch. For more information about how to change PayPal OneTouch settings, please see this support article: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/one-touch-checkout/faq
- If you’re in an app that offers a Venmo button, tap on it to authorize your purchase. You will then be prompted for permission to link your Venmo account with the merchant. Once linked, that merchant will have the ability to charge your linked Venmo account for future purchases in accordance with your agreement with the merchant. You can disconnect your Venmo account from the merchant at any time by going to ‘Settings’ in Venmo and tap on 'Connected Merchants'. Select the merchant you want to stop making purchases from and tap Disconnect at the bottom of the screen. To learn more about linking your Venmo account to merchant apps, click here.
Check out https://venmo.com/business for the most up to date list of apps.
Please note that PayPal and Venmo are in the process of rolling this experience out so we may not have gotten to your favorite merchants, yet!
Similarly to payments that you send to your friends, Venmo will first attempt to use your Venmo balance when paying for your purchase (if you have access to a Venmo balance). If you do not have enough balance to cover the entire cost of the purchase, Venmo will then charge the card or bank account you have on file that you have designated for purchases.
I disconnected my Venmo account from an app. Why does it still appear as a payment method in that app?
Even if you disconnect your Venmo account from a merchant’s app, it may still appear as a payment option if the merchant has not refreshed your account. However, the merchant won’t be able to charge your account if you’ve disconnected it through the Venmo app.
Please keep in mind you cannot disconnect Venmo from authorized merchants’ websites, only apps.