What funding source is used to pay for purchases at participating businesses?
Venmo will first attempt to use your Venmo balance when paying for your purchase. If you do not have enough balance to cover the entire cost of the purchase, Venmo will then charge the card or bank account that you have designated for purchases.
Do I have to add a payment method to make a purchase?
Adding a card or bank account for purchasing with Venmo is recommended. That way, you can make purchases even when you don't have enough in your Venmo account balance. However, if there’s enough money in your Venmo balance, you aren’t required to add a new payment method for purchases.
Can I use different payment methods when I’m purchasing in merchant apps and websites, and when I’m sending money to friends from the Venmo app or on Venmo.com ?
Yes, you can set different default payment methods for purchases and payments to friends. You’ll be prompted to set up these payment methods when you make a purchase for the first time.
How do I change my payment method for purchases?
To change your payment method for purchases, navigate to ‘Settings’ in the app. Select ‘Banks and Cards’, and change ‘Purchasing Payment Method’ to whatever you would like your default purchasing payment method to be.