Venmo Goods and Services: Purchases + Protections

Venmo Goods and Services is a merchant processing option for small businesses that is exclusively available through the Venmo app.

In this article, we’re going to be exploring Venmo Goods and Services, discussing how it works, what protections are available, and answering common questions on the topic.

This article is part of our free series on digital banking in the US, which includes how to create a US PayPal account, which you can access here.

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Table of Contents

  1. Venmo Goods and Services
  2. How to Set Up a Venmo Account
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Do You Want Help Opening Bank Accounts?

Venmo Goods and Services

Venmo Goods and Services refers to a payment method that allows merchants to directly receive payment from customers through the Venmo app. That said, Venmo does charge a small fee for facilitating transactions.

Can I Use Venmo to Buy or Sell Merchandise?

Yes, you can use Venmo to buy or sell merchandise. However, doing so requires you to have a Venmo business profile. Alternatively, if the payment is being sent to an individual, it will require the purchase tag. Outside of these two instances, Venmo is not suitable (and does not allow) for transactions to be sent or received in exchange for the purchase of goods or services, or other items like merchandise.

Importantly, if you are not authorized to accept Venmo payments for purchases and are sending or receiving money from third parties that you do not personally know, you are in direct violation of Venmo’s policies.

How to Set Up a Venmo Account

To set up a Venmo account, you will need to begin by opening the Venmo app on your mobile device. Next, you will create your account by setting a password. After your phone number and email is verified, you will need to add and verify your bank account.

After you follow these steps, you will be able to start using Venmo to send and receive payments. However, there is a transfer limit during the first week that the account is active. This limit is a maximum weekly transfer limit of USD 299.99.

If you would like to increase your transfer limit on Venmo, you will need to verify your personal identity by providing certain information and supporting documentation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few of the most common questions we receive from people looking into Venmo goods and services. If you have further questions you would like to ask our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How Does Goods and Services Work on Venmo?

Venmo Goods and Services works by giving merchants a method for receiving payments from customers directly through the Venmo app. In exchange for this service, Venmo charges merchants 1.9% of the transaction plus USD 0.10 per transaction.

Does Venmo Have Goods and Services Protection?

Yes, Venmo does have Goods and Services protection for individuals making purchases through the Venmo app for an authorized payment. However, the Venmo Purchase Program does not cover all payments. Additionally, the Venmo Purchase Program only covers very specific circumstances.

Why Does Venmo Charge for a Good or Service?

Venmo charges for Goods and Services payments like any other merchant payment processor. This is because they are providing a service directly to the merchant, which involves the acceptance of payments from customers for the sale of goods and services. The fee charged by Venmo is 1.9% plus 10 cents.

Does Venmo Goods and Services Give Refunds?

Yes, Venmo Goods and Services does give refunds. This is completed through the Venmo Purchase Program. That said, the Venmo Purchase Program only covers specific purchases. So, refunds are not guaranteed. Venmo does try to assist consumers to help find a resolution even when Venmo Purchase Program does not apply.

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The GlobalBanks editorial team comprises a group of subject-matter experts from across the banking world, including former bankers, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. All have in-depth knowledge and experience in various aspects of international banking. In particular, they have expertise in banking for foreigners, non-residents, and both foreign and offshore companies.

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