A small update to the PayPal app is rolling out in the Google Play Store that brings the ability to add funds to your account at your local 7-Eleven. The update builds on a feature that was introduced late last year which saw the same feature come to local CVS and Rite Aid stores. How it works is pretty straight forward. Take your phone and the money you want to add to your account to a participating 7-Eleven. Go into the app and go to Manage Balance>Add Money>Add cash at a store. Follow the prompts and you will get a barcode that you need to show to the cashier. Once they scan that barcode and collect your money, the funds will appear in your PayPal account in about 15 minutes. Quick, simple and easy.
As you would guess, there is a convenience charge to do this type of transaction which is $3.95. Also keep in mind that not every 7-Eleven (or CVS or Rite Aid for that matter) is setup to take funds like this. You will need to check with your local store.