PayPal CPC Visitor Cheat Sheet

Welcome to the PayPal Consumer Product Center

We heard you're coming to visit! Lucky us!


We've prepared a cheat sheet for you with some important info and tips for your stay in Israel. As always, let us know if we can help out with anything :)


Sarit, our Office Manager, can be reached for any questions or other assistance:

Office phone: +972-(0)3-7164210

Mobile phone: +972-(0)54-6387299

email: sidelzon@paypal.com

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The Office

The PayPal CPC office is located at 13 Rothschild Boulevard, 1st floor (above the art gallery), Tel Aviv. Rothschild Blvd. is one of the most vibrant areas of Tel Aviv and is home to many young startups. A badge is not required at the CPC office (however, it is required at the PayPal Electra office).


The work week in Israel is Sunday-Thursday and the office is generally open from 9:00am to 8:00pm. If you need to use the office at any other time, let us know and we will make the arrangements.


The dress code generally in Israel, and in the office, is very informal. Jeans are the norm here, as well as shorts and sandals on hot days.

Weather

Israel has mild winters and very hot summers. It's recommended to check the weather before you arrive so that you'll be prepared. In the summer, make sure to take all necessary precautions as the sun is very strong here - keep cool & hydrated, and lots(!!!) of sunscreen!

Taxis to/from the airport

At the airport, there is a taxi line. The taxi ride into Tel Aviv will cost ~150nis. Note that the ride may be more expensive if you take it at night or on Friday/Saturday. Your hotel or the (free) GetTaxi app can help you arrange a taxi to the airport. If you would like us to help you arrange car service, please let us know.


If there is no traffic, the ride will about 25 minutes long.

Time Zone

Israel's time zone is GMT+2.


Note that we change our clocks for the summer at the end of March and again at the end of October. Around these times, it is possible that we will be off by an hour from GMT+2.

'Round Here (recommended places)

The link below is a starting point for getting acquainted with the area, and includes suggestions for restaurants and nightlife spots.


We kept the map somewhat limited so that it won't get confusing. Want a suggestion for something else? Perhaps a day/weekend trip? Or the best local designer stores? Let us know, we all (mostly) live in Tel Aviv and would love to share its secrets with you!

Currency - Shekels

The currency used in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (shortcut is either ILS or NIS). Recently, the exchange rate has been around 3.8nis to 1usd. Usually, the preferred method to get shekels is via ATMs (make sure your card has a 4-digit pin code, and that your bank knows that you'll be traveling abroad). This option often times has the best rate. You can also exchange money at the post office or at change places found both in the airport and around the city.

Electricity

The electricity in Israel is rated at 220V (220V-240V), like most countries in Europe. If your electrical device works with 110V, you will need a converter. Verify that the sticker on it says that the input is 110V and output is 220V.

(Note: most computer batteries today are compatible with both types of voltage.)


Israeli sockets are shaped differently, so you will need an adapter to be able to fit the plug in. We have a few adapter plugs that you can use while you are in Israel.

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