Buying and selling items on the Internet can be a hassle when websites require users to input credit card or banking information. The use of PayPal bypasses this problem and offers users a safe and fast way to pay merchants as well as bill customers for goods and services. Setting up a PayPal account requires nothing more than a valid bank account.
Access the PayPal homepage.
Select "Sign Up" from the options listed on the top of the website.
Choose your country and language and then select the type of account you wish to enroll in. The choices are Personal, Premiere, or Business.
Enter your email address and a password for the account. The password must be at least eight characters.
Enter your personal information including name, address and phone number. Click "Agree and Create Account" once this info has been entered.
Select "Pay With My Bank Account" or "Pay With My Credit Card" and press "Continue." This determines where money is drawn from.
Enter your bank account information. Use a check to determine the nine digit routing number and bank account number.
Check the email address you provided for a confirmation email. Click the link in the email to confirm your account and be taken to the PayPal main page.
Log in to your account using your email address and password. You can begin using PayPal.
- Confirm your bank account information by using PayPal to perform a test transaction. These procedure will allow you to transfer larger amounts of money between your bank account and PayPal account.
- Be careful about withdrawing money from your bank account into your PayPal account. This can lead to overdraft charges if your bank account balance can't cover the withdrawal.
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