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You can have one Personal account and one Business account. Each account must have its own email address, and they can’t share the same credit card or bank account.
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Can I request money from someone who does not have a PayPal account?Yes. Recipients receive an email notification prompting them to sign up for an account. This feature is available for the following Website Payments buttons: Buy Now and Add to Cart buttons. Recipients can pay you with their credit cards through PayPal if you are a merchant.If I used PayPal but don't have a PayPal account, how can I view my transaction history?When you sign up for a PayPal account, you can view purchases you made as an unregistered PayPal user as long as you sign up with the same email address and credit card used for the previous transactions. To sign up for a PayPal account, follow the instructions Questions about eBayeBay and PayPal are now separate companies. You may find answers to most of your eBay questions in the eBay Help Centre. Here are links to some of the more commonly asked questions: How do I link my PayPal and eBay accounts? - Please note that you can What is PayPal.Me?PayPal.Me is a faster, easier way to get paid through PayPal. Just share your unique PayPal.Me link with your friends or customers. They can simply tap on your link, type in the amount and confirm to pay. They don’t even have to know your email address or install How do I report a billing issue?If you identify a billing issue with a transaction on your account, we encourage you to report it in our Resolution Centre as soon as possible. Some examples of billing issues include: You returned an item to a seller or cancelled a transaction with a seller, but How do I test the PayPal Account Optional feature in the Sandbox?To test an account that has PayPal's Account Optional feature turned on, you must have a Business (seller) account in the Sandbox. If you don't have a Sandbox test account, visit the PayPal Developer Portal to create one. Once you've created the account, follow these steps: Initiate the What are PayPal account reserves?An account reserve is an amount of funds held in your PayPal account to cover potential transaction losses from payment reversals, such as chargebacks and claims filed by your buyers. The reserved amount will be temporarily unavailable for use or withdrawal. If a reserve is placed on your account, you will receive What is the Payouts API and how do I enable it on my account?Note: The MassPay API is Deprecated as of September 1, 2017. For new integrations, see the Payouts Overview. The Payouts API is a fast, convenient way to send commissions, rebates, rewards, and general disbursements. Use the Payouts API to make PayPal payments to multiple PayPal accounts in a Why did I get result code 19?Issue PayPal returned result code 19 - Error: Original transaction ID not found. Causes Multiple issues, explained in the next few paragraphs, can produce this result code: The original transaction ID isn't in the database. The attempted transaction wasn't sent to the account in which the ORIGID was Why did I get random approvals, declines, and timeouts when testing PayPal Payments Pro with Payflow in the Sandbox?Random approvals, declines, and timeouts usually result when the credit card numbers you're using are associated with many test accounts. The system has difficulty handling multiple requests for these same few numbers. When performing test credit card transactions with a Payflow Pro account linked to a Sandbox account, Why did I get API error code 10501?Issue PayPal returned error 10501 - Invalid Configuration. This transaction cannot be processed due to an invalid merchant configuration. Causes Multiple issues, explained in the next few paragraphs, can produce this error: You're trying to process payments on PayPal using a method that isn't enabled on your account. What are the Payflow Pro transaction types?When creating credit card transactions with Payflow Pro, you must specify the transaction types as follows: S - Sale: Charges the specified amount against the account, and marks the transaction for immediate funds transfer during the next settlement period. PayPal performs settlement for each merchant daily. A Why did I get result code 12 (TSYS platform)?Issue PayPal presented result code 12 - Declined. Causes Multiple issues, explained in the next few paragraphs, can produce this result code: The amount of the transaction exceeds the available credit on the credit card. The processor account information is incorrect. The card-issuing bank requests that the card Why is my payment from an eBay sale on hold in my PayPal account? When will it be available?When you get paid for items sold on eBay, your payment might be put in your pending balance if you’re a new seller or have a “Below Standard” seller rating on eBay, or if the payment may involve a higher level of risk. Rest assured that these funds still How do I issue a credit (refund) to a customer?About credit refunds A credit transaction (TRXTYPE=C) returns the specified amount to the account holder. You don't need to have the credit card number available if you have the original PayPal reference ID (PNREF) that was issued with the transaction. If you issue a credit referencing a PNREF Why did I get result code 3?Issue PayPal returned result code 3 - Invalid transaction type. Cause An incorrect transaction type variable was passed. Solution Confirm that you're passing the appropriate "transaction type” (TRXTYPE) in your request. The accepted transaction types are: S - Sale: Charges the specified amount against the account, and marks Why did I get result code 12?Issue PayPal returned result code 12 - Error: Declined. Cause Multiple issues, explained in the next few paragraphs, can produce this result code. Solutions To resolve the issue, take the appropriate actions for each cause: Note: If none of the following solutions resolve the error, have the customer How do I create a Sandbox account for Payflow Pro (US, AU) or Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition (UK)?Here's how: Log in to your PayPal Manager account and verify that your account is active. Log in to the PayPal Developer Portal. Set up Business and Personal Sandbox test accounts (see How do I create a Sandbox test account?). After you've created a Business Sandbox test account, How do I get started with PayPal APIs and SDKs?An Application Programming Interface (API) is a safe gateway to use a company’s code or tool to accomplish a task. Using an API, you can get the local weather, check incoming flights with a certain airline, create a Google Map, or create a payment with PayPal. Requests
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