How to get started with your PayPal Business Account

Setting up for online payment and invoicing solutions to grow your business

So you’ve got an online business, it’s growing and you’re looking to set up a secure, simple payment processing system for your customers with PayPal. Well, we’re here to help. With this article, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of signing up for a PayPal Business Account, finding the right payment solution – as well as showing you how online payments work, and why PayPal is better for your business.

How to Sign Up

Signing up for a PayPal Business Account is easy and we’ve broken down the steps here to guide you through the process.

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STEP 1: Select your business type

Whether you’re running a webstore, small business or a large shipping company, we want to know your business type so we can find the right payment solution for your needs.

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STEP 2: Tell us more about your business

Tell us more about what business category and sub-category you’re in, your TIN number, where and when it was established, and don’t forget to add in your contact information.

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STEP 3: Tell us about your finances

We need to know more about your finances to better understand your requirements and recommend the best payment solution for your needs.


Which Solution to Use

Now that you’ve signed up for your account, it’s time to choose a product that’ll work for you. Here’s a list of solutions we offer and how they can help you grow your business.

How Online Payments Work

Here’s a quick breakdown of what happens after you send your customer a payment request.

Deal Made

After you and your customer reach an agreement, send them a payment request using an invoice, email or your PayPal.Me link with the agreed amount.


Customer Pays You

Your customer will receive a notification to log in to their PayPal account to pay you directly.


Payment is Processed

Once your customer has authorized payment, we process the transaction on our encrypted network to ensure increased security for your financial details.


You Get Paid

Once the payment has been processed, we’ll notify you and transfer the money to your PayPal account instantly.

Why PayPal?

We know your customers are always looking for a faster and safer way to shop online. With PayPal, you’re not only getting the best selection of payment options as a business owner, but the assurance of a brand your customers can trust.

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