How do I open a PayPal account?
There are 2 types of PayPal accounts: Personal and Business.
Here’s how to sign up for a PayPal account:
- Go to the PayPal website and click Sign Up at the top of the page.
- Select the type of account you would like to open, "Personal" or "Business."
- Select your country.
- Enter your email address and choose a password.
- Click Continue.
- Fill out the form and enter the CAPTCHA.
- Confirm that you've read the PayPal User Agreement and click Agree and Create Account.
You can start to use your new PayPal account right away.
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