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 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 to guide you through the process.

How To Sign Up?

Step 1: Tell us more about your business

It’s quick to set up an account with us. All you need are basic details such as your business name, contact details, and which currency you want to send and receive payments in. Make sure the name you use is identical to the one you officially registered your business in to prevent security issues.

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Step 2: Tell us more about yourself

Let us know more about yourself, the country you were born in, and where you currently stay. If you do not have an Identity Card, you can use your passport number or other national ID that has your photograph.

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Step 3: Verify your email address

You should have received an email from us once you signed up for an account. Simply click on the link in the email to confirm your email address. If you can’t find the email, you can click the Profile icon in your PayPal account to request for another one.

Step 4: Link and verify your bank account

Linking your bank account gives you another option to pay with the security of PayPal’s encryption and data protection. You can withdraw funds from PayPal to your bank account once you've linked and verified your account.

Which Solution to Use

Which Solution To Use

Now that you’ve activated your account, it’s time to choose what works for you. Here’s a list of solutions we offer and how they can help you grow your business.

If your business has a website:

If you are selling without a website:

How Online Payments Work

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

Deal Made

Deal Made

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

Customer pays you

Customer Pays You

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

Payment is processed

Payment is Processed

After your customer pays, we process the payment and make sure that all financial details are kept secure and protected.

You get paid

You Get Paid

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

Why PayPal?

The process is easy for the customer to understand and use, which makes buying from you a better experience. What’s more, PayPal facilitates online payments for hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. Associating your brand with PayPal could help provide the assurance that your brand can be trusted. The best part about all of this is that you don’t have to choose just one payment solution. Pick and choose what you need to help your business run more smoothly and, most importantly, grow.

Useful Resources

How to get started, manage your PayPal transactions, withdraw funds and more.

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