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PayPal

PayPal is an American online payment service. It's one of the world's largest Internet payment companies with more than 192 million active accounts (as of 2016) and 25 currencies supported worldwide. PayPal allows its users to transfer funds electronically, between PayPal accounts, or between PayPal and bank accounts. By associating your credit card or bank account with your PayPal account, PayPal can act as a middleman for all of your online transaction, such as online shopping, receiving payments, making or doing transfers. As all of your transactions will be recorded, it's easier for you to trace back and review.

How to create a PayPal account

Step 1: Go to https://www.paypal.com.

Step 2: Click Sign Up in the upper-right corner of the page.

Step 3: Choose an Account type by clicking Get Started. You can create an account to receive payments or to buy items.

How to create a PayPal account

Step 4: Enter your email address and your password twice to make sure that you typed it correctly.

Note: Your password must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least 1 digit or symbol ([email protected]#$%^.)

Step 5: Click Continue.

PayPal account registration

Step 6: Fill out your personal information including:

  1. Your legal first name
  2. Your legal last name
  3. Street address
  4. City
  5. State
  6. ZIP code
  7. Phone number

How to sign up for a PayPal account

Step 7: Click the checkbox to confirm that you have read and agree to the policy and agreement.

Step 8: Click Agree and Create Account.

PayPal account sign up

Step 9: Enter your credit, debit card, and bank account information (optional).

Step 10: Papal has sent an email to your email address. It contains a link you need to click in order to confirm your account. Check your Spam folder if you can't find the message.

How to log into your PayPal account

Step 1: Go to https://www.paypal.com.

Step 2: Click Log In in the upper-right corner of the page.

Step 3: Enter your email address and click Next.

PayPal account log in

Step 4: Enter your password and click Log In.

PayPal Features

Send payment

Transferring money is the core service of PayPal. After associating users' bank accounts or credit cards, money could be transferred easily and immediately to a person if you provide his or her email address. Once you get a transfer through PayPal, it will be added to your PayPal account. You can withdraw the money to your bank account associated with your PayPal account instantly or request PayPal to mail you a paper check, which will take 3-5 days to arrive. As most of the businesses now accept PayPal payments, you could do most transactions visa this app.

Request payment

With PayPal, you can send a payment request for the service you've done to anyone with an email address or phone number. If you have your own online store, PayPal also provide you tools to create and send invoices, as well as PayPal payment buttons for you to integrate into your own website, saving you the burden of setting up a functioning shopping cart and check out section. To request payment, you will need to upgrade your PayPal account to Business account, go here for more details.

Make a donation

PayPal makes donation easier for both the donator and the recipients. The donator can simply send the money through PayPal and the recipients will get it immediately in their PayPal account. The recipient can also set up a PayPal Donate button made by PayPal. The donator can simply click the button and enter the amount they want to transfer.

Shopping

Using PayPal for shopping is not only time-saving but also secure. After linking your Paypal account with your credit card or bank account, you will no longer need to disclose that information online. You can go shopping without worrying about losing your private information. PayPal is accepted in most major online stores and retail sites such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. Another benefit is that PayPal also sponsors many special discounts and offers. Users can find the latest offers by visiting https://shopping.paypal.com.

PayPal.Me

PayPal.Me is PayPal's new peer-to-peer payment platform launched on September 1, 2015. It provides an even simpler way to send and receive money by using a sharable link. Users can create a PayPal.Me link, and then send it to anyone who wants to make a payment for you. Your customers just need to click on that link, putting the payment amount, and you will get paid within seconds.

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