8 Steps To Setup a Business/Merchant Paypal account

Published on Feb 10 2008 // Written By // Business, Personal Finance, Popular, Supporter

After reading the book How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? I’m totally committed to setting up my own business. One of the requirements for that is to have a business account with someone like Paypal, because its very easy to handle all your online invoicing and payments. Paypal is secure, reliable and most important of all – easy to use.

When you signup for PayPal, you can start accepting credit card payments instantly. As the world’s number one online payment service, PayPal is the fastest way to open your doors to over 230 million member accounts worldwide.

Here’s how to set up a Paypal account for your business.

1. Print out these instructions

2. Click here to Set Up Paypal Business Account

3. Scroll down and click where it says: “sign up today”

4. Choose whether you want a personal, premier or business account

If this account is for your business, you should choose Premier Account or Business Account

Here’s the only difference: Paypal Business Account allows you to set up the account under your business name. But you need to have a business bank account and wait for your Paypal Business Account to be approved.

If you don’t have a business bank account but you want your Paypal account under your business name, here’s how to get around it: sign up for a Premier Account, but instead of putting your name in the name field, put your business name. For example, if your business name is Acme Consulting, put “Acme” in the “first name” box and “Consulting” in the surname box.

5. Choose your country

6. Click Continue

7. Fill in all your info (see note above about business name)

8. Click Continue

After your account is set up you can pay someone by Paypal, or request payment (send an invoice) just by going to www.paypal.com and logging in to your account. It’s very easy to use PayPal.

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Tushar Mathur has been blogging about Personal Finance since January, 2007. This has helped him recognize what topics readers like and relate to. The goal is to spot good news-worthy info and get it out to the public as soon as possible. Tushar Mathur maintains this Personal Finance blog called Everything Finance. The blog articles fall under these categories: Investing, saving money, shopping, blogging and making money online. Send an email at tushar@everythingfinanceblog.com

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