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Setting up an account

From: PayPal Essential Training

Video: Setting up an account

PayPal users can send and receive money for virtually anything, to anyone, anywhere. But we will be setting up our PayPal account with an emphasis on selling. So what we are going to want to do is set up a Premier or a Business account, because personal accounts are geared for personal transfers, and for making purchases. Don't get too confused by all the options on the site. You can explore those later on after you become more familiar with all of PayPal's various uses. To register a new account, go to to the New To PayPal option, and click Sign Up.

Setting up an account

PayPal users can send and receive money for virtually anything, to anyone, anywhere. But we will be setting up our PayPal account with an emphasis on selling. So what we are going to want to do is set up a Premier or a Business account, because personal accounts are geared for personal transfers, and for making purchases. Don't get too confused by all the options on the site. You can explore those later on after you become more familiar with all of PayPal's various uses. To register a new account, go to to the New To PayPal option, and click Sign Up.

Here, you will be presented with three options; you can set up a Personal, Premier, or a Business account. We are going to be setting up a Premier account, so I am going to click here where it says Get Started. Since we will be buying and selling, we will need a Premier, or a Business account. Now, go ahead and fill in your information. First, fill in your e-mail address, then select a password. Your password must have at least eight characters, and you should never use your name or e-mail address. Be sure to use a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

And be sure your password is easy for you to remember, but is hard for someone else to guess. PayPal will indicate if your password is strong or weak, and it will give you three green bars if you've got a good thumbs-up green light to go ahead. Then enter you legal first name. You should not use your nickname, and you can't use a pseudo-name or a fake name here. It is very important that you put in correct and accurate information in the PayPal system, because it is a financial system, and PayPal will not allow you to use bogus information here. Go ahead and enter your date of birth, then put in your address. Scroll down, then put in your zip code, and then your city.

Then select your State. Now, you need to enter your telephone number. You can read over the User Agreement, Privacy Policy, Acceptable Use Policy, and Electronic Communications Delivery Policy if you wish. To read these documents, you can click on the hotlink right here. If you like, you can print the agreements, or you can download them to your computer for later review. Once you are done, go ahead and close the tab, and go back to selecting this checkbox, which says that you've agreed to all of these agreements.

Then click Agree and create account. Now, at this point PayPal is asking if you want to add a bank account, or a credit or debit card. You can do that if you wish, but we are going to be talking about that in a later movie. You may also receive an e-mail from PayPal asking you to activate your account. This shows that you have control over that e-mail address, and that you are a real person. Now, once you have verified all your information, and you have logged in to your PayPal account, you can go ahead and browse around, and take a look at all the features that PayPal has to offer.

You can explore the site and discover all these valuable features by going through the different hotlinks, or you can use the help system, or you can use the links at the bottom of the page. If at anytime you want to update account information, add, or remove a debit card, credit card, or checking account, maybe add additional e-mail addresses to receive payments, or make any changes to your PayPal profile, you can always click on the Profile option here, and select the appropriate link to make those changes.

Since setting up a PayPal business account is virtually the same as in this movie, I don't feel you need a whole another video to show you the ropes. You can simply follow the same procedure, and go and register your business using the instructions that are provided on the link. Now, I still need to show you how to add a debit card and bank account to your profile, so that you can become a PayPal verified member. There are some significant benefits to becoming verified, which we are going to discover further along in this course.

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PayPal Essential Training

49 video lessons · 9654 viewers

Christopher Matthew Spencer
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  1. 1m 22s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      28s
  2. 25m 50s
    1. Using PayPal
      3m 35s
    2. Types of accounts
      3m 33s
    3. How PayPal protects buyers and sellers
      2m 59s
    4. Fees
      2m 45s
    5. Setting up an account
      3m 39s
    6. Associating payment types with your account
      4m 53s
    7. Finding help
      4m 26s
  3. 25m 51s
    1. Paying for eBay purchases
      3m 39s
    2. Using the Send Money option
      2m 48s
    3. Making personal transfers
      3m 46s
    4. Understanding recurring payments and billing agreements
      2m 59s
    5. Paying on other sites
      5m 34s
    6. Adding shipping addresses to your account
      2m 3s
    7. Making mass payments
  4. 35m 9s
    1. Using the Request Money tab
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Send Invoice option
      7m 44s
    3. Requesting money with Outlook
      4m 1s
    4. Requesting money with QuickBooks
      3m 19s
    5. Selling on eBay and other sites
      5m 55s
    6. Creating payment buttons
      6m 53s
    7. Using PayPal for nonprofits
      5m 7s
  5. 15m 7s
    1. Adding funds from a bank account
      57s
    2. Withdrawing funds to your bank account
      1m 38s
    3. Requesting a check
      1m 16s
    4. Adding funds from MoneyPak
      2m 48s
    5. Using a PayPal debit card at an ATM or using the MasterCard feature
      2m 38s
    6. Adding email addresses and phone numbers
      2m 31s
    7. Managing your account notification preferences
      3m 19s
  6. 12m 38s
    1. Getting started with PayPal Mobile
      4m 23s
    2. Sending and receiving money through the PayPal app
      2m 14s
    3. Working with others using the app
      3m 2s
    4. Finding businesses that accept PayPal
      1m 33s
    5. Depositing checks with PayPal Mobile
      1m 26s
  7. 27m 12s
    1. Setting up your shipping information
      5m 5s
    2. Creating shipping labels
      3m 25s
    3. Printing labels
      8m 47s
    4. Ordering shipping supplies
      5m 38s
    5. Arranging a shipping carrier pickup
      4m 17s
  8. 16m 15s
    1. Using the basic search feature
      2m 14s
    2. Using the advanced search feature
      3m 37s
    3. Downloading your transaction history
      5m 24s
    4. Pulling down statements
      2m 37s
    5. Issuing a refund
      2m 23s
  9. 10m 14s
    1. Understanding the basics of disputes
      2m 26s
    2. Keeping good records
      2m 24s
    3. What to do if an item doesn't arrive
      5m 24s
  10. 1m 9s
    1. Next steps
      1m 9s

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