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Using PayPal

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Video: Using PayPal

PayPal is a powerful money transfer service that serves as a convenient and fast alternative to traditional cash, paper checks, and money orders. PayPal accounts come in a few different types, which I'll cover in another movie, and you'll have the ability to fund your PayPal account with an electronic debit from a bank account, a credit card, or a debit card. You can also receive money from other PayPal users, and then turn around and spend that money immediately. PayPal is often considered an eBay payment service, but millions of individuals and companies use PayPal everyday for settling all types of debts.

Using PayPal

PayPal is a powerful money transfer service that serves as a convenient and fast alternative to traditional cash, paper checks, and money orders. PayPal accounts come in a few different types, which I'll cover in another movie, and you'll have the ability to fund your PayPal account with an electronic debit from a bank account, a credit card, or a debit card. You can also receive money from other PayPal users, and then turn around and spend that money immediately. PayPal is often considered an eBay payment service, but millions of individuals and companies use PayPal everyday for settling all types of debts.

There's a ton of ways to use PayPal, and I would never begin to cover every possibility in this movie, but let's explore some real world examples. Let's say you're sending your son to college, and he'd like to buy some college textbooks, but he's run out of cash. You can instantly transfer money to his PayPal account, and he'll have the funds in a few seconds. He can then turn around and use his PayPal debit card that's linked to this PayPal account, and buy those books from the college bookstore. Perhaps you've decided that you'd like to buy a new computer, and you have some money sitting in your PayPal account balance that you've received for some old antiques you've sold on eBay. You're browsing around on Walmart.com, and you find the perfect computer bundle with a monitor, a printer, and a keyboard, and a mouse; all the right things that you need just for the right price.

You see the PayPal logo, and you realize that you have just enough money to buy that computer, so you add it to your shopping cart, and you pay for it immediately with those eBay auction proceeds. One fun Friday night, you're out with friends, and you realize you've left cash at home, and there's no ATM insight. Your co-workers suggest that you bump the funds using the smartphone money transfer feature on your PayPal iPhone app, and in seconds, you've sent her $50, and your fun continues well into the night. Another great example would be for your business. You've been after your best client to pay for an old invoice that's been lingering around for way to long, and he mentions that he's prepared to use a credit card, but alas, you don't have one of those expensive merchant accounts, and you aren't about to get one for this invoice.

You suggest to him that you will send him a PayPal invoice through e-mail, and he can enter his credit card details, and pay for that invoice in a few minutes without ever having to sign up for a PayPal account. These are some of the very real and likely ways that PayPal can integrate into your daily life. You also have the ability to create payment buttons that can be added to your Web site for selling individual products, or receiving money for virtually any reason. Setting up a shopping cart integration is very simple for a programmer, so that you can sell online, and offer PayPal as a method of payment for your online store.

You can subscribe to a virtual terminal, and then offer charge by phone, fax, or e-mail options to your clients and customers so that you'll have the same credit card processing capabilities that larger companies have, without investing one dime in equipment. You can create recurring subscriptions for your clients and customers so that monthly charges are automatically collected from their PayPal account without ever having to remember to bill them. You can also accept donations for your charity if you operate one. Your imagination is the only limitation here.

PayPal is a super convenient cash alternative for many situations. If you have a programmer, or you are one yourself, you can accomplish many more cool tricks with PayPal, and integrate it into your applications. For those of us who don't write code, you'll find yourself using PayPal to send and receive money to everyone you know.

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PayPal Essential Training

49 video lessons · 10143 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
      5m 2s
  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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