How to sign up with Paypal

The internet is a great market place that offers a large avenue for sellers and buyers to come together and conduct transactions with great ease. However, online transaction security is a great concern for most buyers as well as sellers.

PayPal is a useful service available for online shoppers to enable them to make secure online payments with reduced risk of identity theft or online frauds. The service allows you to make secure online payments through your credit card or your online bank account, without directly revealing your online login credentials on the merchant’s site. Through this tutorial we will show you how easy it is to create a PayPal account and use it for your online transactions.

1. You begin with registering on the PayPal website for a buyer account. For this, open the website and then click the “Sign Up” link that appears on the top of the “Home” page .


2. To register for a “Personal” or individual account click the “Get Started” button in the “Personal” box.


Note: You may choose Premier or Business accounts depending on your needs. The Premier account enables you to both buy and sell online. While you may opt for a Business account if you want to create an account under the name of your business or company.

3. On the registration page, you are asked to different types of information including your email address, name, date of birth address and phone number. Email address is the most essential data you enter because it also serves as your PayPal ID. Other information is usually taken to enable PayPal to reach you if there are any issues while using the service.


If you are registering as a business user, you will be asked to provide some additional information regarding your business, such as your business name, category, address, email, phone number and URL.


4. On completing registration, you will receive a verification link from PayPal on your registered email. The registration process completes, when you click this link.


5. While signing in for the first time, you will be asked to provide details of either your bank account or your valid credit card, through which you wish to make online payments.


6. If you select the bank account option, you will be prompted for the details of your bank account. You can easily get this information from your bank statement.


7. If you choose the credit card option, you will be asked to provide, your 16-digit credit card number, expiry date, and a 3-digit CSC that appears on the signature panel of your card.

8. After you have provided the required information, you are ready to do your first secure shopping through PayPal.

9. After you are done with your shopping, and you may proceed to check-out, where you will be provided an option to check-out through the usual payment route, or through PayPal Checkout. You may select the PayPal Checkout option that appears through an icon as shown in the screenshot below:

10. On clicking PayPal Checkout, you will be led to the PayPal login page, where you will need to sign-in with your credentials and complete the transaction.

Throughout the transaction what you will clearly observe is that not even once, you are required to directly reveal your credit card or bank account details. The transactions through PayPal are done through Verisign certified pages that assure you of total security. PayPal makes online shopping far more convenient and secure.

Happy safe and secure e-Shopping – the PayPal way!

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