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How to Set up a PayPal Account

Updated on July 08, 2016
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PayPal is a checkout feature that allows you to pay for items you purchased on eBay and other commerce websites using your linked bank account, credit card, or debit card. PayPal conceals your account or card numbers so that merchants, employees, and any other watching eyes cannot access your accounts.

PayPal can also allow you to send money to your friends, contractors, or other businesses. It allows secured financial transactions by encrypting your data. Paypal works well internationally, and is often used as a sort of alternative bank.

Founded in 1998, it is the most recognized form of online payment in the world.

Setting up an on PayPal.com

Personal Account for Online Shopping
Business Account
1. Click "sign up."
1. Click "sign up."
2. Click "personal account."
2. Click "business account."
3. Enter personal information. Choose your password, write it down, and keep it in a secure place.
3. Choose standard (free) or pro ($30/month for more features.)
4. Choose a security question.
4. Enter business information including address.
5. Enter your payment information, either your bank account or credit card number.
5. Choose password and security question.
 
6. Enter payment information (where funds paid to you will go.)

It is important that you confirm your address at the end of the process. This is a precaution that PayPal enforces to make sure you are who you say you are. It is also important that you confirm your shipping address. When moving to a new location, remember to change and confirm this address. To do this, log into your PayPal account, click "profile," then "street address." Change or confirm the address that is shown. To do this, simply click "profile" then click "street address." Make sure your credit card billing address is also correct.

Linking PayPal and eBay Accounts

To link your PayPal address to your eBay address book, log into your eBay account, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "addresses" link on the left side of the page.
  2. Click the "View all shipping addresses" link. Make sure you have linked your address book to your PayPal account. If you see an "add paypal address" button, your account is not linked. Click this button to link the two.
  3. Once this button is clicked, you will be able to select your registered PayPal credit card billing address as your shipping address. You can also choose to "make primary" to ensure all of your purchases will automatically be shipped to this address.

Is PayPal Safe?

If you are new to PayPal you may wonder why you shouldn't just use your credit cards or bank account information directly on shopping sites.

For online shoppers it is much safer to use PayPal. This is because a password is required to log into your PayPal account. Just typing the credit card or bank account numbers into a website is not safe. Also, the majority of merchants on eBay do not accept anything but PayPal for a number of reasons. First, it protects both the seller and the buyer through fraud prevention measures. While not every merchant accepts PayPal (Amazon, for example, because they offer a competing service called Amazon Payments), it is an easy payment option on established websites like Ebay, Zappos, BlueNile, and CafePress.

PayPal Poll

How often do you use PayPal?

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Beware of Phishing Scams

Phishing is when scammers try to lure you into logging into your PayPal account through an email sent to you directly. Most often, the word "PayPal" appears somewhere in the sender's email address or name. These messages often lead you to believe that your account has been compromised, that you need to enter your log in details as a security precaution, or something similar. The page will even have the official PayPal logo and look very official. Simply do not respond to these emails and never log into your PayPal account through an email. You can either delete these emails or report them to PayPal. Log into your own account through a browser if you have any doubts about your account.

Consequences of Paying With Other Online Options

Out of thousands of eBay transactions we have made, one of them was an unlucky fraud attempt. This seller did not accept PayPal and we were new to eBay at the time. The item was a counterfeit item that we didn't realize was not authentic. We purchased the item with a money order. Once we received the item, we realized that the item was a fake and contacted the seller. No response. A week goes by. A few emails later we received an indignant, nasty reply from the seller. They knew there was nothing we could do. eBay has no solid policy in place for money order transactions and cannot return your money. Yes, there are negotiation services you can use, but when the seller is resistant, you are helpless. If we had used PayPal for that transaction, we would have been saved. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you use PayPal for every eBay transaction. Avoid possible headaches!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I could not live with out paypal love it so much

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @ravendreamwalker: Exactly. You can add additional emails in your settings.

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      ravendreamwalker 4 years ago

      Stupid question: what is my PayPal email address? Is it the one I used to set up the PayPal account?

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      Helped a lot in setting my paypal account. Thanks.

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      DoubleUnder 5 years ago

      I love PayPal, I use it for all my credit card transactions. Credit Card machines are old news and many times require a 1 - 2 year contract. It is recognized around the world and they do a good job with their security features. Right now I am only talking about the free services. I recommend PayPal to all small business owners. Good Lens, Thanks.

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      hirephp lm 5 years ago

      Paypal as a concept it is brilliant and always use it

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      mylinkcenter 5 years ago

      I have 2 paypal accounts. Nice lens.

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      FarrisFahad 5 years ago

      PayPal is the greatest checkout service provider :)

      great article ...

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I heard a lot about PayPal and thinking about opening my own. You provided some valuable info. Thanks!

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      Steve Jones 5 years ago from Birmingham UK

      This is a very useful lens. I have PayPal on my website and have experienced no problems.

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      A very handy lens for those thinking about setting a paypal account.

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      yesperu 5 years ago

      Paypal as a concept it is brilliant and always use it, until now I have been using paypal for 2 years already.

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      joeldgreat 5 years ago

      very useful information. nice to know people are sharing their ideas and experience over the use of paypal.

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      sidther lm 5 years ago

      I do have a paypal account! I just opened it when I started on Squidoo and I wish I had found this lens before I did that! Thank you for sharing these great tips.

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      Paypal is a great program. Thanks for the info!

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Such great information. Blessed.

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      seeker2011 lm 5 years ago

      good information, thank you for this lense.

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      inflexi 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot kiwisouthback for such nice and informative tips about ply pal setup. Though i am using Pay Pal since long time, i am ignore about some features of it. Now onwards i am trying to use your tips.

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      sahilwaste 5 years ago

      A piece of good information... very helpful.. thank you..

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      TIRMassageStone1 5 years ago

      Good advice for the beginner.

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      BruceBair 5 years ago

      even if you have a bank account and do not do any biz online, Paypal offers benefits like moneymarket accounts, high daily limits on charges and atm withdrawls etc... It is worth it to look at this as an online addition. For instance you can take a pic of a check, create a deposit and Papal will do it without you having to send them the paper. Just get the paypal app for iPhone or Android and an appropriate Paypal account of course.

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      nuntana 5 years ago

      thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If a business owner is considering using paypal, they would be smart to first look into a traditional merchant account. While paypal has a much lower overhead and upfront costs, business owners that are preparing to do more than approximately $400 per month are almost always going to save significant money by using a merchant account. In addition small business owners have far more protections against things like chargebacks with a merchant account rather than paypal.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Thanks, this lens goes tomy favs:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for this information on paypal. Exactly what I was looking for!

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      Duggy89 5 years ago

      @anonymous: is it really safe to use paypal, i'm trying to buy something off ioffer.com and it won't let me use my mastercard unless i use PayPal

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      karitina 5 years ago

      Can you explain to me how to set up my paypal button on squidoo? PLEASE!!!!!

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      meekle69 5 years ago

      thank you so much for clearing up my questions.

      if you guys would like to make decent money online, check out my lens!!

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      mattseefood lm 5 years ago

      Thank you for this! Will i still get money even if I only linked my debit (not credit) card?

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      magento-templates 5 years ago

      Good info for start! Nowadays, you need to go through few more steps to start selling products online with PayPal if you decide to open your online store.

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      mahimattphoto 5 years ago

      This lens just made my day!!! I get asked this at least once a week! I will be sharing this with others!

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      RetroMom 6 years ago

      Excellent information for someone wanting to start a Paypal account.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've been using PayPal for less than six months, but so far I have been very impressed with its performance. Definitely recommended.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Adding a kiss for luck on this St. Patrick's Day!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      very useful lens!

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      shoumo lm 6 years ago

      The last time I checked, the country information in your profile can not be changed. So if there is a possibility pf relocation choose your email accounts linked to the Paypal account carefully. I recently canceled my Paypal account and the balance - a few cents in my case - was allocated to a charity fund.

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      Countryluthier 6 years ago

      Paypal is great. I have paid for eBay stuff and lots of other things for years. What a concept, shame I can't lay claim to coming up with it. At least I can profit from it.

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      jannyjohnn 6 years ago

      Paypal is probably the best online money trader system there is. Everyone should have one.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      This should have been so easy, but I sure could have used your guidance. BTW, I don't use it, too vender unfriendly

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      dogodor 6 years ago

      @rajaumminadrah: no. You have to pay for premium account like Paypro Flow.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Useful info. Thanks. I don't have a PayPal account yet but if I decide to open one, I will definitely visit this lens.

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      pjbells 6 years ago

      Well written lens, I now have a pay pal account after trying to avoid it for years.

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      rajaumminadrah 6 years ago

      Hey, very useful lens there! Just a question though: are premium accounts free too?

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      wecomparebooks 6 years ago

      i've a paypal account. do you've any idea about moneybookers. I am thinking of setting up a moneybookers account. is this a right decision. please suggest.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow thanks for all the helpful info!

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      fbaum818 6 years ago

      Good lens! PayPal is a very important part of Squidoo life. I'm glad someone put together a lens to educate people about it.

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      JenniferAkers LM 6 years ago

      I agree with Bobby: it's interesting to see more than half of your visitors don't have a Paypal acct. Great how-to lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That's an interesting poll. 58% of your readers don't have a paypal account. Easy to forget that not everyone is shopping online. I can see huge online growth to come. Great lens!

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      Godnose 6 years ago

      Paypal is brilliant. I have relatives abroad and it's the easiest way to sent and receive money with them. You just fill in the form at Paypal and give the email address of then person you want to send the money to, and whether in Sterling or the local currency, and it all happens automatically.

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      VivianAldana LM 6 years ago

      I have used PayPal to send money and receive money. It is a great tool. I have even used it to help a friend receive money when they had not yet established a bank account! It's a great way to save your Squidoo cash and keep it for a rainy day!

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      rayban malaysia 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips, I heard that people can use fake card also, is that true?

      But so far i haven't face any problem yet, i have been using paypal for 1 and half yea already.

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      teamlane 6 years ago

      A most excellent lens Kiwi! I'm here because we need to set up a PayPal account and knew someone in Squidoo would have the answers!

      ~ Colleen :)

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      DachaiC 6 years ago

      Nice work explaining this process! Some people are just intimidated by setting up something like this and you've broken it down with worthwhile information to boot. I am adding this to favorites as some of my audience could use this advice. Cheers!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very helpful len..thanks

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      Louis Wery 6 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Very good basic information about PayPal and very reassuring!

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      george185 lm 6 years ago

      Great lens. Paypal has become integral for doing almost anything online. Whether that is buying stuff or getting paid from your favorite writing site:)

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      Hemant 6 years ago from Dubai

      Hi. Great lense. Very useful information. I am using PayPal for a long time.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Gotta have a PayPal account! Excellent and informative lens on paypal. Angel blessed and featured on Squidoo Tips Blessings.

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      leasefunders 6 years ago

      Yes, I am using PayPal most especially for shopping because it is more safer than to use credit cards. Well done lens! :)

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      Jlava73 6 years ago

      Excellent Article! I know a lot of people who don't use paypal because they don't know how.

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      jogreen1968 6 years ago

      Paypal is brilliant, although I have read a lot more recently that they are having problems with fraud. As a concept it is brilliant and I still use it all the time.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Good information for those not sure how to set up a PayPal acccount.

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Squidoo has made me realize how important it was to have a paypal account, they pay royalties directly into my paypal account!

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      ICanCook 6 years ago

      Who would have thought to make a lens like this. I thought PayPal was pretty intuitive, but now I see that there are lots of people needing this info. Great Content. Good Job!

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      sammy9212 6 years ago

      i use my paypal for everything! its sooo much easier.

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      AdultAcneSystem 6 years ago

      Thank you, I need to start using paypal more often and in my day to day business operation, thank you.

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      darthma9e 6 years ago

      Helpful tips, thank you

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      gnomee 6 years ago

      Thank you for this usefull info!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nicely done...Informative article & it explains how to set it up very simply....& I love paypal also so don't gotta make a believer out of me..lol

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      PeterBivolarsky1 6 years ago

      Very helpful info, thanks!

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      jctatum 6 years ago

      I love paypal! My girlfriends and I go on an annual trip together each year. We use paypal to save up for it. Each month we each send a few dollars to our paypal account we have linked to a special bank account. When it's time for our trip it's almost completely paid for! Makes it so easy to all chip in for the cost. We get statements from paypal on balances and everything!

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      invesible_8704 6 years ago

      This is good information, its worth to read it.

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      coffeehut 6 years ago

      I'm shocked at the poll results. I thought for sure just about everyone was using paypal by now.

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      ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

      thanks for the lens on paypal. i have a question if you set up a paypal account without linking it to a bank account could you still receive payments via credit card?

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      Great information. Like and fav.! Thank you, this is what I have been looking for.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A very systematic way to setup Paypal is given here.

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      missbat 6 years ago

      Thank you for explaining this so well! Next time I have a client that needs to set up Paypal, I am sending them to this lens!

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      paoloit 6 years ago

      Does it matter if I'm a company or Privet person?

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      lizskincare 6 years ago

      great lens!!!

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      Yourshowman LM 6 years ago

      Good Information

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      lankanwriter 6 years ago

      Unfortunately in Sri Lanka PayPal is send only, so I have to find alternative ways to receive money :-(

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      RecipeSquid 6 years ago

      very well laid out lens. If it weren't for paypal...how would we all get our royalties :)

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      girlfriendfactory 6 years ago

      Very nice and simple for the beginners. So often how-to type items are not written for people who don't know what to do, but for people who basically do. I like that you included the phishing information because that throws a ton of people off. You might tell them to forward them to Paypal by using spoof @ paypal.com which they tell me helps them and I stopped getting them years ago after I started reporting them. The other thing they told me is that if PayPal sends you anything, they always use the full name you have on the account, the phishing emails are typically addressed to Dear PayPal Customer (a good reason to use a middle initial when you set up your account because even spammers who have your name would probably not use that).

      You did a great job ~ thumbs up from me! :)

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      ssuthep 6 years ago

      Very good information. This will help new users correctly setup their PayPal account.

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      Sami4u LM 6 years ago

      Hi,

      Yes, I do most of my work online and paypal make that happen. Easiest way to move money that you can have. Plus I buy a lot :D

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I mostly use Paypal to accept my freelance writing payments into. It is the only way some sites pay their writers.

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      another execellent lens, great work, and very informative.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      This is an excellent how-to. It amazes me how many people still don't know how to use paypal.

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      04dyland 6 years ago

      thanks man....

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      DanSuciu 6 years ago

      Thanx for creating this great lens and educating the people on how paypal works, and the benefits of having one. I believe that everyone should have a paypal account. Increase Your Sales

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      jackrabbitcom 6 years ago

      Good information in this lens. PayPal also offers some pretty feature-rich merchant services for accepting credit cards, etc. Overall, a very valuable company for buyers and sellers alike.

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      infodrivenew 6 years ago

      Very nice information on Pay Pal. Thanks..

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      marahcreative 6 years ago

      It brings me great joy when someone lays out step-by-step instructions and makes something that can seem daunting (i.e. setting up a Pay Pal account) become understandable. Very helpful, thanks for sharing!

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      employeeInsurance 6 years ago

      Paypal is a brilliant business, really useful lens for those looking to set up a new account.

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      seo__guru 6 years ago

      I have a paypal account but not yet verified, thanks for this useful information

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      enriquep94 6 years ago

      I have a paypal account but don't use it much. but the few time i had used it has work good. thanks for the info. Excellent lens!

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      Saltox╦̵̵͇̿̿̿̿╤── 6 years ago

      nice and very helpfull

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      Sally782 6 years ago

      I have a paypal account how do I add it to my lens

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      vargaspinups 6 years ago

      This is exactly what I needed to show my aunt, to set up PayPal. She wanted me to do it for her - but your guide is simple and clear. Thanks!

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      TransWealth 6 years ago

      As a paypal business account owner myself, I depend on much of my customer base to have paypal accounts (for transaction ease). Thanx for creating this great lens and educating the people on how paypal works, and the benefits of having one. I believe that everyone should have a paypal account. Kudos :-)

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      slssolanki 6 years ago

      it"s unique.

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      I remember being a bit nervous about setting up a PayPal account for the first time some years ago. I wish I had found this page then!

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      helena42 6 years ago

      I use paypal almost 3 years and never have any problem, it's very rely on system.

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      Supplement 6 years ago

      Using paypal always scared me a bit, or at least registering for it, especially when there are other websites that deal with online banking, transactions, and other services that are similar to paypal. D: But this really helps out a lot, I think I'll sign up for one now. Thanks for the tips presented here. :)

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      crk989 6 years ago

      Love using paypal its so easy, great lens.

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      Faiz 6 years ago

      i just love paypal. it such a great way to do business online.

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      pennystock-pick 6 years ago

      @Czenyu: Good information on paypal that I was looking for.

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      MerchantFunding 6 years ago

      Great writeup, I am sure it helped a lot of people out!

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      MakeMoneyWorkAtHome 6 years ago

      Initially, when I spotted the title of your lens, I thought that the subject ought to be straight forward. But then I remembered what it was like when I was just getting started. Thanks for the info. It does simplify the PayPal set-up process to the newbie. Great job!

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      sparklemyworld 6 years ago

      Very useful....I hope my shoppers find you too :-)

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      induswebii 6 years ago

      it's very easy you just need a yahoo or gmail account, then sign-up in the Paypal.com with that id and after sign-up your log-in will be your email address and password what you will suggest.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey! I set up a paypal account in order to accept my earnings from squidoo. It is great! I don't buy much online myself but can certainly see its benefits. Thank you so much for the information.

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      TwitterSecretsGuide 6 years ago

      Very usefull tips.

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      Airinka 6 years ago

      It was so simple to read and all information seems to be very understandable!

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      bgichristopher 6 years ago

      Very helpful lens!

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      dumpstercentral 6 years ago

      Very good information given.

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      paribastate 6 years ago

      Use paypal when ever possible

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      UzziBaby 6 years ago

      Thanks. This was very informative. I haven't had any trouble withh paypal, but the system did confuse me at first. Reading this it's clear now of what I should have done. Thanks again

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      frankanton 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the guide about paypal.. this is a very useful information and warning too about scams.. thanks again

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      UzziBaby 7 years ago

      Great information. I wanted some background information before i made an account with paypal. Now i know I'll get right to it! Thanks!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens full of great information. Top marks and lensrolled to and featured on Work at Home

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Financexaminer: With PayPal you get the payment as soon as the buyer sends payment. If you use delivery confirmation, you should have evidence that the item is shipped, however, you should purchase insurance if the item is of high worth (it's free if you ship with UPS up to $100). As long as you have documentation that the item has been shipped, you should be able to win any PayPal dispute.

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      davidphale 7 years ago

      Your lens is very informative and helpful, I guess this is a simple yet widely researched topic on the internet. No wonder your lens rock!

      ~Dr. Dave

      Internet Marketing Professor

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      Financexaminer 7 years ago

      Hi, a friend sells things on ebay and pay-pal is a pain in the a_ _! They don't pay until the item is acknowledged as being received. Buyers get stuff and say they didn't get it and then you have to prove it! She has been taken several times. Then they put a hold on payments. I'd rather send certified funds to a mailing address than go through pay-pal!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      @takemehome143: Did you change the payment options? You should be able to change the funding source for each transaction. By default, PayPal will take from the cash in your PayPal balance first, and your primary funding source first. Change the funding to your credit card instead - you may have to do this every time you pay for something.

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      takemehome143 7 years ago

      so i am trying to order something off of a site, the first time i used pay pal and the trasaction went through.. now i am trying to use the same site but not working, my pay pal says i have to add my debit card number.. but i already have my credit card on there.. why do i need both, im not paying off my debit!!!! please help!!!

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      risma2006 7 years ago

      @TekSport: I have a paypal account but net yet verified, thanks for this useful information

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      kizzam 7 years ago

      very helpful lens!

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      TekSport 7 years ago

      One of our clients is using PayPal standard to accept credit cards from her online store. However when checking out PayPal requires the customer to sign up for a PayPal account or pay only via PayPal. Other client's of ours has their settings with PayPal set up so that when "checking out" it goes directly to the check out page on PayPal's Virtual Terminal for the customer to enter their credit card information.

      Does anyone know how to set up PayPal to accept credit card payments directly from the online store?

      Thanks

      Dylan

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      hallow 7 years ago

      This is a good resource especially if you are a newbie to the internet. I like the section on falling for phishing, nice lens and very educative.

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      Czenyu 7 years ago

      Just what I need, thanks

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      Chris 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is an excellent well explained lens about paypal.

      keep up the good work!

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      loganadrian 7 years ago

      Paypal is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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      WebsiteHostingR 7 years ago

      Paypal is a must in the online world, especially if you run your own web site or are in the process of making a web site.

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      Swagger1 7 years ago

      I use PayPal and it's a wonderful concept. Nice and detailed lens.

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      elliminate 7 years ago

      Thank you. Now i have paypal account:)

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      DanCarson 7 years ago

      I just opened one recently and this is great information. Thanks.

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      lolicious 7 years ago

      Good information, great lens

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, right now I'm having a hard work with my paypal account, been fine till I reached the spending limit. So I have to wait until they verify my bank account again, stupid really cause they done all that before. By the way thanks for visiting my "Whale and Dolphin Slaughterâ lens.

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      ewaii 7 years ago

      great lens! good post.

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      nickupton lm 7 years ago

      Great. I will use this to refer my customers to.

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      skinnyguysbuildmuscle 7 years ago

      Superb lens! I was in need of this information and I stumbled onto this lens at just the right time thank you.

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      dearmas2000 7 years ago

      admit that the first time I used it I got a little confused. However thanks to posts like yours I was able to muddle my way through it.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 7 years ago

      Quality lens

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Really well put together lens with some very helpful information - Blessed by a Squid Angel :-)

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Re-blessing... I've shared this lens with lots of people!

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      Deb Bryan 7 years ago from Chico California

      Welcome to the Business Networking Group http://tinyurl.com/7luvof

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Great info and easy to understand. Paypal is THE way to go!!

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      cellphonecashsystem 7 years ago

      Wow! I was looking for information about setting up a paypal account and look what I found...no need for me to look any further!

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      optimumanabolicsreview 7 years ago

      I have just recently set up a business and needed some info on setting up Paypal! Thank you

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      StartMyInternetBusiness 7 years ago

      I admit that the first time I used it I got a little confused. However thanks to posts like yours I was able to muddle my way through it. I would highly recommend your post to everyone who is interested in starting their own Paypal account.

      Thanks so much for the information.

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      Artemus-Gordon 7 years ago

      PayPal is a great way to accept money from customers and pay for things. But from the business standpoint I could use some help setting up Paypal payments on my website.

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      IvanaB 7 years ago

      Really a great lens. Great job! Now I cannot imagine a life without paypal. And few years back I never even used it!

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      online4income 7 years ago

      Great lens for such a useful topic. I was looking for some basic information for beginners.

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      etftrendtrading 7 years ago

      This is one detailed lens top job. I was looking for info on how to set up a paypal account for business. Thanks for putting me onto this

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      themerchant 7 years ago

      Very simple yet informative. This will really help me encourage soe of my friends and family members to use Paypal. I already bookmarked this by the way, and I hope yo don't mind if I use your posts as examples. Thanks.

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      daviddavid200 7 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing

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      cecilialim 7 years ago

      Very good information.

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      Kazooli LM 7 years ago

      I do not have a paypal but the section about phising victimization I have found very interesting. Thank you for creating this lens.

      Sincerely

      Kazooli

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      [in reply to seogene] That unfortunately I don't know. You may want to contact PayPal directly to get an answer to that.

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      seogene 7 years ago

      Tell me please when can I get it in Ukraine?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Good to see this great lens doing so well!!! Stopped by to say hi and to get this lensrolled!!!

      Hope you are having a great summer,

      Susie

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      vtuli09 7 years ago

      hi i;m using paypal for by business transsaction n trust me guys it is very easy to use and safe tooo

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      MikesWorld 7 years ago

      By jove! Thrilled to see bits of info here that I haven’t seen anywhere else! I’ll keep watching with interest, looking forward to further updates. In my opinion a 5*lens.

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      dustytoes 7 years ago

      I like the way you explain things. I don't use pay pal very much yet, but this is all great info. and...Thank you very much for the blessing!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've featured this great lens on my "10 Ways to Promote Your Business on Squidoo" lens. Thanks for the detailed information!

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      DoraArtDesign 7 years ago

      This was a very informative lens. Does anyone know how to add Paypal to a Facebook page for business? That would really be helpful!

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      neonguy528 7 years ago

      Great lens. I've been an Ebay seller for years and Paypal is the easiest way to do business, I also sell on eCrater, craigslist and classifiedads.com.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This lens was really needed for Squidoo Newbies. Setting up a PayPal acct can be confusing but you have made it an easy task.

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      Fatih LM 7 years ago

      Thank you so much ......I am such a newbe and the information you provided will further

      my education of the www.........great lens 5stars

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      [in reply to lucasrick40] If you're just using the PayPal for Squidoo, you can set up a personal account. You're automatically going to get royalties for affiliate sales by using the amazon, ebay, and cafepress modules on Squidoo. Any other affiliate accounts you'll need to set up yourself through CJ, Linkshare, etc. You can find out more about those affiliate programs here:

      https://hubpages.com/business/affiliate-marketing-...

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      lucasrick40 7 years ago

      I'm new to squidoo...what type of paypal account do I need to sign up for? personal or business, and how do I sign up with affiliates to earn commissions through my lens?

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      Stephen Carr 7 years ago from Corona, CA

      Already have a paypal but this is a much needed lens for those who are thinking about doing business online. Great lens.

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      mindxstudio 7 years ago

      Good One, Happy to read such use full information.

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      Lakota429 7 years ago

      Great lens!!! Terrific info! 5 stars!!! Smiles, Annie~

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      elDino 7 years ago

      Good lens friend...

      Keep up the good lens.

      Excellent and thanks for sharing...

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      [in reply to Adarsh_money] As with any online purchase, there can be a risk. Even by funding a purchase with your CC, the buyer can file a chargeback. If you're in the service industry, having the buyer sign a contract (or signature confirmation if it is an actual item) upon delivery of the item is the best way to go to ensure that this doesn't happen.

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      Adarsh_money 7 years ago

      Thank you for the information. however Paypal is not safe for transactions like services or domain transfer. If the buyer claims they did not get the service/ domain then sure it is going to be a bumpy ride for the seller as mostly the buyer wins. In such cases I advice you to use escrow dns. thanks for the Phishing warning

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Excellent lens, blessed by Brenda.

      I like the way you've set out the facts. Are you going to include Paypal's other methods of payment as Paypal is never going to be the only way to pay on eBay?

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      EpicFarms 7 years ago

      This is a fantastic lens! I sell on Etsy and PayPal is absolutely wonderful (I love it). Very handy lens - nice job :o)

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      BlowDryBar 7 years ago

      This would be a good page for me to have my parents read! :)

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      Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Blessed by a Squidoo Angel. Very useful lens. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great Info - So much to learn. I see you have more great educational reading to check out ! Very Nice and Thank YOU for the Tips !

      * * 5 * *

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      Paul Franciskato 7 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      Paypal is a versatile, must-have tool if you are going to shop and/or sell online! I use Paypal for buying and selling at eBay and I receive my Squidoo commissions through Paypal. Very trustworthy and useful!

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      marciusstr 7 years ago

      Very helpful info ! Thanx!

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      HenryE LM 7 years ago

      Great thoughts here. I don't have a PayPal account but more and more often I'm seeing their logo on websites....I guess it's time for me to sign-up!

      Henry

      www.geothermalexperts.net

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      cool...every merchant surely needs this.. Godspeed :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      cool...every merchant surely needs this.. Godspeed :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very good explanation. Blessings to you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks Kiwi, I'd like to use this as an example for new lensmasters who are having a hard time getting set up!

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      zaynab-2009 7 years ago

      Really good lens

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      I've been a fan of Paypal for a long time, having bought and sold on eBay for many years. Excellent information here, especially the warning about phishing. It's happened to me a few times. I'm lensrolling this to my SquidZipper business lenses. Blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you very much! Thank you thank you thank you! I'm such a dummy when it comes to paypal.

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Great lens. Very useful

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      wayfarer lm 7 years ago

      There's also a plugin you can use to create a one-time use card for purchases to protect your identity and card info. PayPal does make it easy for both an online seller, like me and as a buyer, like me.

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      Fox Music 7 years ago

      This is a very useful lens on PayPal

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      BecomeAProfessi 7 years ago

      Great 5* lens. It explains the process in such detail.

      Thanks!

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      Sarunas 7 years ago

      Very Very Very useful lens.

      Well Done. 5* from me.

      Keep it up :)

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Yesterday when Mom was visiting with her boyfriend, we were checking out a couple of Squidoo lenses in an effort to get her MORE comfortable on Squidoo -- I do believe this is ONE lens she will need to reference -- favorited for Mom! ;)

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      papasaky 7 years ago

      Really useful lens. 5

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      Alejandro_el_orientador 7 years ago

      I agree completely with you. I also recommended Paypal in my antiscam lense.

      Nice work!

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      Sam 8 years ago from Australia

      Great and detailed guide to setting up paypal. 5*

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      Teacher Adez7 8 years ago

      Great lens, I plan to add it to the hitchhikers guide. Five stars and Blessed! Yea! :O)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens! It's nice to have another option, on our Etsy, eBay and eCRATER shops, our buyers use PayPal, for our website our customers use their credit cards. It's funny how the trends go.

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      bossnetm 8 years ago

      Very nice informative lens for newbies and professionals too. I knew some methods but these were really impressive.I'm going to have to come back and check out some of those links when I have more time.Absolutely great lens already taken a look a some of these sites keep up the good work.Lots of great suggestions and ideas. I will have to try some of them. Thanks!!

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      jchulew 8 years ago

      Good lens! I am sending this to my parents, who never seem to grasp setting things online without a step by step tutorial.

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      s_j77 8 years ago

      thanks for this good guidance!

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Really helpful information on Paypal. Yes I;m sold, it's so easy to pay for eBay items and a lot more on Paypal. GoDaddy allows you to pay on Paypal, plus a number of other sites. 5*****

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hi Kiwi! How's it going? - I've been thinking about doing a Pay Pal lens, but I see it's already been done. I'll have to come up with another idea! :) Best Wishes!!!

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      PosterChildSmile 8 years ago

      This is good. Very informative.

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      stevenwong 8 years ago

      Very good article on Paypal and the prevention measures. It is quite important that everyone aware of the new tactic used to attempt to get your information.

      In fact, there are many fraud cases happened daily and the latest one is sending you email to inform that your account has being limited access. I have wrote the review on this latest paypal fraud tactic and thoughts of sharing with you and your readers. Hope you like it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Good lens. Really informative for newbies

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      AlexGoad-GoogleConquest 8 years ago

      nice lens, thanks, very helpful for those who do not know.. (yet)

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      sisterra 8 years ago

      great lens - saw you on the stores board.

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      Nathalie Roy 9 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      From the store board with love!!

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