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PayPal

PayPal is an American online payment service, one of the world's largest Internet payment companies with more than 192 million active customer accounts (as of 2016) and 25 currencies supported worldwide. It allows users to transfer funds electronically, between PayPal accounts, or between PayPal and bank accounts. By associating your credit card or bank account with your PayPal account, PayPal can act as a middle man for all of your online transaction, be it purchasing goods from online markets, getting your payment for a service, or sending money to help a friend in need. All your transactions will be recorded for easier review and management.

1. Create a PayPal account

  1. Go to https://www.paypal.com.
  2. Click Sign up in the top right of the page.
  3. Choose an Account Type. If you choose Personal, your account can be upgraded later. Click Next
  4. Enter your email address and choose a password for your account, then click Continue.
  5. Provide your information as required.
  6. Click Agree and Create Account.

For more detailed instructions, go here.

2. Sign in to PayPal

  1. Go to https://www.paypal.com.
  2. Click Log in in the top right of the screen.
  3. Type in the email address you've used to sign up with and your password.
  4. Click Log In.

Go to PayPal Sign in for more details.

3. Features

A. Send payment

Sending or receiving money are the core services of PayPal. After associating users' bank accounts or credit cards, it's very simple to send money to a person. All they need to know is the recipient's email address. The money will be immediately credited to the recipient's account. When you receive money through PayPal, you will have a balance in you PayPal account. You can withdraw the money to your bank account associated with your PayPal account instantly or request PayPal to mail you a paper check, which will take 3-5 days to arrive. You can pay for almost anything with PayPal nowadays, as all the major merchant sites accept PayPal.

B. Request payment

With PayPal, you can send a payment request for the service you've done to anyone with an email address or phone number. If you have your own online store, PayPal also provide tools to create and send invoices, as well as PayPal payment buttons for you to integrate into your own website, saving you the burden of setting up a functioning shopping cart and check out section. To request payment, you will need to upgrade your PayPal account to Business account, go here for more details.

C. Make a donation

PayPal makes donation easier for both the donator and the recipient. The donator can simply send the money through PayPal and the recipients will receive it immediately in their PayPal account. The recipient can also set up a PayPal Donate button made by PayPal. The donator can simply click the button and enter the amount they want to transfer.

D. Shopping

Using PayPal to shop not only save you time but it is also entirely secured. After you've associated your credit card or bank account, you will never have to disclose that information online again, meaning you can shop without worrying about your account data being stolen through the merchant or retailer's website. PayPal is accepted in all major online store and retail sites such as Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, Best Buy... Another benefit of shopping with PayPal is that PayPal also sponsors many special discounts and offers. Users can find the latest offers by visiting https://shopping.paypal.com

E. PayPal.Me

PayPal.Me is PayPal's new peer-to-peer payment platform launched on September 1, 2015. It provides an even simpler way to send and receive money by using a sharable link. Users can create a PayPal.Me link, and then send the link whenever they need to get paid. Customers just need to click the link and enter the amount, you will get paid in seconds.

PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.