PayPal is one of top Internet payment companies in the world – if you do any online shopping, you’ve definitely seen it listed as a payment method at your favorite merchants’ online stores. It performs online payment processing for online retailers, auction sites, and other commercial users, as well as personal payments to friends or family. For personal use, money transfers to friends and family are completely free on PayPal if you both live in the United States, and if not, commissions are lower than any other money transfer service in most cases.
Why create a PayPal account?
PayPal allows people to make secure online financial transactions, and to transfer funds electronically between individuals and businesses. Users can send and receive payments for online auctions on websites like eBay, donate money or receive donations, or buy and sell goods and services privately or through sites like Amazon and Etsy.
You can send money quickly (almost instantaneously) and easily to anyone in more than 100 countries; all you need is their email address or mobile phone number to send or request money. You can use the money transferred through PayPal in total security on millions of sites and applications without entering your bank account and card information, which keeps your payment information secure. Be sure that your purchases are completely protected by PayPal; you can manage everything simply in one place, and keep track of all your payment methods with just one account.
How to create a PayPal account
You can start by going to PayPal.com, or to create a PayPal account on your mobile device, you can download the app from the Apple App Store for Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad) and from Google Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets. After the download is complete, tap on the app’s icon to open it and start creating your new PayPal account. For PC users, just click on the “Create account” button on the homepage.
Now, you will be setting up your account, adjusting notifications, and linking your debit or credit card and/or bank account. Now you’re done! You can go shopping online, send and receive money easily and safely, and save valuable time.
From your dashboard on the PayPal website or mobile app, you can change your personal profile picture if you wish, edit your bank and card info, edit your personal details, check your PayPal app’s security and get some help in case you need it to use the app. Also, you can manage your PayPal balance and see your activity, as all your transactions are saved in the app to make things much easier for you and keep the information you need right within your hands.