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How to Set up a PayPal Account

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This article will explain the basic procedure involved in creating a PayPal account. PayPal is the perferred method of payment through eBay, so if you intend on buying or selling on eBay it is highly recommended to set up a PayPal account.


  1. Go to the PayPal website (http://www.paypal.com)

  2. Click on the 'Sign Up' button. The 'Sign Up' link is located at the bottom of the 'Account Login' box.

  3. Select a country and language.

  4. Select your desired account type. The different account types have different fees attached to them. Click on 'Get Started' underneath the type of account chosen.

  5. Enter your contact information (name, address, email, etc). Use your current email address so forgotten passwords can be retrieved.

  6. Choose your password. Password must be at least 9 characters long. Save this information in a secure location.

  7. Agree to the User Agreement and Privacy Policy. PayPal will automatically send you a confirmation email once you click 'I Agree, Create My Account'

  8. Open your email from PayPal and click on 'Activate,' this will activate your account and open your PayPal account in a new window.

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