PayPal accounts provide a means for sending and receiving money via a Web site or through email without the need for an online merchant account. PayPal Accounts allow the sale of products and services and the collecting of donations. Money can also be sent to a friend or relative for any reason. Read the frequently asked questions below regarding PayPal accounts, then click the link to sign up for your new PayPal account.
No, there is no charge to initiate the PayPal accounts.
No, there are no monthly fees associated with your PayPal account.
No, there are no gateway fees associated with your PayPal account.
No, there are no shopping cart fees associated with your PayPal account.
No, PayPal.com does not charge fees to the purchaser.
Yes, as with any merchant account, PayPal.com charges the seller a per transaction fee and a discount fee – a small percentage of the sale.
Remember, PayPal reserves the right to revise the fees.
Not any more. It was this way before but PayPal.com changed the policy. You may make ONE non-recurring transaction without opening a PayPal account however, PayPal creates a temporary PayPal account with credit card number used. If you use the same credit card again with so many months, PayPal will ask to open and verify an account.
No. If you have a PayPal account, you may transfer money from your bank account to fund PayPal purchases.
You have several options for retrieving money. Look under the "My Account" tab for the "Withdraw" link to:
You can also use the money to:
Email from PayPal will always be addressed to the name on your paypal account. Email that looks like it is from PayPal, but is addressed to any other name or no name in particular is phishing. Learn about phishing...